York J. Yates, MD

Dr. York J. Yates, a board-certified plastic surgeon, specializes in reconstructive and cosmetic surgery designed to improve the body’s form and function.

Dr. Yates’ practice in Tanner Clinic’s Layton-based Plastic Surgery Suite focuses with great success on a wide variety of such procedures as Cool Sculpting, breast augmentation, liposuction and other surgical body contouring treatments. The plastic surgeon also specializes in surgical treatments for conditions such as gynecomastia and post-cancer reconstruction of breasts and other affected areas.

A native of Davis County, Dr. Yates received his B.S. from the University of Utah. He remained in Utah to earn his M.D. from the U of U’s School of Medicine, finishing at the top of his class and thus allowing him to pursue training in plastic surgery directly out of medical school.

Dr. Yates completed a six-year residency training at the University of Missouri, Columbia, that included a fellowship in microsurgery. During his residency and fellowship at the University of Missouri School of Medicine, he scored in the 98 and 99 percentile of in-service test scores in his final two years of training. He also worked in the University of Missouri Health System as a resident physician.

Dr. Yates returned home to join Tanner Clinic in 2003, a decision based in part on his admiration for this father, Dr. Jay Yates, a longtime family physician at the Layton clinic.


What patients are saying about Dr. Yates

“My experience with Dr. Yates has been awesome! The surgery went great and I’m healing very well. I’m so glad that I found Dr. Yates because he did an excellent job on my breast reduction. I haven’t had a lot of pain and they look great already! I have already recommended Dr. Yates to friends and family. The staff is great and very nice.” – Katie on Google+, June 2015

“Dr. York Yates is a true artist and highly skilled plastic surgeon. I am ecstatic about the results on my “mini tummy tuck” abdominalplasty… My stomach looks better now than when I was 20 years old!!! I search for over a year to find the right plastic surgeon that could create near flawless results. I am a practitioner myself and I spoke with many of my friends in order to narrow it down to a couple surgeons. Once I narrowed it down I saw actual previous patients of Dr. York Yates and it was easy to make the decision in selecting him. He truly cared and made sure I was completely satisfied with the end results. I couldn’t be more happy and I have recommended him to all that have ask.” – Shellie on Google+, February 2015

“It has been just over one year since I had my implants and it was the best decision I made. I feel great and love my results! Dr. Yates is an amazing plastic surgeon and exceeded my expectations. When I first came in I was very impressed with his suggestions for me, the type of implants and size. I wanted a natural look and that is exactly what I got and couldn’t be happier! I appreciate his patience with my many questions and I have never felt rushed at any of my visits. I recommend him to anyone thinking about implants. Dr. Yates and his staff are very professional, the office is fabulous and very welcoming. You won’t be disappointed. Dr. Yates does amazing work!”   —  Review on Google.com, Nov. 17, 2014

“I chose Dr. Yates because he made me feel very comfortable and was only interested in what I wanted to achieve and how to get there the least invasive way. He really took his time with us and answered all of our questions. Right before I went into surgery he mentioned that he was going to do a little extra work to give me the lift look without actually doing the lift. So far I am happy with the results and my husband is ecstatic. We would recommend him over and over to any and all of our friends. Both he and his staff are top notch, something I cannot say about other surgeons’ staffs.”   —  Review on RealSelf.com, Nov. 7, 2014

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