Dr. Amy Bandy, D.O, F.A.C.S. performed her General Surgery training at Harbor UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, California. During this time she received extensive training in trauma surgery and many aspects of surgery relating to reconstructive surgery, including maxillofacial reconstruction, breast reconstruction and hand surgery. After her General Surgery training, she moved to Michigan where she completed her Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery residency at Wayne State University. During this time, she performed all facets of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery including extensive training in Pediatric Surgery to treat challenges relating to congenital problems such as cleft lip and palate, craniofacial anomalies and congenital and traumatic hand deformities. She trained at Manhattan Eye Ear Nose and Throat Hospital in New York where she was instructed by many of the world’s renowned cosmetic surgeons. She learned the most advanced techniques of facial plastic surgery including layered face lifts, endoscopic face and brow lifts, eyelid surgery and nasal beautification surgery. Dr. Bandy was also trained in the most refined techniques of tumescent liposculpture and body contouring. Additionally, she trained in Louisville, Kentucky where she practiced the intricate techniques of microsurgery and its applications in reconstructive surgery. She now practices all aspects of Plastic Surgery in the South Bay and Newport Beach....See Less
Dr. Bandy's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Board certified in Plastic Surgery
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Facial Plastic Surgery
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Plastic Surgery of the Hand
Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*
Why It Matters: Dr. Bandy's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Arm Reduction Surgery
Body Contouring (After Weight Loss Surgery)
Botox® for Chronic Migraine
Botox® for Severe Underarm Sweating when Antiperspirants Fail
Breast Lift Surgery
Breast Surgical Procedure
Carbon Dioxide Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment
Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
Cosmetic Facial Implant Surgery
Cosmetic Facial Surgery
Cosmetic Laser Surgery
Cosmetic Neck Surgery
Cosmetic Surgical Procedure
Cosmetic Trunk Surgery
Facial Rejuvenation, Advanced, Laser
Fat Grafting to the Body
Fat Grafting to the Breast
Fat Grafting to the Face
Fat Reduction Procedure
Juvéderm® Ultra Plus XC Injection
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser Surgery for Skin Conditions
Lift - Parts of the Body Other than Face
Mini Tummy Tuck
Non-Ablative Laser Skin Rejuvenation
Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
Wrinkle Reduction by Injection
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for California.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Western Univ Of Health Sciences/College Of Osteopathic Medicine Of The Pacific, Western University Of Health Sciences
Medical School | Graduated 1989
Harbor Ucla Med Center
Internship Hospital | Completed
Harbor Ucla Med Center
Residency Hospital | Completed
Wayne State University
Residency Hospital | Completed
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
Dr. Bandy has no media or publications listed.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
American Board of Plastic Surgery, Member
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Member
American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Member
Fellow American College of Surgeons, Member
International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Member