Dr. Ariel Ostad, MD

Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery •  Male • Age 53
  
Dr. Ostad
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Ariel Ostad MD PC

897 Lexington Ave New York, NY 10065

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Dr. Ariel Ostad, MD is a Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery Specialist in New York, NY and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Ostad has more experience with Mohs Surgery, Dermatologic Oncology, and Cosmetic Dermatology than other specialists in his area. He graduated from New York University School Of Medicine medical school in 1991. He is affiliated with medical facilities Bellevue Hospital Center and NYU Langone Health Tisch Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Ostad to book an appointment.


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      Dr. Ostad and his staff push the upper boundaries of excellence. I had a MOHS procedure done at his office. It was efficiently scheduled and when I arrived was seen immediately. His staff prepped me and the doctor arrived a moment later. He was very engaging even as he worked. The surgery required a number of stitches, but they were done so well that a week after they were removed, no scar was visible.
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      • Appointment wasn't rushed
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      Walter Masterson – Sep 14, 2020
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      Dr Ostad is a caring physician who listens and provides great care. I recommend him to anyone needing dermatological care
      What went well
      • Staff friendliness
      • Appointment wasn't rushed
      • Listened & answered questions
      • Explained conditions well
      • Trusted the provider's decisions
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      Larry C – Sep 12, 2020
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      Dr. Ostad's office makes me feel like I walk into a family member's place. They all know me by first name, always take the time for a quick chat and a laughter and make me feel beyond welcomed! and that's just the beginning. I never take for granted the smile on Dr. Ostad's face as he opens the door to the examine room!
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      Sep 01, 2020
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      staff was terrific -very helpful dr ostad was one of the best dermatologists I have seen in my 80 years - thoughtful, smart, professional and very helpful
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      • Appointment wasn't rushed
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      Sep 01, 2020
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      Dr. Ostad exudes confidence and knew immediately how to treat my skin problem. He is very skilled and an excellent diagnostician. He advised me in a kind way. I am so glad I saw him.
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      Louise Salant – Aug 29, 2020
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      Explained everything being done. Clarity in answering all questions without rushing - really listened to the patient. Staff is excellent- follows his example.
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      • Staff friendliness
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      • Appointment wasn't rushed
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      • Explained conditions well
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      Marjorie Fein – Aug 21, 2020
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      Dr. Ostad is an excellent doctor both in knowledge/skill and in bedside manner. Always a great experience to see him.
      What went well
      • Appointment scheduling
      • Office environment
      • Staff friendliness
      • Wait times
      • Appointment wasn't rushed
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      • Explained conditions well
      • Trusted the provider's decisions
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      Aug 20, 2020
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      YES!!’!!!!
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      Aug 19, 2020
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      Dr. Ostad is kind, patient and a very competent doctor. I have complete confidence in his ability and find his office staff totally and competent as well.
      What went well
      • Appointment scheduling
      • Office environment
      • Staff friendliness
      • Wait times
      • Appointment wasn't rushed
      • Listened & answered questions
      • Explained conditions well
      • Trusted the provider's decisions
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      Ellen – Aug 19, 2020
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      Dr. Ostad's examinations are always thorough and never rushed. He is an excellent diagnostician and explains clearly any dermatological problem you may have.
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      • Appointment scheduling
      • Office environment
      • Staff friendliness
      • Wait times
      • Appointment wasn't rushed
      • Listened & answered questions
      • Explained conditions well
      • Trusted the provider's decisions
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      Herbert Leibowitz – Aug 19, 2020
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      Dr. Ostad is a true artist as well as being compassionate, detail oriented and an amazing listener.
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      • Appointment scheduling
      • Office environment
      • Staff friendliness
      • Wait times
      • Appointment wasn't rushed
      • Listened & answered questions
      • Explained conditions well
      • Trusted the provider's decisions
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      Susan MacNeil Houtkooper – Aug 10, 2020
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      Always top-notch. Dr. Ostad is a kind and contentious doctor and he trains his staff well. Everyone does everything they can to put you at ease. I trust Dr. Ostad medically and I like him personally.
      What went well
      • Office environment
      • Appointment wasn't rushed
      • Listened & answered questions
      • Explained conditions well
      • Trusted the provider's decisions
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      Maryann Macdonald – Aug 07, 2020
      Thank you so much for your kind words, Maryann....Read More
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      A true gentleman.. And a wonderful Doctor as well... I know I am getting the best care there is...
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      Mark Molbegat – Jul 30, 2020
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      Dr. Ostad is professional, intelligent and his office runs smoothly and on time.
      What went well
      • Appointment scheduling
      • Office environment
      • Staff friendliness
      • Wait times
      • Appointment wasn't rushed
      • Listened & answered questions
      • Explained conditions well
      • Trusted the provider's decisions
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      Jul 28, 2020
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      Dr. Ostad is always warm, understanding, a great listener and very professional. I trust him implicitly!
      What went well
      • Appointment scheduling
      • Office environment
      • Staff friendliness
      • Wait times
      • Appointment wasn't rushed
      • Listened & answered questions
      • Explained conditions well
      • Trusted the provider's decisions
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      Marybeth Curran – Jul 28, 2020
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      I have been a patient of his for many years and have always found him to be a caring, professional and thoughtful provider delivering the best possible care in a great environment. I recommend him highly!
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      • Appointment wasn't rushed
      • Listened & answered questions
      • Explained conditions well
      • Trusted the provider's decisions
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      Philip Schneider – Jul 23, 2020
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      I have been a patient of Dr, Ostad for more than 30 years. He is an excellent doctor and surgeon and is always sympathetic to my questions and concerns. He is an expert in MOHS surgery, which I have had several times, all with excellent results. His staff is professional and knowledgeable. His understanding and low-key attitude is great. He also explains everything that needs to be done before and during the procedure. I would never go to any other dermatologist.
      What went well
      • Appointment scheduling
      • Office environment
      • Staff friendliness
      • Wait times
      • Appointment wasn't rushed
      • Listened & answered questions
      • Explained conditions well
      • Trusted the provider's decisions
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      Jill Giattino – Jul 22, 2020
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      As always, Dr. Ostad's office runs in a highly efficient manner. As a physician, Dr Ostad is top notch. I would give 6 stars if I could. Simply put, none better!
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      John R Conway – Jul 14, 2020
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      He's the best. Kind and sympathetic, excellent finding skin subtle issues, wonderful surgery with invisible healing. Much better than other doctors I had dermatologists before.
      What went well
      • Appointment scheduling
      • Office environment
      • Staff friendliness
      • Appointment wasn't rushed
      • Listened & answered questions
      • Explained conditions well
      • Trusted the provider's decisions
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      • Long wait times
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      Bob T. – Jul 02, 2020
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      My son came to you with a terrible scar on his forehead. You used a laser that had absolutely no effect on the scar. After seeing the results of my sons face I am very dissappointed in this treatment plan. If thats what you call it . Hey Doctor Ostad call me and we can talk about abusing patient's confidence in your ability and taking a vulnerable persons money. How about treating only the wealthy because you dont take insurance. I've called your office and your office manager was supposed to submit this bill to the insurance company. Unless they knew the insurance company wouldn't accept it .Follow up : PS Finally went to a very knowledgeable , trustworthy Doctor who told us this device you used would never repair the scar on my sons face . He performed plastic surgery on him and after several revisions he will be able to go out in public and live life . PSS He did this for the most part gratis. What a GOOD Doctor!!!!!
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      Marilyn Anne Jensen – Jun 30, 2020
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      Care Philosophy

