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About Dr. Sheldon N Klausner

Dr. Sheldon N Klausner, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Santa Monica, CA. He has 55 years of experience. His specialties include Plastic Surgery and Otolaryngology. Dr. Klausner is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Saint John's Health Center. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

16 Ratings with 12 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Sheldon N Klausner is Good. Dr. Sheldon N Klausner has been rated by 16 patients. From those 16 patients 12 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Sheldon N Klausner is 2.9 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Sheldon N Klausner Md

2001 Santa Monica Blvd Ste 870W
Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Dr. Sheldon N Klausner has the following 2 specialties

  • 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.

  • Otolaryngology

    An otolaryngologist is more commonly referred to as an ENT, someone that can treat medical issues you may be having with you ears, nose, or throat. This is a physician who is specially trained to diagnose and treat conditions of the ear, nose, sinuses, larynx (voice box), mouth, throat, head, and neck. These doctors treat patients through both medical and surgical means. For instance, an otolaryngologist may treat an obstruction of the nasal passage, caused by malformation of the nose, through rhinoplasty.

  • Expertise

    14 Expertise

  • Hoarseness
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Laser Resurfacing
  • Vertigo
  • Skin Cancer
  • Dermabrasion
  • Frontal Sinusitis
  • Hair Restoration
  • Functional Hearing Loss
  • Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders (Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases)
  • Snoring
  • Sleep Apnea (Sleep Apnea Syndromes)
  • Cosmetic Surgery

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Successful Surgery

Doctor Klausner is a gentleman and a good surgeon. I thank him for a job well done on my sinus surgery.

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5 minutes
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Great surgeon!!! Helped my sinus issues and headaches. I would totally recommend him!!!

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10 minutes
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terrible experience

I had a very similar experience to the other commenters. I went to see Dr. Klausner for sinus issues and he became fixated on my "jaw clenching" habit. He was very rude, aggressive, and cagey. He ran many strange tests, which after I have read the other commenters, I now feel were unnecessary. I couldn't get a straight answer from him about his findings and my diagnosis. In fact, when I returned for a follow up visit after having a CT scan of my sinuses done as well as a thyroid scan (which he had zero interest in talking about even though the results showed abnormalities) he thrust the results into my lap told me to read them and that he would be back. After waiting for nearly an hour I asked the nurse how much longer it would be, and told her if it was going to be much longer i would have to feed the parking meter. At that the doctor came in and was ruder than ever, and when I began asking questions (because he was fixated on my "jaw clenching" and teaching me to "be nice to my jaw" and I was there for sinus issues) he became extremely rude! So rude in fact, that I did something I have never done, I rose out of my seat, said "I am done here." and left him mid-rude-sentence. A terrible experience. I would NOT recommend this doctor.

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30 minutes
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Horrible experience

I have never written a bad review for a Dr. before. Dr. Klausner made an inappropriate sexual comment to me within 5 minutes of meeting me. I felt creepy about the way he touched me when he looked into my ears and nose. I wish I would have listened to my "gut" and bolted out of the exam room. I am embarassed that I stayed and tolerated his unacceptable behavior. He recommended tests that I didn't need and completely mis-diagnosed my condition until I told him what I thought it was (fluid behind my ear drums following a recent sinus infection). I started to cry as I was driving home from his office, because I realized that I had been "slimed', and especially because I stayed and tolerated his behavior (and paid for it, too). Absolutely the worst medical experience I have ever had.

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5 minutes
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awful doctor

Bullied me, refused to listen, sprang tests on me without my permission or any explanation, sadistically swabbed my throat with anesthetic without warning me what would happen and ran out of the room, leaving me to cough and choke, unable to swallow. He spent the whole time trying to sell me on an expensive procedure. I got no answer to the question I'd come to ask, no benefit, and he charged my insurance almost $4,000!

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20.0 minutes
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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Klausner is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    55 Years Experience

  • Keck School Of Medicine Of The University Of Southern California

    Graduated in 1963

  • Lac Usc Medical Center


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Sheldon N Klausner accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna HMO Deductible Plan CA only
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross California
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
  • Blue Shield California
    • BS CA Platinum 90 PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Bronze 60 PPO SHOP
    • Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
    • Blue Shield CA PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Health Net
    • Health Net CA CommunityCare Network HMO
    • Health Net CA HMO Employer Group
    • Health Net CA Individual and Family PPO
    • Health Net CA PPO
    • Health Net EPO - PureCare One Small Business
    • Health Net PureCare HSP Individual and Family Plans
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
    • PHCS PPO Kaiser
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Sheldon N Klausner Md, 2001 Santa Monica Blvd Ste 870W, Santa Monica, CA
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