Dr. Brian Thornton, MD

Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive SurgeryMaleAge 53

Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Brian Thornton, MD is a Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Specialist in Louisville, KY and has over 23 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of Louisville School Of Medicine in 1999. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Norton Brownsboro Hospital and Norton Hospital. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Brian Thornton, MD

UofL Physicians - Pediatric Infectious Diseases

210 E Gray St Ste 802 Louisville, KY 40202
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Happy I chose Dr Thornton and assistant Cathy
After a bilateral mastectomy, I chose Dr Thornton to perform reconstruction (tissue expander placement at time of NSM mastectomy followed by silicone implants 4 months after). I'm at nearing the end of that process and looking back, think that Dr Thornton and Cathy make an ideal team. He is very up to date on latest and optimal (for me) reconstruction techniques, answers questions knowledgeably. And I cannot say enough good things about Cathy, who listened carefully, empathetically and quickly answered any questions I had as soon as I contacted her. She is a gem. She said she would "get me through it"--and she did. The office staff is very pleasant and I seldom had to wait more than a few minutes to be seen.
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Suzette J Wright – May 29, 2022
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Very pleased with the care I have received.
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Mar 13, 2019
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Dr. Thornton is a wonderful surgeon with an impeccable bedside manner. He took the time to explain every step of every procedure of my reconstruction surgery after my bilateral mastectomy. He and his staff is very attentive and knowledgeable. I would recommend him to anyone! I can’t thank him and his staff enough for their care!
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  • Appointment scheduling
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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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Laura Burns in Louisville , KY – Jun 27, 2018
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Dr. Thornton is the best! He, and all of the staff members in his office, make you feel welcome and right at home. Dr. Thornton is patient and encourages any questions you may have. There is never much of a wait and I have an overall great experience every time I have an appointment. I’m so glad I chose Dr. Thornton for my surgery and I will continue to recommend him!
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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Louisville, KY – Apr 19, 2018
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I cant express how nice and caring he was,and i am very pleased with my progress. I am having reconstruction from a double mastectomy .After 2wks I already feel good and can tell that the results will be great...no one will probably tell the difference,with or without clothes!
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  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Salina – Jan 10, 2018
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I met Dr. Thornton in mid 2017 to discuss reconstruction surgery after double mastectomy. Upon meeting Dr. Thornton and members of his staff I felt an immediate connection. He was very thorough about explaining the entire procedure and was very patient with all of my questions. This week he completed the last of my surgeries by replacing my expanders with implants. I was able to keep my skin and nipples and couldn't be more happy with the outcome. He has made me feel and look like me again!!
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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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Robbin Jones in Louisville, KY – Nov 16, 2017
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Dr. Thornton was absolutely amazing. He sat and talked with me like he was a friend. He explained things in such a good way that I understood the whole time. He joked around and made me feel comfortable. His bed side manner is the absolute best. He also stays on top of new treatments. He was able to reference research and data as to why he does things a certain way. I couldn't of asked for a better doctor.
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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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Lebanon – Oct 12, 2017
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Dr. Thornton is not just an excellent surgeon, he is kind, compassionate and patient. He along with Kathy and Beth made my journey easier.
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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Angie Bryant in Louisville, KY – Aug 24, 2017
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Dr. Thornton is outstanding!!!
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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Louisville, KY – Jun 28, 2017
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Dr. Thornton is very thorough in his explanation of procedures and his care. The entire staff is just as excellent, Cathy, Beth and Paula. You will not be disappointed!!
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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Rebecca and Bridget in Simpsonville , KY – Apr 07, 2017
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I can not explain how good Dr Thorton is. He is such a good plastic surgeon he if he is wonderful. I had a masetomy one he is getting me back to felling like a woman again. And I cannot leave out his assistant Cathy wonderful wonderful!!! Two very caring people so glad God put me in their hands.
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
12 people found this helpful
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Angela kerr in Leitchfield, KY – Dec 22, 2015
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Biography

Dr. Brian Thornton, MD is a Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Specialist in Louisville, KY and has over 23 years of experience in the medical...Read more

Specialties

  • Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2005
University Of Kentucky Hospital
Residency Hospital
2000
University Of Kentucky
Fellowship Hospital
2000
University Of Kentucky Hospital
Internship Hospital
1999
University Of Louisville School Of Medicine
Medical School
1991
Western Kentucky University
Undergraduate School
,

Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Norton Hospital, President

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. Brian Thornton, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Thornton frequently treats Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant, Breast Atrophy, and Breast Ptosis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Thornton treats.

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Dr. Thornton's office is located at 210 E Gray St Ste 802, Louisville, KY 40202. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Thornton's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thornton treats Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Thornton treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Thornton's conditions and procedures:

  • Breast Atrophy
  • Breast Ptosis
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Gynecomastia
  • Liposuction
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin and Tissue Reduction
  • Skin Grafts
  • Spider Veins

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Dr. Thornton accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Anthem Essential-KY
Balanced Blue Access-KY PPO
Baptist HCA-KY
Blue Access - UL1 Tiered Network-KY PPO
Blue Access-KY
Blue Access-KY PPO
Blue Preferred-KY
Blue Traditional-KY
Bronze Blue Access-KY PPO
Bronze Pathway X-KY HMO
Bronze Pathway- SG-KY HMO
Bronze Pathway-KY HMO
Bronze Pathway-KY PPO
Bronze Pathway-KY PPO Plus
Catastrophic Pathway X-KY HMO
Catastrophic Pathway-KY HMO
Gold Blue Access-KY PPO
Gold Pathway - SG-KY HMO
Gold Pathway X-KY HMO
Gold Pathway-KY HMO
Gold Pathway-KY PPO
Gold Pathway-KY PPO Plus
Kentucky Employees Health Plan (KEHP)
KentuckyOne-KY
Lumenos Plans-KY
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Norton Healthcare Blue Access Tiered-KY PPO
Pathway X-KY HMO
Pathway-KY
Pathway-KY HMO
Platinum Blue Access-KY PPO
Platinum Pathway - SG-KY HMO
Platinum Pathway-KY PPO
Platinum Pathway-KY PPO Plus
Silver Blue Access-KY PPO
Silver Pathway X-KY HMO
Silver Pathway- SG-KY HMO
Silver Pathway-KY HMO
Silver Pathway-KY PPO
Silver Pathway-KY PPO Plus
The Christ Hospital Health Network (TCHHN)-KY
UK RHP-Regional Health Plan-KY
UK-Indemnity-KY
UK-KY EPO
UK-KY PPO
UK-Medicare Carve-Out-KY
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Bluegrass Family Health
Worker's Compensation WC
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
ChoiceCare Network
Choice Care (Humana)
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Health Net
HealthNet
Humana
Sagamore Health Network
Sagamore Plus
Tricare
United Teacher Associates Insurance Company
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Locations

UofL Physicians - Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Associates in Obgyn210 E Gray St Ste 802 Louisville, KY 40202
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Practice

Michael G. Cassaro MD Psc200 Missouri Ave Jeffersonville, IN 47130
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ThorntonMD Plastic Surgery

Norton Healthcare Pavilion315 E Broadway Louisville, KY 40202
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Thornton is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Norton Brownsboro Hospital

Louisville, KY

Norton Hospital

Louisville, KY

74% Patients that would definitely recommend, 4% higher than the national average

Norton Women's and Children's Hospital

Louisville, KY

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