Dr. Sanjiv Kayastha Patient Testimonials

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sanjiv Kayastha and his cosmetic surgery staff are committed to providing the highest standard of patient care. Please read the reviews from our Schenectady and Albany, NY plastic surgery patients to learn more about their experiences with Dr. Sanjiv Kayastha.

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“Most Valuable Expertise”

Written on December 22, 2014
You and your staff are always wonderful. Your staff is warm, friendly, professional and reassuring. You offer complete information, guidance, and most valuable expertise.

by Anonymous

“Staff was Excellent”

Written on December 15, 2014
Experience w/ staff was excellent

by Anonymous

“No Pressure”

Written on December 15, 2014
I loved the fact that their was no pressure…..doctor just gave facts…

by Anonymous

“I Feel Very Comfortable”

Written on December 15, 2014
I feel very comfortable and confident in Dr. Kayastha

by Anonymous

“Explained everything well”

Written on December 12, 2014
Doctor and staff were very friendly and explained everything well.

by Anonymous

“I was very comfortable with the doctor and staff.”

Written on December 2, 2014
I was very comfortable with the doctor and staff. The discussions with the doctor and nurse before and during my procedure made me less nervous.

by Jim B.

“Always happy, never pushes ‘extras,’ no pressure.”

Written on December 2, 2014
Always happy, never pushes “extras,” no pressure.

by Kendell D.

“No Pressure”

Written on November 11, 2014
I loved the fact that their was no pressure…..doctor just gave

by Anonymous

“Very Friendly”

Written on October 23, 2014
The staff is very friendly and always smiling.

by Gigi

“Gifted, straight forward, and personable physician”

Written on September 23, 2014
Couldn’t possibly have found a more gifted, straight forward, and personable physician. The staff have made me amazingly comfortable and confident in them and myself. I feel I have made true friends.

by Anonymous

“Nicest office staff “

Written on September 23, 2014
The nicest office staff ever

by -Anonymous

“My experience was exemplary”

Written on September 2, 2014
All staff are very professional and friendly. Overall my experience was exemplary.

by Anonymous

“Very impressed with his ethics”

Written on August 27, 2014
Excellent experience. I was very nervous and quickly felt at ease with the staff being so friendly and caring. Dr. Kayastha made me feel very comfortable and validated my concerns, very impressed with his ethics, and looking forward to getting the procedure done and getting on with things. Sooo glad I was recommended to you.

by Anonymous

“Dr. Kayastha listens to my concerns”

Written on July 30, 2014
The staff is always friendly and professional. Dr. Kayastha listens to my concerns and provides options for short and long-term results.

by Sheryl

“Everyone is always friendly”

Written on July 7, 2014
I’ve always had such a wonderful experience when I come to see Dr Barach and his staff. Everyone is always friendly and I am helped immediately upon walking in the door. I have never had to sit and wait for more than a few minutes. I will definitely return in the near future.

by Heather M.

“Very professional”

Written on July 7, 2014
Very professional, but at the same time, friendly and informative. No one, including staff and the doctor tried to push one into any certain procedure etc. The doctor gave you all the options, but in the end leaves it up to the patient. Very stress-free consultation.”

by Anonymous

“All perfect!”

Written on May 19, 2014
Very positive! It couldn’t be improved! All perfect!

by Anonymous

“Great experience!!”

Written on May 12, 2014
Great experience & friendly informative staff!!

by Anonymous

“Clear explanations”

Written on April 11, 2014
Very thorough, clear explanations given for problem. Possible solutions given for all questions.

by Withheld for Privacy

“Good experience”

Written on April 10, 2014
Good experience and a recommendation for a new filler which I am very happy with!

by Mary G.

“Could not be better!”

Written on April 7, 2014
Could not be better! Dr. Kayastha’s technical skills and compassion are matched by the extraordinary efficiency and kindness of his support staff!

by Lynne N.

“I had a very positive experience”

Written on April 3, 2014
I had a very positive experience. The doctor as well as staff answered all
my questions and discussed my options.

by Anonymous

“Dr. Kayastha Listens”

Written on March 19, 2014
Dr. B takes his time with you, listens and offers his best recommendations.

by Anonymous

“Outstanding office and staff”

Written on March 15, 2014
Outstanding office and staff. Loved Irene, she’s my new buddy!! I Loved the entire experience. Great warmth and professionalism.

by Michelle L.

