Dr. Michael Gartner, DO

Dr. Michael Gartner, DO

Plastic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
53 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Michael Gartner, DO is a plastic surgery specialist in Paramus, NJ and has been practicing for 25 years. He specializes in plastic surgery.Read his story

Gartner Plastic Surgery

3 Winslow Pl

Paramus, NJ 07652
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EmblemHealth
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • MagnaCare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • QualCare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Gartner performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Adjacent Tissue Transfer
more than 29% of peers
Excision of Skin Lesion
more than 28% of peers

Dr. Gartner's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Gartner's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Gartner "Dr. Michael Gartner is fully certified as a plastic surgeon by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is also fully certified as a general surgeon by the American Board of Surgery. As a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, he is one of the few plastic surgeons in the country who have Double Board Certification. Dr. Gartner is world renowned as an innovator in the field of aesthetic plastic surgery. He has refined his surgical techniques to provide a less invasive approach, so you won't have to deal with lengthy, overly uncomfortable recovery periods. Dr. Gartner received his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He completed a one-year rotating internship at Atlantic Medical Center, where he was the Chief Intern, followed by a five-year General Surgery residency at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, New Jersey, during which he was the Chief Resident in his final year. After an initial interest in cardiothoracic surgery, Dr. Gartner pursued plastic surgery instead not only because of the diversity in surgical procedures, but also because it appealed to his artistic and creative sensibilities. He completed his plastic surgery training at Nassau University Medical Center in New York. To complement his training, he also trained for an additional year in Hand and Microsurgery at the world renowned Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. Dr. Gartner is a meticulous surgeon. From your first consultation to the surgery and recovery, he takes the time to listen to your needs and devises a treatment plan that can achieve your expectations and goals. The surgical techniques he applies are to help you see your desired results quickly, without compromising your safety. As such, he takes precautionary measures to reduce the risk of complications. For example, the average rate of capsular contracture following breast augmentation typically ranges from 4% to 25%. Dr. Gartner's rate is 1%-2% due to his meticulous nature. Dr. Gartner employs preemptive anesthesia, a technique designed to reduce the perceived trauma to the body. This allows you to recover more quickly and with less discomfort. Dr. Gartner refines surgical techniques to make procedures less traumatic for the patient and reduce the length of the recovery period. For example, it is the standard for general anesthesia to be administered during such procedures as breast augmentation, breast reduction and liposuction. However, with the advanced techniques Dr. Gartner has designed, suitable patients may choose to have these procedures under local anesthetic instead. Not only does this eliminate the risks related to general anesthesia, you may find that you'll experience far less pain and discomfort during your recovery, and you'll see your optimal results faster as well. Dr. Gartner has been repeatedly selected by Consumer's Research Council of America as a top plastic surgeon in the country, as listed in Guide to America's Top Plastic Surgeons, editions dating from 2004-2013, as well as NJ Top Docs from 2013 to 2015. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, New York Regional Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, American College of Surgeons New Jersey Chapter, American Medical Association, Cambridge Who's Who and Strathmore's Who's Who. Dr. Gartner has hospital affiliations with the Valley Hospital (Ridgewood, NJ), Paramus Surgery Center (Paramus, NJ) and Tri State Surgery Center. Dr. Gartner remains up to date with the latest in aesthetic plastic surgery, remaining on the cusp of advancements not only in the US, but in other countries as well. As a matter of fact, Dr. Gartner was one of the first plastic surgeons in the country to perform Brazilian Butt Lifts, a procedure that he learned, while on a trip to South America performing charitable work for the national organization, Healing the Children. "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Gartner "Dr. Michael C Gartner is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon, he has been serving Paramus, NJ since 1993."

1  Specialties

  • Plastic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

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

1  Conditions Treated

13  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Excision
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Cyst
  • Excision of Lipoma
  • Excision of Neck Mass
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

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.


  • Boston University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1986
  • University of Medicine And Dentistry of New Jersey / New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • Atlantic City Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Monmouth Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Nassau University Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Thomas Jefferson U
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Gartner has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gartner's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gartner to family and friends
67 total reviews (11 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (69)

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Dr. Gartner's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (11)

I had a facelift one year ago and I look twenty years younger. I am very happy with the results. When I go out with my children people think we are the same age. I highly recommended Dr Gartner for those interested in his services. He is very caring reliable and professional.
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This doctor made me feel extremely comfortable and relaxed. I saw many other plastic surgeons in the are of new york and New Jersey and in 5 minutes I new he was the one. I had my Labiaplasty procedure performed under local anesthesia and did not feel anything. He made me fell comfortable with this...more
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Not even worth 1 star but I have no choice if I want to write a review. I went to have a consultation for a surgery that is going to go through my insurance for multiple reasons of medical necessity. 90% of my consultation was Dr. Gartner talking about money & himself. He repeatedly told me how my...more
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The best! He makes you feel comfortable and pain free. Looking forward to my botox injections next
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Where do I begin? Dr. Gartner is the best surgeon in the tri-state area! He is honest, explains procedures in detail, has a good beside manor, prices are reasonable, has an in-house operating facility in Paramus that meets all standards, is a double board certified plastic surgeon, and his office...more
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