Dr. Thomas Kotoske, DO

Dr. Thomas Kotoske, DO

Cosmetic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 57
Dr. Thomas Kotoske, DO is a cosmetic surgery specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1989 and specializes in cosmetic surgery, facial plastic & reconstructive surgery, and more.Read his story

19636 N 27th Ave Ste 101

Phoenix, AZ 85027

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This content was provided by Dr. Kotoske "Dr. Thomas G. Kotoske is board-certified in Facial Plastic, Reconstructive Surgery, Total Body Cosmetic Surgery as well as Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery. He received his medical training at the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, graduating with honors. Dr. Kotoske then completed an Otorhinolaryngology-Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery residency at Mount Clemens General Hospital, a Level 1 Trauma Center located in the eastern Detroit, Michigan area. He received extensive training in facial plastic and trauma reconstructive surgery, while also serving as Chief Resident. For outstanding achievements during his surgical training, Dr. Kotoske received the Burroughs Welcome National Resident Leadership Award. Dr. Kotoske was then Fellowship trained in aesthetic plastic surgery/cosmetic surgery at the University of Pennsylvania, Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia, under the direction of Julius Newman, M.D. Dr. Newman is an internationally recognized expert in cosmetic surgery, credited with introducing liposuction procedures to the United States, and is the originator of many modern techniques and surgical equipment. Dr. Kotoske operated with Dr. Newman and Dr. Kirk Brandow on ABC's "20/20", performing the latest state-of-the-art superficial tumescent liposuction. In addition, Dr. Kotoske is a recognized author of several articles and research projects published in widely respected medical journals. Dr. Kotoske has held the title of Chairman of the Department of Surgery at the John C. Lincoln Hospital in northwest Phoenix for over ten years. He is also an adjunct clinical professor for Midwestern University and K.C.O.M. in plastic and reconstructive surgery as well as ear, nose and throat surgery. Dr. Kotoske has been featured as a medical expert on numerous television channels broadcasted throughout the United States. He has been seen on NBC, CBS, ABC and Fox affiliates. He is also a national lecturer to facial plastic and cosmetic surgeons on various topics of plastic surgery."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kotoske "Dr. Kotoske believes in the "personal touch." He combines a thorough evaluation and innovative treatments with patient education and participation.

"Cosmetic procedures should be natural looking and give people a feeling of confidence. It is essential my patients completely understand their treatment and have realistic expectations for positive results."

Patient knowledge and realistic expectations lead to informed patient decisions. These decisions combined with Dr. Kotoske's clinical excellence, form the basis for a successful experience at the Cosmetic Surgery Institute."

5  Specialties

  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Facial Cosmetic Surgery
  • Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology & Facial Plastic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology*
  • Plastic Surgery & Facial Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

8  Conditions Treated

  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Cosmetic Conditions
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecomastia
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Skin Aging
  • Wrinkles

35  Procedures

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  • Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine / Midwestern University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1988
  • Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Mount Clemens General Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Mount Clemens General Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kotoske has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kotoske's Reviews

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Dr. Kotoske's Performance

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  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


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  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

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Really like Dr. and staff - great job, I am really happy.
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He is amazing, I love myself now more than ever... His office is beautiful and so is his staff.
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I had the ‘Quicklift, Upper & Lower Eyelift and Neck Suction’ in May 2017, the results are very DISAPPOINTING!!!. - My left eye is bigger than the right eye, and the left eye will not close shut completely. - My left ear hurts everyday 24/7, I can’t lay on my left side or even stand for the pillow...more
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I went to Dr. Kotoske for a consultation about a year ago. The wait to see him was more than an hour and even though he was polite, he only spent 10 minutes to answer all of my questions. After looking at the before and after photos I decided to go else where for my surgery. I would never...more
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