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Plastic Surgeons Ranked in Order of their Ratings and Reviews

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Plastic Surgeons with Only Top (Green) Ratings and Reviews
Rank Total score Plastic Surgeon Office Location Vitals Healthgrades Realself Google Grand Total
Score # Total Score # Total Score # Total Score # Total
 
1 1132 Kaye Riolo, M.D. Fresno 4.9 113 554 4.9 98 480 4.7 10 47 4.6 11 51 1132
2 689 Adam Lowenstein, M.D. Santa Barbara 4.8 18 86 5 9 45 4.9 70 343 5 43 215 689
3 607 James Knoetgen, M.D. Fresno 4.8 27 130 4.7 22 103 4.8 76 365 4.5 2 9 607
4 577 Jeremy Silk, M.D. Salinas 4.8 85 408 4.7 29 136 4.1 8 33 577
5 467 Kenneth Bailey, M.D. Bakersfield 4.8 8 38 4 4 16 4.7 4 19 4.8 82 394 467
6 447 Thomas Zewert, M.D. Monterey 4.6 33 152 4.6 35 161 4.8 6 29 5 21 105 447
7 351 Robert Sheffield, M.D. Santa Barbara 5 20 100 4.9 40 196 5 11 55 351
8 342 Michael Pickart, M.D. Ventura 4.9 36 176 4.8 20 96 5 5 25 5 9 45 342
9 340 Howard Gross, M.D. Santa Barbara 4.6 26 120 4.6 11 51 4.8 17 82 4.9 18 88 340
10 333 Charles Chalekson, M.D. Templeton 4.9 29 142 4.5 25 112 4.6 16 74 5 1 5 333
11 317 Alex Lechtman, M.D. Visalia 4.2 44 185 4.5 8 36 5 13 65 4.4 7 31 317
12 299 Hedieh Arbabzadeh, M.D. Fresno 4.1 36 148 4.1 9 37 5 9 45 4.1 17 70 299
13 288 Wally Hosn, M.D. San Luis Obispo 4.5 34 153 5 12 60 5 11 55 5 4 20 288
14 282 Sara Yegiyants, M.D. Santa Barbara 4.8 16 77 5 4 20 5 26 130 5 11 55 282
15 258 Kenty Sian, M.D. Fresno 4.5 14 63 4.4 17 75 5 21 105 5 3 15 258
16 237 Daniel Kolder, M.D. Camarillo 4.5 11 50 4.2 21 88 4.9 16 78 4.2 5 21 237
17 230 Douglas Mackenzie, M.D. Santa Barbara 4 7 28 4.3 6 26 4.7 33 155 4.2 5 21 230
18 230 Michael Fealy, M.D. Simi Valley 4.2 14 59 4.6 35 161 5 2 10 230
19 219 Carl Askren, M.D. Fresno 4.2 29 122 4.2 10 42 5 8 40 5 3 15 219
20 204 David Goldberg, M.D. Monterey 4.5 16 72 4.3 21 90 4.5 6 27 5 3 15 204
21 194 Thomas Mitts, M.D. Visalia 4.3 23 99 4.9 8 39 4.6 10 46 5 2 10 194
22 190 Stephen Zuniga, M.D. Fresno 4.1 20 82 4.6 11 51 4.8 7 34 4 6 24 190
23 168 Wendy Wong, M.D. Monterey 5 1 5 4.8 34 163 168
24 162 Michael Stevens, M.D. Visalia 5 12 60 4.7 10 47 5 11 55 162
25 147 John Chapple, M.D. Santa Barbara 4.3 19 82 4.3 14 60 5 1 5 147
26 135 Kamil Erfanian, M.D. Bakersfield 4.8 6 29 4.8 21 101 5 1 5 135
27 123 Douglas Sunde, M.D. Monterey 4.4 16 70 4.1 8 33 5 1 5 5 3 15 123
28 114 Robert Improta, M.D. Camarillo 4.3 15 64 5 6 30 5 4 20 114
29 90 David Buchanan, M.D. Santa Barbara 4.2 8 34 4.5 8 36 4 5 20 90
30 55 Marc Soares, M.D. Santa Barbara 5 8 40 5 3 15 55
31 40 Neil Dalal, M.D. Lancaster 4.7 3 14 5 2 10 4 4 16 40
32 40 Erich Lemker, M.D. Fresno 5 8 40 40
33 39 Schaul Sarmicanic, M.D. Bakersfield 4.3 9 39 39
34 26 Angela Rodriguez, M.D. Fresno 4 4 16 5 2 10 26
35 20 William Bhaskar, M.D. Monterey 4 5 20 20
36 14 Mimi Chao, M.D. Madera 4.5 2 9 5 1 5 14
37 10 Jerren Jorgensen, M.D. San Luis Obispo 5 2 10 10
38 5 Matthew Hiersche, M.D. Madera 5 1 5 5
39 5 Nadine Semer, M.D. Salinas 5 1 5 5
40 4 Gary Walker, M.D. Eglin AFB 4 1 4 4
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Plastic Surgeons with some YELLOW Ratings and Reviews
Rank Total score Plastic Surgeon Office Location Vitals Healthgrades Realself Google Grand Total
Score # Total Score # Total Score # Total Score # Total
 
