We found 6 providers matching skin grafting and who accept HealthSmart near Los Altos, CA.

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

Dr. Roy Hong is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Palo Alto, CA and Los Altos, CA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Hong include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Hong is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his residency, Dr. Hong trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington.

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

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

Dr. John Connolly works as a plastic surgeon in Mountain View, CA, Los Gatos, CA, and Los Altos, CA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Connolly include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Connolly is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Connolly's office for an appointment.

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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 is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Brown University for residency. He has indicated that his clinical interests include plastic surgery procedures. Dr. Chang honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chang is conversant in Mandarin. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Anne Christine Christine Miller, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
795 El Camino Real; Clark Building, Level 2
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. A. Miller is a dermatology (skin disorders) specialist. She is especially interested in skin issues. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Miller honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Before completing her residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Dr. Miller attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Miller is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical Interests: Mohs Surgery, Skin Issues, Basal Cell Carcinoma

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 21
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,765
  • Medicare Cost: $1,230
Dr. Cindy Lee Russell, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
715 Altos Oaks Drive
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. Cindy Russell sees patients in Mountain View, CA and Los Altos, CA. Her medical specialty is plastic surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Russell is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Russell is rated highly by her patients. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Jerry Lai, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
1085 W. El Camino Real; Level 3
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Jerry Lai's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, Dr. Lai (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. In his practice, Dr. Lai focuses on plastic surgery procedures and eye problems. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lai accepts. Dr. Lai is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Graves Disease, Skin Cancer, Facial Problems, Eye Problems, Cancer Surgery, Thyroid Problems, Botox ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,000
  • Medicare Cost: $780

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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.