Dr. Joseph Cannova Jr.
A native of Kansas City, Cannova has a deep appreciation of his community roots and the aesthetic of the Midwest. He brings a nurturing approach and a sense of comfort to his patients.
With 11 years of experience at Associated Plastic Surgeons of Kansas City, Cannova offers a full range of cosmetic services to help enhance and restore his patients’ confidence in their appearance.
He delights in seeing his skills, passion and quality medical care improve the quality of life for his patients.
“If we can improve your appearance, you will feel more confident and find yourself doing more things,” he says. “It can make you feel better about yourself.”
“For some people, a cosmetic procedure can make all the difference,” he says. “Helping people achieve this is very rewarding.”
Cannova received his undergraduate and medical degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He performed a general surgery residency at St. Luke’s Medical Center, in Cleveland, Ohio, and completed training in plastic surgery at the School of Medicine at the University of South Carolina.
Cannova has delivered presentations on plastic surgery at industry conferences and has published papers.
He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and he is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Cannova is a member of the board of the Medical Missions Foundation of Kansas City and has participated in four missions to Romania and Guatemala. He previously worked at Children’s Mercy Hospital.
Cannova and his wife and two children live in Leawood. He enjoys active time with his family. Fitness is important to Cannova, and he regularly competes in triathlons, including the 2009 Kansas City Triathlon, and half-marathons, including the 2009 Kansas City Marathon.