“I had a great experience”

Written on February 10, 2014
I had a great experience. The staff was very informative as was the doctor. I didn’t feel rushed in any way. I would recommend Dr. Kayastha and his staff to anyone needing his services. They are great.”


“no wait time”

Written on February 3, 2014
“I went in for a small procedure and had no wait time, was taken
right in. Procedure was explained and the Dr. came right in and got started.
From the time that I parked my car until the time that I got back in was an
amazing 16 minutes!! I have never seen a doctor’s office run so efficiently!!
Thank you for a wonderful experience!”


“never have to wait”

Written on February 3, 2014
“I never have to wait when I come to the office. Appointments are
scheduled correctly and not overlapped like it seems to be at other dr offices.
Everyone is always friendly and more than willing to help. I would never go
anywhere else and I suggest Dr Barach to anyone I know looking for cosmetic
surgery. I could not be happier.”

by Anonymous

“Very thorough”

Written on December 5, 2013
Very thorough, patient with my initial anxiety and thorough

by Carol

“very pleased with Dr. Kayastha”

Written on December 5, 2013
I have been very pleased with Dr. Kayastha, Irene, and Norene throughout my surgical experience. They have been professional and personable. I was impressed with Dr. Kayastha’s expertise, as well as his genuine concern for me as a patient. A week prior to my surgery the general surgeon who was going to participate in my surgery experienced a family emergency. He contacted Dr. Kayastha’s office. Dr. Kayastha personally phoned me to explain the situation and to explain choices to deal with this unforeseen circumstance. We went ahead with the surgery by electing to have the partner of the general surgeon in the o.r. After my surgery Dr. Kayastha told me that no question or concern is too small. He encouraged me to contact him whenever I needed to do so. In addition, I am very happy with the outcome of my surgery.

by Name Held

“I am thrilled with the results”

Written on December 5, 2013
Dr. Kayastha, Two years ago I came to you to have some cosmetic surgery done on my face. I had a mole on the bridge of my nose that was removed by another doctor several years prior and I was very unhappy about the results. I came to you by high recommendations from a friend.

Well it’s been over two years now, and this letter has been haunting me. You removed three moles from my face. I am thrilled with the results and I don’t regret one minute making the decision to do it.

The reason for the letter is because, well I’m a teacher and every day I make a difference in a child’s life, at least I like to think so. You made a difference in my life. I grew up thinking I was very ugly and had low-self esteem. I was picked on and I felt that I had too many flaws. My appearance made me feel this way.

Since the surgery, I am so much more confident, I think I am very pretty and I love looking at myself. Every day I can’t believe that I look this way.

Some might think it’s vain but after feeling the way I did for twenty some years, I don’t think it’s vain at all.

Dr. Kayastha, you made a huge difference in my life and I wanted to thank you again. I needed to make sure you were aware of what you did for me.

Thank you again.

by T. K.

“I feel great”

Written on December 5, 2013
Dear Dr. Kayastha, Irene, and Nadia, Thank you so much for assisting with my “life altering” procedure. From start to finish all 3 of you helped me to feel comfortable and secure with what I had chosen to do. I feel great and have no doubt I’ll look great when I’m healed. You’re a great team and I appreciate all of your attention and professionalism. Sincerely,

by L.C.


Written on December 5, 2013
Dear Dr. Kayastha and Staff, Thank you for being so supportive through all of my procedures and for always making me feel beautiful when I’m at the office. Fondly,

by J.B.

“will always recommend Dr. Kayastha’s office”

Written on December 5, 2013
I really cannot thank all of you, including Dr. Kayastha for making me feel so comfortable about my surgery. You’ve made me feel “special.” That means a lot. I will always recommend Dr. Kayastha’s office whenever I get the opportunity.

by L.P.

