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ABOUT Dr. GORDON Award winning oculofacial plastic surgeon and board certified ophthalmologist Dr. James R. Gordon has over sixteen years of extensive experience in eyelid and facial rejuvenation. He has performed thousands of procedures, from common eyelid enhancement to major reconstructive surgery. Dr. Gordon has a particular expertise in the handling of challenging, complex cases and is widely known as the "physician's physician", having operated on many doctors and their family members. His patients include numerous well-known celebrities & high profile business executives. Recognized as one of the top cosmetic doctors in The New York Times, Dr. Gordon has been consistently named to Castle Connolly's Top Doctors and Westchester Magazine's Top Docs. He has earned many prestigious awards and distinctions, including the Vitals' Most Compassionate Doctor Award, Patients' Choice Award, Top 10 Doctor Award, NewBeauty Magazine's Top Beauty Doctor, RealSelf Top Doctors and ExpertInjector™ for cosmetic facial fillers & injectables. Dr. Gordon appears frequently in major media outlets, including CBS, OK! Magazine, Good Housekeeping, NewBeauty, Woman's Day & Redbook. PRACTICE PHILOSOPHY "When I joined my father in practice, he gave me the advice that guides me to this day: Treat every patient as if they were your mother. This has really served me well as I strive to relate to every patient," says Dr. Gordon. He dedicates his time to hearing patients' unique stories and partners with them to develop individualized makeover plans. When necessary, Dr. Gordon explains why some patients are not good candidates for surgery and recommend other solutions without upselling unnecessary procedures. Dr. Gordon only performs a procedure if he truly believes he can achieve the targeted results. His goal is to refine patients' beauty without changing their natural features. With his impeccable surgical skill, keen artistic eye and warm bedside manner, Dr. Gordon is consistently named a Top Doctor by peers & patients from around the globe.. AWARDS & HONORS Dr. Gordon is honored to be chosen by physicians and patients as the Top 1% of doctors in the nation. Named as one of the top cosmetic doctors in The New York Times, Dr. Gordon is repeatedly listed in Castle Connolly's Top Doctors and Westchester Magazine's Top Docs. Throughout his career, Dr. Gordon has earned numerous prestigious awards and distinctions, including Vitals' Most Compassionate Doctor Award, Patients' Choice Award, Top 10 Doctor Award, U.S. News & World Report Best Doctors, NewBeauty Magazine's Top Beauty Doctor and RealSelf Top Doctors. Dr. Gordon is also one of 3% of doctors qualified as an ExpertInjector™ by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) & the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS). PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS Dr. Gordon is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and fellowship trained in Oculoplastic Surgery. In addition to his New York and Connecticut state medical licenses, Dr. Gordon is a proud Fellow of American College of Cosmetic Surgery, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS) and American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS). Dr. Gordon is also a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and New York State Ophthalmological Society. PIONEER AND INNOVATOR Dr. Gordon pioneered the research and development of the LightPod Era and was the first doctor in the U.S. to utilize the world's only portable erbium laser for skin resurfacing. Today, he trains many physicians throughout the country in its use. Dr. Gordon also serves on the Aerolase Medical Advisory Board to share key insights and industry trends. As part of his on going commitment to patient care and innovation, Dr. James Gordon has combined his specialized expertise in ophthalmology and cosmetic eyelid surgery to develop Drop N' Lift™ — an instant method to lift a drooping eyelid with an eye drop.
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This content was provided by Dr. Gordon "The best advice I was given when I joined my father in practice was his saying, "Treat every patient as if they were your own mother." I take pride in helping people see better and look their best. I always put in the time and effort to provide the best care for all patients with the passion to get my patients the best possible outcomes. I strive to restore and enhance my patients' appearance while preserving a natural look."
Facial Cosmetic Surgery
Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Bags Under Eyes
Cataract Surgery Complications
Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Ectropion of Eyelid
Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Cataract Removal Surgery
Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
Excision of Skin Lesion
Juvéderm® Ultra Plus XC Injection
Juvéderm® Voluma® Injection
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
Repair of Eye Laceration
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Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
Sackler School Of Medicine, Tel Aviv University
Medical School | Graduated 1996
Sound Shore Med Center
Internship Hospital | Completed 1997
St Vincent's Hospital and Med Center
Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
Oculoplastics At St Vincent's Hospital and Med Center
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2001
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
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New York boasts some of the best oculofacial plastic surgeons in the nation. As a second generation New York surgeon who is repeatedly listed as a "Top Doctor" and recognized in the press, Dr. James R. Gordon continually strives to be the best doctor for his patients. Every patient and their thoughts are very important to Dr. Gordon and he appreciates them taking the time to give their honest...