Dr. James Motlagh, MD

Dr. James Motlagh, MD

Plastic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 53
Dr. James Motlagh, MD is a plastic surgery specialist in Plattsburgh, NY and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from Umdnj-New Jersey Med Sch in 1992 and specializes in plastic surgery, cosmetic surgery, and more.

214 Cornelia St Ste 103

Plattsburgh, NY 12901

Contact Information

(518) 562-7771

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • MVP Health Care

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Breast Ptosis
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more than 98% of peers
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more than 94% of peers
Breast Reduction
very high
more than 92% of peers

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3  Specialties

  • Plastic Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

13  Conditions Treated

  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Hypoplasia
  • Breast Ptosis
  • Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Congenital Anomalies of Breast
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Skin Cancer

25  Procedures

  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Facelift
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Gynecomastia Repair
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Liposuction
  • Nipple Reconstruction
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Skin and Tissue Reduction
  • Skin Excision for Hidradenitis
  • Skin Grafts
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

1 Board Action
  • Unprofessional Conduct (12/4/2015)
    Action Taken: Education
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: Texas


  • Rutgers University / New Brunswick Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Umdnj-New Jersey Med Sch
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • St Barnabas Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Saint Barnabas Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Mayo Clin
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • University Of North Carolina Hospitals
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2000

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. James Motlagh, MD
Absolutely loved Dr. Motlagh and his office. They were amazing and always willing to go above and beyond. Answered every question I had and kept me informed throughout the whole surgical process. Great doctor, has amazing experience. Highly recommended!
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Maria in Plattsburgh, NY – Aug 19, 2018
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I’ve never met a doctor that made you feel so comfortable. Having a breast reduction is a very scary thing. He explained every thing very well. The morning of the surgery I was so nervous and the second I saw him I knew I would be okay. He did a phenomenal job. I went from a G cup to a C and now I...Read More
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Stacy – Aug 16, 2018
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In June 2018 I had a breast reduction by Dr. Motlagh. I had pain in my back, shoulders, neck, and carried such weight in my pendulous breast. I researched about a reduction. I also looked at many before and after pictures of reduction surgeries. I visited a few bra stores to be sure I was...Read More
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Janet Trombley in Plattsburgh, NY – Aug 13, 2018
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I was referred to Dr Motlagh after 2 un successful lumpectomys. He was upfront, honest and realistic about my results. I told him I didn't expect to look like Barbie but wanted to be comfortable in my own skin. He performed immediate reconstruction after my double mastectomy. I spent 1 night in...Read More
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Kate in Merrill, NY – Jun 19, 2018
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Great Dr. wonderful bedside manner.
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Rebecca Dixon – Nov 08, 2017
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