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We found 4 plastic surgeons who accept Galaxy Health Network near Tampa, FL.

Dr. Sarah Jane J Novis, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
2 Tampa General Circle; Stc 2nd Floor, Usf Otol Head/neck Department
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Sarah Novis is a physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Novis studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. She is affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Carl Wayne Cruse, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
6 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Carl Cruse specializes in plastic surgery. He attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. His areas of expertise consist of general reconstruction, gynecomastia surgery (male breast reduction), and head and neck cancer reconstruction. Dr. Cruse is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Moffitt Cancer Center, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). Dr. Cruse is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Burn Reconstruction, Skin Cancer, Scar Revision, General Reconstruction, Head and Neck Cancer ... (Read more)

Dr. Deniz Dayicioglu, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2 Tampa General Circle; 7th Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Deniz Dayicioglu's area of specialization is plastic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Dayicioglu's clinical interests: tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), dermabrasion, and botox injection. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Breast Lift, Otoplasty, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nicholas John Panetta, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
7th Floor, Usf Department of Plastic Surgery; 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Nicholas Panetta's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Before performing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Panetta attended Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Panetta's areas of expertise include lower extremity reconstruction, burn surgery, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Panetta takes. Dr. Panetta is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Breast Lift, Otoplasty, ... (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).