DR. KRISTOPHER
HAMWI

Highlights

Recognized as one of the country’s top plastic surgeons with over 10 years of surgical training at distinguished institutions including Harvard University, Georgetown University Hospital, New York Eye & Ear Infirmary, and Washington Hospital Center.

Experienced plastic surgeon and hair transplant physician in Sarasota, Florida. FUT, FUE, eyebrow, beard, mustache & facial hair transplants.

WHY DR. HAMWI?

Experienced with FUT and FUE Hair Transplants.
Board certified plastic surgeon.
Excellent online reputation.
Trained at Harvard and NY Eye & Ear.
Recipient of numerous awards in the field of surgery.

EXPERIENCE

He is a plastic and hair restoration surgeon specializing in hair transplants, cosmetic surgical, and non-invasive procedures. He has performed FUT and FUE hair restoration surgeries with MAXIM Hair Restoration in Virginia and New York City with excellent results. He has completed residencies and training in both plastic surgery and general surgery at prestigious institutions including New York Eye & Ear Infirmary and Harvard University.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Dr. Hamwi is one in less than one percent of surgeons that completed an Aesthetic Fellowship at the New York and Ear Infirmary. He is recognized as one of the top surgeons in the United States. His elite specialty and fellowship training in aesthetic/cosmetic surgery includes thousands of cosmetic surgical procedures performed including hair transplants. He continues to receive numerous awards for outstanding work and research in his field. He is a highly-rated surgeon in various review forums and platforms. Above all, he is board certified in plastic surgery.

TRAINING

Dr. Hamwi completed over 10 years of dedicated surgical training including plastic surgery with some of the world’s leading specialists and experts. He completed a fellowship at Harvard University and trained in other distinguished institutions including Mass. General Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital. He received specialized, fellowship training in aesthetics and cosmetic surgery, which he completed at the prestigious and world-renowned New York Eye & Ear Infirmary Hospital in Manhattan, New York. It is one of the country’s most competitive programs that less than one percent of plastic surgeons have had the opportunity to complete. He completed a medical degree from Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine. He completed a residency at Medstar Washington Hospital Center, Georgetown University with a focus on general surgery. He completed a residency at Indiana University Hospital with a focus on plastic surgery.

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59 reviews
Eric Mejia
7 months ago
All around amazing experience in Turkey. The entire staff is very professional and friendly. Most of them speak English. My results came out exactly... All around amazing experience in Turkey. The entire staff is very professional and friendly. Most of them speak English. My results came out exactly how I wanted. They listened to me on exactly how I wanted my hair to be. The consultant in NY was able to address all of my concerns at any time. Eunis who is the surgical assistant in Turkey, he was able set me up with a beautiful hotel next to the clinic and he also sent someone to pick me up from the airport. (All-inclusive). He is an expert when it comes to transplanting hair, and so are all the doctors and nurses at this clinic. There was a total of 3 hair surgeons doing my procedure, My procedure was smooth fast and painless. My swelling only lasted a few days.

Cee Pee
1 year ago
The experience so far has been great. The consultation with Joseph was informative and made specifically for my individual needs. Smart man with a lot... The experience so far has been great. The consultation with Joseph was informative and made specifically for my individual needs. Smart man with a lot of information , it was great to talk with him and pick his brain. The crew was spectacular , very friendly and helpful. I’m a week in from the surgery and it looks and feels great. Some swelling but that went away after a few days . Well worth it and highly recommended.

Gurkarn Bajwa
1 year ago
I had a free consultation with Joseph, and he broke everything down for me including why I was having hair loss, what treatment options they provide,... I had a free consultation with Joseph, and he broke everything down for me including why I was having hair loss, what treatment options they provide, which option will work best for me(FUE) and why, as well as some of the non surgical options like the exosomes. The receptionist Rougene kept a close follow up with me when I first called and was able to squeeze me in for an appointment a few days after my first call, some of the other places I called had earliest a month out for the next appointment and charged a fee for a consult. Joe did not pressure me to have my surgery done with Maxim and was encouraging when I said I would need to shop around some more. He gave me his personal number and was happy to answer any further questions I had as to why other places might be cheaper or more expensive than Maxim, he also showed me the hair products he personally used to help prevent further hair loss. I am very early in the process of finding the right team to do my transplant but I am very pleased with the service I received today and they really did make me feel like family. Follow up review: I had an FUE procedure done just a few days ago with Rhonda(PA-C) and her team at the NYC location and was very satisfied with the job they did. I consulted many other places before but chose Maxim because they offered the most affordable price and the Operations Director Joe thoroughly explained to me what procedure I needed, why, and was always available via text after hours to answer any lingering questions. 2k grafts were placed. Rhonda drew my hairline and asked if I was satisfied with it before beginning. I was very comfortable throughout. The local anesthesia worked great and I was not in any pain. Rhonda and her staff talked to me throughout the procedure, explained all the steps, gave me breaks in between to stretch, use the bathroom, and they even provided me with lunch. Dr Barnard popped in a few times to say hello and check in as Rhondas team did their work. I got there at 9am, left around 5pm. Rhonda pretty much does everything herself, anything the techs do are under her direct supervision. No robots were used during this procedure, just a combination of hand held instruments and skilled team members. Thorough post op instructions and kit were provided, as well as phone contacts for anything I needed. I am now post op day 3, so far no noticeable facial swelling or pain. Very satisfied and looking forward to the results. I also had a hair exosome treatment done with Joe about 6 weeks earlier and am slowly starting to see those results as well. Highly recommend Maxim and their services.

