Dr. Eric Schaffer, MD

Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive SurgeryMaleAge 67

Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Eric Schaffer, MD is a Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Specialist in San Antonio, TX and has over 44 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from New York University medical school in 1978. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital - Westover Hills and Methodist Hospital Stone Oak. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Eric Schaffer, MD

Eric S Schaffer MD

1303 McCullough Ave San Antonio, TX 78212 ()
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Dr. Schaffer's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominoplasty
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Reduction
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hair Removal
  • Liposuction
  • Skin and Tissue Reduction

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Dr. Schaffer accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Schaffer's Reviews

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Life changing
Dr. Schaffer is one of the most amazing doctors I have ever dealt with. He cares for his patients and will handle any of their needs personally and promptly. He is a perfectionist and he loves the work that he does. My procedure required more time than initially thought because he wanted to make everything perfect. Dr. Schaffer and his amazing staff was out of this world throughout my entire recovery. Words can not express how deeply he cared for me and how outstanding my finished product turned out. I mean, wow, it has changed my life!! Anyone that is a patients of his is lucky. He is amazing and second to none!!! I won’t let anyone else treat my plastic surgery needs but Dr. Eric Schaffer.
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Becky Klaus – Feb 04, 2022
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Dr. Schaffer and his staff made my entire experience absolutely wonderful. They took the time to answer all of my questions and I never felt rushed or pressured. Dr. Schaffer is an amazing doctor and I could not be happier with my breast augmentation. He explained all of my options in great detail so I would know exactly what to expect. Even then they are better than I ever could have imagined! It was the best decision I ever made and I highly recommend Dr. Schaffer to everyone!
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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SS – Oct 11, 2021
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Dr Schaffer and his staff were absolutely wonderful!!!! My results from my tummy tuck and implant exchange turned out better than I could have ever dreamed of!!! I am a smaller frame and what seemed like an impossible result came true at the hands of Dr Schaffer. I would use him again, no questions asked! If I could give more stars I would! From his skill to keeping my tattoo intact, scar placement, and absolutely kind bedside manner, there was no negative to this experience. His staff at the office have been just as amazing! Always willing to help and will go the extra mile for all of their patients. I recommend Dr Scaffer and his staff for the best possible outcome and experience for all of your surgery needs!!
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Christi – Oct 04, 2021
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Great service since the beginning. 100% recommended!
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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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Feb 26, 2021
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I love dr Schaffer and staff.. I had a BBL and love my results. Look no further, he’s the best. Great experience.
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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OG Rhianna – Nov 04, 2020
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I went to a few different consultations for breast reduction surgery before I decided on Dr. Eric Schaffer. I chose Dr. Schaffer because not only was I able to view his previous work (and it was excellent), but also because of his academic credentials. He has been doing this a long time and years of experience allow one to perfect their art. Such was the case with Dr. Schaffer. He did a beautiful job and I could not be happier. I have an autoimmune disorder and have to be very careful about surgical procedures, yet I didn’t experience any ill effects with healing. Not only was Dr. Schaffer an excellent surgeon, but his staff are equally wonderful. I never felt rushed or disregarded. The staff was eager to answer my questions and relieve any anxiety I may have had. I felt very cared for. I highly recommend Dr. Schaffer to anyone considering a procedure. He is the best as far as I am concerned. I could not be happier with my results!
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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Marina S. – Oct 22, 2020
