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We found 10 providers matching breast reconstruction and who accept Blue Shield of California - Major Risk Medical Insurance Program near Los Altos, CA.

Dr. Roy W Hong, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
715 Altos Oaks Drive
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. Roy Hong is a plastic surgery specialist in Palo Alto, CA and Los Altos, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Hong has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Hong trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction, DIEP flap breast reconstruction, TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Dupuytren's Contracture, Endoscopic Surgery, Eyelid Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven J Bates, MS, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
715 Altos Oaks Drive
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. Steven Bates is a plastic surgeon. Dr. Bates graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then he performed his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. His areas of expertise include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). The average patient rating for Dr. Bates is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bates honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Blepharoptosis Repair, Eyelid Problems, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Benjamin M Maser, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
715 Altos Oaks Drive
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. Benjamin Maser is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Palo Alto, CA and Los Altos, CA. Dr. Maser's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Maser's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Maser has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction, TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Eyelid Problems, Injectable Fillers, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Patrick Connolly III, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
715 Altos Oaks Drive
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. John Connolly's medical specialty is plastic surgery. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Connolly performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Areas of expertise for Dr. Connolly include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Connolly's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction, TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Eyelid Problems, Injectable Fillers, ... (Read more)

Dr. David N White, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
715 Altos Oaks Drive
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. David White is a plastic surgery specialist in Palo Alto, CA and Los Altos, CA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. White's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He has an open panel. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. White performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks French.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Eyelid Problems, Injectable Fillers, ... (Read more)

Dr. Johnny Tzer-Ren Chang, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
715 Altos Oaks Drive
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. Johnny Chang's medical specialty is plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chang include plastic surgery procedures. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. In addition to English, Dr. Chang speaks Mandarin. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction, DIEP flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Dupuytren's Contracture, Eyelid Problems, Burns, Facelift, Skin Cancer, Ear ... (Read more)

Dr. Cindy Lee Russell, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
715 Altos Oaks Drive
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. Cindy Russell's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Her clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Russell is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. She trained at Stanford Hospital & Clinics for her residency. Dr. Russell has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Russell honors. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction, TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Pec Implants, Eyelid Problems, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. John Ray Talley, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. John Talley's areas of specialization are hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery; he sees patients in Los Gatos, CA and Mountain View, CA. Dr. Talley has indicated that his clinical interests include plastic surgery procedures. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Talley speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Eyelid Problems, Injectable Fillers, Burns, Facelift, Skin Cancer, Ear ... (Read more)

Dr. Khoi Q Tran, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Khoi Tran is a cancer surgeon. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Tran's clinical interests encompass surgical procedures. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After completing medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, Dr. Tran performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , oncoplastic breast surgery

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Lymphadenectomy, Surgical Procedures, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Klaus See-Tho, MD
Specializes in Surgery
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Klaus See-Tho is a physician who specializes in surgery. His areas of expertise include surgical procedures. Patient ratings for Dr. See-Tho average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. See-Tho attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. He trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. See-Tho (or staff) speaks German and Cantonese. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , oncoplastic breast surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Lymphadenectomy, Incisional Hernia, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

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What is Breast Reconstruction?

Breast reconstruction is surgery to restore the appearance of the breast, usually after a mastectomy. The choice of how to proceed after the removal of a breast is a deeply personal one, with some women opting to wear a prosthetic form in a bra, and others choosing to embrace their new breastless form as a reminder of their strength and survival. Those options are perfectly acceptable, but many women feel most comfortable with their missing breast tissue surgically replaced. Breast reconstruction can be part of a patient’s return to normal after experiencing breast cancer.

There are a few different methods used to create the round shape of the breast on the chest. A flap of fat, skin, and muscle can be taken from the side, abdomen or buttock and implanted on the chest to create a breast from the patient’s own tissue. Alternatively, the skin over the chest may be gradually stretched to allow for the placement of an implant. Stretching of the skin is done using expanders, which are similar to breast implants, except they increase in size when saltwater solution is injected into them. Many women also choose to combine the flap procedure with implant placement to achieve their desired result. Once the new breast shape is formed, a nipple can be created and even tattooed to match the other side.

Reconstruction may be done in a single surgery or broken up into multiple procedures:

  • Immediate reconstruction rebuilds the breast right after mastectomy. This method is not recommended if additional chemotherapy or radiation is needed after surgery.
  • Delayed reconstruction occurs after chemotherapy or radiation has been given. These treatments may decrease the volume or alter the color of the reconstructed breast, so they should be completed before the breast is rebuilt. This type of reconstruction may happen weeks, months, or even years after mastectomy.
  • Staged reconstruction splits the reconstructive process into two parts. The first part inserts temporary expanders to stretch the skin and is done immediately after breast removal surgery. The second part replaces the expanders with implants after chemotherapy or radiation treatments have been given.
Breast reconstruction is not perfect. The two breasts may not always look exactly identical, although they will be close. There may be small scars, and a loss of sensation in the reconstructed breast. A reconstructed breast will not produce milk, so you may have trouble breastfeeding. Still, reconstruction is a great option for women who want that part of their appearance back.