Is Dr. Jack P. Gunter (Dallas, Texas) THE Best (Revision) Rhinoplasty Surgeon in the World ?

  • nick00001234
  • New York
  • 2 years ago

I am thinking of going to him to get a revision rhinoplasty and wanted to know if he was the number 1 best out of everyone when it comes to the nose. I want this to be my last nose surgery and want to be sure that I am in safe hands... Thanks in advance.

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I would not let Dr. Gunter do any work on me. Google the word Michael Funk. I also met a patient through the message board who told me another doctor revised his work. Dont believe the hype.
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Don't feel nervous! He is a still well known nose doctor. I can't really speak for him since Cochran did my nose
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i have a surgery with dt Gunter now i feel nervous
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Wow! There was consideration of using Gunter but I preferred the work of Cochran much more. I'm glad I did. Gunter doesn't seem to be the nicest guy. But I will say I'd refer anyone to Cochran any day of the week.
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I'm so glad to hear that Gunter is retiring. I spoke with an acquaintance, last week, who had a similar experience to my own with Dr. Gunter. She also felt that he has some sort of dementia issue occurring. She was also having breathing issues and he told her she was overweight and that was the issue. She is 5' 7" and weighs 145 lbs. She said he got very defensive when she told him she was going to get a 2nd opinion. Best of luck with the other doctor.
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Not sure at all. This is all that I heard yesterday.
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I'm glad you had a good experience. When is Gunter retiring?
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I just want to add that when I went for a follow up with my doctor, Dr. Cochran, who is under Gunter, is actually taking over the practice. I'm now just 1 week post-op and I had the best experience with Dr. Cochran. He is incredibly nice and offers to let you call him anytime if you need anything. Maybe this is why he is taking over Gunter's practice? Cochran also does revision.
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Why wouldnt you post your experience with Dr.Cohran than?Otherwise it looks like another promotion,advertisement.
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I am searching for the best or top revision rhinoplasty consultant. I have been researching the internet and browsing through many forums but I am struggling to pin point the best consultant. I'm not sure if anyone can help share their thoughts and advise me on how I can locate the best. There are many consultants out there and it will be unfeasble to consult all so I really need to establish who the top consultant is?
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Raj, there really is no BEST. There are lots of good ones though. You'll have to pick your top three, etc. and go on consultations with those. Good luck!

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Raj where are you from? There is no number 1 best as Angie said. There are some of the best but no one person who is better than everyone though.

Some names I can think of that are good (besides Gunter) are the following. : Bahman Guyuron (Ohio), Mark Constantian (New Hampshire), Rod Rohrich (Texas), Sam Rizk (New York), Jay Calvert (California), among many others...
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I'm from the UK. This is the problem there are many consultants, and I need to select possibly 1 or 2. I can't afford to get consultation from all the ones mentioned in your list. This is the reason why I need to narrow my search and to be sure I have selected the most experienced in their field. Also I have browsed many forums to get an understanding of the consultants and other peoples experiences, but not always positive responses. There must be a way of establishing who out of the lists of consultant has the most experience? Someone who is senior and well respected.
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Raj, Ur in the uk, u have one of the BEST in dr. Muhammad jiwad... I think that's him, the one who reconstructed the face of acid attack victime katie... Forgot her surname
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Hi Nick, If you google Dr Gunter you will see another guy who has had a much worse experience than mine. My feelings are mixed on Dr Gunter. He definitely did a nice nose job, but my concern is that even though he is an ENT doc, he is not concerned that due to the nasal passage collapse, I'm getting less than necessary oxygen intake through my nostrils. His comment about my going to see a pulmonologist was delivered in a hostile tone, and in light of the fact that with restricted airflow what may come into play in my lungs is a mute point. If air isn't able to get to my lungs, why make that comment? That he sees daily use of a nasal spray as a solution to a much bigger issue, concerns me. If you do any research on how nasal sprays actually perform, it's pretty scary to think of a life-time of usage. Anyhow, I think he did good work on the initial surgery, he just hasn't proven to be very concerned about the function just the aesthetic value. It might be a good idea to ask point-blank how they plan to follow up with any issues you may have after surgery.
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Oh, I see.

And how could I forget about the guy who's nose rotted off...how awful.

I guess there really isn't a single surgeon out there who doesn't have some detractors.

To be honest though, if we were to take a poll asking all of the surgeons and nose experts who the best rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty specialist was, Jack Gunter probably would come in at number 1 though. Even though there are some people who aren't huge fans of him, his name always seems to be repeated the most when researching for the best nose surgeons out there.
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I agree. I wonder if what I experienced with him may be because of his age? A bit of dementia, perhaps. It felt very out of character to see him have, what I can best describe as, a mini temper-tantrum. Best of luck in whatever surgeon you choose.
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Thank you...hopefully you can find another surgeon who can fix your breathing problem.
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I had a nose job with Dr. Gunter many years ago. About 5 years ago, I began having difficulty breathing. It has impacted my sleep, my ability to exercise, focus, work productively. It took me a while to connect that the lack of oxygen was affecting me like it was. I made an appointment to see him and he told me that to fix it my nose would have to be made a lot wider and I probably wouldn't like the way I looked. He gave me a prescription for a nasal spray and gave me some cones to stick in my nose to open the passages. It's continued to get worse and I realized that having a thin-looking nose was less important to me than being healthy and happy. I went back to his office today and what a shocking experience it was! He asked if I had taken the prescription he had given me; I explained that I don't take prescriptions and even if I did, I don't have insurance, so a continuance of "covering the symptom" wouldn't be possible. His whole demeanor changed when he found out that I no longer carry insurance. He became really defensive and asked me how I would pay for a surgery without insurance and then, without even looking in my nostrils, he told me that there wasn't any obstruction. I reminded him that he hadn't looked in my nose, yet. He then looked and repeated his proclamation. Then he told me that overweight people can't breathe correctly and he said I should be seeing a pulmonologist, not him. I reminded him that not being able to breathe is what stopped me from working out. Then he said that obesity is a huge problem in the US. (I'm 5'3 3/4 and 140 pounds, hardly obese). He became more and more belligerent. I asked him to listen as I inhaled (The restricted air passage is very audible). Instead of listening, he was like an 11 year old bully and breathed in through his own nostrils real dramatically. In the end, I did exactly what I believe he intended for me to do; I left his office. It was a very disappointing and frightening experience. It was as if a very spoiled child had been unleashed in the body of an adult professional. Very unlike the doctor I've felt I've been referring people to for years. I can say is that the initial nose job was good. He is not versed, however, in remaining a professional when faced with a problem (perhaps one that threatens his ego). He behaved with me today in a manner that I feel certain he would not have liked to have video taped and shown to his colleagues. In summary, if you choose him, just hope you never have future issues with your nose.
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I'm sorry to hear that Janet. Gunter was on my list of surgeons to consult with...but after reading this, maybe I should cross him off my list. Do you know of others who aren't that impressed with Gunter?
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Raghu Athre specialize's in Rhinoplasty. He has been getting allot of reviews lately. I would check him out it would be worth it. Cost-wise. Because the dr they quoted me 11k for just a basic nose job. I think there both leader in there fields when it comes to nose job. Raghu is a bit younger. In experience with plastic surgeons i wished I didn't go with a famous surgeon.

http://www.realself.com/find/Texas/Houston/Facial-Plastic-Surgeon/raghu-athre-md#photos
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The other dr being "Russell Kridel, MD" who quoted the 11k.
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Here is what some other doctors have to say about Dr. Gunter and here is his profile on RealSelf. Hope this helps!

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bullshit u took out all the bad reviews
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