Top Plastic Surgeon Reviews

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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 1104 Ryan Stehr, M.D. Fresno 5 115 575 4.9 106 519 5 2 10 1104
2 1049 Randi Galli, M.D. Fresno 4.6 122 561 4.8 91 437 4.6 11 51 1049
3 1036 Kaye Riolo, M.D. Fresno 4.8 81 389 4.9 98 480 4.5 20 90 4.5 17 76 1036
4 638 James Knoetgen, M.D. Fresno 4.6 28 129 4.4 25 110 4.8 79 379 4 5 20 638
5 620 Douglas Mackenzie, M.D. Santa Barbara 4.1 8 33 4.3 6 26 4.3 38 163 4.8 83 398 620
6 602 Jeremy Silk, M.D. Salinas 4.8 88 422 4.6 32 147 4.1 8 33 602
7 540 Thomas Zewert, M.D. Monterey 4.6 34 156 4.6 38 175 4.8 7 34 5 35 175 540
8 504 Adam Lowenstein, M.D. Santa Barbara 4.8 20 96 5 10 50 4.9 73 358 504
9 446 Robert Sheffield, M.D. Santa Barbara 5 29 145 4.9 41 201 5 20 100 446
10 428 Charles Chalekson, M.D. Templeton 4.9 30 147 4.5 30 135 4.7 31 146 428
11 405 Sara Yegiyants, M.D. Santa Barbara 4.8 19 91 5 6 30 4.9 29 142 4.9 29 142 405
12 397 Michael Pickart, M.D. Ventura 4.9 37 181 4.8 21 101 5 5 25 5 18 90 397
13 355 Hedieh Arbabzadeh, M.D. Fresno 4 38 152 4 12 48 5 10 50 4.2 25 105 355
14 350 Howard Gross, M.D. Santa Barbara 4.4 27 119 4.7 12 56 4.8 18 86 4.9 18 88 350
15 325 Wally Hosn, M.D. San Luis Obispo 4.5 34 153 5 13 65 5 11 55 4.7 11 52 325
16 286 Alex Lechtman, M.D. Visalia 4.2 44 185 4.5 8 36 5 13 65 286
17 280 Michael Fealy, M.D. Simi Valley 4.3 18 77 4.7 43 202 280
18 279 Kenty Sian, M.D. Fresno 4.3 15 64 4.4 17 75 4.7 23 108 4 8 32 279
19 228 Carl Askren, M.D. Fresno 4.2 30 126 4.2 10 42 5 8 40 5 4 20 228
20 227 Daniel Kolder, M.D. Camarillo 4.5 11 50 4.1 23 94 4.9 17 83 227
21 219 Stephen Zuniga, M.D. Fresno 4.1 21 86 4.6 12 55 4.9 8 39 4.3 9 39 219
22 213 David Goldberg, M.D. Monterey 4.2 18 76 4.3 21 90 4.5 6 27 5 4 20 213
23 206 Thomas Mitts, M.D. Visalia 4.4 24 106 4.9 8 39 4.6 10 46 5 3 15 206
24 183 Michael Stevens, M.D. Visalia 4 15 60 5 13 65 4.8 12 58 183
25 146 John Chapple, M.D. Santa Barbara 4.3 19 82 4.3 15 64 146
26 143 Douglas Sunde, M.D. Monterey 4.4 17 75 4.4 11 48 5 1 5 5 3 15 143
27 135 Julio Soares, M.D. Santa Barbara 4.8 6 29 4.6 22 101 5 1 5 135
28 120 Robert Improta, M.D. Camarillo 4.4 16 70 5 6 30 5 4 20 120
29 90 Marc Soares, M.D. Santa Barbara 5 10 50 5 8 40 90
30 84 Erich Lemker, M.D. Fresno 4.2 9 38 4.6 10 46 84
31 73 Kenneth Bailey, M.D. Bakersfield 4.8 8 38 4 4 16 4.7 4 19 73
32 24 Neil Dalal, M.D. Lancaster 4.7 3 14 5 2 10 24
33 14 Mimi Chao, M.D. Madera 4.5 2 9 5 1 5 14
34 5 Matthew Hiersche, M.D. Madera 5 1 5 5
35 5 Nadine Semer, M.D. Salinas 5 1 5 5
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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
 