41 971 Kevin Ciresi, M.D. Fresno 3.4 34 116 5 5 25 4.8 173 830 971
42 426 Gordon Mitts, M.D. Bakersfield 4.4 35 154 4.5 29 130 3.8 13 49 4 23 92 426
43 412 Michael Giuffrida, M.D. Santa Barbara 3.7 34 126 4.3 21 90 4.5 24 108 4.6 19 87 412
44 373 Gary Donath, M.D. Pismo Beach 3.6 28 101 4.2 31 130 4.8 22 106 4.5 8 36 373
45 304 Peter Ashjian, M.D. Bakersfield 4 41 164 3.7 15 56 5 12 60 5 5 25 304
46 300 Wesley Schooler, M.D. Santa Barbara 3.8 22 84 4.2 24 101 4.8 22 106 5 2 10 300
47 266 Randi Galli, M.D. Fresno 3.7 36 133 4.4 20 88 5 9 45 266
48 250 Hongshik Han, M.D. Fresno 3.8 27 103 3.5 30 105 4.7 9 42 250
49 237 Samuel Bern, M.D. Ventura 3.6 17 61 4.7 30 141 5 2 10 5 5 25 237
50 209 BRett Lehocky, M.D. Bakersfield 4.1 16 66 4.8 11 53 3.4 24 82 4.5 2 9 209
51 193 Mark Chin, M.D. Fresno 3.4 18 61 4.1 9 37 5 11 55 3.3 12 40 193
52 190 Michael Freeman, M.D. Bakersfield 3.9 24 94 4.4 15 66 5 6 30 190
53 163 Matthew Romans, M.D. Salinas 4.7 17 80 4.7 12 56 5 4 20 3.5 2 7 163
54 136 Julio Soares, M.D. Santa Barbara 4.8 6 29 4.5 20 90 5 1 5 3 4 12 136
55 100 Ke-ping Tsao, M.D. San Luis Obispo 3.6 17 61 4.4 7 31 4 2 8 100
56 70 Lynn Jeffers, M.D. Oxnard 3.7 12 44 4.2 5 21 5 1 5 70
57 55 Kent Yamaguchi, M.D. Fresno 3 8 24 4.4 7 31 55
58 46 Peter Witt, M.D. Madera 4.3 8 34 3 4 12 46
59 43 David Bowen, M.D. Bakersfield 3.5 8 28 5 1 5 5 2 10 43
60 34 Robin Hardiman, M.D. Fresno 4.6 5 23 3.7 3 11 34
61 32 Lawrence Birnbaum, M.D. Bakersfield 4.1 5 20 3.7 3 11 32
62 26 Kristen Wlliams, M.D. Solvang 3.5 6 21 5 1 5 26
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Plastic Surgeons with some RED Ratings and Reviews
Rank Total score Plastic Surgeon Office Location Vitals Healthgrades Realself Google Grand Total
Score # Total Score # Total Score # Total Score # Total
 
63 197 John Burnett, M.D. Fresno 3.3 11 36 3.4 20 68 4.5 12 54 2.6 15 39 197
64 183 William Starr, M.D. Ventura 3.4 43 146 2.6 14 36 183
65 146 Arthur Flynn, M.D. Ventura 3.1 17 53 2.9 15 44 3.7 8 30 5 4 20 146
66 120 David Morwood, M.D. Monterey 3.6 18 65 2.5 13 32 4.3 3 13 5 2 10 120
67 42 Terry Gillian, M.D. Fresno 2.6 14 36 3 2 6 42
68 40 Justin Kane, M.D. Ventura 4.3 8 34 1 1 1 5 1 5 40
69 Jeffrey Pardun, M.D. Fresno
70 Fernando Prunes, M.D. Bakersfield
71 Frank Stark, M.D. Monterey
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How to Read the Tables

SCORE: The "score" column for each review site lists the average score assigned to that doctor by the people who posted ratings on that review website. Each site uses a scale from 1-5, with 5 being the highest rating possible.

