A Change That Will Last You a Lifetime.
Dr. Keith Durante is a highly trained, board certified, general surgeon, with over 25 years experience in general and microvascular surgeries, medical aesthetics, and hair restoration. His practice is based out of Long Island, NY and is quoted one of New York's leading hair restoration specialists. Dr. Durante is not the average surgeon you see on television, he truly has a passion for his work and all of his patients. In his free time he travels to remote locations, such as hospitals in Uganda, to volunteer his knowledge, insights, and surgical skills.
Dr. Keith R. Durante is certified by the American Board of Surgery and has been practicing in New York for more than twenty years. He has extensive experience performing numerous types of surgical procedures – both in general and vascular surgery – and practices at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip, NY. Dr. Durante was expertly trained at North General Hospital and The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, NY, and served as the Assistant Chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery at Catholic Medical Center & Mary Immaculate Hospital in Jamaica, NY. After his residency he completed a two year vascular fellowship with the world renowned Dr. Lester Sauvage. Dr. Durante has treated thousands of patients with revolutionary laser procedures.
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“As soon as I walked into Dr. Durante’s office, I knew I made the right decision.
— D.O. Long Island, New York
Q & A
Q: What's the best advice you can offer patients in terms of preventative measures they can take to keep themselves looking or feeling younger?
A: When you look good, you feel good, and it shows, and vice versa. A healthy lifestyle consists of more than being physically fit; it has a lot to do with being emotionally fit as well. It is important to feel confident and happy.
Q: What's the most rewarding part of your job?
A: The satisfaction of improving someone’s self-image. The connection between the physical appearance and self-image can be vital. This underscores the psychological aspect of this profession, which is often over looked. I have seen patients come into my office and be flat-out depressed. These are people who look in the mirror and are unhappy with themselves, and I’m able to help.
Q: If you weren't in your current profession, in what other field could you see yourself and why?
A: I honestly cannot imagine myself doing anything else; even when I’m not working I’m operating. In my spare time I travel to remote parts of Africa and donate my services as a general and vascular surgeon. It is simply who I am.
Q: What is the biggest misconception that people have about your area of specialty?
A: That balding is only a concern of men. Female hair loss and thinning is extremely common; my practice is split between men and women at about 60 and 40 percent respectively, and I believe the need for follicular unit-grafting in women is even higher.
Q: In your expert opinion what are some of the pros and cons?
A: The pros of my follicular unit-grafting technique include; no cutting or incisions, resulting in no scarring; minimal down time; and a significant decrease in the possibility of post-op complications such as bleeding or infection. Also, by removing the grafts individually, we handle them less than with “tradition strip method” procedures, resulting in a higher rate of graft success and preservation of the donor site. The only con I can really think of would be the preparation of the donor site. It requires a bit of planning in order to cosmetically mask the donor site, which needs to be shaved, the removed hair is unnoticeable to the naked eye.
Q: What made you choose your area of expertise?
A: I’ve always had a passion for the finer details of things. After I finished my general surgical residency, I moved out to Seattle in the late ’80s and completed a two-year microvascular fellowship at the prestigious Hope Heart Institute, working under the world-renowned Dr. Lester Sauvage. The move into hair restoration and hair transplantation was natural for me. My hair transplant procedures are where microsurgery meets technology, the two loves of my medical career.