Patient Rating:

4.9 out of 5

127 Patient Ratings
148 Patient Comments

Cori A. Agarwal, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.9 out of 5

127 Patient Ratings
148 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 581-7719
South Jordan Health Center
Plastic Surgery
5126 West Daybreak Parkway
South Jordan, UT 84009
(801) 581-7719
University Hospital
Plastic Surgery, Clinic 5
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
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Cori Agarwal, M.D., is a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in both aesthetic and reconstructive surgery. She has a special interest in facial cosmetic surgery including facelifts and rhinoplasty and spent an additional year training with one of the pioneers of facial cosmetic surgery, Dr. Jack Owsley. She enjoys all aspects of cosmetic surgery including breast and body contouring, particularly as part of a "mommy makeover" or after weight loss. Additionally, Dr. Agarwal performs reconstructive surgery on a broad range of traumatic and cancer deformities. She has a special interest in FTM chest wall reconstruction for transgender patients. Dr. Agarwal lives in Salt Lake City with her husband, Jay, and their two young children. She enjoys running and hiking in the summer, skiing in the winter, reading, and spending time with her family. Dr. Agarwal is currently welcoming new patients, and accepts most insurance plans.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Plastic Surgery
Board Certification American Board of Plastic Surgery

Patient Ratings

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
My confidence in care provider
Time care provider spent with me
Care provider spoke using clear language
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
Wait time at clinic
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

January 27, 2017

thank you!

January 26, 2017

I have nothing but FANTASTIC things to say abouthat Dr. Agarwal! she is a trulyrics wonderful human and doctor!!!

January 24, 2017

Dr. Agarwal is amazing. Her personality and concern is off the charts.

January 14, 2017

I'm going to suggest this doctor to everyone~!

January 09, 2017

Dr. Agawam explained the procedure and was extremelycarrying. So glad I went to her.

December 23, 2016

Dr. Agerwal is awesome

December 12, 2016

Dr.Cori Agerwal has always been respectful and determined to help. it was her determination that litteraly gave me my life back. Cori has always been honest and upfront, which I value highly. Cori is friendly and compassionate. Cori cares about her patients and she passes that ideology onto her residents and all those who train under her.

December 06, 2016

Dr. Agarwal exceed my expectations. She was warm and friendly and answered all my questions.

November 30, 2016

Dr. Agarwal is phenomenal! It was my last appointment before flying home and my mom and I got confused about something Dr. Agarwal had said and she came back in and clarified it for us without any sense of being inconvenienced. I am beyond pleased with my results of surgery and the experience as a whole. Dr. Agarwal is by far one of the best doctors I've ever had in regards to bedside manner, honesty, openness and trustworthy. I felt completely in the right hands with Dr. Agarwal. I can't say enough great things about her! I recommend her to anyone who will listen.

November 11, 2016

One of the best doctors my daughter has ever gone to. Her skills exceed beyond satisfaction and her knowledge is superb. The staff is friendly and attentive.

November 08, 2016

Dr. Agarwal and her staff are the BEST. I wouldn't go to anyone else and I already have future surgeries planned after she clears my healing from the tummy tuck and Circumferential Body Lipectomy.

November 08, 2016

she was very easy to talk to. Gave good information.

October 18, 2016

Dr. Agarwal was very cool and awkward to talk to. If she were not my only option considering my insurance I would not go to her for surgery. I tried to be upfront and honest with her about my anxiety regarding medical procedures and it did not seem like she was listening to what I was really saying or believed me, all she did was suggest that I could wait years for the surgery if I wanted, which is not what I want at all nor is it helpful. I told her I wanted as much detail as possible even though I was anxious, but she just kept saying she'd give me a light version, which was in direct contradiction to what I was asking. I also tried to explain to her about how many painkillers make me sick and instead of alternatives all she had to suggest was that I should take them with food, which is not easy when you are recovering from surgery and in pain and also I know from experience for me personally does not do anything to help. But she would not listen to me. Overall she was extremely brusque and the whole conversation was a disaster and I felt terrible afterwards.

October 06, 2016

love Dr agarwall!

October 02, 2016

I couldn't say enough good about Dr. Agarwal and her staff. The best of the best.

