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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 is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery. Dr. Jaibaji's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, cancer surgery, and dermabrasion. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Al-Mustansiriya College of Medicine and The University of Mustansiriyah College of Medicine. Dr. Jaibaji trained at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland for his residency. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. His professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He welcomes new patients.

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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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vecchione include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Vecchione studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital, a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Vecchione's professional affiliations include 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's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and general surgery. Dr. Toranto's areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Patient ratings for Dr. Toranto average 1.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Toranto takes. Dr. Toranto graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. He trained at Duke University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama for residency. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Toranto is open to new patients.

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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 plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Guttikonda include cancer surgery, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and blepharoplasty. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. After attending Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. Dr. Guttikonda is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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.