Long Island Ophthalmic Plastic Surgeon Samuel Baharestani, MD, Named Top Influencer Worldwide In Cosmetic Surgery By RealSelf 500

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Prominent oculoplastic surgeon, Samuel Baharestani, MD has been named one of the 500 most influential cosmetic surgeons worldwide, according to RealSelf 500, a leading online resource destination for patients seeking elective cosmetic procedures.

“These 500 doctors are part of a select group of top influencers on RealSelfwho collectively answered more than 300,000 consumer questions in 2016 alone,” said Tom Seery, Founder and CEO of RealSelf

Prominent oculoplastic surgeon,Samuel Baharestani, MD has been named one of the 500 most influential cosmetic surgeons worldwide, according to RealSelf 500, a leading online resource destination for patients seeking elective cosmetic procedures. Dr. Baharestani – who currently heads the cosmetic and reconstructive oculoplastic surgery department for SightMD – received the award for his positive surgical outcomes and his commitment to patient education.

“It’s a tremendous honor to be recognized by RealSelf, who I consider one of the most trusted online resources for helping patients make a more informed decision about their cosmetic choices,” said Dr. Baharestani, who received the prestigious RealSelf 500 award earlier this week. “Educating patients about cosmetic procedures is really important to me. In the past year alone, more than 82 million people have visited RealSelf online to research cosmetic treatments and connect with local medical professionals regarding their cosmetic pursuits,” he said.

The RealSelf 500 Award honors the top rated and most engaged board-certified aesthetic doctors who consistently demonstrated a commitment to patient education and positive patient outcomes throughout 2016. Winners of the award excel at sharing their expertise, free of charge, with tens of millions of RealSelf community members actively searching for information and the right provider.

Dr. Baharestani is a Fellowship-trained, board-certified ophthalmic plastic surgeon with extensive training and expertise in aesthetic, reconstructive and oculofacial plastic surgery. He is a Fellow of the American Society for Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS), is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is among only 500 surgeons worldwide to be recognized by ASOPRS for achieving the highest level of training in their membership.

“These 500 doctors are part of a select group of top influencers on RealSelfwho collectively answered more than 300,000 consumer questions in 2016 alone,” said Tom Seery, Founder and CEO of RealSelf. “Our research shows that more than 95 percent of patients expect a practice to engage with them online. These doctors are leading the way in terms of their online engagement and focus on empowering patients with good information.”

Dr. Baharestani is an expert contributor to RealSelf, and to date has posted hundreds of answers to questions on the site. He also maintains a patient star rating of five out of five stars in RealSelf reviews. For more information on Dr. Baharestani, please visit http://www.sightmd.com/about-the-doctors/samuel-baharestani. For the full list of RealSelf 500 Award winners, visit https://www.realself.com/RS500.

About RealSelf

RealSelf is the largest online destination to get informed about elective cosmetic procedures and to find the right doctor or clinic. More than 9 million people visit RealSelf each month to find out which treatments and providers live up to their promise of being “Worth It." RealSelf is powered by unbiased experiences shared by consumers for hundreds of treatments, ranging from simple skincare to highly considered cosmetic surgery. Offering millions of photos and medical expert answers, RealSelf has become the essential resource and service for those seeking to find the right doctor or clinic.

About SightMD is New York’s fastest growing integrated ophthalmic provider group, offering patients the convenience of 21 locations across the greater Long Island / New York metropolitan area and access to more than 50 ophthalmic surgeons and specialists. It was formed with the merger between North Shore Eye Care and Long Island Eye Surgical Care.

North Shore Eye Care – a division of SightMD - is Long Island’s most established full-service comprehensive eye care provider. This year they are celebrating 52 years of eye care excellence since Dr. Sidney Martin founded the practice in 1962. North Shore Eye Care the official LASIK Providers of the New York Mets. Many of their doctors have been voted ‘TOP DOCTORS’ in the New York Metro Area by Castle Connolly and North Shore Eye Care has earned ‘Best Of Long Island’ honors for the past few years.

North Shore Eye Care maintains offices in Smithtown, Riverhead, Holbrook, Deer Park, Southampton, Southold, Garden City, Huntington, Hauppauge, Hempstead, Little Neck and Hampton Bays. They specialize in cataract care, LASIK laser vision correction, glaucoma management, diabetic eye disease, oculoplastics, retinal care and audio. For more information about North Shore Eye Care, please contact Jacqueline Hernandez at 631-265-8780.

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