About Us



Dr. John Griggs has been in practice in Plastic Surgery since 1982. His practice philosophy is to treat each individual with total honesty, dignity and compassion. Patients have frequently remarked that they have rarely been treated by a doctor who seems to care so much about their well-being.

Having graduated from Trinity College in Hartford and Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Dr. Griggs completed a general surgery residency at Baystate Medical Center and his Plastic Surgery residency at the University of Rochester. During his plastic surgery training he did a 6 month rotation at Roswell Park Institute in Buffalo which included a facial reconstruction. He has received Board Certification in the American Board of Surgery as well as the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Griggs is Chief of Plastic Surgery at Mercy Medical Center. He served for many years on the Board of Trustees at Mercy and has been Chief of Surgery at Mercy and served on many other committees.

A member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Griggs is also a Fellow of The American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Griggs has made 10 trips to third world countries to do missionary work in Plastic Surgery, particularly repairing cleft lips and palates. He also serves as the Plastic Surgeon for reconstructive procedures for health care for the homeless in Springfield.

  • I am so pleased with my surgery. I wish I had met you and had it done years before. It made such a tremendously positive impact on my life and how I feel


  • I’ve had several different procedures done by Dr. Griggs and he could not have been more caring, interested and professional. His office staff was very helpful and a pleasure to work with.


  • Dr. Griggs has been taking such good care of me since the first day of my surgery. He did such a great job and I’m forever grateful to him. I am so grateful to find an amazingly caring surgeon like Dr. Griggs, who is passionate about his patients and his work


  • Well, I did it (tummy tuck)!!. It has changed by life. I always felt broken, struggle with my body type – I love my body now (plus I’ve got a mommy to lift.) Dr. Griggs was awesome.


  • Dr. Griggs bedside manner is Top Notch – pre/post op care and the final result was AWESOME…I feel so much better because of him.


  • I wanted to tell everyone in Dr. Griggs waiting room “you chose the right guy!” He is a true artist, gently and skillfully molding what he is given to work with into a masterful result.


  • An experience with Dr. Griggs has been very positive. He cares and is very skillful and also very compassionate. His main concern is his patients satisfaction…