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We found 4 providers matching skin grafting and who accept Self-Pay/Uninsured near San Diego, CA.

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Dr. Moneer M Jaibaji, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery
1001 B Avenue; Suite 108
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Moneer Jaibaji works as a facial plastic surgeon in Coronado, CA, La Mesa, CA, and Fullerton, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, cancer surgery, and dermabrasion. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Jaibaji takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, Dr. Jaibaji attended Al-Mustansiriya College of Medicine and The University of Mustansiriyah College of Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. Dr. Jaibaji is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,500
  • Medicare Cost: $653
Dr. Thomas Ray Vecchione, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3399 1st Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Vecchione practices plastic surgery. His education and training includes medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine and residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). His areas of expertise include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Vecchione takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Vecchione has an open panel.

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Dr. Jason Daniel Toranto, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
3590 Camino Del Rio N; Suite 103
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Jason Toranto sees patients in San Diego, CA and Orange, CA. His medical specialties are plastic surgery and general surgery. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Toranto performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). His average patient rating is 1.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Toranto speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Rakhesh Guttikonda, DO
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
230 Prospect Place; Suite 310
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Rakhesh Guttikonda is a Coronado, CA physician who specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Guttikonda include cancer surgery, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and blepharoplasty. Dr. Guttikonda is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. He is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston and St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, Dr. Guttikonda attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school.

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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.