Read Real Patients' Cosmetic Surgery Testimonials*

My name is Cheryl and I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid  Arthritis in March 2008.  It took almost a year to figure out what was really going on with my health.

I began the normal treatments of methotrexate along with Enbrel.  The methotrexate made me sick so they discontinued that drug leaving on the Enbrel. I was in constant pain for months. I was switched to other drugs (everything on the market) over the years none having much success in relieving my pain.  In 2016 I was started on an infusion called Retuxin.  This gave me some relief finally.  Over the next year I went in for the infusion every 4 months... only to have a couple weeks of a little relief.  After all the infusions over the years they were having trouble finding good veins. I finally had to have a port put in.. as my veins were no longer usable.

In 2017 I met James E. Murphy, M.D. and his wonderful staff. He discussed the stem cell therapy and how it worked. I decided I had nothing to lose, but so much to gain trying this procedure. After the first treatment I felt better than I had felt in years!!!!  I have since had follow up treatments and each time it is a longer time before I feel I need another one.   Dr Murphy has given me back so much.  The best part of the miracle Dr Murphy has given me is I don’t need any other medication other than the stem cell treatments..   I can exercise and take long walks again without hurting. I have no bad days.... not being able to even get out of bed from pain.  I am forever grateful to Dr Murphy.

Dear Dr. James Murphy,

In general it is not in my nature to express my appreciation and respect for your generosity and exemplary surgical skills.  I am compelled to write and let you know you demonstrated such patience with my nervousness and endless chatter even when I wasn’t listening to you, yet you heard every work I said.  Somehow you managed to keep me grounded and to expect realistic results. For this, I thank you.  I am going to attempt to express the exceptional experience I had during this past year.

The canvas you had to work with was scarred and tattered but you managed to use your exemplary artistic surgical skills to touch up the canvas and make it a masterpiece (in my eyes the results are perfect and realistic).  i see your tenacious desire for perfection in every new scar I acquired. I want to thank you for caring so much to correct my umbilical hernia and revisit my old breast scars. The confidence you have in your skills eased my apprehension caused by my previous surgeries and for this I thank you.

Your office staff are awesome, patient, courteous, personable, compassionate, professional and just plain nice. Kudos to all of your staff, they are a great team.  A special thanks to Meghan, Jeri, Cristina, and Bailey for their kindness, assistance and professionalism.  Everyone goes above and beyond their normal duties and it is always appreciated.  Your entire staff reflects your philosophy of patient care demonstrated by their actions. I thank you for having selected such a wonderful group of women to represent your practice and philosophy.

Your reputation is well deserved and known throughout Northern Nevada as the “Best Plastic Surgeon” for the 2012 and 2013 but I think it goes beyond this recognition.  As I hear (through the grapevine) from the medical community you are a “good guy” but your patients say “he is the best”.  I see your aim is not to change the world but to change the lives of your patient’s one at a time.

Every once in a while great guys need to hear they are doing a great job and get a pat on the back for all they do for others. You deserve to hear it, own, it and accept it as fact.  As you continue to climb the rocky mountains of success to be the very best plastic surgeon; be good to yourself. Stop once in a while to smell the roses and enjoy their beauty. God bless all you do for others and be blessed.

I will refer all of my friends, colleagues’, acquaintances and family to you without hesitation because my experience was beyond great (no pain then no gain).

Respectfully, Veronica P

Breast Lift

I love my doctor tons! He specializes in breast surgeries, and it is evident by the work he does. He took the time to make me feel safe and comfortable, and made sure to answer any question I may have had. The day after surgery both he and the hospital called to check in with me and make sure I was feeling ok, and to see if there is anything they could do for me. I would highly recommend James E. Murphy, M.D. and his great team! I will be returning to him for all my future surgeries.

Posted by Vera

Breast Augmentation

I love Dr.Murphy! I wouldn’t have felt comfortable going anywhere else! Although I was an unusual case with my bruising, he was very helpful and attentive to my questions and needs!

Had a Lift, and Now Time for Some Implants!