“fantastic result”

Written on December 5, 2013
Dear Dr. Kayastha and staff, I wanted to say thank you for the fantastic result you have given me from my surgery! I couldn’t be happier! Your office has been a complete joy to work with! Irene and Nadia have been terrific. You will be highly recommended in my book. I look forward to returning to your office for my next post-op and working with you all again in the future. My sincere thanks to all of you! Sincerely

by M

“look forward to my visits”

Written on December 5, 2013
Dear Dr. Kayastha, Irene, Noreen, and Nadia, This is a long overdue thank you for all the information, support, and good advice you have provided. Thanks too for making the office comfortable, safe, and friendly. You all have the gift of putting people at east and I always look forward to my visits! Sincerely

by P.H.

as comfortable as possible

Written on December 5, 2013
To the office of Dr. Kayastha, I want to thank you for all you’ve done to help with my surgery. You’ve all been very kind and skillful in making this process as effective and comfortable as possible. A special thanks to Dr. Kayastha for his fine surgical skills and for taking the extra time to make me as comfortable as possible. Another special thanks to Nadia for being so genuinely sweet, concerned, and helpful, and to the secretaries for their flexibility in the scheduling of my appointments. Sincerely, R.H.

by R.H.

“Thank you for the care”

Written on December 5, 2013
Dr. Kayastha and staff, Thank you for the care and concern I experienced before and after surgery. You and your staff made my surgery and recovery much easier and more comfortable.

by A.S.

“made me feel so comfortable”

Written on December 5, 2013
Dear Dr. Kayastha, I would like to thank you for the excellent surgery you recently performed on me. I can’t tell you how much my life has changed. I would also like to give a special thank you to all of your staff. They made me feel so comfortable. They spoke very highly of you, and helped me with all of my questions. They were great!! Thank you again…

by R.D.

“awesome plastic surgeon!”

Written on December 5, 2013
Dr. Kayastha, You are an awesome plastic surgeon! I just wanted to say thank you for the amazing job you did on my stomach. You really made my dreams come true. I cannot even begin to tell you how much it meant to me to get rid of all that blubbery stretched out skin I used to call my belly. I never imagined I could feel so good about myself physically and emotionally. Before the tummy tuck I was so ashamed of my body, and now I can be proud and confident in the way I look and feel. Thank you so much for helping me. I kind of feel like you saved my life. You are truly awesome and all your assistants are so sweet and wonderful! You guys made me feel like I was part of your family. Thank you so much, I am forever grateful to you all.

by K.S.

“the best”

Written on December 5, 2013
You and your staff are the best!

by N.N

“My experience has been great”

Written on December 5, 2013
My experience has been great with this office.

by E.M.

“the best”

Written on December 5, 2013
Great Staff and Doctor Barach is the best. Thanks.

by J.B.

“little or no wait time”

Written on December 5, 2013
My visit was overall a very good experience. The staff is friendly but professional and I love that the doctor is very conscientious about keeping on schedule so there is little or no wait time when you arrive for an appointment.

by L.A.K.

“My experience has been always positive”

Written on December 5, 2013
My experience has been always positive. The staff and Dr. Kayastha listen, are straight forward, respectful and considerate.

by N.M.

“Staff, and Doctor Barach is awesome!”

Written on December 5, 2013
Having the Ultherapy was a little uncomfortable at times, but once it was over the outcome outweighed anything I felt. I am very impressed with the knowledge of the Staff, and Doctor Barach is awesome!

by M.A.

“extremely professional”

Written on December 5, 2013
The staff was discreet and extremely professional. The doctor took a long time with me, listened to my questions, and answered all my concerns. He is obviously outstanding in his field!

by A.N.


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by C.


Written on December 5, 2013
I think this was my fifth or sixth visit to your office and they all have been great and my problems have always been taken care of with ease.

by A.M.

“wonderful people”

Written on December 5, 2013
I always find your office full of friendly concerned efficient helpful wonderful people!

by D.F.

“I am treated like family”

Written on December 5, 2013
I am always greeted by everyone in the office in a friendly, helpful manner. From the moment I make an appointment until I leave ( and sometimes even days later) I am treated like family. I wish other offices were as patient centered.

by D

“impressed with Dr. Kayastha’s great skill”

Written on May 13, 2013
I have always been consistently impressed with Dr. Kayastha’s great skill, professional expertise, and manner of communicating with his patients. The Capital District is most fortunate to have him practicing in this area.

by D.M.

“… efficient and fast”

Written on December 5, 2012
I wish all dr. appointments were as efficient and fast.

by J. M.