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Meet your doctor

About

About

Dr. Neil Tanna is a Double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, breast, and body. Beyond his plastic surgery clinical practice, Dr. Neil Tanna is a leader, respected educator, and prolific author. He serves as Associate Professor and Associate Program Director of Plastic Surgery at Northwell Health.

Attention to detail, appreciation of individuality, and respect for the harmony of form and function are reflected in all of Dr. Tanna s work as a plastic surgeon. He is committed to achieving safe, long lasting, and natural-looking results. With special interest in cosmetic surgery, facelift surgery, rhinoplasty, microsurgery, breast aesthetic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Tanna is able to offer patients the full breadth of his surgical and patient care expertise. He offers a collaborative approach to patient care, while providing his patients with the highest level of quality care and an outstanding patient experience.

Dr. Tanna is among a very small group of Plastic Surgeons in the world to have completed formal training in Otolaryngology, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, and Microvascular Surgery. After completing his medical training in one of the few combined six-year accelerated track medical programs in the country, Dr. Tanna spent an additional eight years training to become a Plastic Surgeon. He completed a full Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery residency at The George Washington University. He then pursued further training and completed a second full residency in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at the prestigious University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). This was followed by a fellowship in advanced reconstructive and microvascular surgery at the Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery at New York University (NYU).

Dr. Neil Tanna is passionate about the art and science of Plastic Surgery. His work has been published in over 80 peer-reviewed articles in prestigious medical journals. He has been invited to present at over 100 national and international scientific meetings. He is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and the American College of Surgeons. Among several noteworthy honors and awards, Dr. Tanna has been listed in the Castle Connolly Top Doctors, New York Times Super Doctors list, and Newsday Top Doctors list. This is a prestigious honor that is reserved for the top percentage of practitioners that are true standouts in their field and nominated by their peers. Only the very best doctors in Plastic Surgery are selected for inclusion on these lists.

Credentials

Credentials

  • Board certifications

    • Plastic Surgery - American Board of Plastic Surgery

    • Otolaryngology - American Board of Otolaryngology

  • Administrative titles

    • Chief - Surgery/Plastic Surgery of Surgery - Plastic Surgery, Long Island Jewish Forest Hills

