Dr. Juris Bunkis, MD

Dr. Juris Bunkis, MD

Plastic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 69
Dr. Juris Bunkis, MD is a plastic surgery specialist in Newport Beach, CA and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from University Of Toronto Faculty Of Medicine in 1974 and specializes in plastic surgery, plastic surgery of the hand, and more.Read his story

4501 Birch St Ste B

Newport Beach, CA 92660

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This content was provided by Dr. Bunkis "CURRICULUM VITAE NAME: Juris Bunkis, M.D., F.A.C.S. EDUCATION: Dr. Bunkis graduated from the University of Toronto Medical School in 1974. This was followed by a five year general surgery residency at Columbia University and board certification in general surgery, and a two year plastic surgery residency at Harvard University. Dr. Bunkis is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. PRINCIPAL ACADEMIC POSITIONS HELD: Dr. Bunkis served as a Clinical Instructor in Surgery at Harvard University from 1979-81 and subsequently as Assistant Professor in Surgery, at the University of California, San Francisco. Private aesthetic practice since 1983. ANCILLARY POSITIONS HELD CONCURRENTLY: Dr. Bunkis has served as Chief of Plastic Surgery at the San Francisco General Hospital (University of California San Francisco) and Medical Director of the Blackhawk Surgery Center. He has served on the Board of Directors of Blackhawk Surgery Center, Inc., United Bridges, Inc., the Tassajara Valley Little League, ARPSMA, Inc., the Hospital de la Familia Foundation, OnlySports Inc, Nor Cal Baseball, Inc., Burning Galileo Films, Margarita's Cocina Mexicana, Inc., Orange County Plastic Surgery, Inc. and MD Performance, Inc. As Honorary Consul for the Republic of Latvia, he is a member of the Los Angeles Diplomatic Corps and serves as the Secretary of the Corps. MEMBERSHIPS IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS: Dr. Bunkis is a member of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Canadian Society for Aesthetic (Cosmetic) Plastic Surgery, Latvian Medical and Dental Association, Plastic Surgery Research Council and the California Society of Plastic Surgeons SPECIAL AWARDS: Dr. Bunkis has received Honorary memberships, Associatio Medicorum Bohemoslovacorum J.E. Purkyne and the Societas Bohemoslovaca Chirurgiae Plasticae, in Prague. Dr. Bunkis has operated on indigent children in Central America for years and in recognition of his charitable efforts, was knighted by the Cavalieri di San Marco (Knights of San Marco), Venice, received the Angel Wings Award, Angel Wings Foundation and the Man of Character Award, Orange County Council, Boy Scouts of America. A feature film he helped produce, "F-Stops", won the Silver Medal, Houston Film Festival, Houston TX and was invited to the Cannes Festival. POSTGRADUATE AND CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES ATTENDED: Dr. Bunkis has attended sufficient continuing education courses to maintain certification. In addition, he has achieved PADI Advanced Diver Certification, is an instrument-rated, commercial jet pilot and an avid custom Harley, motorcycle enthusiast (Hamsters USA). Dr. Bunkis is a volunteer deputy with the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department. INVITED LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS: Dr. Bunkis has given hundreds of lectures and presentations at meetings locally and around the globe PUBLICATONS: Dr. Bunkis has published more than 40 scientific publications, abstracts and book reviews, and 17 book chapters in plastic surgery text books."
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This content was provided by Dr. Bunkis "As Medical Director of Orange County Plastic Surgery, Dr. Juris Bunkis brings more than 30 years of surgical expertise to our communities. He has developed a five star practice in South Orange County and is designed to meet all your aesthetic needs. Dr. Bunkis has a long history of research, commitment and dedication to aesthetic surgery. My commitment, and that of my staff, is to you, our patient. Our practice is based on honesty, integrity, and a dedication to excellence in plastic surgery.    Our goal is to help our patients achieve their aesthetic surgery goals and as a result, feel better about themselves."

12  Specialties

  • Plastic Surgery
  • Cosmetic Medicine
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Facial Cosmetic Surgery
  • Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Surgery
  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery (Physician Assistant)
  • Plastic Surgery Nursing
  • Plastic Surgery of the Hand
  • Plastic Surgery-Head & Neck

2  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Plastic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*

11  Conditions Treated

  • Breast Hypoplasia
  • Breast Ptosis
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Gigantomastia
  • Gynecomastia
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Laxity
  • Weight Loss
  • Wrinkles

18  Procedures

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0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


  • University Of Toronto / Faculty Of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1970
  • University Of Toronto Faculty Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1974
  • Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1974
  • Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital (Columbia U)-General Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1979
  • Harvard Medical School-Plastic Surgery Residency
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1981

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Angel Wings Award for philanthropic work in Danville, CA, 2000
  • Man of Character Award, presented by the Orange County Council, Boy Scouts of America, in recognition of his philanthropic wo, 2006
  • Knighted by the Cavelieri Di San Marco (Knights of St. Marc) Italy, 1995
  • Silver Medal at the Houston Film Festival for film F-Stops, 2001
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Languages Spoken

  • Latvian
  • Spanish
  • English

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Dr. Bunkis is a wonderful plastic surgeon. He did my face and eyes about 6 months ago and I couldn't be happier.
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I had breast implants done by Dr. Bunkis which resulted in complete numbness in my right side. I have had Dr's look at the issue and there is nothing to resolve this. I advise you go elsewhere!!!!!!!!
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I would highly recommend Dr. Bunkis to my friends and family. I've had a nose job, facelift and brow lift with Dr. Bunkis. My Mother has had a facelift, brow lift, eyelid surgery and breast lift with him. Dr. Bunkis won't encourage you to have surgery you don't need. He takes his time to listen to...Read More
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I have sent a number of friends to Dr. Bunkis as I know that he is an excellent Harvard trained Surgeon that has a great deal of experience and is totally trustworthy. I am so pleased with everything that he has done for me.
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I had a breast lift with implant extraction. Dr Bunlkis was so professional and caring. He answered all my calls before and after surgery. He did such an amazing job that I feel so confident about my body. My breasts look beautiful and like a 25 year old. I beyond thrilled with the work he did. I...Read More
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