Top Plastic Surgeon Reviews

The ONLY Super-Review Website for Plastic Surgeons

North Carolina

Plastic Surgeons Ranked in Order of their Ratings and Reviews

→ Entire Table Scrolls Right to Show Details. →
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 2143 Miguel Yáñez, M.D. Charlotte 4.9 151 740 4.9 267 1308 4.5 13 58 4.5 8 36 2143
2 2024 Gregory Mantooth, M.D. Charlotte 4.8 155 744 4.9 238 1166 4.8 13 62 4.3 12 52 2024
3 1623 Brian Coan, M.D. Cary 4.7 165 776 4.9 73 358 4.9 100 490 1623
4 1585 Daniel Ness, M.D. Gastonia 4.6 129 593 4.9 177 867 4.6 15 69 5 11 55 1585
5 1478 Jeremy Pyle, M.D. Raleigh 4.8 56 269 4.8 66 317 4.9 161 789 4.7 22 103 1478
6 1472 Christopher Morea, M.D. Raleigh 4.1 36 148 4.3 26 112 4.9 234 1147 4.4 15 66 1472
7 1465 Eric Emerson, M.D. Gastonia 4.9 114 559 4.9 136 666 4.7 32 150 5 18 90 1465
8 1454 Benson Timmons, M.D. Gastonia 4.9 158 774 4.8 127 610 4.9 10 49 4.2 5 21 1454
9 1380 Michael Law, M.D. Raleigh 4.3 42 181 4.3 27 116 4.8 161 773 4.7 66 310 1380
10 1357 Robert Graper, M.D. Charlotte 4.2 71 298 4.6 167 768 4.2 33 139 4.6 33 152 1357
11 1295 Parag Butala, M.D. Gastonia 5 100 500 5 136 680 5 12 60 5 11 55 1295
12 1244 John Zannis, M.D. New Bern 4.3 71 305 4.5 58 261 4.5 76 342 4.8 70 336 1244
13 1239 Andrew Schneider, M.D. Winston Salem 4.9 119 583 4.9 118 578 5 9 45 4.1 8 33 1239
14 1236 Edward Bednar, M.D. Charlotte 4.8 31 149 4.8 32 154 4.8 187 898 4 9 36 1236
15 1227 Gaurav Bharti, M.D. Charlotte 4.7 47 221 4.9 43 211 5 152 760 5 7 35 1227
16 1100 Glenn Davis, M.D. Raleigh 4.6 82 377 4.6 32 147 4.9 93 456 4.3 28 120 1100
17 1097 Victor Ferrari, M.D. Matthews 4.8 84 403 5 63 315 4.8 43 206 4.8 36 173 1097
18 1094 David Klein, M.D. Concord 4.9 159 779 4.5 15 68 5 27 135 4.7 24 113 1094
19 991 Peter Capizzi, M.D. Charlotte 4.1 48 197 4.3 13 56 4.8 117 562 4.9 36 176 991
20 956 Bill Kortesis, M.D. Huntersville 4.7 70 329 4.6 25 115 4.9 96 470 4.6 9 41 956
21 940 William Franks, M.D. Charlotte 4.6 126 580 4.5 40 180 4.5 19 86 4.3 22 95 940
22 883 Jean-Pierre Riou, M.D. Cornelius 4.5 55 248 4.5 53 238 4.9 23 113 4.9 58 284 883
23 850 Joseph Hunstad, M.D. Huntersville 4.3 103 443 4 23 92 4.6 59 271 4.4 10 44 850
24 788 Edward Ricciardelli, M.D. Wilmington 4.4 59 260 4.7 39 183 4.7 67 315 5 6 30 788
25 768 Laurence Arnold, M.D. Asheville 4.8 76 365 4.9 70 343 4.3 3 13 4.3 11 47 768
26 761 William Stoeckel, M.D. Cary 4.7 30 141 4.5 15 68 4.8 95 456 4.6 21 97 761
27 713 Bryan Criswell, M.D. Charlotte 4 8 32 5 10 50 4.9 80 392 4.6 52 239 713
