We found 14 providers matching breast reconstruction and who accept Medicare near Orange, CA.

Dr. Behrooz B Kalantarian, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
11160 Warner Avenue; Suite 119
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Behrooz Kalantarian is a plastic surgeon. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kalantarian include breast augmentation, breast implants, and hylaform. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Net, Coventry, and First Health. Dr. Kalantarian attended Medical College of Wisconsin and then went on to complete his residency at Erlanger Health System and a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. He speaks Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

All Interests: Tummy Tuck, Restylane, Botox Injection, Breast Augmentation, Hylaform, Breast Reconstruction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan Thai Tran, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
11160 Warner Avenue; Suite 223
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Alan Tran practices plastic surgery and general surgery. He speaks Vietnamese. Clinical interests for Dr. Tran include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tran takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Amber Rachel Coffey, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1201 W. La Veta Avenue
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Amber Leis specializes in hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery and practices in Orange, CA, Costa Mesa, CA, and Tustin, CA. She obtained her medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Leis include hand surgery procedures, cosmetic surgery, and breast reconstruction. Dr. Leis accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Leis is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Health.

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All Interests: Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Reconstruction, Hand Surgery Procedures

Dr. Gregory R.D. Randolph Dean Evans, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
101 The City Drive South; Building 1
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Gregory Evans is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Evans include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). His hospital/clinic affiliations include UC Irvine Health and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. Evans graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Evans's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has received the following distinctions: Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association; Best Doctors in America - Plastic Surgery; and Honorary member, Korean Society of Plastic Surgeons.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Microsurgery, Breast Surgery, Hair Transplant, Nose Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thuan Trong Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
11190 Warner Avenue; Suite 400
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Thuan Nguyen's specialty is plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Nguyen include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Patient ratings for Dr. Nguyen average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nguyen graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Nose Surgery, Pec ... (Read more)

Dr. Andres Taleisnik, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1140 W. La Veta; #860
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Andres Taleisnik is a specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. He works in Orange, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Taleisnik average 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Taleisnik include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Taleisnik is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Taleisnik's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Body Contouring, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Breast Surgery, Breast Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Leonard George Prutsok, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
1310 W. Stewart Drive; #214
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Leonard Prutsok is a plastic surgeon in Orange, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Prutsok's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. After completing medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine, Dr. Prutsok performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Hair Transplant, Nose Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eugene K Kim, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
200 S Manchester Avenue; Suite 650
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Eugene Kim is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Dr. Kim's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and residency at The University Hospital, Newark. Dr. Kim has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Nose Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Daniel Gaon, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
230 S Main Street; Suite 210
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Mark Gaon specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Newport Beach, CA, Orange, CA, and Murrieta, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Gaon's professional affiliations include MemorialCare Health System and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. On average, patients gave Dr. Gaon a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Body Contouring, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Rhinoplasty, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Ivan Marlow Turpin, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1310 W. Stewart Drive; Suite 610
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Ivan Turpin's specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Turpin's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, CIGNA Plans, and more. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Utah School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Turpin has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Laser Resurfacing, ... (Read more)

Dr. Justin Eric West, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
230 S Main Street; Suite 100
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Justin West, who practices in Orange, CA and Newport Beach, CA, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and body contouring after weight loss. Dr. West is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. West is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at Georgetown University Hospital for his residency. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Body Contouring, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Laser Resurfacing, ... (Read more)

Dr. James F Coleman Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1201 W La Veta Avenue; Suite 207
Orange, CA
 

Dr. James Coleman specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Coleman include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and breast reconstruction revision. Dr. Coleman is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare PPO, and more. He attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. Dr. Coleman speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA and Cedars-Sinai.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Breast Reconstruction Revision, Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Wrist Fracture, Deviated ... (Read more)

Dr. Linda Lee Zeineh, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1310 W. Stewart Drive; Suite 610
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Linda Zeineh is a plastic surgery specialist. Dr. Zeineh's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Zeineh's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Laser Resurfacing, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonathan Amer Zelken, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
230 S Main Street; Suite 210
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Zelken specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Orange, CA and Newport Beach, CA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Zelken include breast reconstruction. Dr. Zelken's hospital/clinic affiliations include MemorialCare Health System and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. Zelken takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

All Interests: Nerve Problems, Breast Reconstruction

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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.