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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' areas of specialization are ophthalmic plastic surgery and pediatric ophthalmology; she sees patients in Oakland, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, and San Francisco, CA. Dr. Silkiss (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Cantonese. Her areas of clinical interest consist of eyelid surgery, plastic surgery procedures, and eye problems. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Washington Hospital Healthcare System. Before completing her residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Jules Stein Eye Institute, Dr. Silkiss attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Silkiss has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Silkiss has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Her practice is open to 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. Jeffrey H Binstock, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
22 Battery Street; #905
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Binstock sees patients in San Francisco, CA and Mill Valley, CA. His medical specialties are plastic surgery and MOHS-micrographic surgery. After completing medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. Binstock performed his residency at Albany Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Binstock include skin issues, cosmetic skin treatment, and mohs surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Binstock honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He has received the following distinctions: 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 affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Marin General Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Mohs Surgery, Skin Issues

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 42
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,249
  • Medicare Cost: $1,196
Dr. David Michael Young, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
450 Stranyan Street; Floor 2
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. David Young is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Brown & Toland Physicians, and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Young's office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami, Dr. Young attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 35
  • Uninsured Cost: $652
  • Medicare Cost: $88
Dr. Jonathan Lowentritt Kaplan, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2100 Webster Street; Suite 429
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Kaplan's medical specialty is plastic surgery and emergency medicine. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Kaplan takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare Supplement (Medigap). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Kaplan trained at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans for his residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Robert Alan Harvey, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1199 Bush Street; Suite 690
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Robert Harvey is a plastic surgery specialist in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Harvey (or staff) speaks German. In addition, he offers language support for patients who speak Cantonese. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Harvey include cosmetic surgery. Dr. Harvey is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Harvey studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Harvey trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Butterworth Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Harvey takes. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Harvey's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , skin grafting

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

Dr. Roger Philip Friedenthal, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
One Daniel Burnham Court; Suite 265c
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Roger Friedenthal is a plastic surgeon. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Friedenthal's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Delphi, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Friedenthal is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine. He trained at Stanford University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Friedenthal has an open panel.

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

Dr. Michael I Kulick, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
450 Sutter Street; Suite 2620
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Michael Kulick is a San Francisco, CA physician who specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Kulick has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus, and Seton Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Kulick attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Stanford University Medical Center.

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

Dr. William C Chow, DO
Specializes in Other, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
450 Sutter Street; Suite 1212
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. William Chow is a MOHS-micrographic surgery specialist in San Leandro, CA, Berkeley, CA, and San Francisco, CA. Before performing his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center, Dr. Chow attended Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific for medical school. Dr. Chow's areas of clinical interest consist of birthmark, mohs surgery, and skin cancer. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chow takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). He is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Skin Cancer, Birthmark, Mohs Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,650
  • Medicare Cost: $1,167
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Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
1 Shrader Street; Suite 510
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Colin Traynor works as a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon in San Francisco, CA. His training includes a residency program at St. Mary's Hospital. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Traynor is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Traynor's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Brown & Toland Physicians, and St. Mary's Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $333
  • Medicare Cost: $116

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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.