We found 6 providers matching 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 plastic surgery specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Hong is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hong include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his residency, Dr. Hong trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Hong's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 is a plastic surgeon. Dr. Connolly is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Connolly has an open panel. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Connolly attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine.

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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. Clinical interests for Dr. Chang include plastic surgery procedures. Dr. Chang is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Brown University, Dr. Chang attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. He speaks Mandarin. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Chang welcomes new patients.

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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 practices dermatology (skin disorders). She graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Miller completed her residency training at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. She has a special interest in skin issues. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Miller accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. 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, who practices in Mountain View, CA and Los Altos, CA, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Her areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Russell's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Russell's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She is open to 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 is an ophthalmologist in Sunnyvale, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lai include plastic surgery procedures and eye problems. Dr. Lai is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Lai (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. 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.