Barstool Sports Founder David Portnoy Receives Hair Transplant from Leonard Hair Transplant Associates

Influential businessman, blogger and internet personality is the
latest celebrity to endorse the practice

NEWTON CENTER, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–David Portnoy, more commonly known as ‘El Presidente’ by his legions of
fans, the founder of the wildly popular men’s lifestyle blog, ‘Barstool
Sports,’ recently had a hair transplant procedure to grow his trademark
‘surfer hair.’ The Boston native recently underwent the procedure with
surgeon Dr. Robert Leonard, founder of Leonard Hair Transplant
Associates, with offices in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New

Portnoy joins a growing list of celebrities, professional athletes and
broadcasters who endorse Leonard Hair Transplant Associates for its
hair-restoration expertise. Current New England Patriot Rob Ninkovich,
Former Patriots Wes Welker and Sebastian Vollmer, former Boston Bruins
enforcer and broadcaster, Lyndon Byers, Boston Celtics broadcaster and
11-year NBA veteran Brian Scalabrine, and actor Kevin Chapman are among
the many athletes and actors who rely on Leonard Hair Transplant
Associates surgeon Drs. Robert Leonard and Matthew Lopresti for their
hair-loss needs.

Portnoy’s gradual hair loss has provided fodder for the Barstool Sports
blog and podcasts for several years, and in 2017 he decided to take
action. In April, Portnoy underwent a traditional strip method hair
transplant at Leonard Hair Transplant Associates’ Newton Center,
Massachusetts office.

“David is an ideal candidate for hair transplant surgery,” Dr. Robert
Leonard said. “He has good density in his donor area, which Dave refers
to as ‘surfer hair.’ We were able to harvest from his donor area and
transplant hair into his thinning crown.”

In typical fashion, Portnoy took to Twitter to reveal his post-surgery
thoughts saying, “big news, I had hair transplant surgery today. You’re
not going to have that bald spot to kick around anymore.” Calling Dr.
Leonard, “the hair transplant surgeon to the stars,” Portnoy said the
surgery was relatively painless and he was able to watch the movie Braveheart
while he underwent the procedure.

“There is absolutely no reason in today’s society why someone would not
seek treatment if they are losing their hair,” Portnoy said. “I feel
great about it.”


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