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Dr. Barnett is a phenomenal Doctor, brilliantly talented, & extremely knowledgeable in her field. I felt safe and cared for and the results were beyond my expectations.
Absolutely the best surgeon I have ever been a patient of. Her skills are excellent she is honest with her outcomes and will take her time to answer any questions you have. I would highly recommend her services.
Very skilled and intuitive surgeon. Dr Barnett is the best plastic surgeon. She doesn't leave your face pulled and looking like you had surgery. Just youthful and natural.
I am a thirty one year old male going into U.S. Military and upon enlisting I had been informed a tattoo on my neck would make enlistment impossible. I contacted Dr. Barnett about my problem and together we found the best option for me to fix the issue in a timely manner. My tattoo was roughly three inches wide and tall stretching the back of my neck. Dr. Barnett not only removed the entire tattoo in only two visits but my neck has now made a full recovery with VERY little signs of any work being done at all. Dr. Barnett's staff scheduled prompt return checkup after each procedure and were very polite. Should you find yourself in need of any cosmetic or reconstructive surgery I urge you to go see Marguerite Barnett. I felt no pain. I had a quick recovery.
I had the pleasure of being seen by Dr. Barnett. I went to her for a skin consult regarding a skin lesion. I was happily surprise that she was able to perform the surgery that day in the office. She was very professional and kind hearted. She made me feel at ease, telling jokes and informing me of what she was doing. I would highly recommend Dr. Barnett. She is the best!
I have had several surgeries with Dr. Barnett, from hernia repair to skin cancer removal; she is always pleasant, knowledgeable, efficient,and the surgeries have been completely successful and amazingly pain-free. She is absolutely my first choice for surgical procedures.
This is the best doctor I have had in my lifetime. PERIOD. Dr. Barnette has performed quite a few surgieries for me and the results have always been astonishing. Most have been on my face and I have no scars..in fact...one week after my last 2 surgeries you couldn't see a scar. She is kind and knowledgeable and I am so blessed to have her in my life. She helps me look young too lol.
Sorry i didnt put the overall rating!!! I highly recommend her if you need an explanat of breast implant !
Dr. Barnett help me to figure out why I was so sick. She remove my silicone implants after 12 years of poison!! So happy with results no lift, no drains!!!
If you like me so much, why did you give me only one star?!
I immediately took to her personality. I feel like she was extremely knowledgeable in her field. I felt safe and at ease, and her staff is wonderful. So far, I've had great results.
Dr. Barnett is extremely competent, personable, double board certified, perfectionist, compassionate beyond belief, with a knowledgeable and friendly staff... Great experience! Dr. Barnett helped put me back together, correcting previous botched surgeries performed by another surgeon. Dr. Barnett is amazing, and I highly recommend her and her staff.
I had a horrific experience with Dr. Barnett and she refuses to even acknowledge it was her fault despite several doctors and surgeons that agree. She claimed that she knew exactly how to remove my breast implants via the transaxillary approach and that I should be fine to be awake during the procedure as it would take approximately 15 minutes or so. Instead, she prematurely deflated the implant sacs to where she couldn't even find them and dug roughly around in my armpits and chest for TWO HOURS as I laid there trying not to cry from the pain. Due to her abusive tugging, I had softball size swelling in my armpits and a large hematoma on my chest that had to be monitored by doctors for several months. Her excuse for draining the sacs before she actually clasped them and could pull them out was, "I didn't want us to get wet." What??? Let's see, get wet or be in pain with immense swelling and a hematoma for months...hmm. I highly suggest you do your homework on the qualifications your surgeon has on your specific procedure. Dr. Barnett might be great at many things, but removing implants via the armpit is not one of them. The removal of my implants should have been a simple recovery yet it was MUCH worse than when I had my implants put in. (Crazy!) I would never return to that office.
Wow, so unhappy you come back a year later to repost your same complaint!
Dr. Barnett is a talented and truly caring physician. She is approachable and makes her patient feel very at ease. I recommend her without any reservations.
I am an RN and first met Dr. Barnett when I worked with her at the hospital. So, when I was ready for surgery she was the ONLY surgeon I would consider. She listens! The results are very natural!