28 685 Ronald Riefkohl, M.D. Durham 4.4 106 466 4.8 38 182 5 2 10 4.3 6 26 685
29 668 Steven Siciliano, M.D. Hickory 4.9 66 323 5 60 300 5 4 20 5 5 25 668
30 598 Mark Morgan, M.D. Wilmington 4.1 12 49 4.9 69 338 5 20 100 4.8 23 110 598
31 594 Jeffrey Ditesheim, M.D. Charlotte 4.7 30 141 4.6 19 87 4.7 73 343 4.6 5 23 594
32 585 Michael Zenn, M.D. Raleigh 4.5 34 153 4.4 14 62 5 73 365 5 1 5 585
33 552 Colette Stern, M.D. Asheville 4.7 39 183 4.6 39 179 4.8 29 139 5 10 50 552
34 537 James Harper, M.D. Charlotte 4.3 22 95 4.2 10 42 5 77 385 5 3 15 537
35 533 Donald Hanna, M.D. Cary 4.5 57 256 4.9 27 132 4.4 9 40 5 21 105 533
36 510 George Lawson, M.D. Winston Salem 5 48 240 5 47 235 5 4 20 5 3 15 510
37 491 Adam Augenstein, M.D. Charlotte 4.2 19 80 4.2 5 21 5 58 290 5 20 100 491
38 472 Detlev Erdmann, M.D. Durham 4.2 46 193 4.5 37 166 5 7 35 4.8 16 77 472
39 471 Benjamin Wood, M.D. Raleigh 5 5 25 4.9 48 235 4.9 40 196 5 3 15 471
40 438 Thomas Liszka, M.D. Charlotte 4.6 38 175 4.6 18 83 4.7 24 113 4.8 14 67 438
41 426 Jeffrey Marcus, M.D. Durham 4.7 37 174 4.8 39 187 5 1 5 5 12 60 426
42 421 Paul Watterson, M.D. Charlotte 4.4 23 101 5 8 40 5 45 225 5 11 55 421
43 416 Andrew Gear, M.D. Charlotte 4.8 4 19 5 56 280 4.5 26 117 416
44 398 Steven Zoellner, M.D. Pinehurst 4.4 31 136 4.8 17 82 5 11 55 5 25 125 398
45 386 Cynthia Diehl, M.D. Raleigh 4.3 24 103 4.6 10 46 5 20 100 4.9 28 137 386
46 369 Michelle Roughton, M.D. Chapel Hill 4.5 8 36 4.4 7 31 4.8 63 302 369
47 359 Gilson Kingman, M.D. Winston Salem 4.8 41 197 4.9 32 157 5 1 5 359
48 306 Shruti Tannan, M.D. Raleigh 5 13 65 4.7 13 61 5 36 180 306
49 284 Eric Halvorson, M.D. Asheville 4.3 12 52 4.7 7 33 5 10 50 5 30 150 284
50 263 Virgil Willard, M.D. High Point 4.1 47 193 5 11 55 5 2 10 5 1 5 263
51 253 Joseph Franklin, M.D. Cary 4.3 8 34 4.3 38 163 5 8 40 5 3 15 253
52 250 Peter Kreymerman, M.D. Cary 4.1 40 164 4.8 18 86 250
53 243 David Nowicky, M.D. Charlotte 4.5 54 243 243
54 232 James Appel, M.D. Charlotte 4.3 33 142 4.3 15 64 4.3 6 26 232
55 211 Thomas Rojy, M.D. Jacksonville 4.8 25 120 4.3 16 69 4.4 5 22 211
56 204 Richard Rizzuti, M.D. Greenville 4.6 25 115 5 5 25 4.6 14 64 204
57 177 Laura Gunn, M.D. Durham 4.6 5 23 4.2 10 42 5 14 70 4.7 9 42 177
58 176 Donald Conway, M.D. Asheville 4 19 76 4 15 60 5 4 20 5 4 20 176
59 159 Jeffrey Pokorny, M.D. Southern Shores 4 24 96 4.8 12 58 5 1 5 159
60 158 Ryan Garcia, M.D. Charlotte 4.8 33 158 158
61 146 Marga Massey, M.D. Durham 4.4 18 79 4.7 12 56 5 2 10 146
62 145 Jean-Francois Lefaivre, M.D. Charlotte 4.3 21 90 5 10 50 5 1 5 145
