Dr. John Zinsser, MD

Dr. John Zinsser, MD

Plastic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 55
Dr. John Zinsser, MD is a plastic surgery specialist in Richmond, VA and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from University of Texas Medical School At San Antonio in 1991 and specializes in plastic surgery.Read his story

1501 Maple Ave Ste 101

Richmond, VA 23226

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Top Care Areas

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Breast Reduction
more than 46% of peers
more than 41% of peers
Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
more than 32% of peers

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Dr. Zinsser's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Zinsser "Dr. Zinsser is a board-certified plastic surgeon with experience in all aspects of facial, breast and body contouring surgery. One of the main factors in your plastic surgery success is your surgeon. Being certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Zinsser has gone through extensive training, experience, exams and continuous education to obtain and maintain his active status. This certification is not only a symbol but proof that your surgeon is dedicated to your safety, excellent results and a higher standard of ethics and care. Dr. Zinsser's education began at Southwest Texas State University where he majored in Physiology and Chemistry. He then continued to obtain his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio. He completed his general surgery training at The University of Alabama at Birmingham, and his plastic surgery fellowship at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Zinsser has been in practice here in Richmond since 1998 and has hospital privileges at all of the Bon Secours and HCA hospitals in and around the metropolitan area of Richmond. Dr. Zinsser is an active member of many plastic surgery organizations including: American College of Surgeons American Society of Plastic Surgeons Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery American Medical Association Medical Society of Virginia Virginia Society of Plastic Surgeons Richmond Academy of Medicine Your consultation with Dr. Zinsser will consist of a comprehensive overview of your plastic surgery goals and options. Dr. Zinsser will develop a personal plan of care for you and discuss all benefits and risks of surgery with you. He will also be glad to provide all of the educational and preparation resources necessary to make you a comfortable and knowledgeable patient. C"


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Zinsser "Specializing in Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Dr. Zinsser is dedicated to excellent results while valuing your education and safety. When you come to Zinsser Plastic Surgery, you not only get access to qualified and well-trained staff, but you get the "total package"-excellence, comfort, respect, consideration, and access to quality extended care through our hospital campus in Richmond, Virginia"

1  Specialties

  • Plastic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

8  Conditions Treated

  • Birthmark
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Ptosis
  • Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Gynecomastia
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)

41  Procedures


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Soutwest Texas State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1985
  • University of Texas Medical School At San Antonio
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • University of Alabama Birmingham
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Health South Metro West Hospital - General Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Vanderbilt University - Plastic Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Vanderbilt University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Zinsser has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Zinsser's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Zinsser to family and friends
64 total reviews (12 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (64)

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Dr. Zinsser's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (12)

I had saline implants that were done in 2004 I was having capsular contracture and needed to have them replaced. Dr Zinsser did an amazing job. My new implants look and feel amazing and are so much more natural than my old saline implants. I am thrilled with the results!
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Dr. Zinsser and his staff are the best. Very professional, informative, friendly. They were willing and able to discuss options and concerns. I had interviewed several other plastic surgeons and selected this practice . What a good choice I made.
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I had consultations with 2 other plastic surgeons before deciding on Dr Zinsser. He made me feel comfortable and at ease. He was also more affordable and even gives discounts to nurses, teachers, and first responders. I'm a Registered Nurse and I am highly satisfied with my results and have...more
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Dr. Zinsser is very thorough. He explained everything inside and out. His professionalism and bed side manner left me (& my husband) feeling completely at ease. He was so attentive before and after my surgery. I never felt like just another number. He made himself available after hours on the...more
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Thrilled with my results and I can't stop staring! For the first time ever in my life I can stand with confidence with and without clothes! I had a lower body lift/belt lipectomy 8 weeks ago and Dr. Z and his team made me feel comfortable, welcome and most of all confident that my results would be...more
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