Dr. Robert Guida has repeatedly been listed in the Castle Connolly Guide of Best Doctors recognizing him as one of “the best doctors in New York”, New York Magazine’s feature on top “Beauty Doctors” in New York City, and in New York Magazine’s Best Doctor Issue. He has been practicing facial plastic and reconstructive in New York since 1990. What distinguishes Dr. Robert Guida is his extensive training in both cosmetic plastic surgery as well as functional nose surgery. He is board certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery. Dr. Guida is currently a Clinical Associate Professor at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University. He was on the full time faculty at Cornell University Medical at New York Presbyterian Hospital from 1990 until 1999 and the Director of the Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery there until 1999. He is also an attending surgeon at Lenox Hill Hospital and the Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital. He has been in private practice in Manhattan since 1999. He is board certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Guida is renowned for his command of innovative plastic surgery techniques and the natural looking results he achieves for patients. Dr. Guida believes that any cosmetic surgery procedure should reflect the patient’s individuality. Dr. Guida sees himself as both a physician and a craftsman, which means that his patients have the benefit of not just his technical expertise, but also his artistic sense. Dr. Guida feels that aesthetic surgeons must develop a sixth sense that helps them understand each patient’s goals and desires. As quoted by Dr. Guida, “I spend a great deal of time listening to my patients’ concerns and wishes. In addition, computerized digital imaging allows me to communicate better with my patients, giving us the opportunity to study their unique facial anatomy more objectively. It then becomes much easier for us to come up with an agreed upon approach”. Dr. Guida is personally involved in all aspects of his patients’ operative care. This includes placement and removal of every suture as well as all other post-operative care responsibilities. Dr. Guida believes that delivering the highest quality patient care requires his personal involvement and monitoring of the entire healing process. He feels this highly attentive involvement facilitates his patients’ recovery, as he is intimately involved and aware the healing process at every level at all times....See Less
Dr. Guida is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon specializing in facial plastic surgery and nasal surgery. He works closely with each patient to develop an individualized treatment plan and performs a wide array of surgical and non-surgical procedures to help you achieve your goals.For those who wish to enhance their appearance, our cosmetic procedures offer the opportunity to sculpt and improve physical features as well as improve self-esteem. Functional nasal surgery and necessary reconstructive procedures can alleviate a range of physical issues, helping patients enjoy life to its fullest.
Dr. Guida's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Ear, Nose, and Throat
Board certified in Otolaryngology and Plastic Surgery & Facial Surgery
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Ear, Nose, and Throat
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*
Plastic Surgery & Facial Surgery
Accredited by: American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Why It Matters: Dr. Guida's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Cleft Lip and Palate
Congenital Nasal Deformity
Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
External Ear Disorders
Face Skin Lesions
Facial Skin Cancer
Nasal Septal Perforation
Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma
Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
Asian Eyelid Surgery
CO2 Laser Treatment for Skin Lesions
Complex Revision Rhinoplasty
Cosmetic Botox® Injection
Cosmetic Facial Implant Surgery
Cosmetic Facial Surgery
Cosmetic Laser Surgery
Cosmetic Neck Surgery
Cosmetic Surgical Procedure
Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
Endoscopic Brow Lift
Endoscopic Cosmetic Facial Plastic Surgery
Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
Excision of Cyst
Excision of Lipoma
Facial Contour Alteration
Facial Rejuvenation, Advanced, Laser
Full Face Lift
Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
Juvéderm® Ultra Plus XC Injection
Juvéderm® Voluma® Injection
Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
Plastic Cosmetic Surgery
Plastic Surgery, Facial
Plastic Surgical Procedures
Ptosis (Eyelids) Surgery
Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
Skin Lesion Removal
Soft Tissue Injections
Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
Titan Skin Tightening
Wrinkle Reduction by Injection
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for New York.
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How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
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Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Medical School | Graduated 1983
Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
Graduate Hospital University Penn
Residency Hospital | Completed 1985
Ny Eye And Ear Infirm
Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
Oregon Health And Science University
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
Dr. Guida has no media or publications listed.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
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