Dr. Ariel Ostad, MD

Cosmetic Dermatologic SurgeryMaleAge 55

Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery

Dr. Ariel Ostad, MD is a Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery Specialist in New York, NY and has over 31 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Ostad has extensive experience in Mohs Surgery and Skin Cancer & Excision. He graduated from New York University School of Medicine in 1991. He is affiliated with medical facilities Bellevue Hospital Center and NYU Langone Health Tisch Hospital. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Ariel Ostad, MD

Ariel Ostad MD

897 Lexington Ave New York, NY 10065
Accepting new patients

Accepting new patients

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Filler Up!
I have been seeing Dr. Ostad for more than 25 years for innumerable skin cancer surgeries as well as facial fillers – particularly Sculptra. I've had some very large excision's after which his skin grafts and reconstructive techniques were superbly done. Unlike many others in his field, it was always “one stop shopping” - you needn’t go to a second surgeon to close or graft the wound. Dr. Ostad also excels at cosmetic dermatology and I think this is what he likes to do most – probably because there's more room for creativity than with many skin cancer surgeries. His facial treatments are as much art and skill as they are medical science. I once made the mistake of going to another doctor for fillers to save a few dollars only to realize just how superior Dr. Ostad's techniques are. For my latest treatment - assisted by his charming aide Sybella - I received a second filler that could be injected in areas near the mouth where it was not possible to use Sculptra. Best results ever!
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James McLoughlin – Nov 22, 2022
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Simply the best
This was my 4th visit with Dr. Ostad. After 6 biopsies and 3 excisions of lesions I was clear on this visit. His attention to detail is incredible. When I left the office this time I knew that I was 100% clear which is a wonderful feeling. When Dr. Ostad is in with you there is only one thing on his mind.... Providing the best care with the most compassion and kindness you will ever experience in a Doctors office. I travel 4 hours plus for each visit, I would travel 10 if I had to! I have such gratitude that I was introduced to Dr. Ostad, his team and his practice.
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Mark – Nov 04, 2022
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Excellent medical doctor, very caring and skilled
The procedure went smoothly, and I am healing very rapidly.
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Anne Lazarus – Nov 01, 2022
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Exceptional experience
I have used the services of Dr Ostad for over ten years now. He is exceptional - as a Dr and as a human being - I appreciate his services. His team is phenomenal - I go to him for sun cancer removal ( much more than I would like to ) and it feels like visiting a friend ( with a scalpel ) I cant recommend him highly enough
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Grahame Hubbard – Oct 27, 2022
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Compassionate Doctor
Dr. Ostad has been my dermatologist for many years. I have gone through many difficult times but when I visit Dr Ostad’s office my world changes. He has complete understanding of caring for the whole person. No matter how small or large a problem he assists you in every way to solve it. So pleased to have such a dedicated doctor.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Catherine Truese – Oct 14, 2022
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The best
Quite simply the best cosmetic dermatologist in New York. Every single staff member is wonderful. Kindness, knowledge, and extraordinary skill are the hallmarks of this office.
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Sep 15, 2022
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Brilliant doctor
I have the utmost confidence in Dr. Ostad. I have been his patient for about 20 years. Today I saw him for severe dermatitis on my face: redness, swelling, burning for the past 3 weeks. He prescribed treatment and as promised, tonight I am already comfortable. Highly recommend this doctor.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
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Louise Salant – Sep 02, 2022
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Truly AMAZING work!
I have been going to Dr. Ostad for over 20 year as a youth and as an adult. He is truly an artist and his work if flawless and natural. He has improve my Rosacea and fine lines with consistency to a point that no one would ever guess my age. And now my young daughter is his new patient. Thank you Dr. Ostad for being amazing in every aspect. I would not trust any other hand but yours!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Truly AMAZING work!! – Jul 20, 2022
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As usual Dr.Ostad was very thorough, caring and professional. Always explains the procedure, why it is being performed, what the likely results can be expected and how to care for any post surgical treatment such as proper care of wounds in areas which required surgery.
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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Ira Garr – Jul 01, 2022
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Outstanding and excellent care!
Cancer care at it’s finest!
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Jun 14, 2022
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Excellent Caring Doctor
Excellent doctor-- very kind, through and clear. Highly recommend.
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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UES Patient – Jun 11, 2022
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Dr. Ostad is the Best.
On June 2, 2022, I went for a full body exam. I have going to him for many years. I trust him. I had liquid nitrogen on my face, chest, scalp, arms, hands, legs and back. For actinic keratosis. I had a biopsy on the back of my right thigh. Martha is a nurse, who is excellent.
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
What could be improved
No results
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Clifford Groen – Jun 03, 2022
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Superb care and the right advice
I have seen Dr. Ostad for well over a decade. I trust his care and advice 100%. As a New Yorker who is always time constrained, I also appreciate the efficiency and professionalism of his office. Great service!
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
What could be improved
No results
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Katie C – Jun 02, 2022
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Dr. Ostad takes his time and you never feel rushed
I highly recommend Dr. Ostad. He is thorough and takes his time to explain what is being done. His staff is very professional and tries to help the patients have a great experience.
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
What could be improved
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Lisa miller – Jun 01, 2022
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Best skilled hands
A cancer removal from my nose was tricky and some possible cosmetic risk. But Dr. Ostad is the best and I had zero problems and virtually no appearance problem after just a couple weeks. Great work.
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
What could be improved
No results
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Bob (New York) – May 17, 2022
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Life saver
Been with Dr Ostad for 14 years. He handled my melanoma perfectly. He is caring, knowledgeable, a great surgeon (like a plastic surgeon when he operates). He takes the time to help you through whatever you are facing. There is nobody better. My wife has now been going to him for the last 6 or 7 years too for everything skin related
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Mike M – May 15, 2022
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Dr Ostad and his staff are amazing. So professional, friendly and caring. They made me feel like I was the most important patient. I would highly recommend this practice!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Mar 29, 2022
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On my first visit as a new patient I was immediately comfortable in the office as the front desk staff greeted me by name and with a smile. Dr Ostad’s assistants were charming, informative and thoughtfully asked questions and listened to my concerns. Unfortunately a basal cell carcinoma was found on my first visit after a simple slide was made. The follow up appointment was easily made and procedure expertly performed by Dr Ostad whose bedside manner should be bottled and sold. The follow up of the office was kind and appreciated. I am so grateful to have found Dr Ostad and his team. Thank you for your kind care.
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
What could be improved
No results
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Gloria – Mar 11, 2022
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Provided all information so I could fully understand the diagnosis, the recommended procedure and the results. Performed a very complex Mohs surgery in a delicate location on my nose next to the corner of my eye and so far I am very pleased with the result.
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
What could be improved
No results
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Feb 22, 2022
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I have been going to Dr. Ostad since he first diagnosed a mole as melanoma 16 years ago. He is one of the most compassionate and skilled surgeons across any specialty I have ever met. He always makes time to answer any questions or concerns I may have, and his staff is very helpful. I moved out of NYC 11 years ago to the Philadelphia suburbs, but I have maintained my twice yearly maintenance skin checks.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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...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

