Dr. Juris Bunkis, MD

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Dr. Juris Bunkis, MD

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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Dr. Bunkis' Care Philosophy

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.

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Orange County Plastic Surgery4501 Birch St Ste B
Newport Beach, CA 92660
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Dr. Bunkis' Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
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Patient Comments (6)
Irvine, CA |
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.
in Foothill Ranch |
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 had no pain after surgery. I'm so happy.
in Newport Beach, CA |
After excellent IPL treatments, I treated myself to a facelift and removal of bags under my eyes. MD Bunkis also provided Pearl Laser treatment to my chest and face. It's one week later and I am thrilled with his expert work and the way I look - still look like me only 10 years younger! The excess droopy skin under chin is gone, jowels are gone, bags under eyes are gone. I look refreshed but not "done". MD Bunkis is great - Harvard trained and knows what to do and how to do it! Great staff also.
in Fullerton, CA |
I had a breast augmentation wth Dr. Bunkis and could not be more pleased with my results. He listened to me and what I wanted and then provided his opinion for the best way to achieve those results. He and his staff are so accommodating and helpful I felt extremely comfortable through the entire experience.
in Santa Ana, CA |
I have the privelage of knowing Dr Bunkis from a young age. He performed a removal of a blemish on my lip at the age of 5 (with perfect results as the procedure is unnoticeable). I recently had another skin blemish (on my inner thigh) removed. My father is a long time skin cancer patient of his and you would never tell where his surgery was performed even though if you saw him it would be staring you right in the face. We have referred many family members to him. His results are exceptional!
in San Clemente, CA |
Dr. Bunkis is extremely skilled in plastic surgery. He is a very smart & intelligent man. His customer service is beyond excellent. I don't know any doctor that gives out his person cell phone number to patients after surgery. I have called him at night while he was out to dinner with his lovely wife. He answered all my question and came into is office on a weekend to help me. Awesome Doctor and more importantly and awesome man. Thanks for helping me change my life.
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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.

Dr. Bunkis' Care Philosophy

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.

Dr. Bunkis says...

Orange County Plastic Surgery (OCPS) is a state-of-the-art plastic surgery office designed with your well-being in mind. Under the direction of Dr. Juris Bunkis, OCPS provides a caring and comfortable environment and the very latest advances in cosmetic surgery of the face and body.  In fact, OCPS's natural approach to facial rejuvenation, nasal surgery, breast surgery, liposuction, and body contouring makes it one of Orange County's premier full body rejuvenation centers.   Dr. Bunkis stays busy through word-of-mouth referrals from satisfied patients, who site Dr. Bunkis' caring, attentive approach and expert surgical skills.   "I make it a priority to really listen to the patient's concerns—our goal is to help our patients achieve their aesthetic surgery goals and as a result, feel better about themselves."

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The only Harvard trained Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Newport Beach.    Dr. Bunkis has given lectures about facial rejuvenation and breast surgery around the globe and is a recognized expert in such procedures.

Dr. Bunkis' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Plastic Surgery
  •  Board certified in General Surgery and Plastic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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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  • General Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery

Conditions Treated

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

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Toronto Faculty Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1974

  • Internship Hospital
    Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital

    Completed in 1974

  • Residency Hospital
    Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital (Columbia U)-General Surgery

    Completed in 1979

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Harvard Medical School-Plastic Surgery Residency

    Completed in 1981

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Toronto / Faculty Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1970

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Latvian
  • Spanish

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Professional Affiliations

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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

Procedures Performed

  • Abdominoplasty
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Body Contouring (After Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Botox® Injection
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Breast Reduction
  • Brow Lift
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Facelift
  • Intense Pulse Light
  • Juvéderm® Voluma® Injection
  • Laser Surgery
  • Liposuction
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Sculptra™ Injection
  • Skin and Tissue Reduction
  • ThermiTight™ Subdermal Skin Tightening Treatment