BOX COLOR REFLECTS THE SCORE:
  • Green Boxes: Scores from 4-5 (highest scores possible) are colored green
  • Yellow Boxes: Scores from 3.0-3.9 (medium scores) are colored yellow
  • Red Boxes: Scores from 1.0-2.9 (lowest scores) are colored red
  • Clear Boxes: When there is no score to report for this doctor on this review site, the box remains blank

#: The "#" column lists the number of reviewers who posted ratings and reviews for each doctor on each review site.

TOTAL: The "Total" column is the product of the score and the number of reviewers.

GRAND TOTAL: The "Grand Total" column is the sum of the "Total" scores from each review site. Plastic surgeons on this table are listed in order of their Grand Total Scores, from highest to lowest.

GRAND TOTAL BOX COLOR:
  • GREEN Grand Total Boxes: Grand Total Boxes are colored GREEN when the doctor received only GREEN scores from each of the ratings sites that reported ratings for the doctor. The doctor may also have some empty (clear) scores if no ratings have been reported for that doctor, but doctors with GREEN Grand Total scores will have no yellow or red ratings.
  • YELLOW Grand Total Boxes: Grand Total Boxes are colored YELLOW when the doctor received a YELLOW score from at least one of the ratings sites, but no red scores.
  • RED Grand Total Boxes: Grand Total Boxes are colored RED when the doctor received a RED score from at least one of the ratings sites.

SECTIONS: Plastic surgeons in each geographic region were divided into three sections, based upon their scores:

EMPTY BOXES: Empty white boxes indicate that we were unable to find ratings for that doctor on that ratings site. There could be many reasons for this including that the ratings site used a different spelling or location for the doctor than the ones that we used; it could mean that the doctor's patients did not visit that site to place reviews; and it could mean other things. Empty boxes neither count for nor against a doctors' score on this site.

Things to Make Note of as You Review the Tables

This page includes plastic surgeons who practice plastic surgery in this geographic region and who are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons. Doctors who perform plastic surgery but who are not certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons are not included on this site.

There are sites beyond those listed here which provide physician reviews, but not all review sites could be included for practical reasons. The plastic surgery review sites which, in the opinion of TopPlasticSurgeonReviews.com, are the most popular and most pertinent were selected for this website. We have observed that the ratings and reviews for most plastic surgeons tend to be consistent across all ratings sites, so inclusion of additional sites would not likely change the ratings for most plastic surgeons in a significant way.

If a plastic surgeon does not appear on our site, it may be because the doctor is not certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery. Visit this website yourself to find out. Alternatively, we could have omitted the doctor based on a variety of reasons listed in our policies and procedures. Or we could have just made a mistake.

Keep in mind that if a doctor has few ratings, this does not mean that the doctor is not a competent plastic surgeon. It may mean that the doctor does not perform as much surgery as the other doctors, or that the doctor has not been in practice as long, or that the doctor happens to operate on patients who do not provide online reviews, that we made a data entry error, or something else. If a doctor has received ratings that placed the doctor in the yellow or red section, this also does not mean that s/he is not a good plastic surgeon. All it means is that they have one or more unfavorable ratings. And there are reasons why good doctors can sometimes have unfavorable ratings including the following: 1) A complication or bad result (all plastic surgeons have them) which caused a patient to write multiple bad reviews. This may not mean that the doctor did anything wrong, even though the patient thought so. In other words, the same complications could have occurred no matter which plastic surgeon operated on the patient. 2) Bad reviews placed fraudulently by someone wishing to damage the plastic surgeon's reputation (yes, this happens). In these cases, the plastic surgeon typically has little recourse with the ratings site, and they cannot do anything about it. 3) Misplaced ratings: we have seen several instances of a doctor receiving a glowing review and only one out of five stars from the patient who wrote the review. In these cases, the patient might have been thinking "#1" for "first place," but who knows. So these situations do damage the doctor's numbers, but they do not mean that the doctor is a bad plastic surgeon. There are other reasons as well, but it remains that there are many reasons why visitors to this site should not attempt to read too much into a low score. This is also why visitors to this site should use it as a gateway to the source sites to see the ratings and read all of the reviews themselves. For example, if a doctor has a pattern of bad ratings accompanied by detailed reviews describing the unfavorable outcome or experience, then that would present a rational basis upon which to avoid that doctor. But this site does not provide that content. We provide tremendous breadth and a great place to start your search for a plastic surgeon with great reviews, but your journey has just begun.