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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 9526 Tom Pousti, M.D. San Diego 4.7 76 357 4.5 42 189 5 1789 8945 5 7 35 9526
2 2147 Mehrdad Mofid, M.D. La Jolla 4.8 220 1056 4.8 127 610 4.8 38 182 4.9 61 299 2147
3 1381 Gregory Park, M.D. Oceanside 4.7 48 226 5 217 1085 4.7 15 70 1381
4 858 Paul Chasan, M.D. Del Mar 4.4 41 180 4.5 39 176 4.9 73 358 4.8 30 144 858
5 781 Michael Brucker, M.D. La Jolla 4.8 43 206 4.8 27 130 5 38 190 5 51 255 781
6 505 Moneer Jaibaji, M.D. Coronado 4.8 30 144 4.4 20 88 5 19 95 4.8 37 178 505
7 489 Jeffrey Umansky, M.D. La Jolla 4.8 28 134 4.4 9 40 5 55 275 5 8 40 489
8 474 Jason Hess, M.D. San Diego 4.8 63 302 4.5 16 72 5 10 50 5 10 50 474
9 451 Gilbert Lee, M.D. San Diego 4.3 33 142 4 26 104 4.7 34 160 5 9 45 451
10 445 Daniel Brown, M.D. La Jolla 4.8 19 91 4.3 10 43 4.9 55 270 4.6 9 41 445
11 434 Vincent Marin, M.D. La Jolla 4.9 14 69 5 7 35 5 63 315 5 3 15 434
12 387 Munish Batra, M.D. San Diego 4 39 156 4.8 18 86 4.4 27 119 4.3 6 26 387
13 382 John Apostolides, M.D. San Diego 4.3 31 133 4 8 32 4.9 41 201 4 4 16 382
14 371 Richard Chaffoo, M.D. La Jolla 4.4 7 31 4.3 6 26 4.8 29 139 4.5 39 176 371
15 366 Reza Sadrian, M.D. La Jolla 4.6 11 51 5 23 115 5 30 150 4.6 11 51 366
16 364 James Pietraszek, M.D. San Diego 4.5 21 94 5 25 125 5 19 95 5 10 50 364
17 338 Glynn Bolitho, M.D. La Jolla 4.9 32 157 4.8 19 91 5 16 80 5 2 10 338
18 331 Kian Samimi, M.D. San Diego 4.4 25 110 4.6 29 133 5 7 35 4.4 12 53 331
19 318 Abhay Gupta, M.D. San Diego 4.4 33 145 4.7 14 66 4 5 20 4.6 19 87 318
20 315 Scott Barttelbort, M.D. La Jolla 4.8 26 125 5 15 75 5 15 75 5 8 40 315
21 311 Robert Pollack, M.D. San Diego 5 10 50 5 32 160 5 17 85 4 4 16 311
22 297 William Seare, M.D. Carlsbad 5 5 25 4.8 23 110 4.9 33 162 297
23 277 William Umansky, M.D. La Jolla 4.8 24 115 5 10 50 4.8 15 72 5 8 40 277
24 275 Robert Singer, M.D. La Jolla 4.3 12 52 4.6 20 92 4.7 28 132 275
25 254 Brian Reagan, M.D. La Jolla 4.9 8 39 4.4 17 75 4.8 26 125 5 3 15 254
26 251 Anshu Gupta, M.D. Solana Beach 4.7 13 61 4.3 6 26 4.7 21 99 4.7 14 66 251
27 227 Mark Schoemann, M.D. La Jolla 4.4 13 57 5 12 60 5 17 85 5 5 25 227
28 221 Yale Kadesky, M.D. Escondido 4.3 20 86 4.9 14 69 5 2 10 4.7 12 56 221
29 220 John Alexander II, M.D. San Diego 5 8 40 4.6 19 87 4.8 14 67 5 5 25 220
30 216 Scott Miller, M.D. La Jolla 4.8 16 77 5 12 60 4.9 9 44 5 7 35 216
31 201 Lori Saltz, M.D. La Jolla 4.3 6 26 5 2 10 4.2 31 130 5 7 35 201
32 191 Larry Pollack, M.D. San Diego 4.2 13 55 4.7 13 61 5 14 70 5 1 5 191
