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Douglas Sunde, MD

99% Patient Satisfaction based on 140 ratings

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About Douglas Sunde:

Douglas Sunde, MD, FACS is a board certified plastic surgeon. He grew up in a suburb of Chicago and was an Eagle Scout, National Merit Scholar and valedictorian of his high school graduation class. He subsequently attended Stanford University, where he graduated with distinction. Dr. Sunde attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, and graduated as a member of the honor society AOA.

Dr. Sunde did his general and plastic surgery residency at Stanford University and performed additional fellowship level training in cosmetic surgery, hand, and microsurgery. Dr. Sunde began his private practice in Monterey, California, in 1994. He is an assistant clinical professor at Stanford University. Dr. Sunde has published in peer review journals and has made presentations both locally and nationally.

He is a member of the California Medical Society, California Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

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American Board of Plastic Surgery

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856 Munras Ave Monterey, CA 93940

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Douglas Sunde, MD Reviews (106)

Face Lift

To begin with, Dr. Sunde was extremely willing to listen to my needs, explained what would be a realistic expectation. Secondly, I had two hematomas following my surgery, which were discovered and diagnosed by Dr. Sunde, when he made a house-call in the evening. He arranged for an operating room at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula (CHOMP), performed the sugery repairing the hematomas free of charge, and he even paid for the anesthesiologist. Dr. Sunde also visited me again the next day at my home.My follow-up care was also phenomenal. I made many visits to Dr. Sunde's office, all of which were covered by the surgery fee. In addition I would like to point out that the staff is extremely caring and knowledgeable. I highly recommend Dr. Sunde. At this point my healing is not complete, but so far I am very happy with the outcome of my facelift surgery.

Neck Lift

It was a successful surgery with no complications. Very attentive surgeon and staff. It was successful and I am happy!

Breast Reduction

Dr. Sunde is a gifted surgeon and performed a beautiful job with my breast reduction. He is very caring and easy to talk to, his staff is also great. I was a DD and now I am a C. I had no complications and minimal pain. Most amazing is that my scars are almost invisible. I strongly recommend Dr Sunde and already planning my next procedure with him. The size and the shape of my breast are exactly what I wanted.

Face Lift

Dr. Sunde was fabulous. He is the warmest, most professional and comforting surgeon I have met. His honesty and reality for what to expect, before during and after, was amazing.I love the results, my family is thrilled, they were worried I would not look like myself!! Now I just look happier and younger! He is a Saint!! I still feel like the same me, I am a pretty happy and positive person, but I sure like seeing photos and looking in the mirror! And I love encouraging friends who are thinking about this to book this wonderful man now!!

Neck Lift

Everything about my procedure(s) was fully explained. I understood what to expect and what not to expect. Dr. Sunde and the staff were highly attentive and caring. They have done everything possible to accommodate my needs. I'm very pleased with their services and will return for additional procedures.I highly recommend Dr. Sunde and his staff. They are THE BEST !!! I am happier with myself due my improved physical appearance. I travel the world and having a good appearance is required.

Neck Lift

Excellent physician, office staff. Best on the Peninsula.

Face Lift

Totally trusted my doctor and his staff and had seen previous previous patients of his with great outcomes.

Face Lift

I believe changes happen every day. I was fortunate to have such a wonderful experience with the procedure. The power of cycles of completed action was very comforting from the first visit to Dr. Sunde to the last visit. His staff was caring, answered questions, and always checked with Dr. Sunde for critical information. Dr. Sunde and the hospital staff was a very well designed collaborative team. I felt like I had the special attention from the beginning of the procedure to the end. I never felt like I was along at any time throughout the whole process of office visits, and with the hospital staff. The results are critical, the impact of the value of the results was extraordinary.I walked away feeling mentally and physically healthy.Thank You.

Face Lift

I am very pleased with the outcome of the surgery. Dr Sunde has terrific bed side manner", consequently, I felt at ease communicating any concerns or questions. His follow up was very impressive, he even made a visit the evening after the surgery. I would recommend Dr Sunde to my friends and family. "

Face Lift

Im a 66-year-old woman. I feel like I'm in my 40s. I've always had a youngish looking face but it was starting to drag a bit in the gowl area. I also had a scar from a childhood operation on my neck that was bothering me physically more than the aging. I visited three plastic surgeons before deciding on this practice I told Dr. Sunde I wanted to look just like me, not pulled, just fresh. I got exactly what I asked for. I look just like me but younger and happier! Dr Sunde and his staff made this a most positive experience! I'm taking better care of myself.


