Dr. Gary Donath, MD

Dr. Gary Donath, MD

Plastic Surgery | Male | 58 years old

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.Read more

Central Coast Institute for Plastic Surgery
2 James Way Ste 109
Pismo Beach, CA 93449 Get Directions
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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.Read more

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in Paso Robles, CA |
I would not recommend him to anyone! He is an arrogant bully. After waiting over 30 minutes in the waiting room listening to him talking to his staff about another patients insurance I was taken into examining room and waited some more. After he finally came in and examined me for augmentation after breast cancer surgery I was lectured about how awful my insurance was! Then was told if I didn't have surgery by end of year he wouldn't do it- NOT DOING IT by him!
in Arroyo Grande, CA |
Dr. Donath and his team went above and beyond to provide me with an incredible experience for my breast augmentation. Not only is he extremely intelligent in the realm of plastic surgery but he created an environment that made me feel safe. I trusted him very much which has always been a struggle for me when it comes to doctors. Thank you Dr. Donath, Michelle, and Julie for all of your efforts in making my surgery such a pleasant one.
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Dr. Donath's Care Philosophy

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.

Dr. Donath's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Plastic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Plastic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Plastic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecomastia
  • Large Breasts
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Laxity
  • Wrinkles

Education

  • Medical School
    Tulane University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1985

  • Internship Hospital
    University Texas SW Parkland Memorial Hospital

    Completed in 1990

  • Residency Hospital
    University PA

    Completed in 1992

    University Tex Sw Affiliated Hosps

    Completed in 1990

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Calif Pacific Med Center

    Completed in 1993

  • Undergraduate School
    Tulane U

    Graduated in 1980

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Plastic Surgery
  • Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abdominoplasty
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Botox® Injection
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Captique™ Injection
  • Collagen Injection
  • Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
  • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgical Procedure
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Facelift
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Hylaform Injection
  • Liposuction
  • Nipple Reconstruction
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Skin Grafts
  • Wound Repair