Plastic Surgeon- Ke-Ping Tsao, MD, FACS

Dr. Ke-Ping Tsao has his new office in collaboration with Open Canvas Laser. Dr. Tsao has been a premier plastic surgeon in San Luis Obispo and a major part of the SLO community. We are excited to have his wisdom and experience.  


Non-Surgical Services: 

  • Non-Surgical Facial Sculpting
  • Botox
  • Filler
  • Lump & Bump Removal:  




     Skin Cancer 

Doctor Tsao is a native of Washington D.C and spent his teens in Manhattan Beach, CA. He graduated from Cal Berkeley during the tumultuous 60's, and received his MD at UC Irvine. He completed the Plastic Surgery residency at UCI, and is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is fellow of the American College of Surgeons. At over 37 years, Doctor Tsao, has had the longest established practiced of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery on the Central Coast. Part of the Central Post community since 1980,

Doctor Tsao has served in numerous volunteer leadership positions. He has been a member of Boards of Directors for Foundation for the Performing Arts center, Mozart Festival, and the SLO Botanical Garden. In the medical community, he has been President of the SLO County Medical Society.

As a member of the Board at French Hospital, Doctor Tsao was Chairman through French's transition to join Catholic Healthcare West. In 2007 French Hospital awarded him their Louis Tedone Humanitarian Award.

"Ping" is the Chinese word for "Peace". Of Chinese ancestry, yet thoroughly American, Ping believes in balance in life, and believes in strength in family, friends, and community. He is a passionate deep-powder skier, sport-touring motorcyclist, and fitness enthusiast. He and Su, his wife of 42 years, have two grown children, a wildlife biologist and an emergency physician and has just been blessed with a new grandson.