Mario Andres Aycart, MD

Plastic Surgery

Primary Office

Nemours Children's Hospital, Delaware Nemours Children's Hospital, Delaware 1600 Rockland Road Wilmington, DE 19803 Appointment: (800) 416-4441

Get to Know Me

Dr. Mario Andres Aycart is a pediatric plastic surgeon at Nemours Children's Hospital, Delaware. He was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador and raised in Miami, Florida. He is a graduate of Cornell University and received a MD from Tufts University School of Medicine where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He completed a residency in general surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School and a plastic and reconstructive surgery residency at the Harvard Plastic Surgery Program. During his training, he completed a two-year research fellowship. Prior to joining Nemours, he completed his pediatric craniofacial surgery fellowship at the world-renowned Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and University of Toronto.

Why I Treat Children

Joseph E. Murray MD, the Nobel laureate and pioneering plastic surgeon probably said it best: “Service to society is the rent we pay for living on this planet.” I consider myself incredibly fortunate to help children with facial differences. Children are our most precious resource and our hope for a brighter future. Helping to be a small part of that is a true privilege and source of a daily sense of wonder. 

What I'm Passionate About

Medicine is a service-oriented profession and as plastic surgeons, we are uniquely positioned and privileged to care for the afflicted in all walks of life. Most importantly, I’ve come to realize and appreciate the critical measures of a successful operation: quality of life, functional restoration, and social well-being of the child and family. 

How I Try to Make A Difference

My patient care philosophy involves providing the best care possible tailored to each individual’s situation with a focus on clear communication, patient and parent education, and shared decision making. Working with families during these challenging times provides an opportunity to create a genuine connection to better understand the patient/family perspective and optimize surgical outcomes.

Education & Training


  • Craniofacial Surgery - Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, 2022


  • Plastic Surgery - Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical Sch., 2021

Internship Residency

  • General Surgery - Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical Sch., 2018

Medical/Dental School

  • MD - Tufts University School of Medicine, 2011

Awards & Recognition

  • 2015 Medical Education Day Graduate Medical Education Research Award, Harvard Medical School
  • 2014 The Peter Bent Brigham Scholar Award, Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program
  • 2012 The Peter Bent Brigham Scholar Award, Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program
  • 2011 Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
  • 2007 Academic Excellence Award, Cornell University Office of Minority Educational Affairs
  • 2006 Travelers Summer Research Fellow, Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Better Health PA Kids HMO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Amerihealth Caritas Delaware
  • Carefirst MD Community Health Plan Mcaid
  • Cigna Lifesource Transplant
  • Cigna/Great West HMO EPO POS
  • Cigna/Great West PPO
  • Delaware First Health
  • Delaware Medicaid/Diamond State
  • Delaware Medicare
  • Devon Health Services
  • Fidelis Care NJ Medicaid HMO
  • First Health/Affordable PPO
  • Geisinger Health Plan Commercial
  • Global Medical Managment DE/PA
  • Health Partners Medicaid/Kidz Partner HMO
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware
  • Highmark Medicaid Health Options
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Independance Blue Cross/Amerihealth/Keystone Health Plan
  • Insurance Administrators of America
  • INTEGRA Administrative Group (ClaimsBridge)
  • Keystone First Medicaid HMO
  • Lifetrac Transplant
  • Maryland Medicaid
  • Multiplan PPO
  • National Transplant (Humana)
  • New Jersey Medicaid
  • Olympus Managed Healthcare PPO DE/PA
  • Pennsylvania Medicaid
  • Preferred Healthcare PPO
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Qualcare HMO/POS/PPO
  • Star Healthcare Network
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Tricare/Humana Military Health Services/CHAMPVA
  • United Healthcare of the Mid-Atlantic
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Wellpoint Maryland Medcaid

  • Cleft and Craniofacial Anomalies
  • Maxillofacial Surgery

Research Activities

My research work has included:

  • Vascularized composite allotransplantation 
  • Patient-reported outcome measures 

Medical Interests

  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Craniofacial Anomalies
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Vascular Malformations
  • Microsurgical Reconstruction

  • English
  • Spanish