About Us

H/K/B represents surgeons who are counted among the most respected physicians in the country. They have created a practice that is sought after by patients across the globe, with specialties in many areas and contributing to over 1,000 surgeries and 3,000 procedures every year. Between them, they have more than 50 years of combined experience and remain up to date on the latest clinical advances in the field of cosmetic and plastic surgery.

Our surgeons have also won a variety of awards, have conducted research, and are extensively published in the field. Drs. Hunstad, Kortesis and Bharti are all board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

H/K/B is proudly associated with  a number of professional organizations with stringent membership requirements, such as the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and the North Carolina Society of Plastic Surgeons. Our surgeons perform most procedures at our advanced surgical facility, which is fully accredited by The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Services Facilities (AAAASF), the Gold Standard for safety in outpatient surgery facilities. This accreditation requires that we conform to strict national standards for equipment, surgeon and staff credentials, and operating room safety. Few surgical facilities maintain the standards necessary for this accreditation.

Our H/K/B Surgeons

Joseph P. Hunstad, MD, FACS

Bill G. Kortesis, MD, FACS

Gaurav Bharti, MD, FACS