I can remember being as young as 11 years old and hating my profile. I always thought my nose was the issue, but I learned later in life that I actually had a weak chin which made my nose look bigger. Figuring this out was a revelation as I learned that chin augmentation was a fairly minor surgery compared to rhinoplasty. With my wedding only 10 weeks away, I decided to pull the trigger and have a consult with Dr. Sunde after a doctor friend recommended him, and I am so glad I did. The decision to move forward with surgery was very fast, but I had full confidence in Dr. Sunde. I'm now at nearly seven weeks post-op and my wedding is a little over a week away. My results are incredible and I am so happy and confident, I can't wait to see my wedding photos! This would never have been the case pre-surgery, in fact, I was dreading the wedding photos which is why I moved forward with the surgery. . From the initial phone call to book my first appointment to the six-week post-op office visit, every interaction with Dr. Sunde and his staff has been top notch. They provide excellent customer service and the overall experience was so easy, I would highly recommend them to any and every one. I also could not be happier with the results!

Neck Lift

The neck lift has visually taken off some years in appearance, which is what I wanted. . Everything was as described to me before the surgery, and happened as described. I felt confident with the Doctor and Staff.


Dr. Sunde and his staff are a wonderful team and they take great care of you and are extremely thorough! My issue is 100 percent better than it was! It was something that had bothered me for years and I was so self-conscious about it! Dr. Sunde is the only doctor I had met where I felt totally confident!

Neck Lift

Dr. Sunde and his staff were excellent in every way.

Face Lift

He is the total package!! He is everything you want in a physician. Informative, honest and a great bedside manner. I love the way I look. . Dr. Sunde is like your best girl/guy friend. Honest, informative and caring. He made a house visit after what probably was an 18 hour day because he truly cared about my well being. Even now, that the initial recovery is behind me he still concerns himself as if it was only yesterday that the procedure was done. He truly is remarkable. His staff is equally caring and very professional.

Neck Lift

I am still working and I just feel overall better about myself. I don't feel I have a saggy neck that always bothered me. I feel much more confident about my overall self! I had a wonderful experience with Dr Sunde and his entire staff as I did at the Hospital. I really don't believe anyone could ask for anything more.

Eyelid Surgery

I feel better about the way I look as a result of the procedure. Dr. Sunde and his staff were very professional and made me feel comfortable during all my interactions with them. I felt they were open and honest. I am very happy with the results of my surgery.

Neck Lift

It turned out better than I expected! Very natural looking. The staff and Dr Sunde put me at ease. Had I know what great care they gave I would have had the surgery long before I did. . From the moment , I came to the practice I was impressed with what a professional and caring staff Dr Sunde has. They genuinely showed respect and kindness ! I had always heard Dr Sunde was the doctor to go to , and now I understand why.His professionalism, caring, and kindness was above and beyond what I expected. He stopped by the same evening at the hotel and was available 24/7 ! Nothing was too much for him or his staff! The results were BEYOND MY EXPECTIONS ! NATURAL ! Thank you Dr Sunde and Staff for making me beautiful again !

Tummy Tuck

Dr Sunde & his staff!!! They all are very friendly & caring & he does excellent work. Dr Sunde was highly recommended with other patients & received high praise locally & on-line for the research I did Prior to Plastic surgery. He & his office staff are extremely friendly, caring, & are very thorough on all parts on my procedure. They are really helpful & made me very comfortable & confident with their care at every visit, before, after & during my surgery. I would recommend them highly & if I ever want additional procedures, they would be my first & only choice. Everyone at the office & CHOMP were very nice & I am really pleased with everyone I dealt with & all aspects of my experience.

Eyelid Surgery

Based on research and my experience, I believe Dr. Sunde is the very best plastic surgeon in a very large geographical area -- in terms of training, experience, ethical standards, and care for patients. Very high degree of professional competence and professional standards. Excellent results. Thorough, comprehensive folowup. Incredible responsiveness -- surgeon encouraged me to call him at any time; several times I called late at night and he responded instantly and courteously. There was a slight glitch in getting the Rx for post-op pain meds, and the surgeon actually came to my house, which is not close to his office or home, at 10 pm to deliver it personally. Thorough, comprehensive followup care. Very frequent office followups with very minimal waiting time. I felt completely secure throughout the process. I would return and recommend to others.