      Dr. Ostad is known as a leader in Cosmetic surgical and non-surgical procedures. His expertise is widely sought after by nearly every media outlet, television and beauty magazine due to his tried and true philosophy of "Less is More." Dr. Ostad appro...Read more

      Specialties

      • Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery
      • Cosmetic Dermatology
      • Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
      • Dermatologic Surgery
      • Dermatology
      • General Surgery
      • Mohs Micrographic Surgery
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      Board Certifications

      Education

      1996
      UCLA Medical Center
      Fellowship Hospital
      1995
      New York University Medical Center
      Residency Hospital
      1992
      Massachusetts General Hospital
      Internship Hospital
      1991
      New York University School Of Medicine
      Medical School
      1987
      New York University School Of Medicine
      Undergraduate School

      Languages

      • Persian
      • English

      Awards

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      (212) 517-7900

      Dr. Ostad accepts the following insurance:

      Aetna
      Aetna HMO
      Choice Plus POS II
      Anthem
      Blue Access (Select Network)-NY
      Blue Priority (Select Network)-NY
      Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
      National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
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      Blue Cross Blue Shield
      Blue Card PPO
      Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
      BlueConnect HMO
      Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
      Preferred Blue PPO
      Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
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      We do not accept health insurance

      Background Check

      No malpractice claims found for New York
      No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
      No board actions found for the years we collect data
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      Practice Areas

      Mohs Surgery

      Mohs surgery is a procedure that treats some types of skin cancer by removing a precise amount of tissue in order to remove cancer cells while sparing as much healthy tissue as possible.Compare with other Mohs Surgery specialists.