What an incredible surgeon Dr Marguerite Barnett is! I whole heartedly recommend her, I had a facelift, a breast reduction and also a tummy tuck on separate occasions. She spends time with me explaining the procedure, the risks etc... is very thorough and has very gentle bedside manners! Topnotch surgeon she gets an 11 (that is over the top!) from me>
I am 60 years old and had a face and neck lift, fat grafting for filler in areas determined by Dr. Barnett during surgery and partial facial peel, again only where needed. It will be 5 weeks this coming Tuesday since my surgery. I am extremely pleased with the results thus far. My skin is smoother than I can ever remember, my ghowls are gone and my neck is tight and toned looking. For many years I've worn turtlenecks and scarves to hide the "gobbler" and loose skin (I'm slender so it wasn't due to excess fat). Now I choose my clothing based on what will show off my neck! I was assured by Dr. Barnett that I would look very natural and that is exactly how I look only about 10-15 years younger. I look like me completely. I was told the other day by someone who didn't know about the surgery that my skin looked beautiful. I told her I had some nip and tuck and she couldn't believe it. She thought I might have had some fillers and/or Botox. She was amazed at how natural I look. Later that evening she whispered to me that she's jealous because now she feels I look younger than her (47)! Dr. Barnett is extremely prompt for appointments and surgery. She spent at least 1 hour with me the day before explaining and answering any questions I had. I feel the post-op recovery went very well. I was home by noon, bandaged with a drain and more uncomfortable due to the swelling than in pain. I took the prescribed pain relievers the first 24 hours and just Tylenol thereafter. Stitches & staples were out in 3 days...shocking and painless. That day I went out to lunch and for a 2 mile walk (hat and scarf as camo). I live in the northeast so had allowed 10 days from surgery before flying home, which I did comfortably. By 7 days I was dining out and dancing a bit. Yes I had bruises and swelling, but I felt well and used makeup to cover what I could. I am still seeing daily changes and expect to until all the swelling and numbness is gone. I would recommend Dr. Barnett to anyone considering this type of surgery. My sister is already considering flying down to have Dr. Barnett do her eyes. I also want to say that LouAnn, Dr. Barnett's Esthetician meets with you the day before surgery, explains what to expect thoroughly, analyzes your skin texture, did a 1 hour facial and made recommendations for long-term skin care. This was included as part of the surgery and follow up with an additional facial at 10 days and another at 1 month. This has been the best experience in providing me the tools to look and feel on the outside how I feel on the inside. If you are thinking about this type of procedure it would be in your best interest to put Dr. Barnett on your list for a pre-op consult. She is a skilled artist and honest about what your expectations should be.
I found Dr. Barnett on a breast implant site. Over a 7 year period she was the only Dr. willing to agree about how leaking implants can make you sick. I was so sick but after explant I am healing fast. Dont believe the FDA or the other doctors. Silicone is toxic1!
Dr.Barnett is compassionate, kind, professional and extremely easy to talk with. She spent a great deal of time explaining the procedure to me. She is a highly skilled surgeon that came highly recommended to me. I am thrilled with the outcome of my surgery and had little to no bruising. I continue to refer many people to her, with the confidence that they all will be treated with respect, dignity and compassion.
Compassionate, consummate professional, thorough, experienced, knowledgable beyond any physician with whom I have been associated. There aren't enough positive adjectives to describe my experience with Dr. Barnett and her staff. This is my first week after the surgery. I was in her office the next morning for my post-op appt. Minor pain. My procedure was medically necessary to address a spinal injury and bone Island growth. Had I realized the therapeutic value of this procedure sooner, I would have done this years ago. The relationship between doctor and patient must be one of complete trust and faith, if one is to receive full benefit of any physicians' skills. Breast surgery is a delicate physical and emotional journey. Without a physician as skilled as Dr. Barnett, I would not have made this commitment. Most importantly, what I want to stress, is that I controlled my pre and post surgical outcome....it isn't all up to Dr. Barnett's genius. She requires a commitment on my part. In this case, I had to quit smoking six weeks before my surgery date and promise not to smoke afterwards, for a few weeks, because nicotine inhibits tissue healing. If you can't give up the butts, don't expect a good outcome. It's critical to your healing and this is really the most important requirement. She spent a great deal of time with me, explaining what to expect and how to have the best outcome. It is a partnership, that I appreciate and would recommend Dr. Barnett HIGHLY. I love her demeanor and confidence. She has given me a new chance to lessen chronic pain and live with the disabilities I have for the rest of my life, with more freedom than I thought possible. I am indebted to Dr. Barnett for the rest of my life.
