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We found 4 plastic surgeons who accept Anthem PPO near Santa Cruz, CA.

Dr. Randall Phillip Nacamuli, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1595 Soquel Drive; Suite 310
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Randall Nacamuli practices plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Nacamuli include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Nacamuli is professionally affiliated with Dominican Hospital.

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1595 Soquel Drive; Suite 310
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Yen's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Ohio State University College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Yen (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Cantonese.

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Dr. Thomas V Barker, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Otology and Neurotology, Other, Otolaryngic Allergy, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1595 Soquel Drive; 230
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Barker's medical specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat), otology and neurotology, and otolaryngic allergy. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Barker graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz.

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Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Otology and Neurotology, Other, Otolaryngic Allergy, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1595 Soquel Drive; Suite 230
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Spilman is a pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist, otologist and neurotologist, and otolaryngic allergist. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Spilman accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Spilman is professionally affiliated with Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz.

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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).