  • Medical school

    • Albany Medical College

  • Residencies

    • George Washington University Hospital

    • George Washington University Hospital

    • University of California at Los Angeles

  • Fellowships

    • New York University School of Medicine

  • Affiliations

Locations & insurance

Locations & insurance

1991 Marcus Avenue, Suite 102Lake Success, NY 11042
130 East 77th Street, 10th FloorNew York, NY 10075

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Patient ratings & comments

Patient ratings & comments

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Most recent comments

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09/27/2018
"Dr. Tanna - best doctor ever!"
09/24/2018
"Dr. Tanna was terrific. He explained in detail what would be required for my procedure and very kind. Although he will not be doing my procedure I will surely recommend this doctor to others."
09/18/2018
"This doctor was efficient to the point and covered all areas. He took the time to explain every thing, and left no stone uncovered. Very excited to be cared by this doctor."
09/17/2018
"Perfect doctor for my needs and situation."
09/17/2018
"I have never had a Doctor that has given me such concern and care for my medical health. His dedication to his profession is my blessing."
07/11/2018
"I have been recommending friends to see Dr. Tanna. One friend just recently had a breast reduction done by Dr. Tanna."
06/29/2018
"I have selected Dr. Tanna to perform my surgery there is no higher recommendation. I am very particular about who I choose."
06/29/2018
"Dr. Tanna made me feel confident about my choices - He discussed everything thoroughly and illustrated my options clearly and realistically. He has a lovely, warm, but no-nonsense NY demeanor! Felt like I was in good hands."
06/12/2018
"Would highly recommend doctor & office!"
06/11/2018
"Dr Tanna is outstanding one of he best Doctors I have ever met. He explained everything down to detail. Couldn't ask for better"
06/11/2018
"I have and will continue to recommend Dr Tanner. I'm extremely satisfied with my outcome. Even with complication and I'm happy with the service. The level of committment to my wellness mentally and physically was outstanding to say the least! I felt my best interest were always #1."
03/02/2018
"Excellent surgeon. He was great about answering questions outside office hours and was flexible to accommodate my schedule."
02/17/2018
"Dr Tanna is a brilliant, caring surgeon that other Dr's should use as a model as to how to treat patients. I am 53 and have never met another Dr. that comes close to his level of understanding and acknowledging the patients concerns."
02/12/2018
"DR. TANNER IS TRULY A BLESSING ! I DON'T KNOW HOW I WOULD HAVE GOTTEN THROUGH ALL THE SURGERIES WITHOUT HIS KINDNESS AND COMPASSION ! HE KEPTED ME WELL INFORMED OF ALL THE DETAILS INVOLVING SURGERIES AND NEVER PRESSURED ME IN ANY WAY IN MAKING DECISIONS. HE LAYED EVETYTHING OUT AND HELPED ME MAKE SOME VERY DIFFICULT DECISIONS A LOT EASIER ! HE ALWAYS MAKES ME FEEL THAT IM IN GREAT HANDS AND BETWEEN SURGERIES HE HAD EVEN CALLED ME PERSONALLY TO SEE HIW I WAS DOING PHYSICALLY AND EMOTIONALLY. IN MY BOOK ....MEDICINE DOESN'T GET ANY BETTER THAN THAT !!!!"
02/12/2018
"no need to discuss medical history because I have seen him regularly since 2016"
01/25/2018
"Dr. Tanna provided detailed explanation and spent time to develop plan of care."
12/26/2017
"I love coming to this office. The time I have to wait in the office to be seen is Always very quick."
12/21/2017
"Seeing Dr. Tanna and his staff made my experience with him one of the best experiences I have had with a physician's practice. I would highly recommend him and his office to anyone who would require his services."
11/22/2017
"Dr. Tanna is a very kind, gentle, doctor who truly cares about his patients and yes, I have recommended him to several people."
11/22/2017
"Dr. Tanna makes you feel very comfortable and answers all your concerns. Very warm and compassionate doctor."
11/13/2017
"Dr. Tanna is so professional. He is very kind and caring. Just what I needed."
10/24/2017
"love this dtr. he is the nicest dtr, friendly, and always seems concerned about my well being"
10/19/2017
"From day one I loved Dr. Tannas so to speak 'bedside manner'. He impressed me with his confidence, which inturn made me confident with my decision and attitude. He spent time and I didnt feel rushed ever. He made sure that I completely understood everything and even gave me a follow up call to reassure me on everything we discussed. I can't say enough about his character as a Doctor and his compassion. He is extremely extremely passionate about his work, and it doesnt go unnoticed."
09/27/2017
"Dr. Tanna was & always is compassionate, professional, and very thoughtful. He always makes me feel like I'm his only patient!!! Exceptional doctor! I have & continue to recommend Dr. Tanna & his lovely staff!!!"
09/26/2017
"No surprise here I've already spread the word about the Dr's that I have come in contact with."
09/18/2017
"I have already made recommendations to collegues"
09/07/2017
"Dr. Tanna is a competent physician and a very nice person. At my first visit, Dr. Tanna came in special to see me at 6:00 p.m. after he attended a meeting."
08/24/2017
"Love this doctor! I understand that he is busy so #8 is ok with me. "
08/20/2017
"All doctors and surgeons should be like Dr. Neil Tanna>>>>>Simply outstanding in every way with his patients.Especially his extraordinary bedside manners!"
05/31/2017
"again... Dr Tanna is the PERFECT example of what a Dr should be. so kind, professional, funny, and ALWAYS makes you feel like you are his most important patient. he goes above and beyond with his care for his patients. he is an extraordinary man and Dr. I am proud to know him and be one of his patients."
05/24/2017
"Dr. Tanna is a wonderful caring person. His bedside manner is the best of any doctors that I have been too."
05/22/2017
"very good"
05/10/2017
"ALL drs. should be like Dr. Tanna. So passionate for his profession & genuine individual care for his patients, at all times of the day. I know I am in the very best of hands. God bless him!"