63 138 Richard Carlino, M.D. Raleigh 4.9 11 54 4.5 11 50 5 6 30 5 1 5 138
64 137 Damon Anagnos, M.D. Boone 4.9 7 34 4.6 11 51 5 2 10 4.7 9 42 137
65 136 Robert Buchanan, M.D. Highlands 4.7 15 70 5 4 20 5 7 35 5 2 10 136
66 135 Cindy Wu, M.D. Cary 5 19 95 5 8 40 135
67 131 Scott Hollenbeck, M.D. Durham 4 19 76 4.4 9 40 5 3 15 131
68 120 Samuel Roy, M.D. Salisbury 4.8 23 110 5 1 5 5 1 5 120
69 117 David Bowers, M.D. Greensboro 4 17 68 4 4 16 4.3 3 13 5 4 20 117
70 117 Brenda Draper, M.D. Asheville 4.5 8 36 5 4 20 5 6 30 4.4 7 31 117
71 115 Duncan Hughes, M.D. Durham 5 7 35 5 4 20 5 9 45 5 3 15 115
72 104 Richard Zeri, M.D. Greenville 4.7 11 52 5 7 35 4.3 4 17 104
73 102 Victor Au, M.D. Raleigh 4.5 11 50 4 4 16 4.5 7 32 5 1 5 102
74 100 Nicholas Clavin, M.D. Charlotte 5 20 100 100
75 84 James Schmidt, M.D. Elizabeth City 4.1 12 49 5 7 35 84
76 81 Enamul Haque, M.D. Charlotte 4 4 16 5 11 55 5 2 10 81
77 78 James Shearer, M.D. Charlotte 4.2 9 38 5 6 30 5 2 10 78
78 74 Karen Buckley, M.D. Greenville 4.2 14 59 5 1 5 5 2 10 74
79 63 Sandra Fearrington, M.D. Cary 4.3 6 26 4.6 8 37 63
80 55 Howard Levinson, M.D. Durham 5 1 5 5 8 40 5 2 10 55
81 53 Tomar Reisler, M.D. Greenville 4.8 8 38 5 1 5 5 2 10 53
82 42 Suhail Mithani, M.D. Durham 5 1 5 4 4 16 4.2 5 21 42
83 40 Alexander Allori, M.D. Durham 5 4 20 4 5 20 40
84 38 Joseph Sampson, M.D. Wilmington 4.2 9 38 38
85 38 Nelson Jenkins, M.D. Shelby 4.5 5 22 5 2 10 5 1 5 38
86 31 Noel Mcdevitt, M.D. Pinehurst 4 4 16 5 3 15 31
87 25 Phillip Khan, M.D. Southport 4.2 6 25 25
88 25 David Fisher, M.D. Charlotte 5 3 15 5 1 5 5 1 5 25
89 21 Edward Beason, M.D. Winston Salem 4 4 16 5 1 5 21
90 19 John Robinson, M.D. Charlotte 4.8 4 19 19
91 15 Gerald Sloan, M.D. Chapel Hill 5 3 15 15
92 10 Louis Argenta, M.D. Winston Salem 5 2 10 10
93 10 Yifan Guo, M.D. Greenville 5 2 10 10
94 10 Christopher Runyan, M.D. Winston Salem 5 2 10 10
95 9 Philip Metz, M.D. Wilmington 4.5 2 9 9
96 5 Adam Purzycki, M.D. Raleigh 5 1 5 5
97 5 Edward Teng, M.D. Charlotte 5 1 5 5
→ Entire Table Scrolls Right to Show Details. →
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
 
98 891 Russell Stokes, M.D. Pinehurst 4.8 159 763 4 20 80 5 4 20 3.5 8 28 891
99 649 Erik Miles, M.D. Huntersville 4.2 18 76 3.8 17 65 5 51 255 4.7 54 254 649
100 601 Kara Criswell, M.D. Charlotte 3 15 45 3.9 7 27 4.8 81 389 4.5 31 140 601
101 458 John Fagg, M.D. Winston Salem 4.5 46 207 4.9 49 240 3.7 3 11 458
102 451 David Matthews, M.D. Charlotte 4.6 64 294 3.9 18 70 4.8 18 86 451
103 410 Charles Kays, M.D. Wilmington 3.4 27 92 4.9 38 186 3.9 8 31 4.8 21 101 410
