Dr. Russell Kridel, MD

Dr. Russell Kridel, MD

Facial Plastic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
69 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Russell Kridel, MD is a facial plastic surgery specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 37 years. He specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology-head and neck surgery.Read his story

Facial Plastic Surgery Associates

6655 Travis St Ste 900

Houston, TX 77030
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Dr. Kridel's Experience

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

Dr. Kridel's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Kridel "As a world-renowned facial plastic surgeon for more than 25 years, Russell Kridel, M.D., is recognized as one of the country's top surgeons by both his peers and his patients. He is often referred to as "The Doctors' Doctor." Triple board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, and the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Kridel is consistently named among the numerous Top Doc lists, including the acclaimed Castle Connolly Top Doctors, an accomplishment achieved by roughly only 2% of physicians. Dr. Kridel specializes in procedures for the face and neck, exclusively. He has pioneered surgical techniques for rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, facelift and septal perforation that are now taught in medical schools across the country. Regarded as "the" leading expert in facial plastic surgery, patients, including physicians and their family members, come from all over the world to have Dr. Kridel perform their surgery. He is the most noted, of only a few specialists, in the U.S. with an extremely high success rate for complex septal perforation surgery. Dr. Kridel also has extensive experience performing many other cosmetic procedures such as otoplasty, eyelid surgery, CO2 laser resurfacing, hair restoration, and other leading-edge, non-surgical treatments. Dr. Kridel understands that patients need individualized care based on their goals and expectations to achieve the most natural results. Through his extensive experience and outstanding surgical skills, Dr. Kridel leads his patients through this highly personal process of rejuvenation, whether it is a minimally invasive treatment or a complete cosmetic transformation. Dr. Kridel has published more than 100 scientific journal articles and book chapters on facial plastic surgery techniques, many of which he pioneered and are now taught in medical schools. His unparalleled surgical expertise and compassion puts his patients at ease so they can embark on their surgical journey with confidence. Always an activist for excellence in health care delivery, Dr. Kridel believes better health care for patients comes, in part, from physicians' dedication to developing medical advancements at all levels. Elected by surgeons from his own specialty, as well as, physicians across all disciplines, to numerous leadership positions, Dr. Kridel has served as President of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, President of the Texas Medical Association Foundation, and President for the Harris County Medical Society. In 2014, Dr. Kridel was elected to the American Medical Association Board of Trustees and continues to serve in this capacity. HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS Houston Methodist Hospital - TMC Memorial Hermann Hospital - TMC Memorial Hermann Surgery Center, Kirby Glen Park Plaza Hospital FORMS OF PAYMENT Master Card, Visa, Amex, Cash, Check, Discover, and CareCredit Not in-network with any insurance companies HOURS Monday to Friday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM "


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kridel "We exclusively perform facial plastic surgery, with the belief that a specialist can offer exceptional care if he concentrates in one area. Our practice offers the patient a strong sense of security, based on years of experience and thousands of successful outcomes. We offer surgical excellence with an aesthetic and artistic perspective, to help the individual's outward appearance reflect and amplify his or her inner vitality and beauty."

2  Specialties

  • Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Plastic Surgery & Facial Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

39  Procedures


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1975
  • General Surgery and In Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery-At Baylor College Of Medicine In Houston
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • American Academy Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Board Certifications-American Board Of Cosmetic Surgery
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kridel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kridel's Reviews

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57 total reviews (45 have comments)

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Dr. Kridel's Performance

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  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

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  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (45)

I wish I could write a good review because that would mean I got a good result. But I definitely did not. My nose looks twisted and unnatural after surgery with Kridel. Several people who met me after surgery said they could tell by looking at my face that I'd had a nose job, and not a good one....more
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my experience with dr kridel and staff was amazing. They made me fell very comfortable and relaxed . Im very thankful and pleased with the results .
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Dr. Kridel is the best. His staff is very knowledgeable and friendly and Dr. Kridel is absolutely the best. I couldn't be happier with the results. The aftercare I received was so much appreciated as some doctors have a tendency to disappear after surgery leaving the followup to their staff. ...more
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I knew no one in the field of revision surgery and came across Dr. Kridell when researching. It was a blessing. He is very knowledgeable,skilled and caring. His entire staff, including Dr. Delany, took care of me pre and post surgery with the utmost in professionalism. I am very pleased with the...more
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Very pleased with my results!
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