Her Philosophy


Dr. Marguerite Barnett

is a board-certified plastic surgeon, who was double board certified for 30 years. Licensed in both Hawaii and Florida, Dr. Barnett is a certified diplomate of the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Passionately dedicated to restoring her patients to all-around health and wellness, and working gently and methodically to empower them by improving their outlook on life, Dr. Barnett has combined her expertise in the most advanced plastic, reconstructive, hand and micro-surgical techniques with the wisdom of ancient Eastern healing arts to create a new healing at Mandala Med-Spa and Yoga Shala.

Mandala Med-Spa & Yoga Shala was designed by Dr. Barnett to further her vision of health and beauty. Dr. Barnett realized that her best esthetic surgery outcomes were often compromised if the patient was not eating right, smoked, or was stressed out. To this end, she created a sanctuary where patients can supportively receive treatments like acupuncture to help break bad habits such as overeating or smoking. Patients can also undergo stress rejection treatments such as massage, and learn Yoga or Pilates to increase their optimal health. Mandala Med-Spa & Yoga Shala also offers more traditional Spa services such as skin care.

Dr. Barnett hoped to emphasis preventative care and sought out practitioners of Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine with its emphasis on balance. Since Dr. Barnett is Japanese-American and traveled extensively in Asia, she designed the Spa with an Asian theme celebrating Asia’s love of beauty and ritual healing. She married this with the highest standards of Western medicine from her Harvard-MIT background and named the Spa “Mandala”, the Sanskrit word which means “circle” or “center”.

Dr. Barnett has brought together an award winning team of Yoga instructors, massage therapists, estheticians, certified hypnotherapists, doctors of Chinese medicine and other dedicated individuals to bring this vision to fruition. She invites you to experience the Spa whether you simply wish to be pampered or have more serious healing issues at heart.

 Giving back to the community is an integral part of Dr. Barnett’s philosophy and commitment to health and wellness. She actively participates in local charitable events year-round with the Wellness Community of Southwest Florida; United Cerebral Palsy of Sarasota; and The Women’s Resource Center. One of the most popular ways Dr. Barnett supports charitable events is through her expression of Indonesian and Balinese dance. 

Dr. Marguerite Barnett is a plastic surgeon in Sarasota, Florida and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Venice Regional Medical Center, St Andrews and Sarasota Ambulatory.  She received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and was double trained in MIT and Harvard. Dr. Barnett has been in practice for 38 years.