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VALLEY … after years of design and development ... thousands of
hours have been applied to the architecture, feng-shui energy flow,
interior design, and medical utility of our plastic surgery clinic and
spa – an oasis for the body, mind, and spirit.
                         Welcome. Please come inside the walls of my domain.

I am John Minoli, an American physician and surgeon. I am pleased to introduce my site and self to you
… and hopefully I will introduce you to a few of the facets reflecting the rainbow of the healing arts. For
years I have guided patients through powerful healing transformations in plastic surgery. At our clinic we
strive to blend your traditional plastic surgery needs with holistic wellness care, spa-rejuvenation, and
age-management. By its very nature plastic surgery generates renaissance. Here we are, dedicated to
your sense of re-birth – here, within a tasteful setting offering an array of wholesome therapies.
Preparations for plastic surgery and ongoing care involve nutrition and vitamin assessment, consideration
of exercise, facials and body wraps, hyperbaric oxygen and infra-red sauna therapy, colon cleansing,
reike, meditation, a massage menu ... and for advanced surgical patients, overnight recovery on our
premises, with private nursing in our spa-sanctuary (directly next to a major hospital.)

Many Americans now seek wellness care by fusing traditional Western medicine with time-honored
therapies around the world. We believe the fusion of ancient truths arising from a polyglot of cultures
heralds a new era. Forward-thinking American doctors now integrate methods from aryuvedic, botanical,
chinese, homeopathic, and naturopathic traditions, to name but a few. The common anchor is our growing
appreciation for the mind-body connection – physical health being an extension of emotional, mental and
spiritual health. From the pens of Depak Chopra, Larry Dossey, Don Miguel Ruiz, Andrew Weil,
Marianne Williamson, and Gary Zukov, these spirited words are wafting from the shelves of mainstreet
bookshops. The dawning of this era is yet another reflection of our melting pot – a global blending of
ideas being forged through the crucible of our society and our own critical thinking. How do we manage
our care of self and family more gracefully – with less treadmill racing and healthier personal attention?
Great change is coming … side by side with modern advance, more and more ancient truth enjoys the
light. Here, we embrace these global themes while staying true to core Western teachings.

My own beginnings in medicine were traditionally American … spanning nearly a score of years. I
attained a broad surgical education while matriculating at some of the finest hospitals and clinics in the
nation. During formal training and thereafter, I practiced in Beverly Hills, Dallas, New York, and St.
Louis. Long regarded as major centers for plastic surgery, these cities and their people uniquely enriched
my clinical experience and my very life. Through the years I have cared for thousands of souls including
many celebrities from around the world. Now I offer Las Vegas Valley a direct vision of these fine cities.
Although I draw from the deep well of traditional western medicine, I am dedicated to the safe blend of
varietal therapy … all for the sake of improving the care of our lives.

Travel Accounts

I imagine you want to know some basics about your doctor. My Brochure, CME, and CV are offered
above under the Biography icon – helpful facts I hope. But I must share part of my life more personally
... why I became a physician … and how I came to view plastic surgery as one of the most compassionate
art forms in its own right. 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, and a greater depth of
understanding. This transforms the patient … and the doctor.

As a boy I was surrounded by doctors. My family now traces through five medical generations, both in
Italy and America. Regaled early in life with ancestral stories of heroic medical feats, my dear siblings
and I grew steadily aware of a doctor’s life. In third grade I suddenly became ill and was admitted to a
surgical ward. In the hours and days that followed, the 24-hour hospital life I was to witness …
mesmerized me … Roughly one year later, Chirstiaan Barnard electrified the world with the successful
transplant of a human heart for the first time in recorded history (Cape Town, South Africa: 3 December
1967). Budding minds latched onto this daring feat. Fueled too by TV’s medical luminaries of the era
(Ben Casey, Joe Gannon, James Kildare, & Marcus Welby) many a youth began a path toward what was
roundly dubbed the making of a surgeon. I was one such youth ... rising from the bay ridge of Brooklyn.