33 186 Diana Breister-Ghosh, M.D. San Diego 5 11 55 4.5 8 36 4.7 17 80 5 3 15 186
34 181 Marek Dobke, M.D. San Diego 4.1 32 131 4 10 40 5 2 10 181
35 178 Laura McMillan, M.D. San Diego 4.6 31 143 5 4 20 5 2 10 5 1 5 178
36 143 Ross Rudolph, M.D. San Diego 4.7 22 103 5 6 30 5 1 5 5 1 5 143
37 140 H. Michael Roark, M.D. La Jolla 5 8 40 5 16 80 5 4 20 140
38 138 Robert Salamon, M.D. Del Mar 4.9 16 78 5 12 60 138
39 128 Jessica Collins, M.D. San Diego 4.7 6 28 5 19 95 5 1 5 128
40 114 Trent Douglas, M.D. San Diego 5 12 60 5 1 5 4.9 10 49 114
41 110 Hector Salazar-Reyes, M.D. Chula Vista 5 8 40 5 2 10 5 12 60 110
42 97 Ralph Holmes, M.D. San Diego 4.6 8 37 5 6 30 5 6 30 97
43 94 Barry Handler, M.D. San Diego 4.2 10 42 4 4 16 5 3 15 4.2 5 21 94
44 92 Ervin Wheeler, M.D. La Jolla 5 4 20 5 3 15 5 1 5 4.3 12 52 92
45 84 Jordan Sinow, M.D. San Diego 4.2 14 59 5 4 20 5 1 5 84
46 83 Gerald Schneider, M.D. San Diego 4.5 13 58 4.7 3 14 5 2 10 83
47 80 William Shuffett, M.D. Coronado 5 4 20 5 9 45 5 3 15 80
48 57 David Wolf, M.D. La Jolla 4.2 5 21 4.4 7 31 5 1 5 57
49 53 Mark Gold, M.D. Rancho Bernardo 4.6 6 28 5 2 10 5 3 15 53
50 52 Cissy Tan, M.D. San Diego 4.3 6 26 4.2 5 21 5 1 5 52
51 46 Jamie Zampell, M.D. San Diego 5 1 5 4.6 9 41 46
52 40 Charles Umansky, M.D. La Jolla 5 8 40 40
53 37 Brian Daly, M.D. Encinitas 4.3 4 17 5 4 20 37
54 30 Jonathan Jones, M.D. San Diego 5 6 30 30
55 29 Craig Salt, M.D. San Diego 4.8 4 19 5 1 5 5 1 5 29
56 29 James Amsberry, M.D. San Diego 4.5 2 9 5 4 20 29
57 20 Merton Suzuki, M.D. Poway 5 3 15 5 1 5 20
58 10 Samuel Lance, M.D. San Diego 5 1 5 5 1 5 10
59 10 Eamon O'reilly, M.D. San Diego 5 1 5 5 1 5 10
60 4 Cyril Kellett, M.D. Oceanside 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
 
61 1703 Jason Toranto, M.D. San Diego 4.4 23 101 3.7 21 78 4.9 311 1524 1703
62 1046 Susan Kaweski, M.D. La Mesa 4.8 104 499 4.8 95 456 5 5 25 3.9 17 66 1046
63 502 Joseph Grzeskiewicz, M.D. San Diego 3.9 5 20 5 4 20 4.9 90 441 4.2 5 21 502
64 397 Salvatore Pacella, M.D. San Diego 3.1 24 74 4.1 18 74 5 42 210 4.8 8 38 397
65 387 Robert Kearney, M.D. San Diego 4 21 84 3.5 8 28 5 36 180 5 19 95 387
66 312 Ronald Edelson, M.D. San Diego 4.4 16 70 3.8 11 42 5 37 185 5 3 15 312
67 309 John Smoot, M.D. La Jolla 3.6 17 61 4.5 8 36 4.6 18 83 4.6 28 129 309
68 282 William Taylor, M.D. San Diego 3.4 24 82 3.9 36 140 5 12 60 282
69 263 Stephen Krant, M.D. La Jolla 4.6 28 129 3.4 14 48 4.8 17 82 5 1 5 263
70 252 Raluan Soltero, M.D. San Diego 3.4 5 17 5 4 20 5 43 215 252