Dr. Barnett is the ONLY doctor I would go to! She is brilliant, patient, kind, caring, and does an AMAZING job. She made me look younger and better than I ever could have imagined. I ask her what she suggests and I go for it, because she has both the eye of an artist and skills of a surgeon, combined with years of experience and a steady hand! (haha!) The whole community of Sarasota LOVES her because she does so much to help people too! She brings beauty to the world and helps increase people's confidence when they feel better about how they look, so she also brings joy. I fully recommend her great service!
Having worked for Dr. Barnett as well as being treated by her I can testify that you will always receive post op instructions, she is a stickler on educating her patients. Dr. Barnett cares about her patients and is highly skilled, highly trained,highly educated and years of experience.
Overall I am very disappointed with my experience under Dr. Barnett's care. She is a very lovely lady with a friendly staff but in my particular case she proved to lack the knowledge necessary for me to have a good experience. I received an ex-plant via the axillary (arm pit) approach and while she did state she normally does this procedure under the nipple, she said she could do the procedure just fine as long as I could handle a little extra tugging. A 'little' turned into me feeling absolutely butchered and bruised/swelling beyond belief for what should have been a simple procedure. I have seen several pictures of other women who have had great results via this approach so there was no excuse for this abuse other than Dr. Barnett not knowing what she was doing and not admitting it to me so that I could find a more suitable surgeon. She hardly gave me any post-op instructions so I have had to do my own research. I was shocked as she has great credentials and I felt safe with her :(
i truly wish i had referred this patient to someone more experienced than myself but i don't know anyone who has done over 3000 explants or even close! My bad!
i had to have eyelid surgery, not for cosmetic reasons, but because it was affecting my peripheral vision. i went to a doc at UCSF and was appalled at his negative description of the operation, my cricumstances, and the recovery process.. my wife knew of dr barnett from when she lived in sarasota.. we called dr barnett and found her entire approach entirely different.. before we even committed to do the surgery with her, she spent a great deal of time telliing us the complete opposite of the other doctor.. she was thorough, very human, and concerned that we felt comfortable. we, of course, booked the surgery with her. again, her staff continued in the same manner: pleasant, available, helpful.. we arrived for the surgery.. she met us in the waiting room, took my hand, and walked me back to have the surgery. i felt that all doctors should learn from her approach: competent and very compassionate. the surgery was uneventful, quick, and later accomplished just what we had hoped for.. one of her staff called within 24 hours to check in on me. again, when i went back to have the stitches removed, i found the same atmosphere: one where everyone in the office took the time to help me as the patient to understand and complete the process successfully. i had no complications and as she promised, in just a few days, i was back to my regular routine. i would highly recommend her for any surgerical procedure that she offers.. my wife, who also has to have the same surgery on her eyelids, will be going back to her. my only wish is that more surgeons/doctors take on her approach.. thank you, dr barnett!!!
I highly recommend Dr. Barnett. Dr. Barnett is a compassionate, highly professional Plastic Surgeon and a wonderful human being. She takes time to explain each procedure in detail and follows up to make sure each patient is completely satisfied with the results. Dr. Barnett's staff is also extremely professional and compassionate; and they go out of their way to make you feel comfortable. In fact, to me, the staff feels more like friends and family. Because of my positive experience, I plan to have Dr. Barnett perform additional procedures in the future.
I have been an established pt of Dr Barnett for about 9 months. Due to a severe medical condition we went through a long recovery period! I as a trauma nurse felt very comfortable with her! She was kind and caring! Going back for a second surgery was necessary,but I felt comfortable with her! Her demeanor the second time was very different! When a post surgical patient with a bad history calls to speak to the Dr the pt should have the right legally and liability wise to speak to the Dr not the nurse or office staff! I must say from when I first saw her to now the office and practice has changed! But I would still see her again!