September 22, 2016

I have recommended a few of my friends to this facility and they are just as happy.

September 19, 2016

Dr Cori Argarwal leaves me with feelings of complete confidence and deep gratitude that she is my doctor.

September 13, 2016

Dr Argarwal was direct, informative, empathetic. I already felt grateful for her knowledge and help, but with this visit I now feel total confidence in her understanding and abilities

September 02, 2016

can't be trusted

September 02, 2016

Cori is so friendly and puts me at ease. she makes the visit pleasant.

August 08, 2016

Dr. Agarwal was both professional and warm/caring. I appreciate that she took the time to explain the path ahead, including the possible forks in that path and which route we might take, depending on how I was healing after my initial surgery with Andtbacka.

August 08, 2016

consideration that they take turns your care and your well-being makes one feel very welcome and taking care

July 26, 2016

It was a long trip for a quick visit but the results were encouraging and positive.

July 16, 2016

Dr Agarwal and Neil Moore are top notch. I've never felt more confident in any doctors I've come across

July 12, 2016

I spent maybe three minutes after waiting two and half hours. I don't believe I ever saw a nurse. Nobody was too concerned that I was there so long.

June 16, 2016


June 13, 2016

I felt very comfortable and informed about what I should do and they were very accommodating to my questions.

June 10, 2016

Dr. Agarwal was fantastic in describing what type of surgery in would be having, how it would be done, how long of recovery I would he having, how much I would be having removed, the risks, the benefits of the surgery. A wonderful doctor!

May 27, 2016

dr.agerwal and Norelle both are compassionate and willing to listen to concerns. I feel confident that I am inbthe best place possible to get my health back on track.

April 18, 2016

Dr. Agarwal and Norelle are a good team. They treated me with a tremendous amount of dignity and respect. They were both very thorough in explaining everything and willing to answer all of my questions.

April 10, 2016

Dr Kwok and Dr Argawhal were very helpful and answered all my questions.

March 30, 2016

the doctor has a good approach to being patient during the visit and with the time I need to take to make decisions

March 29, 2016

Everyone I saw was so nice and helpful. I had a really good experience and would definitely recommend it to others

March 14, 2016

I was impressed by the quality of care I have received by Dr. Agarwal and her team. They are excellent at quality, patient empathy, best bedside manner. She is the BEST!

February 28, 2016

Good experience

February 27, 2016

Dr. Cori Agarwal and her staff are THE best in the business. I can't speak highly enough about the safe and inviting environment they have created and continue to maintain.

February 11, 2016

I never felt rushed and the PA and Dr. Agarwal always answered all of my questions. They have gone out of their way to provide excellent care for me.

February 10, 2016

Excellent care. Excellent experience.

January 26, 2016

I wish she would have considered some of the procedures I asked for. She put down a hard no when I asked for something and didn't really give me a chance to negotiate her hard no. Otherwise she was great.

January 13, 2016

Took time needed.

December 29, 2015

The only thing I would recommend is that surgeon or care provider should spend a little time after surgery with the patient or family to let them known how everything went. Did no see or talk to my care provider after surgery what's so ever.

November 27, 2015

The PA spent most of the time with me. I wish the doctor would have been involved in those conversations more. I want more time with the doctor.

November 16, 2015

This was my first surgery , every one made me feel very comfortable.

November 10, 2015

I would recommend dr. Agarwal to everyone I know looking for surgery. She was great

October 13, 2015

The reason I go to dr. Cori Agerwal is because she is efficient and compassionate. She posses a unique quality of comfort even when discussing fearful procedures. I have come to rely on her expertise and forward thinking. I absolutely trust Dr . Agerwal and her team she truly is one in a million and it is a blessing to have her as my provider during this crazy time.

October 09, 2015

Very Pleased

September 19, 2015

Aside from needing medical treatment, these were pleasant experiences.

August 22, 2015

She is a great doctor, and I would recommend her to everyone if I could.

August 18, 2015

Dr Agarwal and her entire staff are outstanding. Highly recommend her services to all.

August 15, 2015

I seriously cannot thank Dr. Agarwal enough. There are no words to express my gratitude.