71 249 Steven Cohen, M.D. San Diego 3.9 30 117 3.9 18 70 4.6 10 46 4 4 16 249
72 218 Johan Brahme, M.D. La Jolla 3.6 16 58 3.7 3 11 4.3 22 95 5 11 55 218
73 213 Anne Wallace, M.D. La Jolla 3.7 37 137 3.9 17 66 5 2 10 213
74 194 James Chao, M.D. Encinitas 3.5 40 140 3.8 13 49 5 1 5 194
75 183 Gregory Scott, M.D. San Diego 3.7 21 78 3 35 105 183
76 178 Scott Sessions, M.D. La Mesa 3.5 17 60 3 18 54 3.2 5 16 4 12 48 178
77 164 Alfonso Camberos, M.D. San Diego 3.9 18 70 5 11 55 4.5 3 14 5 5 25 164
78 159 Michael Halls, M.D. La Jolla 3.9 18 70 4.5 14 63 4.2 5 21 5 1 5 159
79 142 Amanda Gosman, M.D. San Diego 3.7 25 92 4.2 5 21 3.6 8 29 142
80 103 Antoine Hallak, M.D. San Diego 4.3 9 39 3.7 3 11 5 5 25 4 7 28 103
81 103 Antoine Hallak, M.D. San Diego 4.3 9 39 3.7 3 11 5 5 25 4 7 28 103
82 92 Douglas Reavie, M.D. San Diego 5 9 45 5 5 25 5 3 15 3.5 2 7 92
83 75 Marialyn Sardo, M.D. La Jolla 3.7 3 11 5 4 20 4 6 24 5 4 20 75
84 65 Khang Nguyen, M.D. San Diego 3.2 6 19 4.6 10 46 65
85 65 Richard Bodor, M.D. San Diego 3.8 17 65 65
86 63 Jonathan Wilensky, M.D. La Jolla 3.3 13 43 5 4 20 63
87 58 Katerina Gallus, M.D. San Diego 3.9 6 23 5 7 35 58
88 55 William Flynn, M.D. Encinitas 3.6 11 40 5 2 10 5 1 5 55
89 47 Gary Manchester, M.D. San Diego 3.8 8 30 5 1 5 5 1 5 3.5 2 7 47
90 37 Yuan Liu, M.D. San Marcos 4.2 5 21 3 2 6 5 2 10 37
91 17 Dan Smith, M.D. San Diego 3 2 6 3.7 3 11 17
92 17 Ahmed Suliman, M.D. San Diego 3.4 5 17 17
93 6 James Yahr, M.D. Carlsbad 3 2 6 6
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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
 
94 438 Steve Laverson, M.D. San Diego 4 22 88 3.6 14 50 4.7 63 296 2 2 4 438
95 189 C. Dennis Bucko, M.D. San Diego 4.4 9 40 3.9 9 35 1 2 2 4.5 25 112 189
96 187 David Kupfer, M.D. San Diego 3.7 22 81 2.8 29 81 3.1 8 25 187
97 149 Mark Rechnic, M.D. San Diego 4.2 5 21 4 4 16 2.8 40 112 149
98 128 Lester Mohler, M.D. San Diego 3.8 13 49 2.8 23 64 2.8 5 14 128
99 80 William Wilson, M.D. La Mesa 2.6 6 16 4 8 32 4 8 32 80
100 49 Thomas Ray Vecchione, M.D. San Diego 3.7 6 22 2.3 3 7 5 4 20 49
101 46 Kevin Broder, M.D. San Diego 4.9 8 39 2.3 3 7 46
102 45 Carol Hollan, M.D. La Jolla 5 3 15 5 4 20 4.5 2 9 1 1 1 45
103 38 Jose Otero, M.D. San Diego 3.2 3 10 2.3 6 14 2.5 6 15 38
104 33 Octavio Cardona-Loya, M.D. Chula Vista 3 6 18 2.5 4 10 5 1 5 33
105 23 Mayer Tenenhaus, M.D. San Diego 2.8 3 8 5 3 15 23
106 13 Ira Levine, M.D. San Diego 1.7 2 3 5 2 10 13
107 Gary Nobel, M.D. San Diego
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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.