My interest in natural sciences advanced; so did volunteer work in hospital, as well as passionate
immersion in literature, and the performing and fine arts. Then, with a persistent and increasing force of
curiosity, I was drawn to study anatomy – the bedrock of surgery. Since those days, early engrossed in
detailed dissections, I began an industrious journey of a quarter century. I lived across America – the Blue
Ridge Mountains of Virginia, finger-lakes and drumlins of upstate New York, Missouri’s rich river
valley, palm-lined boulevards of southern California, open plains of Texas, and Manhattan’s Great White
Way. 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. My life transformed to my own twist of Kerouac’s On The
Road … Dust settled … I had completed two surgical residencies, two fellowships, four board
certifications, and over ten years of training in surgery – general, head and neck, and all variety of plastic.

I became a clinical instructor and private practitioner, bi-coastal from Beverly Hills to New York. And
then my foundation rocked, as it so poignantly does when the heart is pierced. In 2001, at the sole request
of my bride-to-be, I shook up my practice and moved to the wondrous Las Vegas desert – then took an
earnest vow, entering into the faithful bond of married life with my new family … all while bearing the
considerable rigors of a new surgical practice in a new state. I made a fortunate discovery in a moment of
clarity … on the road of all places. The southwest is yawning for good doctors … and gaining respect for
their efforts as the peoples’ needs grow. I am now settled into this oasis and have already nurtured the
care and growth of many Nevadans. For the decades that follow, I expect to provide adaptive,
compassionate, intelligent and resourceful care … in pursuit of excellence … all the way.


Present Status
John J. Minoli, M.D., F.A.C.S. has been a physician since 1984. He maintains a clinical practice in Las Vegas, Nevada, having relocated from his
bi-coastal practice in Beverly Hills, California and New York, New York. He currently holds hospital privileges at Sunrise Hospital and Medical
Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. His specialty encompasses aesthetic and reconstructive surgery including rhytidectomy (facelift, necklift, and
browlift); blepharoplasty (eyelid lift), rhinoplasty (nasal re-shaping), lip augmentation (alloderm, collagen, restylane, and fat injections);
mastopexy (breast lift); reduction mammaplasty (breast reduction), augmentation mammaplasty (breast enlargement); liposuction (body sculpting
and re-contouring); chemical peeling, dermabrasion, and laser skin re-surfacing; skin rejuvenation treatments (botox, collagen, restylane,
radiance, and sculptra therapy); nasal surgery (rhinoplasty, and correction of deviated nasal septum); scar revison surgery; and emergency skin
laceration repairs.
Fundamental Outlook
Dr. John Minoli has pursued many artistic and scientific endeavors throughout his life. Overall, he was drawn to surgery early in life, and then
eventually to the aesthetic aspects of surgery during his extensive training. He focuses on classic rather than trendy elements of beauty and aims
at preserving each patient’s uniqueness.
Training and Practice
            Dr. John Minoli is a native of New York City. While an undergraduate, he attended the University of Virginia and Fordham
University at Lincoln Center in New York City where he was graduated Summa Cum Laude in 1980. During that time he also worked at the Oak
Ridge Biomedical Laboratories in Tennessee, funded by the United States Department of Energy. In 1984 he earned his medical degree and
received academic honors at SUNY-Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, New York, then remained at the same medical center to complete a one-
year post-doctoral research fellowship in neuroanatomical sciences under Dr. Richard Gacek.
            In 1991 Dr. Minoli completed a six-year otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) – head and neck surgery residency at Washington
University’s Jewish Hospital and Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. He then completed a one-year advanced postgraduate fellowship in
facial plastic surgery with the renowned facial plastic surgeon Dr. Frank Kamer in Beverly Hills, California and at UCLA Medical Center.
            Between 1992 and 1994 Dr. Minoli operated as an ear-nose-throat / facial plastic surgery associate in the respected private Manhattan
practice of Dr. Milton Ingerman, and simultaneously served as clinical instructor at Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital.
            Dr. Minoli then elected to expand his expertise in plastic surgery by returning to formal training. Between 1994 and 1996 he
completed a full residency in general plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Texas, Southwestern – notably at Parkland Memorial
Hospital and Baylor University Hospital in Dallas. His training incorporated experience in all forms of plastic surgery (not only facial plastic
surgery, but also plastic surgery of the entire body). This training took place under the tutelage of Drs. Rod Rohrich, Fritz Barton, Steve Byrd,
and other leading national experts.
            In 1996 Dr. Minoli returned to the private practice of plastic surgery in New York City. He also became a clinical instructor for the
New York University Plastic Surgery residents at Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital. In addition, he became a frequent first surgical
assistant to the renowned plastic surgeon, Dr. Sherrell Aston, and was invited by Dr. Aston to assist in surgery televised live to attending plastic
surgeons at the international Baker-Gordon plastic surgery symposium in Miami, Florida. In 1999, Dr. Minoli expanded his practice to Beverly
Hills, California, and for a time maintained a bi-coastal practice.
            In 2001, he was recruited to practice in Las Vegas Valley. Since 2001 he has cultivated a stable growing practice, thus far serving the
needs of thousands of patients in Southern Nevada.
            He is board-certified as a diplomate of The American Board of Plastic Surgery, The American Board of Facial Plastic and
Reconstructive Surgery, The American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (Ear, Nose, and Throat), and The National Board of
Medical Examiners. He is one of a few dozen of surgeons in all of America certified by all four boards. He has been a national lecturer to
professional groups and a nationally televised guest on NBC, CNBC, and The Learning Channel to discuss plastic surgery.
Dr. Minoli has received several accolades throughout the course of his academic career. During his undergraduate years he earned distinction as
the University’s outstanding science graduate. In 1984, the year he completed his medical degree, he received academic commendation from the
dean of the medical school. He has since been honored twice by the Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons with the Thomas D. Cronin* Memorial
Research Award for excellence in research.
            *( Dr. Thomas D. Cronin was one of the original pioneers of breast implant surgery and a noted cleft-lip / cleft palate surgeon.)
Board Certifications
The American Board of Plastic Surgery
The American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
The American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (Ear, Nose, and Throat)
The National Board of Medical Examiners
Dr. Minoli has authored and co-authored several peer-reviewed scientific publications on nasal surgery and plastic surgery in the Aesthetic
Surgery Journal, The Archives of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, and the journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Professional Activities
Diplomate, The American Board of Plastic Surgery
Diplomate, The American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Diplomate, The American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Diplomate, The National Board of Medical Examiners
Active Fellow, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
Active Fellow, American Academy of Hair Restoration Surgery
Active Fellow, American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
Active Member, American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine
Active Fellow, American College of Surgeons
??? Active Fellow, American College of Surgeons – Nevada Chapter
Active Member, American Medical Association
Active Member, American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
Active Member, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
Active Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Active Fellow, American Society of Liposuction Surgery
Active Member, Clark County Medical Society
Active Member, International Hyperbarics Association
Active Member, Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce
Active Member, Better Business Bureau of Southern Nevada
Active Member, Rocky Mountain Association of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons

