Dr. David L. Durst

Doctor (MD)

Huntsville, Alabama Map External Link
Specialty:Cosmetic / Plastic Surgeon
Website: drdurst.net External Link
Med. School:Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Grad. Year: 1981

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Online Appt. Scheduling: Unknown
Accepting New Patients:Y

Profile updated 09/03/11    Submit profile update    Subscribe to profile updates

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 19 reviews. Dr. David L. Durst has a good overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Cosmetic / Plastic Surgeon-related: plastic surgery, cosmetic surgery, breast enhancement, breast reduction, liposuction, chin implant, rhinoplasty, nose job, tummy tuck, botox, face lift, boob job, butt lift
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RID: 5439046
02/05/14 5 5 5 5 Dr. Durst finished up the last of my bilateral breast reconstruction (post-mastectomy) after disastrous results from another local physician. He restored my body & self-esteem to almost my pre-cancer self. He is kind, explains things well & is meticulous in his practice of medicine. The moral of this story: don't pick your plastic surgeons by the amount of advertising they do, & do check ratings. Also, if you know other cancer survivors or healthcare providers, ASK who is good. It may save you your job, loss of health & 4-5 additional surgeries. I highly recommend Dr. David Durst. 
Insurance: Medicare
RID: 5341188
11/04/14 5 5 5 5 Dr. Durst did a breast reduction, and while my breast are high and even they are also still extremely large. We agreed on a D or a DD, however, my post surgery bra size is a 36 H. While in recovery I asked him what size they were he said, "I have no idea, but they are perfect." Bottom line, I still look as though I need breast reduction surgery. I will never use Dr. Durst again. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
RID: 5307839
25/03/14 5 4 1 1 I had a nose surgery done back in 2008. He removed the bump but left me with a crooked, uneven nose instead, so I still feel self conscious about my nose only now for a different issue. I looked online and it seems like he is not skilled for this type of surgery, he pretty much removed the bump and that's it, he didn't even out my nose. Si what I have not its a flat surface on the top of my nose and a 'normal tip' which makes it look like an inverted 'v' I went back to him with the issue and he didn't even see me, one of the girls there's just told me he will give me discount and fix the problem. He didn't even see me, why would I go back to him?? and on top of that have to pay him again to fix the mistake he made. I have gone to see other surgeons to consult about fixing the problem and a revision Rhinoplasty costs way more because its reconstructing the nose all over! $8,000 and up. So I will have to live with a crooked nose for a while until I can afford fix it. 
Paid (or co-pay): $4000
RID: 5212102
25/02/14 5 5 5 5 Dr Durst has performed a breast augmentation and several lazer peels on me. My surgery was over 10 years ago. I haven't had one single problem. I trust dr durst so much that I had him perform surgery on my 12 month old daughter. She had a large hematoma (blood clot) on her arm. My child would chew on it constantly and make it bleed. I was so stressed about it that I went to him for help. She is now almost 3, perfectly healthy, and a very minimal scar. Oh, did I mention that my grandfather also sees dr durst for his skin cancer surgeries. My entire family loves dr durst. He was and is, worth every penny!  Respond
05/02/14 SYSTEM: 'birds of a feather' score (based on Medicare patients-in-common): 4.0 
RID: 2894204
03/10/13 5 5 5 5 I am beyond pleased with the results of my breast augmentation. Looks as natural as possible! Highly recommend Dr. Durst for any plastic surgery. 
Paid (or co-pay): $4500
RID: 2682601
18/06/13 4 5 5 5 The staff was overall very nice and professional. The on time evaluation would actually be a number greater than 5. I had several post op appointments (and of course the last think I wanted to do is sit around and wait when I really just didn't feel great0. Every time I showed up for a post op appointment I was immediately taken back to see the Doctor. This is really important when you have other people taking off work to take you to the Doctor. I wasn't allowed to drive for two weeks post op. They were helpful with any questions that I had. Dr. Durst is a no frills kind of guy, but he is very realistic and knowledgable. He had an answer and a reason for every question that I had. 
Paid (or co-pay): $11800
RID: 2637082
01/05/13 5 5 5 5 Dr. Durst and all his staff were wonderful to work with. A very unpretentious office environment, and a very skillful and detail oriented doctor which in turn flows down through the entire office. Every person I dealt with was extremely helpful and willing to share their own personal experience(s) with the procedure I had done. Highly recommend!  Respond
RID: 2600681
26/03/13 5 5 5 5 I had a breast reduction and lift 4months ago. I am very pleased with the results. Dr. Durst and his staff are all friendly as well as informative. I feel at ease and welcome each time I come. He explains the procedure and spends time listening to any concerns you have. I would highly recommend Dr. Durst to anyone considering this surgery.  Respond
