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Douglas Sunde, MD

99% Patient Satisfaction based on 150 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 (114)

Eyelid Surgery

Felt well informed through out the entire surgical experience.

Eyelid Surgery

My experience with Dr. Sundae and his staff was superb in all aspects. Pre-surgical discussions and preparation were flawless and complete. There was little pain and swelling after the surgery and healing was very rapid--I looked pretty darn good after just a couple of weeks! The surgical result was outstanding, every bit as good as I imagined. Overall, an amazingly fine experience. Post-op pain, swelling and bruising were far less than I imagined they would be.

Neck Lift

Dr. Sunde and staff are very professional and compassionate. Though the recovery is not easy to go through, the results out weight the discomfort. I’m very happy with the outcome of my surgery. Extremely pleased with the outcome, I feel younger and everyone says I look beautiful

Face Lift

I felt very complete with information ahead of surgery and doctor and staff were very carding and helpful in all. They were kind, compassionate and made themselves extremely available.

Face Lift

Dr Sunde and his team are attentive, professional, and absolutely amazing! I was 100% satisfied with my surgery process from start to finish. Dr Sunde has a wonderful bedside manner, he is attentive, caring, and most important a true artist when it comes to plastic surgery techniques. The end result after surgery is a refreshed natural look. I would highly recommend Dr. Sunde to my family and friends. Dr Sunde's passion and dedication to each patient is remarkable. Dr. Sunde and his team are the BEST, you are in good hands with Dr. Sunde. I attended a Christmas party 12 days post surgery!

Neck Lift

I am very satisfied with the results from my surgery. The office staff was very helpful, and the surgeon, Dr. Douglas Sunde was outstanding. He is highly qualified, very professional, kind and friendly. He welcomes questions and honestly answers them. He called me numerous times at home following the surgery to check how I was feeling, or if I had problems or questions. He made sure that I knew he was always available if needed. I would highly rercommend him to other patients. He is the best!!

Face Lift

Dr. Sunde is the kindest and most responsive Dr. whom I have worked with. He is also the most knowledgeable and available to the patient. His staff was very positive, encouraging andhelpful. It has helped me feel more self-confident and optimistic.


The kind and courteous nature of the employees and the doctor in the office made me experience enjoyable and less intimidating as I was nervous to receive surgery. I am more confident with the look of my nose.

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.