  • Dermatology
  • Micrographic Dermatologic Surgery

Education

1996
UCLA Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
1996
UCLA Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1995
New York University Med Center
Residency Hospital
1995
New York University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1992
Mass Gen Hospital
Internship 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
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Languages

  • English
  • Persian
  • Spanish

Awards

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What are Dr. Ariel Ostad, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Ostad frequently treats Mohs Surgery and Skin Cancer & Excision. See all practice areas where Dr. Ostad specializes.

Where is Dr. Ariel Ostad, MD's office located?

Dr. Ostad's office is located at 897 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10065. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Ostad speaks Spanish, Farsi, and English. View profile to see all.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Ostad

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Ostad treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Ostad treats other conditions, please contact the office at (212) 517-7900.

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.

Dr. Ostad is experienced in the area of Mohs Surgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
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Skin Cancer & Excision

Oncologists diagnose and treat cancers of the skin, including melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma.Compare with other Skin Cancer & Excision specialists.

Dr. Ostad is experienced in the area of Skin Cancer & Excision. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Actinic Keratosis
Skin Cancer
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Basal Cell Carcinoma
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Dr. Ostad's conditions and procedures:

  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Boil
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Cellulitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • CoolSculpting®
  • Dermabrasion
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatological Disorders
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Penile Lesion
  • Dry Skin
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Folliculitis
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Genital Warts
  • Hair Loss
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hives
  • Itchy Skin
  • Keloid Scar
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Liposuction
  • Melanoma
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Pellevé® RF Skin Tightening
  • Psoriasis
  • Radiesse® Injections
  • Rash
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Shingles
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Diseases
  • Skin Disorders
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin Lesion
  • Skin Resurfacing
  • Spider Veins
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Ultherapy®
  • Varicose Eczema
  • Varicose Veins
  • Venous Sclerotherapy
  • Warts
  • Wrinkles

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Ariel Ostad MD

Ariel Ostad MD PC897 Lexington Ave New York, NY 10065
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