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We found 7 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's specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. He practices in San Mateo, CA, Oakland, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Griffin include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Griffin is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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's education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Jules Stein Eye Institute. Areas of expertise for Dr. Silkiss include eyelid surgery, plastic surgery procedures, and eye problems. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She 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. Dr. Silkiss (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Cantonese. Dr. Silkiss is professionally affiliated with Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Washington Hospital Healthcare System. She welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Ivan Hwang works as a plastic surgeon and ophthalmologist. Dr. Hwang's clinical interests include plastic surgery procedures and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Dr. Hwang 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, who practices in Oakland, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, and Orinda, CA, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Patients gave Dr. Cedars an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Cedars attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Cedars has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Brown & Toland Physicians, and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He is open to new patients.

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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 practices plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Tai is conversant in Cantonese. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Tai include plastic surgery procedures, hand surgery procedures, and reconstructive surgery. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Brown & Toland Physicians, and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Her education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and residency at Cooper University Hospital. Dr. Tai honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. She has an open panel.

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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
130 La Casa Viaduct; Building 2, Suite 110
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Fred Suess is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Suess's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Suess graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then he performed 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) is conversant in German. He also offers interpreting services for Spanish-speaking patients.

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

Dr. Te Ning Chang, MD, PhD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Te Ning Chang is a plastic surgery specialist. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Chang attended Yale School of Medicine. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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).