I have worked for Dr. Barnettâs office on and off as well as for many other doctorâs. I have also been her patient- she saved my life when she discovered an advanced breast cancer that others had been ignoring for over a year. She got me through double mastectomy, reconstruction and the complications I suffered from radiation treatments. She has also done cosmetic treatments on me. I think this qualifies me to rate her. Privacy laws prevent me from talking directly about any of the negative reviews left on this site, but anyone who knows Dr. Barnett knows these are not true. She is highly respected by her peers, being rated by them as a top doctor for many consecutive years. She offers many patients free scar revisions even when they were not particularly bothered by them because she is a perfectionist! Compared to other doctors I have worked for, she is top notch. Dr. Barnett is a doctor you can trust. It hurts me to see others implying that you canât.
After visiting with 3 other physicians, I found Dr. Barnett's office. I knew what I wanted done (bilateral prophylactic mastectomy's) but had not found the right surgeon. Dr. Barnett listened to my concerns and offered several options. Because of my family history, I decided to proceed with surgery. Her support team, facilities and beliefs confirm her dedication as a physician. I'm extremely happy with my results following reconstruction!
I was so fortunate to have Dr. Barnett, M.D. for my surgeon last November. I highly recommend her. She located an infection that I had been fighting off and on for 3 yrs. with doctors prescribing antibiotics biopsies and aspirations. My situation is resolved thanks to her, such a qualified and caring individual. I am sorry to acknowledge her skill and treatment late in April. Thank you Dr. Barnett, M.D.
this Dr. was a great friend and advisor to me. I highly recommend anyone who needs breast reconstruction to see her. She was very kind and caring during my visits and surgery and all followups. Her staff is very caring and professional. This lovely Dr. will always be my surgeon if ever needed for future care.
This was my first visit to Dr. Barnett and I have to say that I was very apprehensive. She immediately put me at ease, gave me options and once we came up with a plan, she explained everything to me in detail as she went along. I had the impression that she really cared and that impression was substantiated through subsequent follow-up visits. I would highly recommend her.
I went to Dr. Barnett for her to replace a leaking implant. My first experience with my implants, which was done by another doctor was a nightmare. I was extremely bruised, bleeding from the incision and could not get out of bed for an entire week. Needless to say I was very hesitant to go through another procedure. However Dr. Barnett calmed all my fears, explained everything in detail to me and replaced my leaking implant with a new one in under an hour. I had no bleeding or bruising afterwards and was back to my normal high activity level in 24 hours. I will be forever grateful to her and just think the world of her. I would never recommend another doctor.
I would like to warn all potential patients to stay clear of using this cosmetic surgeon. Dr. Barnett has caused me massive problems and I have had 4 other surgeons look at her work she did to me -they all agree that she isn't qualified to be a veterinarian! One world renowned surgeon described her work as " butcher" like. Her bedside manner is arrogant and uncaring. Her staff is mediocre and her so called nurse doing ultrasound is an I'm told. Beware of the changing price quotes and inability to provide a long list of satisfied patients whose results you can see first hand. Beware of unsterile conditions... Even if things appear clean and sterile, as she will give you an Infection on top of all the other scars which she caused severe deformities to me. I urge you to go to a different doctor so you don't go through the pain and agony and long term issues, ive have had to endure.
Oy! This is terrible!
I would like to warn all potential patients to stay clear of using this cosmetic surgeon. Dr. Barnett has caused me massive problems and I have had 4 other surgeons look at her work she did to me -they all agree that she isn't qualified to be a veterinarian! One world renowned surgeon described her work as " butcher" like. Her bedside manner is arrogant and uncaring. Her staff is mediocre and her so called nurse is only a medical assistant. Beware of the changing price quotes and inability to provide a long list of satisfied patients whose results you can see first hand. Beware of unsterile conditions... Even if things appear clean and sterile, as she will give you an Infection on top of all the other scars which she caused severe deformities to me. I urge you to go to a different doctor so you don't go through the pain and agony and long term issues, ive have had to endure.
2nd Oy! You must be pretty unhappy to post twice.