June 19, 2015

Excellent, skilled and prof. doctor

June 19, 2015

Excellent, skilled and prof. doctor

June 13, 2015

Dr. Agarwal is very sensitive to patient needs and is a great listener. I can't wait to talk with her again before my surgery. I felt very confident in her experience with ftm chest reconstruction.

May 26, 2015

I had a very good experience The people explained who they were and what there part was in the process

May 25, 2015

Again, wonderful experience. Dr. Agarwal was kind, helpful, reassuring, and definitely made me feel more comfortable and less nervous about the procedure. She answered all of our questions and explained things thoroughly so that I felt I understood everything. Very professional.

May 22, 2015

normally dr agarwal is very warm and takes her time but I felt like she was in teaching mode and showing her student how to do things and I was more of a test subject then a patient. I would rather wait an hour to spend quality time with my doctor than to have a few minutes of rushed care.

May 19, 2015

Dr. Agarwal is very professional, knowledgeable, and accessible.

May 04, 2015

the Cori Agarwal is one of the best physicians I have ever had. An excellent surgeon and a very compassionate doctor

April 22, 2015


April 17, 2015

I was very happy with the doctor.

April 10, 2015

Felt like I was in excellent hands.

March 30, 2015

My deepest apologies for having Dr Cori Agarwal treat me before her lunch.

March 30, 2015

excellent md

March 27, 2015


March 09, 2015

I had a resident and a physician-both were very knowledgeable, caring, and personable.

February 24, 2015

would 100% recommend

January 24, 2015

There is nothing I can criticize with my experience with Cori.

January 19, 2015

Dr Agarwal is amazing!

December 08, 2014

Dr. Agarwal was friendly and I was very happy with her advice.

November 17, 2014

The doctor was ver kind and made sure I fully understood what the steps of the procedure are and excatly what she will be doing for the sugery, she made sure I had all the information that was needed and made me feel at ease.

November 13, 2014

Dr. Agarwal is great. She fit me in for a problem that was of some concern regarding cosmetic outcome of an accident.

October 30, 2014

Outstanding communication and listened intently.

October 20, 2014

My confidence in my care provider has made the difference in my treatment.

October 12, 2014

Dr. Agarwal has been amazing since my first consultation with her. She listened and go to know me, made her professional opinion known along with the reasons, but was willing to work with me if I wanted to go a different route. She is friendly, honest, and open to questions at anytime. She takes the time she needs to make sure you understand the treatment process, and verifies if you have any questions before moving on.

October 06, 2014

Great overall experience...

September 15, 2014

What can you say when you are treated by the very best.

August 25, 2014

Dr. Agarwal is an incredible surgeon and doctor.

August 24, 2014

I hope you don't get tired of "very good". Just exceptional care.

August 20, 2014

Dr. Agarwal is amazing.

August 18, 2014

Dr. Agarwal kept me informed from start to finish, made are I was comfortable, and shared in my happiness.

August 10, 2014

Dr Cori Agarwal is top notch! All doctors could learn a thing or two from her on how to relate to patients, talk to patients, treat patients. Wish I could clone her to be every doctor I have

July 25, 2014

dr Agarwal surpassed all my expectations. best bedside manner. took time with me to explain everything. I've already recommended her to several of my friends

July 22, 2014

found that these people really care about you. desk clerks, nurses, doctors.

June 28, 2014

I have recommended Dr Agarwal.

June 21, 2014

Awesome experience!

June 16, 2014

Hands down, the best doctor I've ever had. Thank you!!

June 13, 2014

Dr. Agarwal is always so kind, comforting, and informative at my appointments. She is a wonderful doctor! Not only does she have amazing skills, but you can always tell she cares about you as an individual.

June 11, 2014

Dr. Agarwal was very informative, kind, and considerate. She gave me options and her opinion of each. She is an excellent provider and surgeon.

June 05, 2014

Dr. Agarwall was very nice and gave me some honest feedback on my concerns. I really appreciated her professionalism and approach to her patients.

May 28, 2014

The entire experience, from diagnosis to surgery, was great. Delightful, knowledgeable people, from the office staff to Dr. Agarwal and her team. Thank you!