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I had been to 5 other Drs before coming to Dr. Schaffer. I decided on Dr. Schaffer based on his reviews, before and after photos, and his confidence and explanation in how he performs the procedure itself. I thought i knew exactly what i wanted having met with 3 other Drs prior to my consultation with Dr. Schaffer... Gummie implants (more costly) and by way of inframammary crease incision. Afterall, thats what every other Dr. highly suggested! He completely flipped the script on me. I went with over filled saline (DIDNT EVEN KNOW THAT WAS AN OPTION), and through the armpit. I couldnt be happier! Just wish i went a little bigger, but WE ALL DO afterwards lol! My recovery was as expected for the most part. When i had a question or concern he and his staff were right on top of it anytime, day or night! The compassion, professionalism, and sense of humor he and his staff show is truly something special. Thank you, Dr. Scahffer and staff!
What went well
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  • Explained conditions well
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Oct 20, 2020
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He was amazing! He explained my procedure to me thoroughly. He was very attentive and committed to helping me. His work is also amazing and speaks for itself!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Judith – Aug 26, 2020
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Dr. Schaffer performed my breast reduction surgery last month and I could not be happier! The staff is amazing and incredibly helpful. I had so many questions before and after my surgery and they never hesitated to give me an answer and give me help along the way. Dr. Schaffer is an incredible doctor and I am thrilled with my results. I could not have asked for a better experience.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Aug 06, 2020
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For years I tried to loose weight and get rid of my mommy pooch, but no matter what I did it would never go away. I finally decided after being unhappy and having no self confidence for almost a decade it was time to do something about it. I did tons of research on who to go to for a tummy tuck and looked at tons of before and after photos. Dr. Schaffer's before and after photos were amazing. I set up a consultation with him. His staff is amazing, sweet, and very helpful and Dr. Schaffer's bedside manner and knowledge is second to none. After that consultation I knew I found the doctor to help me feel like my old self again. The day of surgery went amazing. The staff, nurse's, and Dr. Schaffer helped to ease my anxiety. Dr. Schaffer's technique for a tummy tuck is simply the best. He also uses liposuction to conture your sides to give you that desired hourglass figure. The healing process went well with very little pain. My stomach is super tight and flat. I can't thank him enough. He
What went well
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jun 23, 2020
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Dr. Schaffer is amazing! I had a breast augmentation and tummy tuck and both look fantastic. I had no boobs after having three large kids and my stomach was a mess. My intestines stuck out and I looked like I was pregnant. My boobs are symmetrical, proportional, natural, and even! My stomach is flat as a board, my scars are heeling so beautifully and my confidence is back. It's the best decision I ever made! I wish I had done it sooner. I highly recommend Dr. Schaffer and his staff!
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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Natalie Arrufat – Jun 02, 2020
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In my early 20’s I decided to have breast augmentation and abdominoplasty after having my one and only child. The results were more than I bargained for. My breasts were larger than I expected. My tummy was flat but I was left with dog ears on both sides. My surgeon was able to fix the left side but after 5 revisions, my right side dog ear was remained. The asymmetry was obvious with anything I wore. Disappointed, Yes! I contemplated going back for over a decade. With my 40th birthday approaching I took a leap. I went to see Dr. Schafer after he had come highly recommended from many. We had a long discussion outlining my “wish list.” Dr. Schafer listened, gave me suggestions, and realistic expectations. We decided on remove, replace of my breast implants, revision of abdominoplasty & liposuction of the back. I’m now 6 weeks post op and will say Dr. Scahffer accomplishes 150% of my goals!
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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BO – Aug 21, 2019
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I was referred to Dr. Schaffer after being involved in an auto accident. The impact ruptured my silicone breast implants which had to be replaced. I was apprehensive about undergoing an 8-hour reconstructive surgery at the age of 70. I voiced my concerns to Dr. Schaffer, but he assured me he had done surgery on individuals older than me. While being prepped for surgery, I engaged my nurse in conversation and mentioned my anxiety. She told me Dr. Schaffer was a great surgeon and that I was in excellent hands. Her words were comforting at such a stressful moment and hearing that I had such a skilled surgeon made all the difference in the world. The surgery was hugely successful and I'm extremely happy with the results. I would recommend Dr. Schaffer to anyone in need of his skills. I have only good things to say about Dr. Schaffer and his staff.
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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Mary W. – Jul 26, 2019