I have been under Dr. Barnett's care since 2001, and that's the way it's going to stay. I came to her under an attorney's recommendation for the removal of busted silicone implants put in by another surgeon. And I found a keeper! I have since had several procedures done by Dr. B. She goes beyond ordinary care for her patients. I'm a tough-sell on doctors, but Dr. Barnett has never failed to give me and my family the best care one can ask for from a health professional. When other doctors have taken the opportunity to do procedures I didn't need done, Dr. Barnett has been honest with me and told me when and why I should not get a procedure. I appreciate that. I have been delighted with the results of her work and cannot recommend her more highly. She is a talented surgeon, a caring doctor, and a wonderful person. Her office staff is the best! Don't hesitate to visit Dr. Barnett. I won't let anyone I know go to another surgeon. I travel 200 miles to get to her office, no doubt passing dozens of surgeons, and I wouldn't consider doing otherwise. I couldn't be happier with her work. She is impressive!
Dr. Marguerite Barnett is the only surgeon my family trusts. She was aptly awarded as one of America's Top Doctors of 2011. My family and I most highly recommend this gifted surgeon. We have always been thrilled with all of her brilliant work.
Dr. Barnett was informative, covering all possibilities. Very reassuring and proactive. Available and pragmatic.
Dr. Barnett is an amazing, knowledgable, compassionate, skilled surgeon. I came to Dr. Barnett with a life-threatening illness. All of the many doctors I had seen prior to Dr. Barnett did not know the cause and could only tell me I had extreme auto-immune - to everything, food, air, etc. My husband called her office on a Monday; the Dr. worked through her lunch to see me on Tuesday; and performed surgery to remove my silicone breast implants (the cause of my illness) on Thursday. Without Dr. Barnett I don't believe I would be here today. My scars are much less noticeable now that they were before the surgery. Even though she would have made more money, she advised against a breast lift in my case. Instead she worked the incision area wonderfully and I have no sagging after 20 years of implants. And she was correct, the cause of my illness was the breast implants. It has been3 years now since their removal, and I am about 95% better. Additionally, she was so caring; I didn't feel like her patient, but her friend. She is truly an amazing doctor.
After being diagnosed with breast cancer and needing a surgeon for reconstruction We interviewed several Dr.'s in the Sarasota area we chose Dr. Barnett. From the first phone call to her office and every interaction after we were quite pleased with the care we received. Dr. Barnett answered every question we had and even some questions we didn't know we needed the answer to. She spent time with my husband and I making sure we knew all of our options and were able to make educated decision. When facing a difficult diagnosis such as breast cancer she is without a doubt the Dr to see. We were very pleased and would recommend her to anyone.
this "doctor" with all her years of practice medicine is the very worst in doing sergery,she did a nose job ,that needed to be redone by another a real doctor,when i called her to talk to her about that, she put on the phone an asistant,she just tried to get rid of me,was so rude, very different from before the sergery,so uncaring,hard to believe that a doctor could act that way, doesn't take responsobility for her actions,just trying to get away from a problem.be aware of that person,because before sergery she is a very different person,it was a horrible time knowing her,we put that behind us,there are many great doctors in our town,she is known for her bad manners and unability to do her job in medical community,thank G...for other doctors!
i'm so sorry but i do offer a warranty on my work which is not offered by any other plastic surgeon in this town to my knowledge.
Had upper eyelids done as well as a breast lift. Nipple placed 1/3 of the way between top and bottom of breast instead of center - breast itself is completely distorted - not even close to being round. Nipples are inverting and no longer harden - only sensation left in either breast overall is pain. Took far too much tissue (DD to B!!) After one revision, I'm left no better off. Also took too much tissue on upper eyes and scar is closer to brow line than crease - fully visable. Eyes look older than prior to surgery due to hollowing. Have consulted eye specialist and facial specialist who can offer little to help rectify the situation since there is no longer any tissue to work with. Very unhappy with results. Bedside manner before surgery is drastically different after surgery!
Well this upsets me because i haven't done a combined lift/lid in a long time and was unaware of anyone with any such complaints! Please contact me for help; i VALUE my reputation and stand by my work!
I interviewed over 10 plastic surgeons before undergoing the knife. Dr. Barnett was highly recommended and I am so grateful to have had her as my surgeon.
I am so thankful I chose Dr. Barnett as my surgeon for my explant procedure. She suggested I do the procedure under local which I preferred anyway (no other surgeon would agree to it). This saved me over 1,500 dollars. The procedure was short and painless. Her bedside manner was straightforward and caring. She made herself available after hours should I have any pain or problems. That wasn't necessary because I had minimal discomfort following the procedure. The scars are healing perfectly and my breasts look better now than when they were implanted. I would recommend Dr. Barnett to my mother or sister any day.
