Dr. Michael Vistnes, MD

Dr. Michael Vistnes, MD

Plastic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
57 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Michael Vistnes, MD is a plastic surgery doctor who practices in Palo Alto, CA. He is 57 years old and has been practicing for 30 years. Dr. Vistnes is affiliated with Stanford Hospital and Clinics and Sequoia Hospital.

Vistnes Plastic Surgery

1515 El Camino Real Ste B

Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Accepted insurance

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

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Care Philosophy

Dr. Dean Vistnes is a Stanford University trained Plastic Surgeon board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
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Dr. Vistnes' Experience

Dr. Vistnes' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Plastic Surgery
  • Board certified in Plastic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Plastic Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Skin Aging
  • Wrinkles


  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Plastic Cosmetic Surgery
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

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.


  • Stanford University
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • Stanford Mc
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Stanford Mc
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Nashville Pls
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Vistnes has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Vistnes' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Vistnes to family and friends
based on 8 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Vistnes' 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 (2)
in Burlingame, CA |
Dr.Vistnes and his staff are outstanding! I had breast augmentation 6 months ago and I am so happy with the results! Dr. Vistnes is an excellent surgeon with so much experience. He made me feel extremely comfortable throughout the whole process. I am so glad i chose him as my surgeon!
Mill Valley, CA |
Unfortunately, I received substantial injuries by his clinic. During Dr. Vistnes evaluation, he withheld important medical advise and was dismissive and condescending to avoid all responsibility. Dr. Vistnes compromises his standard of care with patients to maximized his earning potiental by hiring nurses to preform plastic surgery proceedures while he is offsite. These proceedures involve Botox and other injectables in the many SkinSpirit locations he owns throghtout Calfornia and Washington.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Vistnes accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net
  • WellPoint

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Hospitals where Dr. Vistnes has admitting privileges

Sequoia Hospital
170 Alameda De Las Pulgas
Redwood City, CA 94062
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Stanford Hospital and Clinics
300 Pasteur Dr
Stanford, CA 94305
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