Dr. Catherine Riolo, MD

Dr. Catherine Riolo, MD

Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
64 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Catherine Riolo, MD is a facial plastic & reconstructive surgery specialist in Fresno, CA and has been practicing for 30 years. She specializes in facial plastic & reconstructive surgery and plastic surgery.Read her story

Riolo Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

7050 N Recreation Ave Ste 103

Fresno, CA 93720
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Top Care Areas

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Breast Diseases
more than 60% of peers
more than 41% of peers
Breast Surgical Procedure
more than 29% of peers

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Dr. Riolo's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Riolo "Plastic Surgeon Dr. Kaye Riolo offers experience, compassion, and professional care to her patients. Her Central California plastic surgery practice is dedicated to helping busy, modern day women (and men!) look their best at any age. Whether you’re considering a BOTOX® injection or a breast reconstruction procedure, a Mommy Makeover, or a fuller head of hair for Dad, Dr. Riolo will listen carefully to your ideas and concerns, inform you of your various options, and help you arrive at a decision about how and when to proceed. You will appreciate Dr. Riolo’s philosophy to evaluate each patient’s full potential. And her commitment to perform only those procedures that, with her medical training and extensive experience, are best suited for your overall objectives. Dr. Riolo graduated with honors from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh with a Bachelor’s Degree in nursing. With her nursing background, she gained an appreciation for a well-rounded approach to patient care. After earning her Bachelor’s Degree, Dr. Riolo completed pre-med courses and went on to attend medical school at the University of Pittsburgh. She found her nursing background extremely valuable. She graduated in the top of her class and was admitted to the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. After graduating from medical school, Dr. Riolo completed general surgery training at the University of Rochester, NY. She spent a year acquiring additional training in craniofacial surgery, specifically caring for children with facial birth defects. Her plastic surgery training was completed at Washington University in St. Louis, MO. As a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Riolo performs a wide spectrum of plastic and reconstructive surgery. She also has a special focus on cosmetic procedures for individuals who want to look as good as they feel by enhancing the beauty that is already within them. Dr. Riolo is pleased to offer her patients a variety of procedures, spanning the entire spectrum of plastic and reconstructive surgery, including non-surgical options such as facial fillers and injectables, which she administers herself. Dr. Riolo has performed plastic surgery in her practice since 1991, beginning in Illinois. To support her family, she first moved her practice to Pennsylvania and then, in 2002, to Fresno. Dr. Riolo launched her own solo Practice in late 2013. This has enabled her to create the calm, nurturing environment that she feels is essential for a personalized, thoughtful approach to each individual’s concerns."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Riolo "Dr. Kaye Riola is a Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon serving the Fresno area for more than 30 years."

2  Specialties

  • Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Plastic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*

11  Conditions Treated

  • Benign Tumor
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Ptosis
  • Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Congenital Anomalies of Breast
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecomastia
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Skin Cancer

25  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Duquesne University in Pittsburgh - B.S. Nursing
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1976
  • University of Pittsburgh - M.D.
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • General Surgery - University of Rochester
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Plastic Surgery - Washington University in St. Louis
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Craniofacial Research
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Riolo has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Riolo's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Riolo to family and friends
97 total reviews (88 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (97)

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Dr. Riolo's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (88)

My experience was a solid "10"! The staff is friendly, empathetic, humorous and understanding. I was never made to feel silly for any questions or concerns I may have had. The environment is like a day spa; relaxing and very female focused. Doctor Riolo herslef was nothing short of amazing. She...more
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I have put off this surgery for years. I knew it was something I really wanted.Dr. Kaye was recommended for the quality of her work and her bed side manner.She made me feel so at ease and explained everything. The bonus is her staff they are so kind and make me feel very welcomed and relaxed.
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Everything went great! Totally satisfied with the process and the results. Definitely would recommend to others!
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Dr. Riolo and her staff are helpful and willing to answer all my questions. I am very happy with my results with the tummy tuck. I am now in the middle of the Coolsculpting and I am looking forward to seeing the final results. So far so good!
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Dr. Riolo did an AWESOME job. Now when I look in the mirror - I am happy with what I see looking back at me. I was greeted by friendly and happy faces when I came for my procedure and all my follow up visits. Thank you Dr. Riolo and staff. You are the BEST!! I will share my experience with...more
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