36 1150 Kevin Ciresi, M.D. Fresno 3.7 38 141 5 5 25 4.8 205 984 1150
37 412 Michael Giuffrida, M.D. Santa Barbara 3.7 34 126 4.3 21 90 4.5 24 108 4.6 19 87 412
38 372 Gary Donath, M.D. Pismo Beach 3.7 30 111 4.2 37 155 4.8 22 106 372
39 337 Gordon Mitts, M.D. Bakersfield 4.5 35 158 4.5 29 130 3.8 13 49 337
40 322 Wesley Schooler, M.D. Santa Barbara 3.8 24 91 3.9 29 113 4.7 25 118 322
41 307 Peter Ashjian, M.D. Glendale 4.1 43 176 3.8 16 61 5 14 70 307
42 302 Wendy Wong, M.D. Monterey 3.3 19 63 4.7 51 240 302
43 281 Hongshik Han, M.D. Fresno 3.9 28 109 3.5 32 112 4.6 13 60 281
44 242 Mark Chin, M.D. Fresno 3.3 19 63 4.1 9 37 5 14 70 3.8 19 72 242
45 220 Michael Freeman, M.D. Bakersfield 3.9 24 94 4.5 17 76 5 10 50 220
46 182 Kamil Erfanian, M.D. Bakersfield 4.9 36 176 3 2 6 182
47 173 Matthew Romans, M.D. Salinas 4.7 17 80 4.7 12 56 5 5 25 3 4 12 173
48 71 Ke-ping Tsao, M.D. San Luis Obispo 3.5 18 63 4 2 8 71
49 53 David Bowen, M.D. Bakersfield 3.5 8 28 5 1 5 5 4 20 53
50 46 Peter Witt, M.D. Madera 4.3 8 34 3 4 12 46
51 34 Robin Hardiman, M.D. Fresno 4.6 5 23 3.7 3 11 34
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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
 
52 254 John Burnett, M.D. Fresno 3.4 13 44 3.5 24 84 4.5 13 58 2.8 24 67 254
53 196 William Starr, M.D. Ventura 3.4 45 153 2.5 15 38 3 2 6 196
54 146 David Morwood, M.D. Monterey 3.5 20 70 2.5 13 32 4.5 4 18 5 5 25 146
55 126 Arthur Flynn, M.D. Ventura 3.1 17 53 2.9 15 44 3.7 8 30 126
56 45 Justin Kane, M.D. Ventura 4.3 8 34 1 1 1 5 2 10 45
57 42 Terry Gillian, M.D. Fresno 2.8 15 42 42
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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 AVERAGE SCORE:
  • Green Boxes: Average Score is between 4-5
  • Yellow Boxes: Average Score is between 3.0-3.9
  • Red Boxes: Average Score is between 1.0-2.9
  • 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 are listed in order of their Grand Total Scores, from highest to lowest, within each section.

GRAND TOTAL BOX COLOR:
  • GREEN Grand Total Boxes: Grand Total Boxes are colored GREEN when the doctor received average scores of 4.0 or higher from each of the ratings sites that reported ratings for the doctor.
  • YELLOW Grand Total Boxes: Grand Total Boxes are colored YELLOW when the doctor received an average score of 3.0-3.9 from at least one of the ratings sites.
  • RED Grand Total Boxes: Grand Total Boxes are colored RED when the doctor received an average score of 1.0 to 2.9 from at least one of the ratings sites.

SECTIONS: Plastic surgeons were divided into three sections, based upon their Grand Total Box color:

  • GREEN Section: The plastic surgeons who received average ratings of 4.0 or higher from all source sites appear in the green section and are ranked from highest to lowest Grand Total within that section.
  • YELLOW Section: The plastic surgeons who received one or more average score of 3.0-3.9 appear in the yellow section and are ranked from highest to lowest Grand Total within that section.
  • RED Section: The plastic surgeons who received one or more average score below 3.0 appear in the red section and are ranked from highest to lowest Grand Total within that section.

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 the American Board of Plastic Surgery used; it could mean things, none of which would suggest that there is something wrong with the doctor. As such, empty boxes neither count for nor against a doctors' score on Top Plastic Surgeon Reviews.

Things to Make Note of as You Review the Tables

Plastic Surgeons on this Site: This website includes plastic surgeons who are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Doctors who perform plastic surgery but who are not certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery are not included on this site. Top Plastic Surgeon Reviews uses ABPS's website to determine which plastic surgeons are certified by ABPS (vs certified by another board) and which plastic surgeons are active (vs retired). With regard to the latter, ABPS' website is not infallible, so we sometimes include plastic surgeons who are retired, but who are still listed as active by ABPS. Evidently, retiring plastic surgeons routinely fail to notify the ABPS (as well as the ratings websites) that they have retired, so their inclusion on this site is inevitable unless we are informed otherwise. If you are aware that any of the plastic surgeons listed above have retired, then please let us know so that we may update our database.

Ratings Sites: 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.

Few Ratings: 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 patients do not typically write online reviews, or a variety of other reasons.

Low Ratings: 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 many 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 one or more 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 who wrote the unfavorable review(s). 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: There are cases in which a patient unintentionally rated the wrong doctor due to commonality of one doctor's name with another's. These situations are most obvious when the patient includes details of care indicating that the care was in a specialty different than that of the doctor who received the rating. 4) Occasionally, a doctor receives 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 no one will ever know. In these situations the doctor's average score is pulled down by the rating, even though it should have been raised by receiving a high rating. There are many reasons why a low score does not necessarily correlate with the care that a doctor delivers. This is why visitors to this site should not attempt to read anything into a low score. Visitors should instead use this site as a gateway to the source sites (Vitals.com, Healthgrades.com, Realself.com, and Google.com) to see the ratings and read all of the reviews themselves. By visiting the source sites, a visitor will much more easily be able to interpret the validity of all scores.