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We found 13 providers matching breast reconstruction and who accept Health Net EPO near Pasadena, CA.

Dr. Mark Cua Tan, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
209 Fair Oaks Avenue
South Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Mark Tan is a plastic surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Tan include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Tan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital and City of Hope. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tan accepts. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Summa Health System. Dr. Tan has received the distinction of Sarah Baskin Award for Excellence in Research, The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

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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, Microsurgery, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Murtaza Rizvi, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
10 Congress St 103
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Murtaza Rizvi's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Rizvi's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and botulinum toxin injection. His professional affiliations include USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, MemorialCare Health System, and Adventist Health System. Dr. Rizvi attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Maryland General Hospital, the University of Maryland Medical Center, and York Hospital for residency. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rizvi takes. His 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, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable ... (Read more)

Dr. Regina Yun Baker, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
625 S. Fair Oaks Avenue; Suite 400
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Regina Baker practices plastic surgery. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and performed her residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include the following: microsurgery, body contouring, and breast cancer. Dr. Baker honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Dr. Baker was voted a Top Doctor by Pasadena Magazine in . and Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Baker (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Chinese. She is affiliated with Huntington Hospital, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Keck Hospital of USC.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

All Interests: Body Contouring, Microsurgery, Breast Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Abdominal Problems, Chest Wall ... (Read more)

Dr. Shankar Lakshman, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Other
10 Congress Street; Suite #360
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Shankar Lakshman's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery; he sees patients in Pasadena, CA. Dr. Lakshman's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Lakshman (or staff) speaks Spanish and Chinese. Dr. Lakshman is affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lakshman's office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Alex Keung Wong, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1812 Verdugo Boulevard
Glendale, CA
 

Dr. Alex Wong is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: lower extremity reconstruction, blepharoplasty, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wong takes. He attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Wong has received include Dr. Wong was voted a Top Doctor by Pasadena Magazine in .; Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation Research Fellowship; and American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons Award. He is conversant in Cantonese. He is professionally affiliated with Keck Hospital of USC.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

All Interests: Body Contouring, Breast Augmentation, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Lift, Facelift, Arm Lift, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Sharon Lindsay Clancy, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
209 Fair Oaks Avenue
South Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Sharon Clancy is a plastic surgeon. In her practice, Dr. Clancy focuses on breast reconstruction. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Her medical residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. She has received professional recognition including the following: USC Student Teaching Award, Los Angeles County-University of Southern California Medical Center; College of Human Resources Faculty Award, Virginia Tech; and Mary L. Thompson Scholarship, Virginia Tech. Dr. Clancy is professionally affiliated with City of Hope.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

All Interests: Plastic Surgery Procedures, Breast Reconstruction

Dr. Vincent C Hung, MD
Specializes in Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
452 North Altadena Drive
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Vincent Hung works as a head and neck plastic surgeon in Pasadena, CA and Newport Beach, CA. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hung include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Hung's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Hung (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin and Spanish. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Max Rudolph Lehfeldt, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
536 South Fair Oaks Avenue
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Max Lehfeld is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lehfeld include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Lehfeld is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital. Before completing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Lehfeld attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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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, Microsurgery, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Kevin M Ruhge, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
50 Alessandro Place; Suite 300
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Kevin Ruhge practices plastic surgery in Pasadena, CA. After attending the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. On average, patients gave Dr. Ruhge a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ruhge honors. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Gloria A De Olarte, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Other, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
65 N Madison Avenue; Suite 406
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Gloria Deolarte is a hand surgeon and head and neck plastic surgeon in Pasadena, CA. These areas are among Dr. Deolarte's clinical interests: thigh lift, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and dermabrasion. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Deolarte takes. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Antioquia Faculty of Medicine and performed her residency at Albany Medical Center. Dr. Deolarte (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Deolarte is affiliated with Huntington Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Lily Feng Lee, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
100 E California Boulevard
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Lily Lee is a plastic surgery specialist. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lee's clinical interests include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1048 S Garfield Avenue; #300
Alhambra, CA
 

Dr. Dianne Wu is a plastic surgery specialist in Monterey Park, CA and Alhambra, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wu include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wu honors. Dr. Wu is a graduate of Northeast Ohio Medical University.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Nose Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeannie Shen, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Urology, Surgical Oncology
625 S. Fair Oaks Avenue; Suite 300
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Jeannie Shen is a Pasadena, CA physician who specializes in general surgery, urology (urinary tract disease), and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Shen (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Shen's clinical interests include breast biopsy, breast cancer, and breast reconstruction. She is affiliated with Huntington Hospital. She studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Shen's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Patient ratings for Dr. Shen average 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Breast Biopsy, Breast Surgery, Breast Issues, Reconstructive Surgery, Cancer, ... (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.