I went for a consultation with this doctor and I had to wait for over an hour. While I was waiting, I asked to two people working in the office if I was going to have to wait much longer to see the doctor. Both times the office staff was very rude and made some nasty remarks. During the time I was waiting, I witnessed a patient who recently had a breast implant surgery complaining about the doctor and the terrible results of her procedure. She was threatening of suing the doctor. Meanwhile, a gentleman walked in the office to serve the doctor with a legal complaint. When the receptionist found out what it was about, she called Julie the manager who lied and swore that the doctor wasn't around and therefore couldn't be served. Five minutes after this gentleman reluctantly had left the office, the receptionist told me that the doctor was ready to see me. I told the receptionist that I had been waiting too long and I had to go. I asked for my consultation fee to be refunded and Julie the manager refused to do so. At this point all I cared about was to run out of that office. I never went back and lost the fee that I paid to that doctor but I think I could have lost much more by going back.
I have read some of the reviews posted and it looks to me like a lot of them were written by friends and family of Dr Ellenbogen and his staff. The reality is not so bright. We are talking here, about a surgeon who is at the end of his career and if he has ever been good , it is not now, nor in the past few years. I have never heard of a successful surgeon who moves in a hurry from the practice where he has been for over 25 years ( 9201 Sunset Bld suite 202 ) because he owes too much money to the landlord! ( Mani brothers ). As a matter of fact it should be noted that this doctor filed for bankruptcy in 2014. Not exactly the blueprint of a successful doctor either. This doctor has numerous complaints from dissatisfied patients and he is involved in litigation in regards to his malpractice and dishonesty. He also has been sanctioned by the Medical Board of California for failing to keep adequate and accurate medical record for several of his patients and the New York State board where he has been banned to practice medicine for life due to professional misconduct. All this information is public record. Check it out before you do anything else. Definitely not a doctor to be recommended to anyone.
Dr. Richard Ellenbogen is a spectacular plastic surgeon. I have been in the medical field for a long time, so I’m very familiar with plastic surgery procedures. I consulted several plastic surgeons that specializing in Fat transfer procedure and finally decided to choose Dr. Ellenbogen, because I have the utmost confidence in his expertise. My surgery went flawlessly and I could not be happier with my results. This was only possible because of a top notch Doctor and his extensive experience. I cannot praise Dr. Ellenbogen enough and express my gratitude. Dr. Ellenbogen is a sure bet on amazing and artistry as a surgeon. I highly recommend Dr. Ellenbogen if you're looking for the best surgeon. I
I had a face lift a couple of years ago and am enjoying every minute of it. I feel compelled to write again, because DR. ELLENBOGEN DID SUCH A FANTASTIC JOB. I never imagined that one can look so totally natural but fresher and younger. - I am almost 74 and am soooo very grateful to Dr. Ellenbogen. By the way he also did a breast reduction in 1984 and tis was also one of the best decisions I have ever made - what a fantastic job. Dr. Ellenbogen, I am forever grateful. Helga
I had two revision rhinoplasty before seeing Dr Ellenbogen. Prior to seeing him my nose was deformed with alar grooves, deviated septum and a pinched tip. I was nervous about selecting Dr Ellenbogen especially after reading some comments online however after speaking with Dawn and Dr Ellenbogen himself I was confident I made the right decision. Now looking at myself in the mirror, I know I made the right decision.With incredible skill and attention to details, he reconstructed my nose and I am eternally grateful!! He is a maestro at what he does and Chris L S from Toronto can attest to this!!!
My father had a large skin cancer removed at the corner of his mouth and when it healed it scarred down tightly and he couldn't open his mouth. He couldn't eat or talk very well. Also the corner of his mouth turned down making him look unhappy.The doctors he went to couldn't fix it. I asked a client of mine whose husband is a plastic surgeon. Dr Ellenbogen took one look at it and of all the doctors i had consulted, he said he could fix this for my dad. He did the surgery in his Beverly Hills surgery center. . Not only can my father eat normally he looks as if he did before he had the extensive skin cancer surgery. We are so grateful to Dr. Ellenbogen .He treated my dad who is a cab driver with the same respect he gives to his celebrity clientsl.Bless you Dr. Ellenbogen. You are the most experienced, talented surgeon we have ever met.
I had liposuction in multiple areas and blepharoplasty. Dr. Richard Ellenbogen is the only doctor I will ever trust to operate on myself. I traveled very far to visit him and never felt more comfortable. Very friendly staff and professional. He made me feel like a new confident person. I highly recommend him to anybody he has a lot of experience, helpful and takes very good care of his patients. Best decision of my life!
I just want to say Dr. Ellenbogen and his staff are nothing less then exceptional !! I am from the Bay Area where I had rhinoplasty. Unfortunately it didn't turn out what I had hoped. I am also a figure competitor and due to years of dieting I lost volume in my face. Instead of fillers I was hoping for facial fat transfer. Due to my low body fat I had been told it wasn't an option. Dr Ellenbogen came highly recommended to me. After meeting him I absulotley feel in love with his humor, bedside manner and extensive knowledge in all aspects plastic surgery. After my consultation I scheduled my rhino revision, facial fat grafting, and a few other things ;) It's been 6 weeks and I am extreamly happy with my results. My changes are soft, elegant, and subtle my first contact with the office, through the surgery, and post op the care that I have recieved has been nothing less than first class.. far beyond my expectations. Thank you Dr Ellenbogen and staff!!!
Dr. Ellenbogen has the most gentile touch. I had Rhinoplasty and neck lipo done 2 days ago. I don't have any bruising and I don't have any pain. I only feel tenderness in my neck and my nose feels like I have a congested cold, but that's all! He is truly amazing at what he does. I am of Armenian and Middle Eastern decent so I had an ethnic nose, he gave me a nose I could have been born with. None of that cookie cutter nose jobs... Where every other girl you see has the exact same nose. He understands the art of plastic surgery more so then any other Sergeant I had consultations with. I went to about 5 different doctors in the Los angeles area before I chose Dr. Ellenbogen. Please take my advice and choose him to do your nose. you only want to do this once so make the right choice in your sergeant and go with Dr. Ellenbogen.
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- Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101 (Grad. 1968)
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A new 1.2-star rating has been posted. "I went for a consultation with this doctor and I had to wait for over an hour. While I was waiting, I asked to two people working in the office if I was going ..."November 12, 2015
A new 1-star rating has been posted. "I have read some of the reviews posted and it looks to me like a lot of them were written by friends and family of Dr Ellenbogen and his staff. The reality is n..."September 17, 2015
A new 5-star rating has been posted. "Dr. Richard Ellenbogen is a spectacular plastic surgeon. I have been in the medical field for a long time, so I’m very familiar with plastic surgery procedures...."January 2, 2015
A new 4.8-star rating has been posted. "I had a face lift a couple of years ago and am enjoying every minute of it. I feel compelled to write again, because DR. ELLENBOGEN DID SUCH A FANTASTIC JOB. ..."October 15, 2014
location removed: Beverly Hills, CAJanuary 5, 2014
location removed: West Hollywood, CAJanuary 5, 2014
Specialty changed from "Surgeon" to "Cosmetic / Plastic Surgeon"June 10, 2013
2 negative duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removedJune 20, 2010
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