      Typically treats 85% more than similar doctors

      Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

      TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
      Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
      very high
      very high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Ostad performs Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer more than 99% of their peers

      Dr. Ostad performs this procedure more than 99% of their peers

      Mohs Surgery
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      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Ostad performs Mohs Surgery more than 72% of their peers

      Dr. Ostad performs this procedure more than 72% of their peers

      Dermatologic Oncology

      Oncologists diagnose and treat cancers of the skin, including melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma.Compare with other Dermatologic Oncology specialists.

      Typically treats 80% more than similar doctors

      Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

      TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
      Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
      very high
      very high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Ostad performs Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer more than 99% of their peers

      Dr. Ostad performs this procedure more than 99% of their peers

      Excision of Skin Lesion
      very high
      very high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Ostad performs Excision of Skin Lesion more than 93% of their peers

      Dr. Ostad performs this procedure more than 93% of their peers

      Squamous Cell Carcinoma
      very high
      very high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Ostad treats Squamous Cell Carcinoma more than 88% of their peers

      Dr. Ostad treats this condition more than 88% of their peers

      Cosmetic Dermatology

      Cosmetic dermatologists diagnose and treat condition of the skin that affect appearance, such as age spots, wrinkles, unwanted hair, and acne scars.Compare with other Cosmetic Dermatology specialists.

      Typically treats 79% more than similar doctors

      Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

      TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
      Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
      very high
      very high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Ostad performs Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer more than 99% of their peers

      Dr. Ostad performs this procedure more than 99% of their peers

      Hair Loss
      very high
      very high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Ostad treats Hair Loss more than 95% of their peers

      Dr. Ostad treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

      Excision of Skin Lesion
      very high
      very high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Ostad performs Excision of Skin Lesion more than 93% of their peers

      Dr. Ostad performs this procedure more than 93% of their peers

      Dermatologic Care

      Dermatologists diagnose, treat and screen for conditions affecting the skin, including skin cancer, psoriasis, eczema, acne, rosacea, and hair loss.Compare with other Dermatologic Care specialists.

      Typically treats 77% more than similar doctors

      Based on claims data for 19 conditions and procedures

      TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
      Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
      very high
      very high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Ostad treats Moles (Benign Skin Lesions) more than 100% of their peers

      Dr. Ostad treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

      Skin Infections
      very high
      very high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Ostad treats Skin Infections more than 100% of their peers

      Dr. Ostad treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

      Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
      very high
      very high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Ostad performs Excision of Benign Skin Lesion more than 100% of their peers

      Dr. Ostad performs this procedure more than 100% of their peers

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      Dr. Ostad's conditions and procedures:

      • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
      • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
      • Acne
      • Acne Surgery
      • Actinic Keratosis
      • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
      • Autoimmune Diseases
      • Basal Cell Carcinoma
      • Benign Tumor
      • Boil
      • Cancer
      • Cellulitis
      • Dermatitis
      • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
      • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
      • Excessive Sweating
      • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
      • Excision of Skin Cancer
      • Excision of Skin Lesion
      • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
      • Folliculitis
      • Foot Conditions
      • Fungal Nail Infection
      • Granuloma of Skin
      • Hair Loss
      • Hives
      • Impetigo
      • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
      • Itchy Skin
      • Keloid Scar
      • Leg and Foot Ulcers
      • Melanoma
      • Mohs Surgery
      • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
      • Molluscum Contagiosum Infection
      • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
      • Pemphigoid
      • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
      • Psoriasis
      • Rosacea
      • Seborrheic Dermatitis
      • Seborrheic Keratosis
      • Shingles
      • Skin Cancer
      • Skin Discoloration
      • Skin Grafts
      • Skin Infections
      • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
      • Varicose Veins
      • Warts
      • Wound Repair

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      Practice

      Ariel Ostad MD PC897 Lexington Ave New York, NY 10065
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      Affiliated Hospitals

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      Bellevue Hospital Center

      New York, NY

      61% Patient experience rating, 8% lower than the national average

      NYU Langone Health Tisch Hospital

      New York, NY

      74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

      • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)