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We found 9 plastic surgeons who accept Blue Shield of California PPO near Burbank, CA.

Dr. Vincent Donald Lepore Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Other
2581 Samaritan Drive; Suite 102 (samaritan Medical Plaza)
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Vincent Lepore sees patients in San Jose, CA. His medical specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Lepore at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lepore is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He trained at Stanford University Medical Center for his residency.

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Clinical interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Melinda A Costa, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery
2400 Samaritan Drive; Suite 103
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Melinda Costa's specialty is facial plastic surgery. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Costa completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). In her practice, she is particularly interested in hemangioma, craniofacial surgery, and cosmetic surgery. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Costa is affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital and Regional Medical Center of San Jose.

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Clinical interests: Cleft Lip and Palate, Facial Problems, Plastic Surgery Procedures, Nose Problems, Hemangiomas, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rahim S Nazerali, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2589 Samaritan Drive
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Rahim Nazerali is a plastic surgery specialist in Sacramento, CA, Palo Alto, CA, and Stanford, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Nazerali include general reconstruction, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and body contouring after weight loss. Dr. Nazerali accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Brown University, Alpert Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Nazerali speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS).

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Clinical interests: Eyelid Surgery, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Laser Resurfacing, ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick Chase Lay, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Sleep Medicine, Otolaryngology
2550 Samaritan Drive; Suite F
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Patrick Lay specializes in facial plastic surgery, sleep medicine, and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in San Jose, CA. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Lay is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lay is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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Dr. Timothy John Weibel, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
555 Knowles Drive; Suite 110
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Timothy Weibel's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and hand surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Weibel accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Valley Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Weibel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Good Samaritan Hospital and Regional Medical Center of San Jose.

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Dr. Howard S Sutkin, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
555 Knowles Drlos Gatos; Suite 110
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Howard Sutkin's specialties are facial plastic surgery and hand surgery. He practices in Los Gatos, CA. Dr. Sutkin's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and State University of New York (SUNY). His residency was performed at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Sutkin's professional affiliations include Good Samaritan Hospital, VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS), and Regional Medical Center of San Jose.

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Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
2585 Samaritan Drive
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Mauro Ruffy's specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He practices in San Jose, CA. He is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Ruffy is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
751 S Bascom Avenue; Plastic Surgery Department
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Yim is a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon in San Jose, CA and Santa Clara, CA. Dr. Yim speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Cantonese. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He studied medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yim takes.

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Clinical interests: Eyelid Surgery, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Nose Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2505 Samaritan Drive; Suite 503
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Brian Orisek is a plastic surgeon in San Jose, CA. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Orisek takes. Dr. Orisek studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He is affiliated with VA Northern California Health Care System.

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What is Plastic Surgery?

When you hear the words “plastic surgeon,” you might call to mind actresses with outlandish body proportions or aging stars with surreal facial features. Plastic surgery to alter appearance is referred to as “aesthetic” or “cosmetic” surgery. As is the case with celebrities, cosmetic surgery is often performed to change the appearance of a feature that a patient has always disliked, or to prevent changes from happening due to aging. However, cosmetic surgery can also restore appearance after an injury or illness -- when a medical condition leaves a physical mark that makes a patient look different, it can be very upsetting. Cosmetic plastic surgery gives patients more control over how they look.

But plastic surgery is about much more than changing someone's appearance. Plastic surgery is also about changing the form and function of the body, and often that means restoring what has been lost to injury or illness. A body part can lose its ability to function (meaning, for example, to move, grip, protect underlying tissues, or feel sensation) to many causes. Some common ones are burns, infections, injuries (e.g. from car accidents), illnesses (such as cancer), problems present from birth (such as cleft palate), or even scar tissue from previous surgeries. When plastic surgery is used to repair a damaged part, it is called “reconstructive surgery.” Reconstructive procedures restore the abilities of the patient so that they can use their body in as normal and healthy a way as possible.

Plastic surgeons are experts at safely moving tissue from one part of the body to another, using microsurgery techniques to reconnect the tiny blood vessels and nerves. They use these skills not only to improve appearance (cosmetic surgery), but also to repair damaged body parts (reconstructive surgery).