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About Dr. Jerome D Chao
Dr. Jerome D Chao, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Latham, NY, with another office in Saratoga Springs, NY. He has 23 years of experience. His specialties include Plastic Surgery. Dr. Chao is affiliated with Ellis Hospital. Dr. Chao has received 6 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. Jerome D Chao has the following 1 specialty
- Plastic Surgery
A plastic surgery specialist is a physician with extensive training in the execution of plastic surgery procedures.
Plastic surgery is the use of surgical procedures to rebuild or reshape injured or misshapen body parts. Congenital defects, such as a cleft lip or palate, can be corrected by a plastic surgery specialist. Injuries sustained during auto accidents also may require the services of a plastic surgery specialist. These procedures fall under the category of reconstructive plastic surgery.
The other category of plastic surgery is cosmetic plastic surgery. Plastic surgery specialists often perform procedures like breast augmentation, face lifts, tummy tucks, liposuction, and lip injection as elective surgeries for patients who wish to make aesthetic improvements.
Dr. Jerome D Chao has the following 9 expertise
- Laser Resurfacing
- Reconstructive Surgery
- Breast Surgery (Mammaplasty)
- Cosmetic Surgery
- Hair Restoration
- Skin Cancer
- Dupuytren's Contracture
Dr. Jerome D Chao is Board Certified in 1 specialty
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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I was referred to Dr. Chao after 7 years of suffering with lymphedema in my lower right extremity. I thought I would have to live with this huge leg the rest of my live. I went for a consultation at Dr. Chao's office and he and his assistants stated to me what they would "try" with my leg. I had Dr. Chao and his assistance go ahead with the procedure they suggested and 7 years later I have am able to walk with MY leg and 40 pounds less. I still see Dr. Chao and his assistances for follow up appointments and have a had a few other "minor" procedures done by them. Dr. Chao and his staff have been life savers for me!!! They have a wonderful, fun, loving bedside manner. I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. Chao and his assistants to anyone! They are the best in the area!!!
STAY AWAY! I thought I had found the best plastic surgeon...I was wrong. I went in wanting an under and over eye lift. They convinced me to have the upper lids and laser my face. Stating that the laser would take care of under the eyes. To make a long story short. Dr. Chao DID NOT do the laser, nor was I told he would not be doing it. (I thought I hired Dr. Chao) On the day of the procedure of Upper lids and laser, I spoke with him about the bags under my eyes not being tightened by the laser procedure and he offered to do the upper and lowers 5 days after the laser. This is all while I'm on the drugs getting ready for the laser. I signed for the procedure and even paid for it. The next day I had no recollection of doing that but I found the receipt and said..."WHAT"? The pre-op care sheet (what to do the week before surgery) was given to me just prior to the laser procedure. NO phone call before the surgery, NO phone call after to see how I was doing. I learned everything about taking care of my lasered face from the internet..NOT from them. They actually sent me home with nothing to put on my face. I thank my lucky stars that I researched how to take care of my face on the internet. All the healing was thanks to information I found on the internet NOT CHAO. By day 4 I realized that there was no way he was touching my raw swollen face ...and I no longer trusted him, so I cancelled. The under eye bags are back. I went in and sat down with Dr. Chao and his "assistant" to talk about what had happened...Dr Chao had his head buried in the computer as if he didn't care. They apologized for all their errors stating it was his assistant's fault. She was on vacation and I shouldn't have been scheduled. REALLY!? The laser certainly removed all my age spots, however there are many plastic surgeons that could do it, with probably a whole lot less pain (the procedure itself, based on what I read was more painful than necessary.) HOWEVER, I went to see him wanting to have my eyes done, over and under. My face fell the week after my husband died. I have waited 21 years to have my eyes fixed. I gift to myself for my 60th. I saved, I worked my schedule to take enough time off..(self employed) and came out with my dream not even remotely met. THEY DON'T HEAR YOU! Find another plastic surgeon if I were you.
I am a female who had a hair transplant. Dr Chao is meticulous, talented, and extremely caring. He and his staff stayed in the office until 7:30 in the evening after working on me for almost 12 hours just to make sure that everything came out just right. He is down to earth, very easy to talk with and very accomplished. His nurse Marian is probably the most nurturing and caring nurse I have ever met. And his PA Carly Matthews deftly -and also gently - injected some botox and fillers so that all my beauty needs could be met the same day.
Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree (2017, 2018)
Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree recognizes doctors with the highest scores in bedside manner for five consecutive years. This honor is granted to a few distinct doctors in the United States based on experiences shared by patients.
Patients' Choice Award (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
On-Time Doctor Award (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors
Castle Connolly is America's trusted source for the identification of Top Doctors. Their physician-led research team reviews and screens the credentials of tens of thousands of physicians who are nominated by their peers annually, via a nationwide online process, before selecting those physicians who are regionally or nationally among the very best in their medical specialties. Castle Connolly believes strongly that Top Doctors Make a Difference™.
Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2014, 2015)
The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.
Dr. Chao is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
23 Years Experience
Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons
Graduated in 1995
Dr. Jerome D Chao accepts the following insurance providers.
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
- BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
Capital District Physicians Health Plan
- CDPHP HMO
- CDPHP New York State of Health - Small Business
- CDPHP PPO
- Empire Blue Priority EPO
- Empire HMO
- Empire PPO
- Empire Prism EPO Blue Priority
- Multiplan PPO
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