We found 4 providers with an interest in skin grafting and who accept TRICARE Prime Remote 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. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Hong attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hong include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and dermabrasion. Patient ratings for Dr. Hong average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Hong is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Johnny Chang, who practices in San Carlos, CA, Palo Alto, CA, and Los Altos, CA, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Dr. Chang speaks Mandarin. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chang include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and radiesse. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His education and training includes medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. Dr. Chang takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. John Connolly is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Mountain View, CA, Los Gatos, CA, and Los Altos, CA. He studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Connolly completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. These areas are among Dr. Connolly's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patients gave Dr. Connolly an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is 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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Dr. Cindy Lee Russell, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
715 Altos Oaks Drive
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. Cindy Russell's specialty is plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Russell include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Russell is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. She trained at Stanford Hospital & Clinics for her residency. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Russell accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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.

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