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We found 6 plastic surgeons who accept Aetna QPOS near Walnut Creek, CA.

Dr. John Robert Griffin, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. John Griffin specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery and practices in San Mateo, CA, Oakland, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Griffin include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. On average, patients gave Dr. Griffin a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Dupuytren's Contracture, Endoscopic Surgery, Eyelid Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rona Zel Silkiss, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Pediatric Ophthalmology
1820 San Miguel Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Rona Silkiss' specialties are ophthalmic plastic surgery and pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Silkiss (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Cantonese. She is especially interested in eyelid surgery, plastic surgery procedures, and eye problems. Dr. Silkiss's professional affiliations include Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Washington Hospital Healthcare System. Dr. Silkiss graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Her training includes residency programs at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Jules Stein Eye Institute. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Silkiss is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Graves Disease, Eye Muscle Surgery, Retinoblastoma, Retinopathy of Prematurity, Eyelid Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ivan Poa-I Hwang, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Ophthalmology
301 Lennon Lane; #201
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Ivan Hwang's specialties are plastic surgery and ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Hwang include plastic surgery procedures and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Hwang is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah, Dr. Hwang attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He speaks Mandarin.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Reconstructive Surgery, Plastic Surgery Procedures

Dr. Michael G Cedars, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Michael Cedars' area of specialization is plastic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cedars's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Cedars attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for his residency. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Brown & Toland Physicians, and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Cedars's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Eyelid Surgery, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Laser Resurfacing, Nose Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Chau Yu Tai, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Chau Tai is a specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. She attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and subsequently trained at Cooper University Hospital for residency. Dr. Tai's areas of clinical interest consist of plastic surgery procedures, hand surgery procedures, and reconstructive surgery. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. She is conversant in Cantonese. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Brown & Toland Physicians, and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Tai is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Plastic Surgery Procedures, Microsurgery, Limb Preservation, Hand Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Fred Suess, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
108 La Casa Viaduct; Suite 104
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Fred Suess is a plastic surgeon in San Francisco, CA and Walnut Creek, CA. Dr. Suess has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Suess attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Suess (or staff) speaks German. In addition, he offers language support for patients who speak Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Suess's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Eyelid Problems, Injectable ... (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).