Posted by Ms Marie

Breast Augmentation

He is such an amazing Plastic Surgeon, I would never consider going to anybody else 

Saline Breast Augmentation

Posted by  BA

Breast Augmentation

Pros: I have a more hour glass figure since I’m wide Reasonable pricing, most of his surgeries are BA’s with a  Complimentary spa package.

Safe Sculpt

Dr. James Murphy is simply amazing, he’s kind, generous, and cares more about you then money. I would recommended anyone to him.

Posted by Lil Lady

Breast Augmentation

100% recommend to anyone!

Sarah’s Testimony about James E. Murphy, M.D., and Murphy Plastic Surgery

I want everyone to know how thoroughly pleased I am with the results of my face lift with James E. Murphy, M.D. and the entire team at Murphy Plastic Surgery.  I cannot adequately express how pleased and excited I am every time I look in the mirror.  I certainly look years younger.  My friends and family compliment me constantly.  The process was explained in detail and performed smoothly.  Thank you all for such a fabulous experience.

-Carolyn, 7/2013

I have been a patient of NNPSA (now Murphy Plastic Surgery) for over 13 years now. James E. Murphy, M.D. has quite frankly saved my life! I first met James E. Murphy, M.D. in 1999 when I had a breast augmentation. And in June 2010, he performed a preventative bilateral mastectomy due to a very strong family history and the fact a mass was found on my mammogram. My mother and sister are both breast cancer survivors, having had the same cancer, same breast, same age. And that age was 48. During my annual mammogram when I was 48, they found a mass. After two years of MRIs, ultrasounds, and “watching” it, I decided to take back my fear of breast cancer and take control of my life. James E. Murphy, M.D. helped me do just that!! Even after five surgeries/procedures, I have never looked back for even one second and/or regretted my decision. I don’t think I could have done it without the unwavering support of James E. Murphy, M.D. and his staff each step of the way.

-Heather, 6/2012

After breast feeding 4 babies, losing weight, and turning the corner of 40 years old, my breasts took a dive to the South Pole.
My consultation with Dr. James Murphy was relaxed and I felt he was very knowledgeable of what I needed to have done. There was no pressure from him or anyone in his office to set the procedure up. I knew I would not be happy until I had a lift and breast augmentation done. I must say it is quite an improvement from the day I walked in his office. My breasts are back to looking youthful & perky and James E. Murphy, M.D. took all my considerations to heart. I didn’t even have to take pain meds. I don’t know why I waited so long to have it done. I would highly recommend James E. Murphy, M.D. for breast lift and augmentation to any woman. What are you waiting for?

-Sue 10/2011

My review is really for the sweet girl Heather that works here. This place offers more services than just plastic
surgery. They have dietary plans also. ANYWAY, Heather is wonderful and friendly and I thought she needed her own review under this business 

-Patient 6/2011

The entire staff at Murphy Plastic Surgery is awesome! Professional, caring, informative and perfectionists. Tracy is amazing with injections. Love them all. Would use them for any cosmetic procedures.

-Deb 10/2011

James E. Murphy, M.D. performed two surgeries on me, and I look and feel fabulous! His consultation, bedside manner, and post-op’s were always professional and very upbeat. James E. Murphy, M.D. has a great eye for making others beautiful. I definitely recommend him!

-I 7/2011

James E. Murphy, M.D. is awesome as well as Tracy Murphy and the entire office staff! They treat everyone special and give individualized attention for all your needs and questions. Great detail is given for whatever procedure you are having. They truly are perfectionists at this office and are located right next to the surgery center. Look no further for the best plastic surgery Doctor and staff in the Reno area.

-Debbie 9/2011

I went in for a consultation and was very impressed by the professionalism of the staff at this office.  Everyone really made me feel at ease and confident. James E. Murphy, M.D. was very informative and willing to guide me as a patient to making a decision that is best for me.

