Dr. Gary Donath, MD

Dr. Gary Donath, MD

Plastic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
59 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Gary Donath, MD is a plastic surgery specialist in Pismo Beach, CA and has been practicing for 25 years. He specializes in plastic surgery and surgery.

Central Coast Institute for Plastic Surgery

2 James Way Ste 109

Pismo Beach, CA 93449
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna

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Top Care Areas

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Adjacent Tissue Transfer
more than 12% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Donath "As a board-certified Plastic Surgeon with over 15 years of experience, I recognize what patients need and expect from their surgeon. My background in reconstructive and aesthetic surgery and continued efforts to learn new techniques allows me to provide state of the art care for patients in need of reconstructive surgery or interested in aesthetic procedures. A strong background in general surgery is, in my opinion, critical to the specialty of plastic surgery. I love what I do and nothing is more rewarding than smiles on patient's faces."

2  Specialties

  • Plastic Surgery
  • Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

9  Conditions Treated

24  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.


  • Tulane U
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1980
  • Tulane University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • University Texas Sw Parkland Memorial Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • University Pa
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • University Tex Sw Affiliated Hosps
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Calif Pacific Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Donath has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Donath's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Donath to family and friends
28 total reviews (19 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (28)

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Dr. Donath'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 (19)

I have always had a great experience with Dr. Donath administering Botox. At one time I had asked for a liposuction procedure and he said I did not need it. Many doctors would not be so honest. I recently had a lower jaw and neck face lift and could not be happier. Everything went smoothly and I...more
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I recommend Dr Donath if you are seeking a surgeon who is skilled, and most of all, dedicated to your satisfaction. He explains all procedures he offers in detail, and wants his patients to be well aware of all the risks/benefits involved, while providing his professional advice as such for your...more
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Dr. Donath is very professional and a really nice guy. He does excellent work and takes the time needed to explain every last detail so you feel comfortable and confident in every part of your surgery and recovery. I am beyond pleased with the results and would recommend that anyone choose Dr....more
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Dr. Donath was the most sincere surgeon I looked into for my breast augmentation. I knew immediately after leaving my consultation that I wanted him to be my doctor. Most importantly he made me feel safe and confident through the whole process. I felt informed and prepared for my surgery that I...more
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Dr Donath provided me corrective breast surgery following breast cancer and I’m very happy with my results. He thoroughly explained the procedure to me beforehand and made me feel comfortable and confident throughout my recovery. He’s not only a great doctor but also sensitive, kind and funny too....more
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