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We found 3 plastic surgeons who accept Care1st near San Mateo, CA.

Dr. Gregory Millette Buncke, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
101 N. El Camino Real; Suite A
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Gregory Buncke is a specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Buncke's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Buncke completed his residency training at Stanford University Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Buncke (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Buncke has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Rudolf Fabian Buntic, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Surgical Oncology
101 N. El Camino Real; Suite A
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Rudolf Buntic's areas of specialization are plastic surgery, hand surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Buntic's clinical interests include microsurgery and reconstructive surgery. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Buntic's practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Microsurgery, Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Donnis Stacy Hobson, MBA, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
222 West 39th Avenue; Second Floor
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Donnis Hobson specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Oakland, CA and San Mateo, CA. Her clinical interests include breast augmentation, general reconstruction, and gynecomastia surgery (male breast reduction). Dr. Hobson is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and San Mateo Medical Center. She studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Hobson trained at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Hobson average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hobson honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hobson's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Breast Augmentation, Dupuytren's Contracture, Breast Reduction, Breast Implant Removal, Breast ... (Read more)

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What is Plastic Surgery?

When you hear the words “plastic surgeon,” you might call to mind actresses with outlandish body proportions or aging stars with surreal facial features. Plastic surgery to alter appearance is referred to as “aesthetic” or “cosmetic” surgery. As is the case with celebrities, cosmetic surgery is often performed to change the appearance of a feature that a patient has always disliked, or to prevent changes from happening due to aging. However, cosmetic surgery can also restore appearance after an injury or illness -- when a medical condition leaves a physical mark that makes a patient look different, it can be very upsetting. Cosmetic plastic surgery gives patients more control over how they look.

But plastic surgery is about much more than changing someone's appearance. Plastic surgery is also about changing the form and function of the body, and often that means restoring what has been lost to injury or illness. A body part can lose its ability to function (meaning, for example, to move, grip, protect underlying tissues, or feel sensation) to many causes. Some common ones are burns, infections, injuries (e.g. from car accidents), illnesses (such as cancer), problems present from birth (such as cleft palate), or even scar tissue from previous surgeries. When plastic surgery is used to repair a damaged part, it is called “reconstructive surgery.” Reconstructive procedures restore the abilities of the patient so that they can use their body in as normal and healthy a way as possible.

Plastic surgeons are experts at safely moving tissue from one part of the body to another, using microsurgery techniques to reconnect the tiny blood vessels and nerves. They use these skills not only to improve appearance (cosmetic surgery), but also to repair damaged body parts (reconstructive surgery).