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Decorato, John W, MD - Fifth Ave Plastc Surgry Associates - 7 Reviews - 800 5TH Ave Ste B, New York, NY - Doctors Reviews - Phone (212) 249-7000

Decorato, John W, MD - Fifth Ave Plastc Surgry Associates

800 5TH Ave Ste B
New York, NY 10021
(212) 249-7000
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Dr Decorato is awesome, I had smartlipo on my inner thighs and lower belly in Sept 2011 and I love the results. I’m 32, 140 lbs and 5 foot 8, healthy and exercise but couldn’t lo...


I went to Dr. Decorato as well. In the beggining he is all nice and takes his time with you. I inquired about procedures in person to him and over email, and he did take time to...

Editorial review from Citysearch 11/26/2012

This so called ""DOCTOR"" is inept and very untalented! He hides his inexperience and inabilities under a veil of professional salesmanship! He's knowledgeable and well articulated but ""Buyer Beware!"" Stay away from this man and get credible references before ever choosing a physician. more

Editorial review from Citysearch 8/22/2012

Several of the below comments which were ""positive"" in nature, were surely written by Dr. Decorato personally or by staff members. There isn't any possibility of this man performing any specific surgery with a successful outcome. It's virtually an impossibility! more

SmartLipo on Inner Thighs and Lower Abs 1/5/2012

Dr Decorato is awesome, I had smartlipo on my inner thighs and lower belly in Sept 2011 and I love the results. I’m 32, 140 lbs and 5 foot 8, healthy and exercise but couldn’t lose fat in these parts. I came to Dr D’s office for the first time in Aug 2011. I did all my research for months before deciding on my surgeon and am happy with my choice. I went on 4 consults with other doctors. It was clear to me that Dr Decorato was the most skilled as well as the friendliest after all my consults. He is down to earth, easy to talk to, and in it for the patient’s happiness rather than the money, which is incredibly rare to find. If you’re wondering how I found him in the first place, it was via a recommendation of a friend who works in the plastic surgery industry, so that also gave me the assurance that I was making a smart decision. One last point on research- Dr D actually taught me that there is a vast difference in types of accreditations held by surgeons, so do your homework and make sure yours is accredited by the most reputable source, as Dr D is. I had my surgery in Sept 2011 and am very happy with my results. I was realistic about my expectations -I’ve still got curves, but the shape is so much smoother and better/natural looking. I can wear clothes that i've not worn in years now and feel more confident. The office staff were also great. Barbara the patient coordinator is very professional and Laura the nurse is amazingly warm and sweet (they even threw in a few free VelaShape Smoothing sessions which were fantastic). more

Sooo Happy with My Results!!! 8/23/2010

I had a Tummy Tuck with Dr. Decorato last month. I am thrilled with my results. I went on several consultations before choosing Dr. Decorato. He is very patient. I had many questions which he addressed. He explained the procedure in detail and made me feel very comfortable and confident that I was choosing the right doctor for my surgery. His staff is very friendly yet still professional. I had called several times after my surgery. Dr. Decoarto called me back within minutes. He always reassured me and never made me feel my questions or worries were silly. I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Decorato. My experience was great, and my results are AMAZING. I am very happy, I highly recommended Dr. Decorato!!! more

Stay away from him like from fire 3/24/2010

Dr decorato change my life for worst\r I had full tummy tuck done by him the results are awful I cannot wear bikini and cannot get undressed even not affront of my husband.\r \r I went to other doctors and that what they had to say:\r Your doctor did a mini-abdominoplasty and didn't do the right operation.\r You need a full abdominoplasty \r You just need someone who knows what they're doing. \r So he did mini tummy tuck on me instead of full tummy tuck event if my problem was on the upper part\r Of my abdomen.\r \r I paid him for full tummy tuck and got a lot of problems and awful results.\r He just cares about the money. He is not honest and do not have self opinion.\r When I back to him to have revision of my surgery he want to charge me again.\r \r But I don’t want him touching me no more.\r \r Stay Away from him\r \r Pros: Tummy tuck more

Dr Decorato is the best 8/14/2007

In June of 2007 I had a tummy tuck with muscle repair and lipo. I had seen Dr Decorato before he had stitched 2 of my children and I was very happy with the results, that's why I went to him for my consult he sat and stayed until every question was answered I felt so comfortable and confident in him and his work. I scheduled my surgery that very day (I never went for a second opinion or price) His office staff are wonderful I couldn't say a bad thing about one person. The day of surgery I was nervous he sat next to me and help my hand until I fell asleep and when I woke up the nurses were top of the line you couldn't ask for better treatment. I called Dr. Decorato many times after hours and the phone calls were returned immediately. I am only 7 weeks out of surgery and the results are incredible I have not been put a bikini on in 10 years this year I was on the beach in a bikini and I'm still a little swollen but I looked great. I was so please with Dr Decorato his office and the results I sent my mother and sister to see him and they to have had surgery that they are very happy with he is truly a wonderful doctor. Don't listen to the bad reviews go see him for yourself Pros: the Dr his office everyone Cons: I want more lol more

