Dr. Eric Dobratz, MD

Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive SurgeryMaleAge 46

Dr. Dobratz
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Telehealth services available

Eastern Virginia Medical School

600 Gresham Dr Ste 1100 Norfolk, VA 23507

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Dr. Eric Dobratz, MD is a Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Specialist in Norfolk, VA. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Bon Secours Depaul Medical Center and Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Dobratz to book an appointment.

Dr. Dobratz's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Dobratz

4.1

Based on 35 ratings

5 Stars
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What went well
  • Staff friendliness (27)
  • Appointment scheduling (26)
  • Explained conditions well (26)
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (8)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (5)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (5)
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Dr. Dobratz operated on my nose where the left nostrol had collapsed and a deveated septum. I was afraid at first. The procedure went very well and I can breath much better now. Dr Dobratz is excellent and I would highly recommend him. Respectfully Submitted Dr. Jesse Zedd
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Dr. Jesse Zedd – Dec 20, 2019
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I reluctantly decided on a 2nd surgery to fix my nose. I had major breathing issues that disrupted everything in my life and after a failed 1st attempt with another top surgeon, I was left a bit odd looking. I did so much research and ended up in Dr. Dobratz office. I was nervous because this is my face and I was scared to look abnormal and equally scared that another surgery wouldn’t fix my breathing problems. Dr. Dobratz was very matter a fact and didn’t add any fluff to what was possible for me. I was still nervous so I made a 2nd visit just to have him give me the run down again, which was kind considering he is an extremely in demand surgeon - clear from just visiting the office and seeing the line of people! On the day of surgery he was there before hand to just check in and again let me know what the plan was. PostIp: I woke up and was SHOCKED to find that I could breathe through my nose! Immediately! 3 months later and my nose looks as good as it works! Very pleased!!!!
What went well
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Hollie – Dec 10, 2019
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Very Professional, and he is excellent at his job
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Sep 19, 2019
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I have had breathing issues for as long as I can remember. I was hardly able to get any air through my nose. I also have never liked the way my nose appeared. I had a strong nasal bump. My nose also was slight crooked and drooped downward. I could not have asked for a better result. Dr. Dobratz worked on my septum and also performed a rhinoplasty. I could not be more pleased with my results. I can breathe perfectly and I finally love the appearance of my nose. I am beyond satisfied with my results. I highly recommend Dr. Dobratz. I have wanted a rhinoplasty for quite some time but was too nervous to go through with the procedure. After my consultation with Dr. Dobratz I felt much better about the procedure. For those of you who feel the same, I highly recommend going through the procedure with him!
What went well
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  • 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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Jun 23, 2019
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I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Dobratz. I would highly recommend!
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May 14, 2019
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Dr. Dobratz, was very informative, professional, and I would utilize his expertise and services should the time arise again.
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Apr 10, 2019
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I cannot rave enough about how wonderful dr dobratz is. He is very informative, patient and professional. He also is very precise and all of my procedures have been excellent. Can't thank him enough!
What went well
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  • 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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Cora sorber – Aug 14, 2018
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I was diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma on the tip of my nose in 2015. I was referred to Dr. Eric Dobratz for plastic surgery on my nose after the removal of the tissue. He was able to repair my nose in his office and I was sent home after the procedure. He even played my favorite music to keep me distracted while he worked on me. I am very pleased with the outcome and would highly 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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Nancy Sidwell in Jackson – Jul 02, 2018
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I've been dealing with plastic surgery and skin cancer for over 30 years Dr Donratz work is amazing. I'm friends with other doctors who are amazed at the results. I've had 4 nose surgeries and he is the first one to be able to actually fix the problem. Dr Donratz will do all the reconstruction surgeries on me from now on.
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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Kirk Curling in Chesapeake , VA – Jun 27, 2018
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Dr. Dobratz has been the consummate professional. He executed my surgery superbly, removing a lipoma from my neck/collarbone. The follow-up treatment and care were excellent. I recommend him and his staff unconditionally.
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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Charles W in Virginia Beach, VA – Apr 26, 2018
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I have a complicated case of reconstruction and would not recommend Dr. Dobratz. He has performed five surgeries for me involving reconstruction. His lack of compassion has propelled me to fire him and move on. Questions and concerns were dismissed or ignored on a continuous basis. Listening to the patient not a top priority, especially when in severe pain.
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Michelle Wilson in Virginia Beach, VA – Apr 24, 2018
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Dr.Dobratz is the best! I had been unable to breathe through my nose most of my adult life. Went through allergy treatments and all the steroid and non-steroid inhalers available with no relief. Having had 4 prior operations I did not have high expectations going into my fifth with Dr.Dobratz. The results are remarkable. I CAN FINALLY BREATHE! Highly recommend Dr.Dobratz.
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Robert Rakowski in Virginia Beach – Feb 11, 2018
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He explained everything that was involved in my treatment. He was kind and caring. Easy to talk to and gave answers that I could understand. Was timely with appointments. Would definitely recommend him to anyone need that kind of surgery.
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Laurie in Virginia Beach, VA – Feb 07, 2018
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I really want to leave Dr Dobratz a good review but I just can’t. Calls to his office are hit or miss getting anyone helpful. If you get a return call from his nurse, good luck getting a timely appointment. He performed my first septoplasty and nasal vestibular stenosis repair in April 2016, Revision was needed by the following April and another in August 2017. Three surgeries. Each time making my ability to breathe worse! I’m now consulting with another plastic surgeon to undo the damage!!!
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Chesapeake, VA – Nov 03, 2017
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Dr. Dobratz does excellent work and makes sure his patients understand what is going on from start to finish. Had one really bad experience with scheduling where I was called to change an appointment date and attempting to get back with his office took 14 calls and 2 hours of wait time over 2 days including being given wrong numbers to call and put on hold for long delays. Easy fixes could include notifying nurse of an incoming call and using text messaging for appointments.
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Dave S in Virginia Beach – Aug 03, 2017
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Excellent compassionate care provider. He keeps you informed and asks for your input. I highly recommend Dr. Dobratz for his skills and medical professionalism. One down side...his staff needs to learn to run a tighter schedule. Most appointments included a lengthy (45 minute+) wait time. I do understand that emergencies come up and surgeries extend longer than planned but to consistently run so late says someone on the administrative staff isn't paying attention.
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Virginia Beach, VA – Feb 01, 2017
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I recently had an opportunity to visit Dr. Dobrat'z office to set up an Appt. for nose surgery. It was a very enjoyable experience. The receptionist was quite pleasant and I only waited 10 min. before I was taken back to a room to meet with Dr. Dobratz . He was friendly and very knowledgeable about my condition and what he could do to help alleviate my problem. I trust him completely. His nurse Kristie Burrus was especially helpful answering all my questions. I highly recommend Dr. Dobratz !
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Stephanie H White in Windsor, VA – Jan 21, 2017
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He performed an OUTSTANDING procedure on my nose after my Mohs surgery. My face looks like I never had the very extensive Mohs procedure to destroy basal cancer cells in my n. I am very impressed with his medical skills. I could not have received any better care anywhere.
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Jack L. in Virginia Beach, VA – Jan 18, 2017
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I was operated on November 9, 2016 for a perforated septum. Dr. Dobratz is a no nonsense kind of doctor. His work is fabulous. Don't be in a hurry, however. His manifest is very booked and can run behind very quickly. Everything he explained to me and what to expect were spot-on. Having the Doyle stents in both nostrils for 14 days was almost enough to put me over the edge. LISTEN to what he says. This Doctor knows his stuff!!!
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John in Parksley, VA – Jan 13, 2017
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Dr. Dobratz is not only an excellent surgeon, he is a compassionate physician. He took the time to listen to my issues/concerns from two prior surgeries. He worked with me to try and resolve the issues until I was ready to undergo a third surgery. He corrected my deviated nasal tip, removed painful scar tissue, completed a cartilage graft and a columella reduction. I was so thrilled with the results that I now see him for other aesthetic goals. His staff is well trained and always attentive.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Dobratz considers it a privilege to help people desiring cosmetic or reconstructive surgery of the head and neck achieve their personal goals. ...Read more

