Dr. Terry Donat, MD is a facial plastic & reconstructive surgery doctor who practices in Glen Ellyn, IL. He is 52 years old and has been practicing for 26 years. Dr. Donat is affiliated with CGH Medical Center.
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Facial appearance is your most personal means for social relations as it embodies the essential features for distinctly recognizing yourself and others. Your particular facial features effortlessly reveal your uniqueness and your original range of both subtle and extreme facial expressions. Whether you re a man or woman, you portray a current facial image, the latest in your progression of faces, which conveys your attractive internal character to the rest of the world. Your facial image formed in the past, developed to the present, and will continue to mature in tandem with your experiences. Nevertheless, in time, you may come to feel that your facial appearance no longer reflects your inner character. At this point, you may appropriately desire to enhance your face to complement, renew, or revitalize your appearance in a personally positive and meaningful way. Fortunately, when provided by a professional facial aesthetic surgeon and a facial aesthetician, your means to accomplish this goal have never been more available, safe, and successful. The Institute of Aesthetic Surgery was founded to provide you with a comprehensive source for timely, expert information and experienced, professional, facial aesthetic services. My efforts are dedicated to providing you with state-of-the-art facial aesthetic surgery of the highest quality and safety, along with the complementary goals of extraordinary personal attention and ongoing innovative care. I understand that your aesthetic concerns are very important to you and I will offer only services I believe are of genuine value. I will couple sound science, attention to aesthetic detail, safety, and my surgical experience with your informed contributions in designing reasonable aesthetic goals for you. My professional efforts are focused on providing the finest personal learning opportunity and a supportive environment for meeting your aesthetic expectations, as part of an enduring and mutually rewarding experience.
Dr. Donat'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 & Reconstructive Surgery
Board certified in Otolaryngology
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Facial Plastic Surgery
Plastic Surgery-Head & Neck
Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*
Why It Matters: Dr. Donat'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.
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Conductive Hearing Loss
Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Head and Neck Cancer
Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
Loss of Smell and-or Taste
Maxillary and Malar Fractures
Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
Outer Ear Infection
Salivary Gland Cancer
Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
Vocal Cord Nodule
Vocal Cord Paralysis
Vocal Cord Polyp
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Adjacent Tissue Transfer
Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
Carbon Dioxide Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment
Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
Complex Revision Rhinoplasty
Cosmetic Facial Surgery
Cosmetic Laser Surgery
Cosmetic Surgical Procedure
Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
Ear Tube Placement
Endoscopic Brow Lift
Endoscopic Cosmetic Facial Plastic Surgery
Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
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If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
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How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
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For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
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.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
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.
The Pennsylvania State University
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1987
Medical School | Graduated 1991
Wayne State University
Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
Wayne State University
Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
University Of Michigan / Ann Arbor
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997
University Of Minnesota / Twin Cities Campus
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998
Wayne State University
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997
National Insititutes Of Health Research Fellowship
Other Education | Completed 1997
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Jerome A. Hilger MD Award in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Minnesota School of Medicine, 1998
Summer Medical Research Award, Hahnemann University, 1988
National Institute of Health (NIH) Research Fellowship, Wayne State University and University of Michigan, 1996
Senior Honors Research Selection, Hahnemann University, 1990
Certificate of Distiguished Performance in Surgery, Hahnemann University School of Medicine, 1991
Hahnemann Hospital Association Award for Overall Academic Excellence, Hahnemann University School of Medicine, 1991
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Fellowship, Wayne State University and the University of Michigan, 1996
Media & Publications
Dr. Donat 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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