May 25, 2014

all good

May 25, 2014

Dr. Agarwal has amazing bedside manner! She does great explaining everything. She made me feel very comfortable with my surgery pre and post op. I am extremely happy with my decision of having her perform the procedure and I will be recommending her to all my friends who are looking for a surgeon.

May 08, 2014

I couldn't have asked for a better experience. I appreciate every aspect of the care provided by Dr. Cori Agarwal.

April 24, 2014

Dr Agarwal is a saint! Her confidence and gift has forever changed my life and I could never express my gratitude enough!!

April 07, 2014

Dr. Cori Agarwal is new for me, but she is the first doctor to fully explain the reason for my presenting problem in language that I could understand. She was also amazing in her willingness to tell me how the procedure would go - I was absolutely delighted and I am now moving forward with the procedure. Thank you.

March 31, 2014

Dr. Agarwal was friendly, knowledgeable and made sure my input was considered

February 27, 2014

Cori and her assistant was exceptional. I feel very comfortable with her knowledge, diagnosis and plan to follow through.

February 11, 2014

I have already recommended Dr. Agarwal!

February 07, 2014

The doctor has been extremly helpful in educating us about care at home and what is to be expected during the process.

January 31, 2014

outstanding experience, I would gladly recommend others. Dr Agarwal was recommended by a colleague

January 06, 2014

I am so very please with Dr. Agarwal that I have already spread the word about her amazing surgery skills and her professionalism. thank you so very much for saving my life. I am forever greatful. Please keep up the amazing work that you do.You are a great surgeon.

December 19, 2013

Dr. Agarwal was very personable.

December 15, 2013

Responses of all "very good" might not seem realistic, but I have been very pleased with the care I have received.

December 09, 2013

good experience

December 05, 2013

Dr. Agarwal is excellent. She remembers my issues from each previous visit and discusses them with me. She makes suggestions about how to proceed, always getting my input about my ussies.

November 29, 2013

Already have recommend her EXCELLENT!!!

November 18, 2013

Dr Agarwal has always been professional and talk to me on my level so that I understood everything in full details. Dr. Agarwal always showed concern and was sensitive to me needs and worries. She is FABULOUS:)

November 16, 2013

Dr. Agarwall is incredibly talented, ethical, and personable. I would consider her opinion extremely valuable. Not only is she a gifted doctor, I trust her professional artistic opinion. She didn't even cause bruising and takes a thorough amount of time while distracting me with personal questions to deflect from the pain.

November 11, 2013

Excellent bed site manners .. adore and respect Dr. Agarwal

October 10, 2013

Excellent experience!

August 14, 2013

#9 - Confidence is very good +++. The care provider and her assistants have all been excellent.

August 14, 2013

Dr. Agarwall is fantastic!

August 07, 2013

I have only good things to say about Dr. Agarwal. She is a wonderful physician and a very compassionate person. She understood what I was going through and treated me with full respect at all times. I felt very comfortable the whole time. I am also recommending her to other people, without any reservations.

July 08, 2013

appreciated how dr. A included the person with me in the conversation, and gave me time to digest the info

July 05, 2013

I felt the Doctor tried very hard to answer any and all of my concerns.

July 02, 2013

This is an excellent care provider and I had a very positive visit. I am confident that she will do an excellent job on the surgical procedure that I have scheduled.

June 22, 2013

My doctor is awesome i could not ask for a better one handling my care

May 29, 2013

Dr.A made me feel very comfortable, answering all the questions I had as well as making sure I had all the right phone numbers incase I had any question or concerns after surgery!

May 24, 2013

I would have like to have my post procedure instruction printed out and handed to me. I get this at some of the other University clinics and find it very helpful.

May 21, 2013

If I could give Dr. Agarwal a higher mark, I would.

May 15, 2013

Dr Agarwal is very helpful and made me feel very at ease with the whole process. She answered all my questions and provided me with all the information I needed. i would highly recommend her.

May 15, 2013

Dr. Agarwal is amazing, she was knowledgeable, but approachable, a real human. So nice and caring and her secretary was so very helpful!

May 11, 2013

I have recommended Dr. Agarwall to friends and family

May 06, 2013

I had a wonderful experience overall.

