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We found 5 providers matching breast reconstruction and who accept Blue Shield PPO near Santa Cruz, CA.

Dr. Scott Imahara, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
2900 Chanticleer Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Scott Imahara is a specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. He works in Soquel, CA and Santa Cruz, CA. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Imahara's areas of clinical interest consist of plastic surgery procedures, hand surgery procedures, and reconstructive surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Imahara is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for residency. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Eyelid Problems, Facelift, Ear Problems, Surgical Procedures, Neck Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Randall Nacamuli is a plastic surgery specialist in Santa Cruz, CA. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nacamuli is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Dominican Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Suzanne M Kerley, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
2911 Chanticleer Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Suzanne Kerley practices plastic surgery and hand surgery. These areas are among Dr. Kerley's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kerley is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction, TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Marie Eleanor Pletsch, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
223 Mount Hermon Road; Suite A
Scotts Valley, CA
 

Dr. Marie Pletsch is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Pletsch's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Shield, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Laser Resurfacing, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Marc Rose, MD
Specializes in Surgery
2911 Chanticleer Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. David Rose works as a surgeon in Santa Cruz, CA. In his practice, Dr. Rose focuses on surgical procedures. Dr. Rose is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Rose's medical residency was performed at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rose's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , oncoplastic breast surgery

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Surgical Procedures, Aortic Aneurysm, ... (Read more)

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What is Breast Reconstruction?

Breast reconstruction is surgery to restore the appearance of the breast, usually after a mastectomy. The choice of how to proceed after the removal of a breast is a deeply personal one, with some women opting to wear a prosthetic form in a bra, and others choosing to embrace their new breastless form as a reminder of their strength and survival. Those options are perfectly acceptable, but many women feel most comfortable with their missing breast tissue surgically replaced. Breast reconstruction can be part of a patient’s return to normal after experiencing breast cancer.

There are a few different methods used to create the round shape of the breast on the chest. A piece of fat, skin, and muscle can be taken from the side, abdomen or buttock and implanted on the chest to create a breast from the patient’s own tissue. Alternatively, the skin over the chest may be gradually stretched to allow for the placement of an implant. Once the new breast shape is created, a nipple can be created and even tattooed to match the other side.

Breast reconstruction is not perfect. The two breasts may not always look exactly identical, although they will be close. There may be small scars, and a loss of sensation in the reconstructed breast. A reconstructed breast will not produce milk, so you may have trouble breastfeeding. Still, reconstruction is a great option for women who want that part of their appearance back.