05/08/2017
"Dr. Tanna is a wonderful and compassionate person. Highly recommend."
04/25/2017
"Dr Tanna was very attentive, courteous, and honest from day one. He explained everything and was very down to earth which was exactly what I needed going through a skin cancer ordeal. He didn't downplay my fears where other doctors had before. Dr Tanna called me a few days before the surgery to ask me if I had any questions or concerns. HE CALLED, not his staff. That was such a heartwarming thing for him to do and it validated that I was in the right hands. I would recommend having im to anyone who needs any sort of plastic surgery. His bedside manner makes you feel at ease at one of your worst times in life. Thank you Dr Tanna!"
04/04/2017
"Doctor Neil Tanna is a great, polite and very educated doctor."
03/23/2017
"Dr. Tanna and his staff are wonderful, caring, professional, easily accessible, and I could not recommend them highly enough."
03/20/2017
"Dr. Tanna is excellent and takes time to explain everything thoroughly. He is easily accessible for questions and answers everything with detail and a very caring attitude. He never makes you feel rushed."
03/07/2017
"Truly the Best!!! My sister is now going to Dr. Tanna."
03/06/2017
"he's the best will recommend him anytime"
03/04/2017
"Dr Tanna explains the what why how and when very clearly. Listens intently and patiently and with great care & concern. I would and have recommended him."
01/01/2017
"Love this doctor."
12/28/2016
"After I met Dr. Tanna, I felt very comfortable and am putting my life in his hands for a 8 hour surgery. Love him!!! #5. No meds."
12/22/2016
"Dr. Tanna is extremely courteous, polite & professional."
10/03/2016
"This care provider called my home before surgery just to go over any questions I might have about the surgery."
09/26/2016
"I have already recommended Dr. Tanna to a family member and am ready and willing to recommend him to anyone else who needs his services. IN A HEARTBEAT"
09/08/2016
"Very good."
09/08/2016
"I had a concern regarding my surgery. I texted Dr. Tanna the late afternoon before the surgery with the cell # he provided me. He called me back within the hour."
08/30/2016
"Dr Tanna is the best ever. Not kidding, he's fantastic."
08/26/2016
"Dr. Tanna & his staff are professional, courteous & friendly."
08/22/2016
"Excellent on all levels !!"
08/11/2016
"Kind, patient, understanding, listens to my needs."
07/09/2016
"Dr. Tanna was very courteous and eased my mind about upcoming surgery. He called my home days later to listen to my decision about the surgery."
07/05/2016
"Dr. Tanna was amazing. Excellent doctor highly recommended!"
07/04/2016
"I felt confident & comfortable with Dr. Tanna as soon as I met him & we talked for a few minutes I would definitely recommend him to anyone.."
06/28/2016
"Dr. Tanna would be very highly recommended. The best!"
05/31/2016
"Dr Tanna is the best! Considering the reason I had to see him was breast cancer, it may sound crazy but it has been a very positive experience, not what I imagined at all when I got the diagnosis. Dr Tanna is fantastic, both his medical skills and as a person."
05/18/2016
"Dr. Tanna was very kind and knowledgeable and took the time to explain the best course of action - We had a very good experience and was pleasantly surprised at how easy everything was."
04/27/2016
"I found Dr. Tanna to be concerned, kind, caring & well informed care provider."
04/25/2016
"good"
04/13/2016
"There needs to be more Dr. Tanna's in this world. I feel grateful to have him as my dr. His genuine kindness and concern for me was so appreciated. He made my very scary surgery seem like it would be OK (unfortunately we had to modify from the double mastectomy & DIEP flap) at last minute."
04/12/2016
"Dr. Tanna is an excellent surgeon and doctor."
04/01/2016
"Dr. Tanna was thorough, friendly - understanding."
03/06/2016
"Excellent experience!"
03/03/2016
"Not only did Dr. Tanna explain what I needed to know in layman's terms, he also drew pictures to further my understanding."
02/22/2016
"Very pleasant - kind & caring _____."
01/11/2016
"Excellent experience"
01/07/2016
"Dr. Tanna was amazing both before during and after my procedure."
12/29/2015
"Very excellent their services and I would recommend all my friends and family."
12/02/2015
"Good"
11/19/2015
"They were extremely good providers."
11/16/2015
"Highly recommend!!"
10/12/2015
"Dr. Tanna is a gem! His caring & concern for me are top notch. He is, by far, my favorite doctor."
09/23/2015
"Dr. Tanna & staff were amazing to me! Very accessible, easy to talk to and really doesn't get any better than Dr. Tanna, and his staff that I was in contact with! The Best!"
09/14/2015
"This was a very pleasant visit to a doctor."
08/27/2015
"Friendly & amiable."
06/04/2015
"This Dr. Tanna saved my life."
05/14/2015
"Dr. Tanna provides world class care! He is very compassionate, thorough, and knowledgeable! Will highly recommend to others!"
05/13/2015
"Excellent."
05/13/2015
"I am beyond confident w/Dr. Tanna."
04/29/2015
"My mother's experience & Dr. Tanna was quite good."
02/05/2015
"Since I am hearing impaired everyone in the office made sure I understood them."
01/05/2015
"Very comfortable with doctor."
12/15/2014
"My Dr. Tanna & his staff. He & his staff show compassion & care. Respect pt.'s private health needs."
10/31/2014
"Dr. Tanna is the best surgeon I have ever met."
09/19/2014
"Dr. Tanna was excellent - It was a fairly painless process to get surgery on my finger."
06/02/2014
"Would've liked more time w/doctor but I understand he is very busy (has many clients, surgeries, etc.)."
05/28/2014
"Very professional, pleasant, caring."
03/17/2014
"Good."

In the news

In the news

In the news
Patient satisfaction following plastic surgery is most affected by surgeon-related factors, such as taking the time to answer questions and including patients in the decision-making process, according to the results of a patient survey published in the September issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

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