-Cathy 6/2011

Dear Doctor Murphy,

I want to thank you very much for your concern and care for me throughout my recent operations. As you know, I was a little reticent to have this operation at my age, but my husband wanted me to get it taken care of. I am grateful that my friend recommended you. Your reputation is par excellent with the Renown medical group and they made every effort to make me feel comfortable and at ease with my surgeries. I’m thankful for Meghan for all her help – she always seems to be there and had an answer to any questions I had.

-Sincerely,  Karen   2/2011

I felt confident with Tracy and reassured. She took all the time necessary to answer my questions. I feel good about the whole process and very appreciative for the great pricing. Thank-you so much.

-Peggy 1/2011

Wonderful Experience! Very informative, great staff, knowledgeable and fun too! Thank-you.


Dear James E. Murphy, M.D.:
I keep trying to figure out the right works to express to you the blessing we felt with your being the surgeon on duty the night (2/20/09) of Chrystle’s horrific snow boarding accident and the simple thank you, heartfelt, seems to cover it the best.
She is even more beautiful now as the accidents (remember she totaled the car on the Monday) have forced her to reevaluate some (make that all) choices she was making and she has matured into a very different individual than she was prior to the accidents. However the fact that your incredible skill as a Plastic Surgeon returned her as she was prior is still unbelievable to us and for that we are grateful beyond words.


My face-lift has made such a difference in the way I see myself. James E. Murphy, M.D. & his staff are extremely caring and compassionate people. I felt very comfortable in their care. I had a major heart scare 6 months after and his staff called my home to check on me. That says a whole lot in my book! I would never consider going to anyone else! James E. Murphy, M.D. & staff—YOU’RE THE BEST!!!!!

-Kim Sammons

Some of the surgeons I saw said it couldn’t be done. The surgeons who did my radical mastectomy left my chest in a terrible state. Then I made an appointment with Dr. James Murphy and immediately I like him. He has a great bedside manner, cheerful, encouraging and supportive. He told me “yes” that I was candidate for breast reconstruction. He showed me pictures of his results and immediately I knew I could trust him. The whole experience was amazing and I am very happy and delighted with the results. My new breast looks excellent, natural, full, size, the shape I wanted and there is hardly any scaring. James E. Murphy, M.D. is an excellent surgeon who can be trusted with his amazing abilities. I would encourage any patient to submit to his care and feel comfortable know he is going to do a wonderful job with his talents. I speak from my personal experience and it was a good one. James E. Murphy, M.D. is an excellent surgeon, I highly recommend, and has improved the quality of my life.

-Georgette Noble

I want to thank James E. Murphy, M.D. and his staff for making my surgery go so smoothly. First of all, I am extremely pleased with the overall results. I was looking to shed some years without changing my look and we succeeded very well. The staff throughout the orientation, during the procedure, and after, took a personal interest in how I was doing. They positively reinforced me every step of the way. I am thoroughly pleased with the entire experience. Any further enhancements will definitely be done by James E. Murphy, M.D. and his outstanding staff.


Dr. Strand,Three out of our four children were born with cleft lip and palate. As parents, one of the hardest things we have had to do is hand our children over to our doctors for surgery (14 surgeries to date and still counting). We thank God for James E. Murphy, M.D. and his staff; he makes the experience of surgery doable. One of the most important qualities of a doctor is trust. We trust James E. Murphy, M.D. with the lives of our children; nothing can compare to that.

-Molly and Kyle Walt

Thank-you for your amazing work.  I came to you on such high recommendations and I will continue to highly recommend you.  Without much time or consulting, you gave me a beautiful set of breasts and an increase in my self esteem.  Thank-you for your time and talent.


Dr. James Murphy

Murphy Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa

Dr. James Murphy is a highly trained, board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who has been in practice 25 years. He serves patients throughout Reno and Lake Tahoe and is affiliated with several prestigious organizations, including: 

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons 
  • American College of Surgeons 
  • American Medical Association 
  • Reno Surgical Society

Schedule your consultation today by contacting us online or call (775) 322-3446. Se habla español. If you would like to text us during business hours, we can respond via text to you. You can also send pictures to us with questions.

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