Stephen A. Bernsten

Stephen A. Bernsten

Madison Plastic Surgeon
3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 stars from 5 reviews
20 S Park St, Ste 360
Madison, WI 53715

Ratings based on 5 reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars Overall rating
4.0 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
3.0 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
4.0 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
3.0 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
3.0 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
4.0 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
4.0 out of 5 stars Payment process
4.0 out of 5 stars Wait times

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Reviews (5)

5 out of 5 stars Fat Transfer

Wanted Volume After Reduction - Madison, WI

Not bad, he is nice for the most part, but comes off smug at times, he don't like being told I'm not happy

1 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Revision

after disappointment w my first surgery decided to upgrade to Silicone and a higher profile implant-not a good idea...

I initially had a consult w st bernsten and went with bartell because he seemed nicer and spent a little more time with me, that all changed after surgery and he dismissed my concerns. I went to dr bernsten around 4/5 months after my surgery and he did my revision (implant exchange) at around 6 months post op. Terry his patient coordinator is really good at BSing and taking out of her ass. She was very nice and sweet and understanding so don't get me wrong!! However I was in the office several times w questions, making sure I was making the right decision and then later after surgery with my concerns of pain I was having. The more I saw dr bernsten and Terry it's like each time their answers would change and contradict what they previously said, sometimes I'd catch it right away and others not until after I left the clinic and started thinking about it all and let it all sink in. Dr bernsten became so rude and smug with me, even making a few rude remarks to me where I left feeling even more upset and cried on my way home. Dr bernsten does not have any before/after photos, he does not measure you for implant size, and he pretty much ALWAYS uses mod plus profile in implants with a range of sizes on hand but not all sizes, they do not share this with you!!. If you want HP or a specific size it has to be special ordered but you would have to know the specific size and in my opinion the patient shouldn't pick the size, the surgeon should make recommendations based on their skills and expertise giving the patient options, but they do not go over any of this in your consults, so it almost seems like you don't know what you are getting yourself into. He also doesn't seem to do any pocket work for revisions which does seem a little scary., almost like he will close you up with potential problems and not really care much. If this is your first surgery and you have done a lot of research and know you will be ok with only implants and need nothing more (like a lift) and know that you want mod plus implants under 500cc then I think dr bernsten can offer a good result for a first time patient. However his after care follow up is not the best and if you run into any complications you can likely rest assured he will wave his fees, however his demeanor does change which can leave you unsure of his judgement and how much of your best interest he has at hand and I would worry if you do run into complications or need a revision I do not think he is your "go to". If I could do this all over again I would have taken more time to research and find a better dr, most likely not in Madison.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

47 Years Old, Miss the Hidden Me - Madison, WI

Revision of Review, Dr Bernsten is actually pretty funny, I think you just need to get to know him, I have been very pleased with his performance and his honest answers, He makes sure you understand the realistic outcome of your surgery, I do recommend him and have plans of using him in the future for other minor procedures, Have not really had much time to get to know him, but I feel he is honest and shoots from the hip, I little crass and dry but matter of fact.

4 out of 5 stars Facelift

Facelift Results Are Worth It - Madison, WI

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