I am not easily impressed and have very high standards concerning health/medical issues. I needed medically necessary surgery and sought the best Plastic Surgeon. I extensively researched the top 5 for my procedure in the US. I read many reviews of the Docs and talked/e-mailed many of their patients. The responses for Dr. Barnett were universally outstanding. Her double Board Certification in Surgery and Plastic Surgery from Harvard/MIT impressed me. Add to that her extensive training & experience in the military medical field and I knew this was a physician who knew her way around the human body. Her years of experience are priceless, and should a complication arise, a fortunate bonus.Many Plastic Surgeons have Spas connected w/ their practice. The Mandala Spa is pristine and professional. When we toured the facility the extreme cleanliness spoke volumes to us. I did not utilize the spa but the peaceful, lovely setting was tempting! The spa reflects one of Dr. Barnett's strengths....offering services for the WHOLE person and being open to the best practices of Western and Eastern cultures. Because I researched Dr. Barnett thoroughly, I knew of her keen interest in Eastern Culture, so the fact that she had a lovely spa available to the community made perfect sense. I also found solid evidence of her long history of community involvement and public service. To me this reflected a caring person with a social conscious. When my husband and I met Dr. Barnett for a consult we were not disappointed. She exceeded our expectations and spent ample time with our questions. I felt so fortunate to have found such an superb expert to handle my surgery.I was more than willing to incur travel and hotel expenses to utilize her skills. Her Office Manager, Heather, was exceptional at making us feel comfortable and scheduling surgery.My surgery went well without complication and Dr. Barnett was wonderful in every way. On follow-up she was generous with her time and patience answering every question and concern of mine. I learned that she treats her patients the way she would like to be treated. Fortunate are the people who find their way to her door!
A diamond in the roughI am very impressed by her knowledge, ability and willingness to explain every detail to me.
As a professional Doctor Barnett was absolutely professional; she is an amazing doctor. Doctor Barnett exceded my expectations. I am very happy with the outcome of my surgery. She is an amazing doctor and human a being.
The billing office for Dr. Barnett coded my procedure incorrectly and my insurance denied it. I paid my bill in full in the office one month after my procedure. 3 years later...I was contacted by a collection agency for not paying a bill to Dr. Barnett. I received no correspondence from Dr. Barnett's office during this 3 year time frame and I thought I had paid the bill in full as I was told by Linda the office manager in 2007. The collection agency informed me I owed Dr. Barnett's office $1100 for my hernia repair. I explained I never had a hernia repair I had a lipoma excision. After MUCH effort in fighting this case....I was forced to pay for a hernia repair that I DID NOT HAVE! Her office waited 3 years after my procedure and then came after me for "monies owed" on an incorrect claim and subjected me to legal fees and ruining my credit unless I paid. This process is legal and done by lots of medical practices. READ all the fine print BEFORE you have any procedure and contact your insurance before, during and after your procedure and get a letter in writing from Dr. Barnett's office saying you are paid in full for each and every procedure. Otherwise, you can legally be held liable for procedures years after the dates of service and regardless of insurance claims and payments.
Hey, I always respond to people who ask me about their bills. If my office billed you for something you did not have, then i want to know about it. Please contact me personally so i can handle it.
This Harvard-trained MD runs a spa as part of her practise. Why she would reduce her credibility with kama sutra massages is a mystery. New age music, bubbling water. I walked out after a 20 minute wait.
Harvard pioneered the use of complementary medicine in traditional medical venues for a reason- it works. But don't take my word for it- i suggest you google the health benefits of massage- i tried to post a link but this site does not allow it. The first citation is from an HMS competitor- Mayo Clinic.
You won't get a more caring doctor than Dr.Barnett.
I had Dr. Barnett remove a breast implant and she reconstructed the breast. I had another doctor who put in implants but if I had found Dr. Barnett before I would not have needed implants. She is a very skilled doctor
She is the best Surgeon I have ever came across. I plan to see her again soon for NEW breast implants. She did the ones I have now about 10 years ago.