May 01, 2013

Communication was the only bad part of this whole surgery, Many times I would have to wait weeks to be able to get in touch with the Dr. Much of the time.

April 29, 2013

excellent experience, felt so comfortable from A to Z

April 09, 2013

My doctor was excellent in all phases of my experience.

March 18, 2013

I will definable recommend!

March 13, 2013

Love Dr argawal I felt very comfortable with her and am confident in her ability

March 05, 2013

All Staff care very much

February 12, 2013

Dr. Agartala is just the best. She was ready for me the moment I got in the room! And that was early. She answers every question.

February 04, 2013

Dr. Agarwal is an amazing Dr. who cares about her patients. I was comfortable talking to her and she gave honest feedback and was very supportive.

January 31, 2013

The doctor addressed all my questions and seemed to think of common questions I might have.

January 11, 2013

I have already recommended Dr. Agarwal and the rest of the staff to a friend that needs a similar procedure.

December 17, 2012

Made me feel comfortable.

December 04, 2012

The doctor answered my question and took time to explain things to me. I appreciated her patience.

November 20, 2012

Dr. Agarwal is a wonderful doctor. She is a talented surgeon and has an excellent bedside manner. She is thorough, kind and is very easy to communicate with in the clinic setting.

October 27, 2012

Kind Surgeon and made me feel at ease.

July 09, 2012

Great experience - she addressed all my questions and concerns.

May 18, 2012

I received a information package prior to my surgery with all the information I needed to know beofre and after that was very very helpful. Dr. Agarwal set just the right expectations and explained any question I ever had and never left me guessing or left any question unanswered.

May 15, 2012

I adore Cori Agarwal! Great provider. Her office staff (Hailey and Tracy) are wonderful as well.

April 28, 2012

Very positive experience.

April 17, 2012

Dr. Agarwal is very friendly and considerate. She is very competent.

April 14, 2012

Dr. Cori Agarwal is an amazing provider. I wish more surgeons had her skill and bedside manner.

April 10, 2012

Dr. Agarwal (and her staff) have been wonderful to work with! From our first meeting, she was easy to discuss medical issues with, informative and up-front about options available, and gave clear post-procedure instructions. I couldn't be happier with the experience or the results. Thanks goes to her and her whole team.

March 13, 2012

Dr. Agarwal is an excellent provider. The best patient care experience I have had at this institution.

March 09, 2012

Dr Agarwall has been very easy to be a patient for. I feel as if my healing is her priority everytime I see her.

January 31, 2012

Dr. Agarwal was very open and honest with me. She made me feel comfortable about the situation and was very helpful with all the information she offered up. I will highly recommend her to anyone looking.

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Transgender Health
  • Facial Nerve Anatomy

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Plastic Surgery
Board Certification American Board of Plastic Surgery

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-7719 School of Medicine
Division of Plastic Surgery
30 N 1900 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Dr. Cori Agarwal was born and raised on the Big Island of Hawaii. After graduating from Yale University, she attended medical school at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine. She completed her residency training in both General Surgery and Plastic Surgery at the University of Chicago, where she received excellent training in all aspects of plastic surgery , including general reconstruction, aesthetic surgery, and pediatric plastic surgery. After spending three years in private practice, she went on to specialize in aesthetic surgery at the California Pacific Medical Center where she trained with Dr. John Owsley, who is world renowned in facial cosmetic surgery. Dr. Agarwal is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She is active in research, is passionate about resident and medical student education, and has been involved in reconstructive medical missions in Latin American countries. Her research has included anatomic work on the anatomy of the facial nerve which has been presented at national and international meetings. She has published a number of articles. Dr. Agarwal's practice is broad, encompassing many areas of reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. She has a special interest in facial cosmetic surgery, breast surgery, reconstruction after removal of skin cancers, body contouring, and FTM top surgery.


Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship Aesthetic Surgery Center
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Residency University of Chicago Hospital
Plastic Surgery
Residency University of Chicago Hospital
General Surgery
Internship University of Chicago Hospital
General Surgery
Professional Medical University of Hawaii
Undergraduate Yale University


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