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Dr. Gary Donath, MD

Dr. Gary Donath, MD

Plastic Surgery ·  Male · Age 60


Dr. Gary Donath, MD is a plastic surgery specialist in Pismo Beach, CA and has been practicing for 26 years. He specializes in plastic surgery and surgery.


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(805) 544-6000

Dr. Donath accepts the following insurance:

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

Background Check

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

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Breast Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Donath treats Breast Diseases more than 75% of his peers

Dr. Donath treats this condition more than 75% of his peers

Skin Cancer
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Donath treats Skin Cancer more than 37% of his peers

Dr. Donath treats this condition more than 37% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC)
  • Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Epidermoid Carcinoma
  • Facial Skin Cancer
  • Infundibulocystic Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Merkel Cell Cancer
  • Nevoid Basal Cell Carcinoma Syndrome
  • Nodular Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Noduloulcerative Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
  • Pigmented Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Conjunctiva
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Head and Neck
  • Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma
Breast Cancer
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Donath treats Breast Cancer more than 5% of his peers

Dr. Donath treats this condition more than 5% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Basal Type Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Recurrence
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
  • Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
  • Locally Advanced Breast Cancer
  • Lymphoma of the Breast
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Malignant Breast Tumor
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma of the Breast
  • Pre-Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Radiation-Induced Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Secretory Breast Carcinoma
  • Tubular Carcinoma

Dr. Donath's conditions and procedures:

Abdominoplasty
Adjacent Tissue Transfer
Blepharoplasty
Botox® Injection
Breast Augmentation
Breast Cancer
Breast Diseases
Breast Lift Surgery
Breast Ptosis
Breast Reconstruction
Breast Reduction
Breast Surgical Procedure
Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
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
Gigantomastia
Gynecomastia
Liposuction
Nipple Reconstruction
Restylane® Injections
Skin Aging
Skin Cancer
Skin Grafts
Skin Laxity
Wound Repair
Wrinkles

About Me

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 prov...

Specialties

  • Plastic Surgery
  • Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

Awards

Dr. Donath's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Donath

4.2

Based on 31 reviews

5 Stars
77.41935483870968%
(24)
4 Stars
3.225806451612903%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
19.35483870967742%
(6)

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Dr. Donath was recommended by a friend and within minutes of meeting him I knew I’d found “my doctor”. He is very professional, but also funny and relaxed. From the start he set very realistic expectations and had even my mother at ease about both the procedure and the results. From start to finish...Read More
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It’s been years since having dr donath do liposuction on my thighs. Wish I would have looked elsewhere. Seemed fine in the beginning but he took way too much out on one side and then proceeded to somehow blame me saying “it’s the way the are “ referring to my personality ! He will attack you...Read More
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I was totally happy with my procedure, from the beginning to the end. Dr. Donath has been a fantastic guide, and a wonderful support for my first experience with plastic surgery. His staff was very supportive and I had no problems getting in and getting things scheduled. I am very pleased with my...Read More
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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...Read 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...Read More
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