Dr. John Talley, MD

Dr. John Talley, MD

Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive SurgeryMaleAge 44

Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. John Talley, MD is a Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Specialist in Los Altos, CA. He is affiliated with medical facilities Mills-peninsula Medical Center and Mountain View Campus (El Camino Hospital). His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

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Locations

Altos Oaks Plastic Surgery

Sutter Bay Medical Foundation715 Altos Oaks Dr Los Altos, CA 94024
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Palo Alto Medical Foundation Plastic Surgery

Palo Alto Medical Foundation Pharmacy795 El Camino Real Bldg Lee Palo Alto, CA 94301
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San Carlos Center301 Industrial Rd Fl 3 San Carlos, CA 94070
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Hospital Highlight

Affiliated with Mills-peninsula Medical Center Burlingame, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ See hospitals

Dr. Talley's Reviews

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3.7

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Excellent Results as Recognized by Other Doctors
Dr. Talley did a bi-lateral breast reduction in parallel with my surgeon doing a lumpectomy in January 2021 under difficult pandemic conditions. Dr. Talley explained in detail beforehand what the results could be and how rehab would go. Since the surgery, I have been seen by multiple providers who have all essentially commented on what a good job my plastic surgeon did. I only wish I could share this with him and let him know of the excellent outcome I have had.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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SB (Idaho) – Mar 10, 2022
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i had a horrible experience and a got a poor result. talley was extremely condescending, making disparaging comments about mental health. and i didn’t expect the surgeon to randomly leave town quickly after my surgery. i regret trusting this practice.
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No results
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jul 21, 2021
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An amazing, caring doctor. I am extremely pleased with my 2015 surgery results and continue to recommend Dr. Talley to everyone I know that wants a positive plastic surgery experience. Surgery and consultation fees are very reasonable as Dr. Talley takes the necessary time and dedication to achieve the best results possible. Dr. Talley is attentive, kind and truly professional.
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PMT – Jun 26, 2021
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I have done my first breast reconstructive surgery after bilateral mastectomy with Dr .Talley shortly before he moved to Arizona. His departure was a surprise to me. I had to find another surgent to finish the second part (exchange) surgery. But that was the least of my problems. As it turned out after 5 sailine injections into my breast expanders (that suposingly should create the skin pockets for the implants) my nipples were turning downwards. I did tried to address this issues to my nurse and future surgeon many times, but no one was hearing me. My breasts rightnow, looks like male bodybilder's chest (pecks). My futher surgeon said there is nothing that can be done. I went to different medical group and saw surgeon who explained me that too much skin from bottom of my breasts had been cut off that's why my breasts look so awkward. I moved to different medical group and will had to go through 2 more surgeries to correct what was done by Dr. Talley. Unfortunately, I been failed.
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Jun 03, 2021
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Dr. Talley moved to Tucson... where I scheduled a consultation... his office staff failed to mention the $50 consult fee... so I asked, when there, for a ballpark of the procedure I had already had 3 quotes on... Dr Talley's rates were 2-2.5 times higher than any of the previous quotes I received. A waste of my time... unprofessional... hold on to your wallet!
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JJ – Apr 29, 2021
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I met with Dr. Talley regarding a small but important procedure. He made me feel incredibly comfortable and at ease during the consultation, taking great care to assess the situation delicately. He was very "present" throughout the appointment and took his time to answer all my questions - he even called me back that same evening to follow up with some information regarding next steps. Since the consult he has been accessible and very helpful as I make my decision - I am very thankful.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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Menlo Park, CA – Apr 05, 2018
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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Talley's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Talley treats Moles (Benign Skin Lesions) more than 62% of his peers

Dr. Talley treats this condition more than 62% of his peers

Skin Cancer
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Talley treats Skin Cancer more than 51% of his peers

Dr. Talley treats this condition more than 51% 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
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Bedsores
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Talley treats Bedsores more than 33% of his peers

Dr. Talley treats this condition more than 33% of his peers

Dr. Talley's conditions and procedures:

  • Bedsores
  • Benign Tumor
  • Big Ears
  • Birthmark
  • Body Contouring (After Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Ptosis
  • Breast Size or Shape Change
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Cleft Lip
  • Congenital Anomalies of Breast
  • Deformities of Auricle or Pinna
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Eyebrow Disorders
  • Face Skin Lesions
  • Facial Irregularities
  • Facial Laceration
  • Facial Trauma
  • Gigantomastia
  • Gynecomastia
  • Headache
  • Hidradenitis
  • Liposuction
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Migraine
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Obesity
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Orbital Surgical Procedures
  • Overweight
  • Plastic Surgical Procedures
  • Scars
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin and Tissue Reduction
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Diseases
  • Skin Disorders
  • Skin Grafts
  • Surgical Weight Loss
  • Third-Degree Burns
  • Weight Gain
  • Weight Loss
  • Wrinkles

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(650) 525-2111

Dr. Talley accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

About Me

Care Philosophy

When a patient comes to see a plastic surgeon, whether for cosmetic or reconstructive purposes, they are asking for help to address an issue causing them...Read more

Biography

John Ray Talley was born into a farming family on a Native American reservation. He completed undergraduate education at the University of Arizona and...Read more

Specialties

  • Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery
  • Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Oncoplastic Surgery
  • Pediatric Plastic Surgery
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Board Certifications

Education

Dr. Frederick Menick-Facial/Nasal Reconstruction
Fellowship Hospital
Stanford University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
Stanford University Medical Center
Internship Hospital
University of Arizona School of Medicine
Medical School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. John Talley, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (650) 525-2200.

Does Dr. John Talley, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Talley has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. John Talley, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. John Talley, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Talley's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. John Talley, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. John Talley, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Talley frequently treats Moles (Benign Skin Lesions), Skin Cancer, and Bedsores. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Talley treats.

Where is Dr. John Talley, MD's office located?

Dr. Talley's office is located at 715 Altos Oaks Dr, Los Altos, CA 94024. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. John Talley, MD speak?

Dr. Talley speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Talley is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Mills-peninsula Medical Center

Burlingame, CA

82% Patients that would definitely recommend, 12% higher than the national average

26 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

Mountain View Campus (El Camino Hospital)

Mountain View, CA

78% Patients that would definitely recommend, 8% higher than the national average

11 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)