Biography

Dr. Eric Dobratz is the Director of the Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in EVMS Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery.  Dr. Dobratz...Read more

Specialties

  • Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
  • Plastic Surgery & Facial Surgery

Education

2009
University of Minnesota / Twin Cities Campus
Fellowship Hospital
2008
University of Virginia
Residency Hospital
2004
University of Virginia / Main Campus
Internship Hospital

Awards

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What are Dr. Eric Dobratz, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Dobratz frequently treats Broken Nose, Facial Reconstruction, and Adjacent Tissue Transfer. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Dobratz treats.

Where is Dr. Eric Dobratz, MD's office located?

Dr. Dobratz's office is located at 600 Gresham Dr Ste 1100, Norfolk, VA 23507. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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No malpractice claims found for Virginia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Dobratz's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Broken Nose
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dobratz treats Broken Nose more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Dobratz treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Facial Reconstruction
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dobratz performs Facial Reconstruction more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Dobratz performs this procedure more than 94% of his peers

Adjacent Tissue Transfer
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dobratz performs Adjacent Tissue Transfer more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Dobratz performs this procedure more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Dobratz's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Aging Face
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Big Ears
  • Birthmark
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Botox® Injection
  • Broken Nose
  • Brow Lift
  • Burn Injuries
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cleft Lip
  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Cleft Lip and Palate Repair
  • Cleft Palate
  • Cleft Palate Repair (Palatoplasty)
  • Cosmetic Conditions
  • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
  • Deformities of Auricle or Pinna
  • Dentofacial Anomalies
  • Dermal Filler
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Reconstruction
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Facial Bone
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Facelift
  • Facial Contour Alteration
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Fat Grafting to the Face
  • Frenectomy
  • Gum Cancer
  • Lip Cancer
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Mandibular Hypoplasia
  • Maxillary Hypoplasia
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Otitis Media
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Rhinoseptoplasty
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Cyst
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Cancer Surgery With Reconstruction
  • Skin Grafts
  • Third-Degree Burns
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Wheezing

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National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
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Virginia Advantage
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KeyCare PPO
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Locations

Eastern Virginia Medical School

Department of Otolaryngology600 Gresham Dr Ste 1100 Norfolk, VA 23507
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EVMS ENT/Facial Plastic Surgery2075 Glenn Mitchell Dr Ste 310 Virginia Beach, VA 23456
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Bon Secours Depaul Medical Center

Norfolk, VA

60% Patient Experience Rating, 9% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

Sentara Norfolk General Hospital

Norfolk, VA

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Sentara Princess Anne Hospital

Virginia Beach, VA

78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average

16 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)