104 402 Saira Saini, M.D. Fayetteville 3.4 22 75 3.9 33 129 4.4 7 31 4.2 40 168 402
105 387 Peter Klainer, M.D. Morehead City 3.3 59 195 3.9 16 62 5 17 85 5 9 45 387
106 386 Jeffrey Church, M.D. Wilmington 3.9 13 51 5 27 135 5 18 90 5 22 110 386
107 346 Frederick Park, M.D. Rocky Mount 4.7 33 155 5 20 100 5 16 80 3.7 3 11 346
108 322 James McDonough, M.D. Asheville 4.4 47 207 4.7 13 61 4.8 10 48 3 2 6 322
109 301 Hampton Howell, M.D. Winston Salem 3.7 9 33 4.4 4 18 5 48 240 5 2 10 301
110 278 Stephan Finical, M.D. Charlotte 4.3 25 108 3.9 14 55 5 12 60 4.7 12 56 278
111 267 Kenneth White, M.D. Wilmington 4 24 96 4.8 31 149 3 2 6 4 4 16 267
112 251 John Wright, M.D. Winston Salem 4.5 52 234 3.4 5 17 251
113 225 Gregory Georgiade, M.D. Durham 4 33 132 4.1 16 66 3 2 6 4.2 5 21 225
114 221 Rhett High, M.D. Raleigh 3 28 84 3.2 15 48 4.3 8 34 4.2 13 55 221
115 215 Juan Ortiz, M.D. Raleigh 3.3 4 13 5 1 5 4.7 28 132 5 13 65 215
116 214 Gregory Ruff, M.D. Chapel Hill 3.7 15 56 4.4 13 57 4.9 11 54 4.7 10 47 214
117 212 Melvin Kirsch, M.D. Winston Salem 3.9 44 172 3.4 12 41 212
118 196 Benjamin Eskra, M.D. Kinston 3.9 24 94 4.4 13 57 4.3 7 30 5 3 15 196
119 193 Roger Stewart Collins, M.D. Raleigh 3.8 28 106 4.4 14 62 5 5 25 193
120 193 Adam Ravin, M.D. Concord 4.5 18 81 3.6 10 36 5 8 40 4 9 36 193
121 190 W. Byron Barber, M.D. Greensboro 4.6 25 115 4.6 7 32 5 1 5 3.8 10 38 190
122 187 Matthew Blanton, M.D. Raleigh 3 2 6 4.6 11 51 5 25 125 5 1 5 187
123 185 Keelee MacPhee, M.D. Raleigh 4 16 64 3.8 16 61 5 12 60 185
124 183 Walter Caulfield, M.D. Gastonia 3.9 23 90 4.2 15 63 3.7 5 18 3 4 12 183
125 178 Vincent Voci, M.D. Charlotte 3.9 25 98 5 2 10 4.7 3 14 4.7 12 56 178
126 178 Howard Dawkins, M.D. Greenville 3.3 44 145 3.9 7 27 5 1 5 178
127 177 Lisa David, M.D. Winston Salem 3.5 22 77 3.7 19 70 5 2 10 5 4 20 177
128 172 W. Glenn Lyle, M.D. Raleigh 4.1 11 45 3.3 8 26 4.7 14 66 5 7 35 172
129 166 Howard Holderness, M.D. Greensboro 3.9 21 82 4.1 14 57 4.3 5 22 5 1 5 166
130 164 Brinda Thimmappa, M.D. Greensboro 4 19 76 3.9 14 55 5 1 5 4 7 28 164
131 161 Lynn Damitz, M.D. Chapel Hill 3.8 27 103 4.3 11 47 3.7 3 11 161
132 160 Mary Contogiannis, M.D. Greensboro 3.9 17 66 3.6 10 36 4.5 8 36 3.7 6 22 160
133 157 Michael Beasley, M.D. Charlotte 3.8 18 68 3.4 10 34 5 10 50 5 1 5 157
134 153 Tor Martin Ljung, M.D. Wilmington 4 3 12 3.5 19 66 4.9 7 34 5 8 40 153
135 147 Stephen Herring, M.D. Fayetteville 3.2 4 13 4.6 9 41 4.2 22 92 147
136 118 David Best, M.D. Greensboro 3.7 23 85 3 6 18 5 1 5 5 2 10 118