clay
2 years ago
On August 22nd 2020, I had the pleasure of getting my FUE procedure completed by a team at Maxim -- Harpreet, Ray, Juan, Joseph and more. I am leaving... On August 22nd 2020, I had the pleasure of getting my FUE procedure completed by a team at Maxim -- Harpreet, Ray, Juan, Joseph and more. I am leaving this review because I wholeheartedly recommend Maxim to anyone in the market for hair restoration!!! Genuinely speaking, I could not have had a better experience. From the time I arrived in the morning to the time I left at night, I was treated with kindness, calmness, and total positivity. The energy in the office was completely professional, but everyone was so at ease -- and that is exactly the good vibe I wanted on the big day. Plus, the 5th Ave location in NYC is beautiful! Every team member was willing to answer my questions and explain the process step by step. Hair loss is a sensitive topic for anyone facing it, and everyone at Maxim completely understands! At one point, my own personal emotions reached a high, and the team went out of their way to encourage me. It was awesome. Harpreet especially treated me like a brother, and I am so grateful to the entire team for their generosity and support along the way. Getting FUE done was really important for me and my mental health, and Maxim made my hopes come to life. I am only a few days out from the procedure, but everything is healing very nicely and I am beyond excited to see the results. Maxim all the way!!

sky capital
9 months ago
great experience with Maxim, spend 3-4 month on consultation for hair restoration. and finally decided to do it . consultant joseph is patience and... great experience with Maxim, spend 3-4 month on consultation for hair restoration. and finally decided to do it . consultant joseph is patience and professional。 the surgry goes well . and the whole team is super friendly and professoonal . looking forward to see the result .........

Michael Birnbaum
2 years ago
I received an FUE hair transplant with 1900 grafts. I’m currently on my second day after the procedure, and must say the staff at the Great Neck,... I received an FUE hair transplant with 1900 grafts. I’m currently on my second day after the procedure, and must say the staff at the Great Neck, Long Island location were fantastic. I suffer from an anxiety disorder and tend to be overly annoying with questions. Not once did the staff seem bothered my constant questions and were extremely accommodating to help my anxiousness before the procedure. The procedure was done by Rhonda, Ray, and Cristine, who were all absolutely fantastic. These people know what they are doing. I never once felt concerned during the 9 hour process. I was very surprised how honest this facility is with my payment. I originally paid for 2200 grafts which is what I was initially informed I needed via online consultation. I ended up getting only 1900 grafts. I was concerned there would be an issue with a refund. To my surprise everyone was very straight forward and true. My refund is currently being processed and I should see it in my account in around 5 buisness days. Lastly, I’ve been in communication with Joseph the Great Neck location’s operation manager regarding post procedure questions. He has been so tremendously helpful, even communicating with me after normal office hours. I give this team a 5 out of 5! I look forward to seeing my end results in a year :).

dieudonne vilsaint
4 years ago
I had an FUT procedure in March 2018 to restore my hairline. I remember before I had my hair transplant I spent a lot of time researching places and... I had an FUT procedure in March 2018 to restore my hairline. I remember before I had my hair transplant I spent a lot of time researching places and the hair transplant process itself. After I did my research I went for 2 consultations ; one at Maxim and the other at a more well known place that I always see on TV ads. From my research I've learned that it is the experience of the doctor and team that really matters not necessarily the place. I was very impressed with Dr Meyers experience as a hair transplant surgeon and coupled with the higher affordability of the transplant at Maxim I decided to go with them. On the day of the transplant I became more comfortable after learning how experienced the whole team was and they were so motivated. It is a long procedure but it was really a great experience. I wish I could talk about my wonderful results but it's only been 2 months and results are not expected till 6 to 12 months which is a standard for hair transplants. Therefore, I can only speak about the procedure experience itself which I'm very happy with. The post op instructions were very simple and helpful. I hope this review helps someone who's in the same position I was a few months ago. I will definitely update a few months from now when some results will be expected.