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Dr. Schaffer I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND. Trust in him. This is something I have had trouble with all my life with people and he is what he is perceived but even better. He brought back my confidence I lost from such a young adult to a woman in her early 30's. He really does care. He's not like other surgeons who are just use to seeing patients on a recurring daily basis and it's this and that... He LISTENS and he is PATIENT. Amazing doctor. I would recommend him to anyone. Thank you Dr. Schaffer.
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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LisaMarie in San Antonio, TX – Jun 28, 2019
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Dr. Schaffer is amazing! I had the Abdominoplasty surgery and could not be happier with my results! Him and his staff are very kind and I would recommend him to anyone ready to make the change of a lifetime!
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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Kim in Boerne , TX – Jun 16, 2019
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Where do I even begin? Dr. Schaffer was the best choice for my upper and lower blepharoplasty, hands down. There are people out there who say it's best to go to an oculoplastic surgeon for this type of surgery so choosing someone who doesn’t specialize solely in eyes didn't come easily at first. However, seeing all the experience, awards, photos and excellent ratings changed my mind. The final deciding factor was my consultation with Dr. Schaffer. I was afraid the surgery would change the shape of my eyes but the doctor explained why it happens and the reason it wouldn't with him. He is kind and takes time to answer any questions you have. The decision was a no-brainer and I'm so happy with my results. It has only been three months but the difference so far is unbelievable. It can take 6-12 months for the final result but I'm ecstatic so far. The healing period was slower for me due to an unrelated health issue but I would still do it all over again in a heartbeat.
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May 24, 2019
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Dr. Schaffer and his staff are wonderful. I would recommend them to anyone.
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May 12, 2019
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I highly recommend Dr Schaffer. He is without doubt the best in his field. From my initial consultation to post-op follow up. He is exceptional, my results were beyond all my expectations I had very minimal swelling and bruising! He has an a Amazingly efficient staff who are very accommodating, friendly and patient with any questions presented! I definitely recommend Dr Schaffer and Staff
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Apr 12, 2019
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Great doctor—long lasting results! I recently consulted with Dr. Schaffer regarding my breast implant surgery that he performed over 23 years ago. My implants still look and feel like new, but I wanted to know if they should be replaced at some point in the future. Dr. Schaffer informed me there was no timeline to replace them unless there was a problem. That was great news to me as I am still completely happy with the results today.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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MWD in San Antonio, TX – Nov 10, 2018
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normally I don’t feel the need to rate MDs...they should be good at what they do...Dr Schaffer and his staff are FABULOUS, SPECTACULAR, PERSONABLE and put you at ease. If you are like me you might feel embarrassed about what hides beneath your clothing. I had lived with the shame and embarrassment for yrs but during my consult everyone made me feel SO at ease and reassured me that feeling anxious is normal. Dr. Schaffer has changed my life! He’s an artist (not Picasso but worth so much more)
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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Valerie H. in San antonio, TX – Sep 18, 2018
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Care Philosophy

Cosmetic surgery is a life-changing event that can completely alter a patients view of themselves and elevate their self confidence.

Biography

Dr. Schaffer's medical education includes completing prestigious programs at New York University, Yale and Harvard. 

Specialties

  • Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1996
American College Of Surgeons
Fellowship Hospital
1985
Yale University Med School
Residency Hospital
1983
University Tex Health Science Center
Residency Hospital
1981
Peter B Brigham Hospital
Residency Hospital
1979
Peter B Brigham Hospital
Internship Hospital
1978
New York University
Medical School
1974
New York University
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Schaffer frequently treats Abdominoplasty, Breast Augmentation, and Breast Reduction. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Schaffer treats.

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Dr. Schaffer's office is located at 1303 McCullough Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Eric S Schaffer MD

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CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital - Westover Hills

San Antonio, TX

1 Award Received

Methodist Hospital Stone Oak

San Antonio, TX

77% Patients that would definitely recommend, 7% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Metropolitan Methodist Hospital

San Antonio, TX

12 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2022)