Dr. John W Decorato - stay away from him 4/3/2007

I went to Dr. Decorato as well. In the beggining he is all nice and takes his time with you. I inquired about procedures in person to him and over email, and he did take time to explain each one in detail. i will give him some credit in that during the consultations he never rushed me out. However, after my implant surgery, the results were not as I expected. We discussed using custom implants but when it came time for it, he just pushed the standard existing manufactured implants on me. Then afterwards I emailed him requesting photos of the before and after and he NEVER responded to me, he has my money now so why bother getting back to me. His office is cold and the staff are all about money. After spending over 5,000 dollars on surgery, he had the nerve to want to charge me 65 dollars for a scar cream! He couldn't even give it to me complimentary. He is OVER PRICED. I had two procedures done from him and the second one he didn't even discuss a return patient discount ( most plastic surgeons do offer some consideration for returning patients). The results of my procedure were average at best. During the consultation for lipo, he promised to use two styles of lipo, ultrasonic and standard. Time of surgery he just used ultrasonic and the results are mediocre. He over promises. During my consultation for implant surgery he ws discussing custom implants to better suit my needs and make a difference. At pre-op, he told me its best to go with standard manufacture implants and that ""no one will notice the difference, only you will"". WEll thanks what good is that. I honestly wasted my time and money on him. Looking back I should have went to a different surgeon. I wouldnt even do a re-do with him, because he will charge me FULL price for it. I am heartly dissappointed with my results from him. My word of advice is to NOT go to him and seek out anohter plastic surgeon. I even payed cash up front and it it only made a 50 dollar difference in price. Pros: at first is very patient, listens to your questions and concerns Cons: Has a deep knowledge but can't come through with surgery outcomes, is money oriented and does not stick to promises during consultations, over priced for quality of skill. more

Avoid like the plague 1/18/2007

I saw Dr. Decorato when he had his other office. His staff was friendly, he was VERY friendly, had a great bedside manner, easy to talk to. When I had my consult, I asked the doctor if I did not like the results of my surgery, would he do it over and not charge me. He told me I would be very happy to do the surgery again. He was getting ready to move to his new location. I had the surgery in a hospital and within months I returned and told him I needed a redo. I had severe pain in my breasts, there was rippling, they were hard to the touch. Well, what a change in this man. He had an attitude immediately. That should have rang a bell at that moment and I should have left. Staff was very cold and business like. No warmth what so ever. But since I needed the fix, I scheduled my surgery. I was told that it would be done in the office. Boy was I stupid. He charged me $4000.00 to have the redo. That was the charge for his operating room and the nurses. His attitude should not have been there as I paid for my surgery again. Breast Augmentation costs about that. When I went to his office to have the second surgery, he did not come to speak to me. I was wheeled into the surgery room and when surgery was to be started I saw him for the first time. I told him that I was his first patient that had surgery in his new office and his remark back to me was "" Yeah I was waiting for you"" and it sounded very nasty. I still do not know what he meant. I then was put under so I never had the chance to ask him what he meant. After surgery I never saw him until my post-op visit. Well, I am in worse shape now than before. My left breast hurts all the time, My nipples hurt extremely when touched, I have rippling because he did not put the correct amt of saline. 1 breast is lower than the other. I need to have a redo again, but this time I will be Extremely careful with who I pick for a doctor and look at his pictures & do a thorough check of his credentials Pros: Beautiful Office Cons: Does not live up to his promises, charged me even though he said he wouldn't, bad attitude when asked for a redo more

Talented surgeon 10/30/2002

Dr. Decorato is the best! i had a breast reduction a little over a year ago. I had consultations with many surgeons before seeing him, however he put me at ease from the very beginning, he was patient with my insurance problems, and most importantly, I never felt like he rushed me out of the office, he answered all of my questions. In addition, he never made me feel inadequate. the day of my surgery I was so scared, Dr. decorato held my hand while I was administered anasthesia. He was extremely professional, but kept me laughing all the time and totally put me at ease. he also used a technique which left me with minimal scarring. the results were amazing, if I do say so myself! Definitely go see him. Pros: Bedside manner, Highly skilled Cons: Office Manager more
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