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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's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Buncke's average rating from his patients 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, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford University Medical Center's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Buncke (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. Dr. Buncke's hospital/clinic 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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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 is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery, hand surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). These areas are among his clinical interests: microsurgery and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Buntic's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He attended McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Buntic is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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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 is a specialist in plastic surgery. Dr. Hobson has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her areas of expertise include breast augmentation, general reconstruction, and gynecomastia surgery (male breast reduction). Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and San Mateo Medical Center. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. She is accepting new patients. After attending the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. Hobson completed her residency training at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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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).