We found 14 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's medical specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Tan obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at Summa Health System. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tan has received professional recognition including the following: Sarah Baskin Award for Excellence in Research, The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. His professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital and City of Hope.

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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 works as a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon in Pasadena, CA, Downey, CA, and Glendale, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and botulinum toxin injection. Dr. Rizvi is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Rizvi trained at Maryland General Hospital, the University of Maryland Medical Center, and York Hospital. Dr. Rizvi speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, MemorialCare Health System, and Adventist Health System. He 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. Wesley Gordon Schooler, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
50 Bellefontaine Street; Suite 404, Pasadena Office
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Wesley Schooler is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Schooler include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC), Dr. Schooler attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Schooler a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Schooler include: Southern California Super Doctors and Top Doctors and Dentists for Women.

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

Dr. Regina Baker is a plastic surgery specialist. She attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Baker trained at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. These areas are among her clinical interests: microsurgery, body contouring, and breast cancer. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinctions: Dr. Baker was voted a Top Doctor by Pasadena Magazine in .; Southern California Super Doctors; and Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Baker (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Chinese. Dr. Baker is professionally 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. Sharon Lindsay Clancy, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
209 Fair Oaks Avenue
South Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Sharon Clancy, who practices in Duarte, CA and South Pasadena, CA, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. In her practice, she is particularly interested in breast reconstruction. She honors Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Clancy attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Clancy's medical residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Her distinctions include: Southern California Rising Stars; USC Student Teaching Award, Los Angeles County-University of Southern California Medical Center; and College of Human Resources Faculty Award, Virginia Tech. She is affiliated with City of Hope.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

All Interests: Plastic Surgery Procedures, Breast Reconstruction

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

Dr. Shankar Lakshman works as a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon in Pasadena, CA. He graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. These areas are among Dr. Lakshman's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lakshman (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Chinese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital and Adventist Health System.

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

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

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

Dr. Alex Wong's specialty is plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Wong include lower extremity reconstruction, blepharoplasty, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Wong's education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Distinctions awarded to Dr. Wong 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. Dr. Wong speaks 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. Vincent C Hung, MD
Specializes in Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
452 North Altadena Drive
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Vincent Hung's medical specialty is head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Hung (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Hung's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and a graduate of Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center's residency program. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hung accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Hung has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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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's specialty is plastic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Lehfeld's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital. Dr. Lehfeld accepts the following insurance: Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Lehfeld (or staff) speaks Spanish and Chinese.

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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 is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. He attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Dr. Ruhge's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Ruhge has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

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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 surgery and head & neck plastic surgery specialist in Pasadena, CA. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include thigh lift, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and dermabrasion. Dr. Deolarte is affiliated with Huntington Hospital. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After attending the University of Antioquia Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Deolarte completed her residency training at Albany Medical Center. Dr. Deolarte (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

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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 in Pasadena, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Lee average 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Lee honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at 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 foreign 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's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wu include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She is a graduate of Northeast Ohio Medical University.

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

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

Dr. Jeannie Shen's medical specialty is general surgery, urology (urinary tract disease), and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Shen (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Shen is especially interested in 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. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Patient reviews placed Dr. Shen at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , 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.