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Dr. John Holds, MD

Ophthalmology •  Male • Age 59

  30 Reviews
Dr. Holds

Ophthalmic Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery, Inc.

12990 Manchester Rd Ste 102 Saint Louis, MO 63131
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(314) 567-3567

Dr. John Holds, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from Southwestern Medical School University Of Texas-M.D. in 1983 and specializes in ophthalmology and cosmetic, plastic & reconstructive surgery.

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Dr. Holds' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Eyelid Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Holds treats Eyelid Disorders more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Holds treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Holds treats Moles (Benign Skin Lesions) more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Holds treats this condition more than 80% of his peers

Skin Grafts
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Holds performs Skin Grafts more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Holds performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Holds' conditions and procedures:

  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Belotero® Injection
  • Cancer
  • Chemical Peel
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dysport Injection
  • Endoscopic Brow Lift
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Tumor
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Lacrimal Disorders
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Radiesse® Injections
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Retina Diseases
  • Sculptra™ Injection
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Grafts
  • Thyroid Eye Disease
  • Wound Repair
  • Xeomin® for Blepharospasm

Dr. Holds' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Holds

3.8

Based on 30 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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Thank you Dr. Holds for the excellent results! My field of vision is restored and the bonus cosmetic results are awesome. Your office staff are extremely helpful. The surgical center staff all excellent.
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I saw Dr. Holds for a cosmetic consultation. He explained everything in detail and was very kind. I will definitely recommend him to family and friends.
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As surgeon?? I'll never know. Dr. Holds was recommended and I was looking forward to meeting him. Unfortunately, I had over an hour wait (no one else waiting) & then only 5 minutes with him. I was already nervous going in, but sitting and waiting, form filling -all made the entire experience worse. He seemed uncomfortable with me asking questions about what the procedure would entail and never did give me any details to reassure me. It was even more upsetting when I went to the next room to meet with the office scheduler who seemed bothered by my questions about surgery and kept referring me to the 'Surgery Center'. She didn't seem to have time for me either. I mentioned this at check out and apparently they don't like that. Huh. AND I didn't like the hour wait. Hey doc, I have just as many awards on my wall, but at least when my clients ask questions, or seem anxious - I show some compassion and patience. It amazes me how many doctors offices today feel so impersonal/no compassion.
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Dr. Holds and his team provided me with great patient care! I saw Dr. Holds for cosmetic reduction on my upper and lower lids, something I had been wanting to do for some time. The care during my surgery and after was excellent! My results were beyond anything I expected. I didn't look "different", I looked "refreshed"...as some of my friends commented. I highly recommend Dr. Holds and his team!
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Do not go for cosmetic surgery. Actually he should have no stars.
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I was unhappy with both my care and my outcome with this practice. During my preliminary visit and in pre-op, I fully expected to be operated upon by Dr. Holds as he never suggested otherwise. Once in the operating room, another doctor performed my surgery. I have since had treatment with another practice that has improved my appearance.
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Dr. Holds is the most talented surgeon I have ever been to. He is knowledgeable, kind, and does immaculate work. His office staff are the utmost professional and friendly, and there is always someone to answer your questions. His nurse practitioner, Ms Carr, does a wonderful job with her care of the face and skin.
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Dr Holds is one of the few physicians who thoughtfully listens to patients concerns and discusses treatment options. Additionally, his office team is professional, pleasant and accommodating - they work to schedule quickly and keep appointment times (minimizing in office wait). Dr. Holds and his practice is a best in class experience. Thank you for the exceptional care.
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Dr. Holds, on my first visit, renewed my hope that I would be OK and able to have better function of my eye, cheek and mouth. He did not promise what he could not deliver but he gave me hope that I had lost. His staff is wonderful and either answers my questions and or finds the answer for me. They are also very accommodating as for scheduling appts. since I drive 4.0 hrs to get there. Great team of people.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. John B. Holds is an Ophthalmic Plastic Surgeon serving the St. Louis area for more than 30 years. Dr. Holds is experienced in Thyroid Eye Disease, Blepharospasm Treatment and Lacrimal Disease. He is a professional member of the American Academy o...

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Ophthalmology-Cullen Eye Institute Baylor College Of Medicine
Residency Hospital
1989
U Utah Sch Med
Fellowship Hospital
1984
Baylor Affil Hosp
Internship Hospital
1983
Southwestern Medical School University Of Texas-M.D.
Medical School
1979
Trinity University-Ba-Biology and Biophysics
Undergraduate School

Awards

Locations

Ophthalmic Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery, Inc.

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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 7:00am - 4:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)