Alan H. Gold MD, FACS
About the Practice
For more than thirty years, Dr. Gold has dedicated himself to the goal of providing unsurpassed excellence and artistry in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. To achieve the best results for his patients, he creatively utilizes all of the “traditional” as well as the “newest” and most innovative techniques and procedures, but always with his patient’s safety and best results in mind. With plastic surgery constantly in the media and with other surgeons and companies aggressively promoting themselves, their techniques or their products to the public, Dr. Gold carefully evaluates those claims to determine for his patients what may be real and beneficial for them and what is just advertising “hype”. With an artist’s eye, his procedures are always skillfully tailored to the unique needs and desires of the individual, in order to produce both a “natural” and elegant result while maintaining the desired individual “look” and character of the patient. To that end, you can be assured that Dr. Gold performs each and every surgical procedure entirely himself, of course with the assistance of the Gold Ambulatory Surgery Center’s experienced nursing staff and anesthesiologists, but with no other operating or assistant surgeon.
Ear Reshaping (Otoplasty)
Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
Lip, Cheek, and Chin Augmentation
Nasal Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport® and Soft Tissue Fillers
Laser Hair Removal
Laser Skin Rejuvenation
Laser Tattoo Removal and Pigmented Lesion Treatment
Leg Veins/Vascular Treatment
Sublative Rejuvenation™ with eMATRIX
Background & Certification
Dr. Gold is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
Dr. Gold completed his college education at Colgate University in three years, graduating with honors, and then attended New York's Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He trained in his General Surgery Residency at North Shore University Hospital, and completed his Plastic Surgery Residency at New York's Kings County Hospital-Downstate Medical Center.
Publications and Presentations
Dr. Gold has published articles on a variety of plastic surgery topics, presents and teaches courses regularly at regional, national, and international plastic surgery conferences, and was honored to have been chosen as a Traveling Professor of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
Affiliations & Memberships
While Dr. Gold performs the majority of his surgeries at the Gold Ambulatory Surgery Center, he also holds privileges and practices at:
North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY
Long Island Jewish Hospital, New Hyde Park, NY
North Shore University Hospital, Glen Cove, NY
Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola, NY
ProHealth Ambulatory Surgery Center, Lake Success, NY
The American Board of Plastic Surgery (Diplomate)
National Board of Medical Examiners (Diplomate)
American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS, Past President)
Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation (ASERF, Past President)
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (Board of Directors)
Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation (PSEF)
International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS)
New England Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons
New York Regional Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Past-President)
American Association of Hand Surgery
American Burn Association
American Cleft Palate Association
American Cleft Palate Association Educational Foundation
American Academy of Pediatrics (Fellow)
American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities (AAAASF, Past President)
Medical Society of the State of New York
Nassau Academy of Medicine
Nassau Surgical Society
Nassau-Suffolk Physicians Guild
New York State Society of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Maxillofacial Surgery
Society of Former Residents and Associates of Plastic Surgery, Downstate Medical Center-Kings County Hospital Center
Dr. Gold is extremely active in many national plastic surgery organizations, and is particularly proud to have served both his specialty of Plastic Surgery and the public as President of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, President of the Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation, and President of the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities and to serve on the Board of Directors of each of those organizations.
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Staff & Facilities
While the careful selection of your surgeon remains the single most important factor in determining the success of your surgery, Dr. Gold emphasizes that you must also be equally careful and selective in choosing the facility in which your surgery will be performed. The Gold Ambulatory Surgery Center is located within our office and surgery suite.
We are proud to say that our surgery center is fully accredited by The American Association for the Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. (AAAASF). Dr. Gold has had the privilege of serving as President of AAAASF, and is a member of the Board of Directors of Surgical Facilities Resources, the AAAASF subsidiary responsible for the international accreditation of surgical facilities throughout the rest of the world. The primary mission of AAAASF since its establishment in 1980 has been to ensure the highest quality patient care in the ambulatory surgery setting. However, the vast majority of ambulatory surgery facilities across the United States remain unaccredited, operating independent of any peer review and inspection process. Fortunately, New York State has just enacted a law mandating the inspection and accreditation of all office-based facilities administering sedation or general anesthesia, which we hope will serve as a template for similar legislation in other states.
AAAASF is in the forefront of promoting mandatory state and national legislation to provide patients with safety and quality assurance in the outpatient surgery setting, and is pleased to have worked with the State of New York in that regard. The AAAASF accreditation guidelines have been widely recognized as the “Gold Standard”, providing the highest level of safety and quality in ambulatory surgical care. AAAASF rigorously inspects and evaluates each facility seeking accreditation to ensure that it meets those Standards. AAAASF accredited facilities are continually monitored and improved through the analysis of individual facility performance compared to established standards.
Today, with over 1500 such accredited member outpatient surgical facilities in the US and an increasing number abroad, the not-for-profit AAAASF is the largest accrediting organization of its kind in the world. Dr. Gold believes that certification by AAAASF assures his patients of his commitment to a culture of safety in our office and the Gold Ambulatory Surgery Center.
Additionally, Dr. Gold emphasizes that the selection of your anesthesiologist is also a crucial factor in determining the safety, comfort, and ultimate success of your surgical experience. An excellent staff of caring, experienced anesthesiologists with particular expertise in ambulatory anesthesia, have been carefully selected by Dr. Gold to provide the anesthesia services in the Gold Ambulatory Surgery Center.
Under the direction of Kevin Glassman, MD, the physicians of General Anesthesia Services, LLP , all of whom are certified by the American Board of Anesthesia, are committed to ensuring your safety and comfort during surgery.
The Gold Ambulatory Surgery Center facility was designed by Dr. Gold and its staff of operating room and recovery room nurses and anesthesiologists are carefully selected by him to ensure that your experience with us will be a pleasant one. You can therefore be confident that if you choose to have your surgery performed here you will be choosing a facility in which the highest levels of your safety and comfort are our utmost concern.