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Dr. Rona Zel Silkiss, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Pediatric Ophthalmology
711 Van Ness Avenue; #340
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Rona Silkiss is a specialist in ophthalmic plastic surgery and pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Silkiss has indicated that her clinical interests include eyelid surgery, plastic surgery procedures, and eye problems. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Silkiss takes. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Jules Stein Eye Institute. She has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Silkiss (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Cantonese. Dr. Silkiss is affiliated with Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Washington Hospital Healthcare System. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Eye Muscle Surgery, Retinoblastoma, Retinopathy of Prematurity, Eyelid Problems, Skin Cancer, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,622
  • Medicare Cost: $951
Dr. Charles Kyung Chul Lee, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2250 Hayes Street; Suite 508
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Charles Lee, who practices in San Francisco, CA, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. He attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lee include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Lee offers interpreting services for patients who speak Cantonese, Korean, and Mandarin. Dr. Lee is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus, and Brown & Toland Physicians. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , skin grafting

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Dupuytren's Contracture, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Chin Implants, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey H Binstock, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
22 Battery Street; #905
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Binstock is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and MOHS-micrographic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Binstock include skin issues and mohs surgery. Dr. Binstock's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Binstock's education and training includes medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and residency at Albany Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Melanoma Research Foundation, Champions For a Cure Award; American College of Mohs Surgery & Cutaneous Oncology, Sutnick Award; and American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Scholarship. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Marin General Hospital. Dr. Binstock's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Warts, Eczema, Sclerotherapy, Herpes, Chemical Peels, Nail Surgery, Hair Problems, Rosacea, Spider ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 42
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,249
  • Medicare Cost: $1,196
Dr. Ziv Mani Peled, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
525 Spruce Street; Suite 2
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Ziv Peled is a hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery specialist in San Francisco, CA and Walnut Creek, CA. Dr. Peled (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and French. Clinical interests for Dr. Peled include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Peled's hospital/clinic affiliations include California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, and John Muir Physician Network. Dr. Peled graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital, a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut, and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He honors Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , skin grafting

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Dupuytren's Contracture, Endoscopic Surgery, Eyelid Problems, Injectable ... (Read more)

Dr. John Kevin Geisse, MD
Specializes in Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
4150 Clement Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. John Geisse works as a dermatopathologist and mohs skin cancer surgeon. Dr. Geisse is rated highly by his patients. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Adventist Health System, and Sutter Solano Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Geisse welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 50
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,494 - $1,630
  • Medicare Cost: $1,021 - $1,081
Dr. Jerome R Potozkin, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
4150 Clement Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Jerome Potozkin is a MOHS-micrographic surgery specialist in San Francisco, CA and Danville, CA. Dr. Potozkin speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC) and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Shield, Health Net, Anthem, and more. Dr. Potozkin has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,211
  • Medicare Cost: $1,175
Dr. Lynn Jen Chung, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
390 Laurel Street; #205
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Chia Chung is a plastic surgeon. Dr. Chung's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Wake Forest University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Chung speaks Mandarin. She is affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , skin grafting

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

Dr. Jonathan Lowentritt Kaplan, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2100 Webster Street; Suite 429
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Kaplan is a specialist in plastic surgery and emergency medicine. He works in San Francisco, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kaplan include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare Supplement (Medigap). He attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then went on to complete his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. In addition to English, Dr. Kaplan speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , skin grafting

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

Dr. Brian Michael Parrett, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
45 Castro Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Brian Parrett specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Before completing his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dr. Parrett attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His areas of expertise consist of microsurgery and breast reconstruction. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Parrett's office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Microsurgery, Breast Reconstruction

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,435
  • Medicare Cost: $667
Dr. Roger Philip Friedenthal, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
One Daniel Burnham Court; Suite 265c
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Roger Friedenthal works as a plastic surgeon in San Francisco, CA and Santa Rosa, CA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Friedenthal's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Delphi. Before performing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Friedenthal attended Yale School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Friedenthal's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Friedenthal has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , skin grafting

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

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
400 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Steven Wang practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Wang is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Banner Health and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC).

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,792
  • Medicare Cost: $582
Dr. Robert Alan Harvey, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1199 Bush Street; Suite 690
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Robert Harvey is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Dr. Harvey's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Harvey include cosmetic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Harvey is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Butterworth Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Harvey attended Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Harvey (or staff) is conversant in German. He also offers interpreting services for patients who speak Cantonese.

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Relevant Interests: , skin grafting

All Interests: Body Contouring, Rhinoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Wounds, Breast Reduction, Eyelid Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Khashayar Mohebali, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
513 Parnassus Avenue; Room S321
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Khashayar Mohebali is a plastic surgery specialist. Dr. Mohebali attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and Ohio State University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In his practice, he is particularly interested in plastic surgery procedures. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and more. Dr. Mohebali has received professional recognition including the following: [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. He is conversant in Persian. Dr. Mohebali's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network and Marin General Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , skin grafting

All Interests: Body Contouring, Rhinoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Wounds, Breast Reduction, Eyelid Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $312
  • Medicare Cost: $88
Dr. Michael I Kulick, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
450 Sutter Street; Suite 2620
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Michael Kulick's specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus, and Seton Medical Center. Dr. Kulick attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kulick's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Finger Joint Replacement, Wrist Fracture, Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Breast ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery
450 Stranyan Street; Floor 2
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. David Young sees patients in San Francisco, CA. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Brown & Toland Physicians, and St. Mary's Hospital. Dr. Young attended Yale School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami for residency. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 35
  • Uninsured Cost: $652
  • Medicare Cost: $88
Alexander M Reyzelman
Specializes in Podiatry
2299 Post Street; Suite 205
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Alexander Reyzelman practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) in San Francisco, CA and Castro Valley, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Reyzelman is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Reyzelman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian. His professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Eden Medical Center. Dr. Reyzelman is accepting new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $388
  • Medicare Cost: $181

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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.