New York Presbyterian Hospital-Lower Manhattan - 170 William St, 5th Floor | 212.888.7773

Frequently Asked Questions

The following commonly asked questions refer to our general practice such as insurance, appointment times and consultation terms. For procedural questions, kindly refer to the relevant procedure page. If you do not find your answer, feel free to contact us via our contact page or call us anytime at (212) 888-7773

Are you Board certified?

Yes, I am certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. This is the only Board recognized by Plastic Surgeons.

What does Board Certification mean?

It means that I’ve completed an accredited plastic surgery training program and passed a rigorous (believe me it’s rigorous about 20% fail) written and oral exam to become certified. The Board, which is made up of some of the most famous Plastic Surgeons in the country, personally interview and examine each candidate. They ask very difficult questions regarding how I would handle various surgical problems. They also review my practice to make sure it is ethical and operates at the highest standard.

Are you Affiliated with a Local Hospital?

Yes, it is always wise to be affiliated with a local hospital. Just like the Board, hospitals also insist that their doctors maintain the highest possible qualifications. They ensure that we go to several specialty conferences a year and keep our state, federal and prescription licenses up to date. In Manhattan I am on staff at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital and New York Downtown Hospital.

Where will my Surgery be Performed?

It will either be performed in a local hospital or in my fully accredited office operating room.

What does Accredited Mean?

It means that the operating room adheres to the strict safety standards established by the Board of Plastic Surgery. It means that where I operate is as safe as any hospital operating room. The operating room has everything from a back up power supply, to every emergency medical device available. In addition, because no one operates alone, I work with a registered nurse and an anesthetist. They are people I have worked with for most of my career. More than a great result from your surgery, to me, safety is the most important aspect of your surgical experience.

If I have a Question or a Problem a few days after my Procedure what should I do

You should call me first with any questions. Usually the first five days after surgery are the most critical for getting a good result. I frequently give my cell number to my post op patients so they can reach me directly. Remember it is always better to call if you think something is wrong than to wait and possibly allow the problem may get out of hand.

How much Does my Consultation Cost?

My cosmetic consultation is completely free. Just call for an appointment, 212-888-7773. During this time we can discuss your procedure and I can answer any questions you may have.

How Do I Pay for my Surgery?

You can pay with certified check, credit card or you may utilize a finance company. Finance forms can be filled out during your free consultation.

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