Mohammed Shaikh
1 year ago
I had contacted MAXIM around September because I wanted an FUE transplant in Turkey. I was immediately put in touch with Yunus from Istanbul. Yunus... I had contacted MAXIM around September because I wanted an FUE transplant in Turkey. I was immediately put in touch with Yunus from Istanbul. Yunus was great from the beginning and I sent him various head shots. He was able to discuss it with his team and it was determined I needed 4000 grafts. I was originally scheduled to have the procedure early November but for many reasons that didn't work so I called Yunus and we rescheduled it to late November and he was more than happy to accommodate me. I must say I was very nervous about going but Yunus made me feel so much better. He gave me a list of hotels that I could stay it considering that included in the price were 2 nights at a hotel. I ended up going with the Ramada and I must say it was an amazing hotel. I had asked Yunus to pick a clean hotel and make sure the Wi-Fi was good and I must be honest it was probably one of the better hotels I have stayed at. Just to rewind I was picked up at the airport by a nice car and they dropped me off at the hotel. From the minute I landed till I left Yunus was in touch with me. Even telling me where I should go sight-seeing and also things as basic as telling me what the prices for the cab drivers would be because the cab drivers are known to over charge people. Overall the trip to Turkey was amazing, the people are amazing, the food is amazing and I look forward to visiting in the future. On the day of the surgery Yunus picked me up and we went to the clinic. Definitely a very nice clinic and the staff there was very nice. Upon them examining my head they realized I might need more than 4000 grafts. They drew my new hair line and consulted me every step of the way. The only thing I absolutely hated was the anesthesia shots, but thats not anyones fault because that is required. Those shots hurt like hell but the staff went slowly they slowed down the process so I could keep up with the pain and after that everything went good. We stopped for lunch that the clinic paid for and it was very good. When all was set and done I think they did about 4600 grafts and mind you I only paid for 4000 so I really appreciated the extra grafts. The first night was difficult as I had my head bandaged and everything just felt abnormal. I had to be careful with everything. Second day when the bandages comes off everything felt better. Yunus sat down with me and told me everything I could and could not do. By the third day I was able to go around the city and do some shopping. I thought I would look weird with scabs on my head but turns out you see a ton of people like that. My flight was on the fourth day and I got picked up at the hotel by the cab service and even when I got to the airport I saw a ton of people who had had transplants. When I got home Yunus has kept in constant contact with me. I call and text him all the time with questions and he always promptly responds to them. He constantly asks for pictures and so far about 3 weeks into my procedure everything is great. My hairline is coming out nicely. I must say so far so good. I paid $3000 for 4000 grafts (even though they did like 4600 grafts), 2 nights at a 5-star hotel were included and pick-up and drop-off from the airport. Compare that to about $16-20K here in the US. Yunus told me by my wedding in July everything should look good and obviously continue to see results up until like a year-18 months. I promised Yunus I will write a very detailed review in about 12-18 months when my hair is where I want it to be, but so far so good. I give my experience 5 -stars and thank you to Yunus and his team for the great work.

Keith Thompson
2 years ago
Let me begin by thanking the Maxim team for doing such an AMAZING job, and making me feel right at home and comfortable in their stunning NYC 5th Ave.... Let me begin by thanking the Maxim team for doing such an AMAZING job, and making me feel right at home and comfortable in their stunning NYC 5th Ave. location! When I started going gray in my early 20’s, I did not know that my 30’s would bring with that hair loss. In today’s world with all the advertisements & social media access, everyone wants to look and feel their best! This early genetic curse caused me to find myself on the other side of the camera taking photos of friends ~ instead of in front more times than not! Now that silver hair is more in style and accepted, I have learned to embrace it… but the hair loss I could not get over! Thanks to Maxim; Joseph, the clinician Rhonda, and techs Thais & Ray...plus the rest of the talented team ~ they made my dream of a full head of hair a reality. Besides the initial numbing of the scalp, which took only minutes, & to me felt at the worst like an ant bite… after that the rest of the procedure was painless! It has been a week now since the procedure, and besides some tingling and occasional itching from the new growth ~ I feel incredible! I would recommend anyone who is considering getting hair restoration done to schedule a consultation immediately, they also offer financing if that is a concern of yours! I assure you that you will be in great hands at Maxim, and have zero regrets! What are you waiting for...your hair to grow back~TRUST ME, it won’t!!! Make an appointment TODAY!