RID: 2421861
10/09/12 5 5 5 5 100% satisfied with doctor and staff. No wait times, quick and fast recall.  Respond
RID: 2153742
21/05/12 5 5 5 5 I had a vertical breast lift with breast implants done my Dr. Durst. He was wonderful throughout the whole experience and so were his nurses and other staff members. Dr. Durst is really knowledgeable and explains things in detail. His work he has done on me is perfect and I have received so many compliments! Highly recommend this doctor!  Respond
RID: 1704621
04/02/12 5 5 5 5 I love Dr. Durst! I had went to another plastic surgeon in the area about getting implants and the doctor told me I would need a lift also. Like someone else said they showed me the process through video tapes. I tried out Dr. Durst because I heard he was good wiht breast surgeries. He too said Id need a lift but I already knew that but atleast he measured and told me what I should be at. He was very professional and very knowledgeable and answered all of my questions. I have not went for my surgery yet but it is scheduled for next month, March 28th! I will be back on to give my final review then. Cant wait! 
Paid (or co-pay): $8700
RID: 1572811
27/10/11 5 5 5 5 Dr Durst and his staff are incredible! I went in for a tummy tuck and Dr. Durst took the time to explain the procedure in detail. He is very knowledgable and answered all my questions. I have never had to wait more than 5 minutes in the waiting room to be seen. Dr. Durst always told me what to expect in the weeks after the surgery. From the first appointment to my 2 month appointment I have always been referred to by my name by his staff. Debi, Melissa, Amanda and Julie are very professional and courteous. The nurse that took care of me in the recovery room was very sweet also. She knew what she was doing and made sure I was taken care of. (Can't remember her name - Joanne maybe?) If I had questions or concerns all I had to do was call and the staff was very helpful and caring. My results are incredible. I couldn't be more pleased.  Respond
RID: 1526377
31/08/11 5 5 4 4 I had breast lift and implants, hernia repair and tummy tuck. I am happy with my breast, however my tummy looks like I have suffered major trama and looks way way worse then if I had never done anything, no infection or anything just a nightmare and he offered to fix it if I was willing to rent the operating room for an additional surgery and 3k. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
RID: 1486928
14/07/11 5 5 5 5 Before I committed to a doctor for my breast implants and lift, I consulted with Dr. Durst and another 'prominent' Hsv doctor. The difference was amazing. Dr. Durst gave one on one attention and spent a considerable amount of time making sure I understand the process and educating me on all aspects. The 'other' dr's office provided information via video tapes, and even though I had an appt., they were obviously working me into their schedule. Dr. Durst was a welcome contrast. He was very professional each time I met with him and I am pleased with the surgery results. He has a very pleasant staff as well. I mostly worked with Julie who was very pleasant and personable, and who showed great patience with me as I'm sure I had lots of questions! I would recommend Dr. Durst and his wonderful and professional team of assistants.  Respond
RID: 844890
27/03/09 5 5 5 5 I very much like Dr. Durst and his staff, they are very caring and attentive. I have had laser resurfacing, IPL and botox. I like his conservative approach to procedures and he does deliver exactly what he says. He has answered many of my questions in great detail to help me make informed decisions about perspective procedures and on no way pushes any procedures or trys to "sell" me anything. I highly recommend him.  Respond
RID: 588987
13/05/08 5 5 5 5 I have seen Dr. Durst since 1999. He did a breast aug on me. Wonderful job. NO scars are even visisble. My pcp didnt even know I had them til I told her. Excellent follow up care. I have also had botox and plan on getting tummy tuck when I lose some more weight. Very conservative, very professional. Would not go anywhere else. I have heard some real horror stories about some other plastic surgeons in the area. Love Dr. Durst.  Respond
RID: 559123
06/04/08 4 4 4 4 Dr. Durst did both upper and lower eyelids for me and i love them. He said to be patient that it would take 6 months to see the final results...he was right...great job  Respond
RID: 265380
07/04/07 5 5 5 I have only had wonderful experiences with Dr. Durst. He did a breast augmentation and i am very pleased with the rusults. I think he has a great bed side manner and it a great doctor. I plan to have lipo done later this year and he will definitely be the one to handle this procedure for me.  Respond
RID: 46251
19/09/06 3 1 2 Terrible.I do not recommend him.He talkes to you like a machine. He is not a trusthfull person.Did a terrible laptosuction job. My stomach had a lots of lumps and in one spot a big hole (Took too much fat in one spot) and never admited he did a bad job.He tried to inject fat but did not worked. I had to look for another doctor. He might be good in something else.But lapto STAY WAY FROM HIM. 
Paid (or co-pay): $300000