                                            Section 3
Dr. Minoli’s before and after photo section
       Face, Breast, Abdomen, Liposuction

                                            Section 4
Testimonials (including A personal story testimonial tape)

… collage ala Madeline books with four groups of collages of icons off to the sides with a
central , perhaps larger image of two hands shaking

                                             Section 5
... fade in with helicopter water ride-up filmclip (but maybe desert ride-up) to a collage of Las
Vegas … (maybe Nicole’s collage with small credit)
… then collage ala Madeline books with four groups of collages of icons off to the sides with a
central , perhaps larger, icon (or maybe the background is Nicole’s art work of LV with fetus)

  Welcome to my media exhibit … served up as fun … a small kaleidoscope of
                              life’s facets …
Dr. Minoli In The Media icons
       3 x # TV Show clips
       3 x # TV Show clips
       3 x # TV Show clips
       5 oclock club
       ????? and ?? Australian article       ?????
       Alan Flusser ad (Angelino magazine – September, 2005 / Golf C. – Autumn, 2005)
       Alan Flusser ad (Angelino magazine – September, 2005 / Golf C. – Autumn, 2005)
People magazine: November, 2002
Norm’s column: November 2002
Las Vegas Magazine: July August 2003 page
Nevada Women: November, December 2003
Picture of me with Sherrell Aston at 1998 – International Baker-Gordon sypmposium
  (dr Minoli operating with dr Aston – one of the leading plastic surgeons in north America)
Rohrich Kamer and Marino tableaus (type their writings)
theme in first 3 minutes of New York 1)

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