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We found 4 providers matching skin grafting and who accept Health Net PPO near Chula Vista, CA.

Dr. Octavio Cardona-Loya Sr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
750 Medical Center Court; Suite 4
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Octavio Cardona-Loya works as a plastic surgeon in Chula Vista, CA. His clinical interests include cancer surgery, dermabrasion, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Cardona-Loya is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Cardona-Loya speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is accepting new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 29
  • Uninsured Cost: $825 - $1,800
  • Medicare Cost: $551 - $690
Dr. Yifan Yang, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
786 3rd Avenue; Suite B
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Yifan Yang specializes in general surgery. He obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Clinical interests for Dr. Yang include cancer surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and biopsy. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Yang speaks Mandarin. His professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Bradford T Hsu, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
480 4th Avenue; Suite 404
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Bradford Hsu is a specialist in general surgery. He works in Chula Vista, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Hsu include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, colon surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Dr. Hsu accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Hsu speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Rakhesh Guttikonda, DO
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
230 Prospect Place; Suite 310
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Rakhesh Guttikonda's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery; he sees patients in Coronado, CA. He attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Guttikonda include cancer surgery, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and blepharoplasty. Dr. Guttikonda is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. Dr. Guttikonda is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is open to new patients.

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What is Skin Grafting?

When a large area of skin is too damaged to heal, a skin graft may be used to protect the tissue underneath and reduce scarring. A layer of healthy skin is taken and moved to the injured area, where it is fixed in place. Skin grafts are used to treat burns, infections, large wounds, ulcers, and other significant problems that affect the skin.

There are several different types of skin graft, depending on where the donor skin is taken from:

  • Autografts, where healthy skin is taken from another place on the patient’s body
  • Allografts, where the donor skin is taken from another person or cadaver
  • Xenografts, which are harvested from animals and are used temporarily like a dressing to cover a wound
  • Synthetic grafts, which are made from non-biological materials, like silicone

In all cases, the skin graft may either be full-thickness or partial-thickness. While thicker grafts make recovery more difficult for the donor site, they heal more easily than thinner grafts.

Before skin graft surgery, you are given anesthesia so you cannot feel any pain. If using an autograft, the surgeon carefully measures and removes the skin from the donor site. Sometimes the graft is cut in a mesh-like pattern, to allow a small piece of donated skin to stretch and cover a larger area. This also helps oxygen pass through the graft. The site where the skin graft will go is cleaned well to remove any dirt, bacteria, or dead skin cells. Then the skin graft is placed and attached with stitches or staples. It is often covered with antibacterial ointment and supportive bandages for the first few days.

As the skin graft heals into its new position, new blood vessels grow to reach and support the skin. Depending on the thickness of the graft, oil glands, sweat glands, and hair follicles may also regrow. Recovery time depends on the thickness of the graft and the overall health of the skin in the grafted area, but it generally takes from two to four weeks.