Kathy W
7 months ago
My first consultation I met Joseph Bryce Hart and so far he’s been very accommodating and helpful through my process I’m literally just starting... My first consultation I met Joseph Bryce Hart and so far he’s been very accommodating and helpful through my process I’m literally just starting so results are pending but I would like to thank Joseph for having the patients to walk me through this process and because I trust him I trust the process… stay tune and thanks JOE!💐💐💐#MAXIM

FAQS

Dr. Hamwi has been a valued member of the MAXIM Hair Restoration family for the past five years,where he has performed thousands of successful FUT and FUE Hair Transplant surgeries.

Dr. Hamwi has been onboard with MAXIM Hair Restoration in our Virginia and New York City clinics. He now performs hair transplants at our Sarasota, Florida location.

Dr. Hamwi is a nationally recognized top surgeon. He has trained with some of the most prestigious institutions including Harvard University, Mass. General Hospital, Washington Hospital Center, Georgetown University Hospital, New York Eye & Ear, Indiana University Hospital, Indiana University Hospital, and other well-known institutions recognized for surgical procedures. Along with a medical degree from Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine, Dr. Hamwi has trained with some of the world’s leading specialists and experts in general and plastic surgery. His experience at MAXIM Hair Restoration has allowed him to enjoy the praise of thousands of patients who have been under his care for hair restoration surgery. He continues to be very active in his profession continuing to acquire new certifications in plastic surgery and is an active professional member of the American College of Surgeons and the American Medical Association. His affiliation with Advent Health Hospital has expanded his expertise in caring for patients in the Tampa and Sarasota regions.

Dr. Hamwi attended Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine to complete a medical degree. He continued his education at the New York and Ear Infirmary with a focus in plastic surgery while on an aesthetic fellowship. He completed a residency in general surgery at Medstar Washington Hospital Center, Georgetown University, and also achieved a successful residency in plastic surgery at Indiana University Hospital, Indiana University.

Dr. Hamwi is a highly regarded professional member of the American College of Surgeons and the American Medical Association.

Dr. Hamwi performs FUT and FUE Hair Restoration procedures using the ATERA and WAW Hair Restoration Systems.

Dr. Hamwi utilizes only the latest hair transplant technology platforms including:

  • ATERA Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) System
  • WAW Hair Transplant System

Aside from being one of the nation’s top surgeons, Dr. Hamwi is recognized in his community for his devotion to his profession and warm personality. He continues to study his field paying close attention to innovative ways he can help his hair restoration patients. His involvement as a professional member of the American College of Surgeons and the American Medical Association allows him to integrate into his practice the latest resources available to him and his peers. He is married and is currently practicing in the Tampa and Sarasota, Florida area.

Dr. Hamwi is a favorite amongst his patients and peers. He enjoys comments of appreciation and outstanding 5 Star ratings on his Google Reviews.He has built trust with his patients, making them feel confident in his ability to successfully help them achieve the full set of hair they are seeking. He is featured in various review forums and platforms where he has achieved high ratings as a surgeon. You may experience Dr. Hamwi’s and our other doctors’ brand of care for yourself by scheduling a free consultation today.

Dr. Hamwi’s skilled and knowledgable team of hair restoration experts include hair technicians, nurses, surgical techs, and PAs. His team has extensive experience in the latest hair restoration technological platforms and aid Dr. Hamwi during every surgery, including the pre-op and post-op care

Yes, Dr. Hamwi directs each surgery with a hands-on approach. He takes his time making sure each detail is done to his high standards. Each FUT and FUE Hair Restoration surgery he performs is done with precision and exceptional poise. Dr. Hamwi’s collaboration with his team allows him to manage each surgery with top efficiency and safety. To protect our patients and the notoriety of our clinic, MAXIM Hair Restoration limits hair transplantation procedures to only two to three per day to ensure that Dr. Hamwi and all staff members are well-rested and at their best.

In addition to his life as a surgeon, Dr. Hamwi likes to stay active with medical associations and likes to learn the latest technology available in the world of surgical technology.

If you are ready to start your journey to ending hair loss and baldness in Sarasota, Florida, you’ll easily find that Dr. Hamwi is the best choice in the area. His impressive training and experience demonstrate the ability to achieve top-notch results for your hair restoration surgery. Aside from being named one of the top surgeons in the country, he is his patient’s best advocate. His dedication and persistent attention to detail is part of what has allowed him to give patients the results they enjoy. From the time you attend the initial consultation to well after your surgery, you’ll feel the protective care of this amazing physician. All of our MAXIM doctors are like family, and they make their patients part of the family as well, treating each individual with the best care.

You may send us a message to book your free consultation now or call us at our Sarasota, Florida clinic to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hamwi. He and his team of hair restoration experts will be ready to help you start your journey to the new you, with the full set of hair you can certainly achieve.