137 115 William Overstreet, M.D. Hendersonville 3.6 18 65 5 8 40 5 2 10 115
138 98 J. Lynne Garrison, M.D. Greenville 3.5 6 21 3.9 7 27 5 10 50 98
139 95 Roger Russell, M.D. Raleigh 3.2 7 22 3.9 7 27 5 9 45 95
140 95 Thomas Pottle, M.D. Wilmington 3.9 12 47 5 7 35 4.3 3 13 95
141 87 Stanley Getz, M.D. Charlotte 3.7 14 52 3.3 8 26 4.5 2 9 87
142 86 David Humphreys, M.D. Asheville 4.6 10 46 5 4 20 3.5 3 10 5 2 10 86
143 79 Peter Tucker, M.D. Charlotte 3.6 15 54 4.2 5 21 4 1 4 79
144 61 Philip Strawther, M.D. Huntersville 4.5 11 50 3.7 3 11 61
145 53 Arthur CalabRetta, M.D. Charlotte 3.3 16 53 53
146 51 Claire Sanger, M.D. Greensboro 3.7 7 26 4.2 6 25 51
147 50 William Welsh, M.D. Nebo 3.3 15 50 50
148 46 Donald Oschwald, M.D. Raleigh 5 2 10 4.3 6 26 3.3 3 10 46
149 41 Elisa Stein, M.D. High Point 3.7 11 41 41
150 39 Robin Hennessy, M.D. Charlotte 3 13 39 39
151 24 Thomas Kitchens, M.D. Greensboro 3.2 6 19 5 1 5 24
152 24 Thavij Burapavong, M.D. High Point 3.7 5 18 5 1 5 24
153 16 William Cochran, M.D. Salisbury 3.7 3 11 5 1 5 16
154 10 Snehankita Kulkarni, M.D. Charlotte 3 2 6 4 1 4 10
155 3 Nicky Wheeler, M.D. Wichita 3 1 3 3
→ Entire Table Scrolls Right to Show Details. →
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
 
156 1297 Gregory Swank, M.D. Hickory 4.8 147 706 4.7 110 517 4.8 14 67 2.3 3 7 1297
157 316 Kevin Smith, M.D. Charlotte 2.9 15 44 3.3 10 33 5 46 230 5 2 10 316
158 304 Scott Tucker, M.D. Winston Salem 3.8 25 95 2.9 10 29 5 35 175 5 1 5 304
159 188 Malcolm Marks, M.D. Winston Salem 4.5 29 130 3.8 11 42 3 3 9 2.3 3 7 188
160 180 Sanjay Daluvoy, M.D. Raleigh 1 1 1 5 3 15 5 3 15 4.5 33 148 180
161 140 William Bicket, M.D. Matthews 2.9 21 61 3.5 18 63 4 4 16 140
162 126 Anthony DeFranzo, M.D. Winston Salem 4.3 15 64 5 6 30 5 5 25 2.3 3 7 126
163 76 Dale Fell, M.D. Asheville 1 2 2 4.6 16 74 76
164 52 Loree Kalliainen, M.D. Chapel Hill 3.5 8 28 2.7 7 19 5 1 5 52
165 23 Donald Serafin, M.D. Henderson 2.7 6 16 1 3 3 4 1 4 23
166 21 William Lambeth, M.D. Raleigh 2.3 9 21 21
167 15 Antonio Carbonell, M.D. Morehead City 2.5 6 15 15
168 14 Richard Winters, M.D. New Bern 2.6 5 13 1 1 1 14
169 7 Jason Korn, M.D. Concord 2.3 3 7 7
170 Abner Bevin, M.D. Chapel Hill
171 Nishant Bhatt, M.D. Chapel Hill
172 Philip Higgs, M.D. Durham
173 William Laird, M.D. Charlotte
174 Neil Mcmullin, M.D. Fort Bragg
175 Joseph Molnar, M.D. Winston Salem
176 Jeyhan Wood, M.D. Chapel Hill
See the ratings of Plastic Surgeons in other locations.

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.