Meet Dr. John Minoli

“I will prepare, and some day my chance will come.”
– Abraham Lincoln

Plastic surgery by its very nature can provide a sense of re-birth – a personal renaissance; something restorative for the body and even the mind. Healing occurs on a physical level … to be sure … but on emotional, mental and spiritual levels as well. When personal treatment occurs on all levels, no matter the condition, there follows a more wholesome experience, a more complete sense of care, a greater depth of understanding, and a growing appreciation for the mind-body connection. This transforms the patient … and the doctor.

I was transformed during my childhood to pursue a life in medicine & surgery. As a boy I was surrounded by doctors (the profession tracing back at least 4 generations in my family). Medical stories were a regular part of my youth, and so early on I grew steadily aware of a doctor’s life. Through advancing educational & volunteer interest, I ultimately completed 2 surgical residencies, 2 fellowships, 4 board certifications, and over 10 years of post-doctoral training in surgery – general surgery, head & neck surgery, and all forms of plastic surgery. In the process, I lived across America – the lakes and drumlins of upstate New York, the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, Missouri’s rich river valley, the palm-lined boulevards of southern California, the open plains of Texas, Manhattan’s Great White Way, and the Strip of Las Vegas. I learned, researched, and practiced the healing arts while caring for thousands of souls from all walks of life. And I grew more appreciative of America’s landscape with its vast size and broad culture … imbibing as much local flavor as I could … and arriving to the conclusion that surgery is one of the most compassionate forms of art.

I have much clinical experience to share. I am board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery, and the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. I am also a diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. For over a quarter century I have been a clinical teacher of surgical residents, a lecturer in the field of plastic surgery to professional and lay groups, and a television guest on NBC, CNBC and The Learning Channel. I remain dedicated to bringing you competent and compassionate care through the channels of my training, preparation and experience.

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John Minoli, M.D., F.A.C.S. has been a physician since 1984. He maintains a solo clinical practice in Las Vegas Nevada & the upper eastside of Manhattan in New York City, having relocated from his practice in Beverly Hills, California. Dr. Minoli holds privileges at 3 St. Rose Dominican Hospital Campuses (Rose de Lima, San Martin, and Siena), and at the Sunrise Medical Center. His practice includes aesthetic, cosmetic and reconstructive aspects of plastic surgery – including both surgical and non-surgical approaches. His specialty encompasses rhytidectomy (facelift, necklift and browlift); blepharoplasty (eyelid lift); rhinoplasty (‘nose job’ or nasal re-shaping); lip augmentation (Alloderm, Collagen, Juvéderm, Restylane, and autologous fat injections); mastopexy (breast lift); reduction mammoplasty (breast reduction); augmentation mammoplasty (breast implants); liposuction (body sculpting and re-contouring); chemical peeling; dermabrasion; laser skin resurfacing; skin rejuvenation treatments (Belotero, Botox, Collagen, Dysport, Juvéderm, Juvéderm Voluma XC, Radiesse, Restylane, Sculptra, and Xeomin, et al.); nasal surgery (rhinoplasty [‘nose job’] and correction of the deviated nasal septum [septoplasty]); scar revision surgery; and emergency laceration-repairs.

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Fundamental outlook

Dr. John Minoli has pursued many artistic and scientific endeavors throughout life. Overall, he was drawn to surgery particularly early in life and evolved toward the aesthetic and cosmetic aspects of the field during his extended training. He focuses on classic beauty and aims at preserving, nurturing & cultivating each patient’s uniqueness.

Training and Practice

Dr. John Minoli is a native of Brooklyn, New York. In 1976, as a graduate of the Ivy League’s Polytechnic Preparatory Country Day School, he was accepted to the Ivy League College at Columbia University in New York City (known as Kings College in the 18th Century), but opted to matriculate in the south. While an undergraduate, he attended the University of Virginia. He then finished his college studies at Fordham University in Lincoln Center, New York City where he was graduated with Summa Cum Laude honors in 1980. During undergraduate years he was also funded by the United States Department of Energy to work at Oak Ridge Biomedical Laboratories in Tennessee. In 1980 he was accepted to Tulane Medical School, but opted to matriculate in the north. In 1984 he earned his medical degree with academic honors from SUNY – Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, New York. He then completed a one-year postdoctoral research associate in brain research. At various times Dr. Minoli has interviewed with Brown University, Cornell University, Penn University, Princeton University, and Yale University.

In 1991 Dr. Minoli completed a six-year residency in Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery at Washington University’s Barnes and Jewish Hospitals in St. Louis, Missouri. He then completed a one-year advanced facial plastic surgery fellowship with the celebrated Dr. Frank M. Kamer in Beverly Hills, California and at UCLA Medical Center.

Upon completion of training with Dr. Kamer, Dr. Minoli was offered a position on the staff of Princeton University Hospital in New Jersey. Instead, he opted to join senior associate Dr. Milton Ingerman in Manhattan (NYC) – practicing facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology from 1992 to 1994 while simultaneously serving as clinical instructor of surgical residents at the renowned Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital.

Dr. Minoli then elected to expand his expertise in plastic surgery by returning to formal training. In 1996 he completed a two-year residency in general plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Texas, Southwestern – now considered the premier plastic surgery training programs in the United States. His primary training occurred at Parkland Memorial Hospital and Baylor Hospital in Dallas, Texas where he operated extensively in treating patients not only for facial issues, but for issues extending to the entire body.

In 1996 Dr. Minoli returned to the private practice and teaching of plastic surgery in New York City. He became clinical instructor for NYU plastic surgery residents, once again at the renowned Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital. During that time he also worked with Drs. Sherrell J. Aston, Helen Colen, Alan Matarasso, and Andrew P. Ordon (host plastic surgeon on the syndicated daytime television show The Doctors). In 1998 he was invited to assist Dr. Sherrell J. Aston in surgery before a live congress of international surgeons at the Baker-Gordon symposium in Miami, Florida.


Dr. Minoli has been named one of Las Vegas’ Top Doctors year after year by Las Vegas Life Magazine. & Seven Magazine. He has been a lecturer to various professional groups, a visiting professor at the University of Texas, Southwestern Plastic Surgery Department, and a television guest on NBC, CNBC, KVVU Las Vegas Fox 5 News (with Monica Jackson & Jason Feinberg), and The Learning Channel to discuss various plastic surgery topics and perform live-televised surgery.

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