Dr. Joseph R. Barnthouse is a Preferred Surgeon

Preferred Surgeons are recognized for their additional expertise with IDEAL IMPLANT breast implant procedures. While all our surgeons must be board certified plastic surgeons, when you choose a preferred surgeon, you’re choosing a surgeon with increased IDEAL IMPLANT experience.

About Dr. Joseph R. Barnthouse

Because of his extensive surgical training, Dr. Barnthouse is uniquely qualified as a specialist in Plastic Surgery. He is one of the elite few physicians with additional training specializing in cosmetic and breast surgery, and is known for his talented surgical ability and expertise in handling difficult cases. Dedicated to patient counseling and education, Dr. Barnthouse has a warm “bedside manner” and takes the time to fully explain your options and procedures.

Dr. Barnthouse is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Barnthouse completed his Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery residency at the University of Missouri-Kansas City after his General Surgery residency at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, California. He completed his fellowship in Aesthetic (Cosmetic) Surgery at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Florida. He also completed a fellowship in Breast Surgery at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

He received his MD from the University of Kansas School of Medicine, and his BA from the University of Kansas.

Dr. Barnthouse is a member of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Medical Society, the Kansas Medical Society and the Missouri Medical Society. He was President of the Kansas City Plastic Surgery Society for 2004-2005.

Dr. Barnthouse was recently recognized as an IDEAL IMPLANT Preferred Surgeon due to his extensive expertise working with IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants, the latest technology in breast augmentation. With a unique structure surrounding these saline-filled implants, women can achieve beautiful results with zero risk of silent rupture. Dr. Barnthouse uses the IDEAL IMPLANT to help women look and feel their best. With the IDEAL IMPLANT, no expensive MRIs are needed, and they come with a lower risk of both capsule contracture and ruptures when compared to other implants.



"A wonderful surgeon - detailed oriented & precise"

“Dr. Barnthouse is a wonderful surgeon – detailed oriented & precise. He explains what to expect and takes the time to answers all your questions… Upon advice from another Doctor after learning that I had consulted with a different plastic surgeon she urged me to call Dr. Barnthouse. Upon that recommendation I 😀 called his office to schedule a consultation. The best decision I made… I knew with in minutes he was my surgeon. The entire staff is friendly & patient centric. I highly recommend Dr. Barnthouse & his staff.”

-Facebook review from Jennifer Stutesman Yarsulik

"A wonderful surgeon - detailed oriented & precise"

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“Dr. Barnthouse is very professional, yet his genuine concern for his patients [is] very refreshing!”

-Facebook review from Sheri Draper

"An amazing experience"

“I have had two procedures done by Dr. Barnthouse, he is amazing and very sincere and caring. I am happy with both procedures. The office staff is just as caring. An amazing experience.”

-Facebook review from Johnetta Ward

"A beautiful job"

“Not only did Dr. Barnthouse do a beautiful job on my procedure, he provided the best personal care before and after. Although it has now been several months since the procedure, his continued care and attention show what a genuine person he is.”

-Google review from Tamara Sanders

"Exceeded my expectations"

“Dr Barnthouse exceeded my expectations–highly skilled, professional, compassionate and made sure I was always comfortable with each step of the process. Very pleased with my results!”

-Google Review from Valerie De Jong

"He’s the best of the best"

“I discovered Dr. B. on the recommendation of a friend and have so enjoyed being his patient. He is smart, committed to excellence, and to providing a patient-first, patient-centric environment and care. I can’t imagine working with anyone else. He’s the best of the best.”

-Google review from Shelly Kramer

"BEAUTIFUL results and outstanding patient care"

“Dr. B LISTENED and continually revisited my goals so we were on the same page. Many other physicians have their own agenda and don’t take the time to really understand patient goals. Dr. B asked layers of questions so he was certain there was no room for error. He was honest and gave the advantages and disadvantages of each question or concern or request. He was meticulous and scientific in his decision making. He crunched numbers and measurements time and time again more than anyone else. That gave me great confidence of the dimensional planning and sizing. I had done a lot of research and data and asked so many questions on 5 separate visits before surgery not once did he make me feel rushed . . .  I am quite picky and particular so not only did Dr. B and his office meet my expectations they greatly exceeded them with BEAUTIFUL results and outstanding patient care.”

-Realself review from cyclone1

"His experience is second to none"

“I’m turning 40 years old this year, and I’ve had three big babies which I breastfed. I had also had a lumpectomy several years ago, leaving my breast very asymmetrical. I interviewed several surgeons but even another reconstructive plastic surgeon here in Kansas City recommended Dr. Barnthouse. I also had several friends that had used him. His experience is second to none.”

-Realself review from bulldogmama

"I knew I was in good hands"

“He’s the best. Didn’t even consider anyone else for he’s performed his magic on many of my friends and some family members. I knew I was in good hands.”

-Realself review from Inickels

Joseph R. Barnthouse, MD

1010 Carondelet Drive, Suite 401
Kansas City, Missouri 64114
(816) 943-8004