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We found 9 providers with an interest in breast reduction and who accept Medicare near Cary, NC.

Dr. Roger Stewart Collins, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, General Surgery
101 Sw Cary Parkway; Suite 140
Cary, NC
 

Dr. Roger Collins is a plastic surgery, hand surgery, and general surgery specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Collins is affiliated with Duke Raleigh Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Collins trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. He has received the following distinction: Readers Digest Fellowship, Map International.

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Dr. Benjamin Chadwick Wood, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2304 Wesvill Court; Suite 360
Raleigh, NC
 

Dr. Benjamin Wood's medical specialty is plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wood include thigh lift, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and dermabrasion. He accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Dr. Wood attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Wood is professionally affiliated with Children's National Health System.

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Dr. Donald L. A. Oschwald Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3633 Harden Road; Suite 200
Raleigh, NC
 

Dr. Donald Oschwald's area of specialization is plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Oschwald attended medical school at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. He is professionally affiliated with Duke Raleigh Hospital.

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Dr. William Todd Stoeckel, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
300 Keisler Drive; Suite 102
Cary, NC
 

Dr. William Stoeckel is a specialist in plastic surgery. Dr. Stoeckel attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Stoeckel include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Medicare insurance. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Stoeckel has received include Resident and Fellow Research Silver Award, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center; Excellence in Anatomical Sciences, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine; and Galen Award - outstanding graduate anatomy student, Wright State University.

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Dr. William Arnold Lambeth III, Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, General Surgery, Adult Gastroenterology, Other
4201 Lake Boone Trail; Suite 103
Raleigh, NC
 

Dr. William Lambeth is a specialist in plastic surgery, hand surgery, and general surgery. He works in Raleigh, NC. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lambeth include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lambeth honors Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and Duke University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Duke Raleigh Hospital and Novant Health Rowan Medical Center.

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Dr. Richard Edward Carlino, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery
3633 Harden Road; Suite 200
Raleigh, NC
 

Dr. Richard Carlino works as a facial plastic surgeon in Raleigh, NC. He is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Carlino include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Carlino is in-network for Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Carlino has received professional recognition including the following: Mary Ellen Mangano Award, Univ of Massachusetts Medical Center.

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Dr. Peter Alexander Kreymerman, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
3731 Nw Cary Parkway; Suite 101
Cary, NC
 

Dr. Peter Kreymerman, who practices in Cary, NC and Morehead City, NC, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Kreymerman include thigh lift, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and body contouring after weight loss. Patient ratings for Dr. Kreymerman average 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Medicare insurance. He attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cleveland Clinic. He is conversant in Russian. Dr. Kreymerman's professional affiliations include CarolinaEast Medical Center and Carteret County General Hospital.

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Dr. Roger Bivins Russell, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3633 Harden Road; Suite 200
Raleigh, NC
 

Dr. Roger Russell is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Raleigh, NC. Dr. Russell's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Russell attended medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Russell trained at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School. He has received distinctions including Parlimentarian, Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons; President, North Carolina Society of Plastic Surgeons; and Reynolds Scholar, Wake Forest University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery, Other
1805 Kildaire Farm Road
Cary, NC
 

Dr. Donald Hanna sees patients in Cary, NC. His medical specialties are plastic surgery and general surgery. Patients rated Dr. Hanna highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Duke Raleigh Hospital. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Hanna attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine.

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What is Breast Reduction?

Breast reduction is a surgery to remove excess fat, glandular tissue, and skin from the breasts in order to ease discomfort.

When women have unusually large breasts, the weight of the breast tissue can cause significant pain in the back, neck, and shoulders. If the breast tissue pulls the shoulders down in a certain way, nerve problems can result, leading to a feeling of pins and needles in the arms and hands. The skin underneath large breasts can suffer from rashes. Women with unusually large or heavy breasts might not be able to participate in sports or other activities that they would like to do. Large breasts can also lead to unwanted attention and a significant loss of self-esteem for many women.

Some men may also seek to have breast reduction surgery. Due to certain hormonal disorders, men can sometimes develop enlarged breast tissue, called gynecomastia. This condition can be a source of great emotional distress.

During a breast reduction surgery, the patient is usually ‘put to sleep’ with general anesthesia. An incision is made around the areola, the dark area around the nipple, and sometimes down the underside of the breast as well. Through this incision, the breast tissue is removed, lifted, and shaped. The areola and nipple are repositioned higher on the breast. Then the new breast is sutured, or sewn closed. The entire procedure takes between two and five hours. For several weeks after the reduction, the new breasts will be swollen from surgery, and their size will continue to change until healing is complete. Scars are usually small but visible right after surgery, but they fade after several months.

In order to be a good candidate for breast reduction surgery, a patient must be in good general health, not significantly overweight, not a smoker (or able to stop smoking temporarily), and old enough that the patient’s breasts have finished developing. Although there are several good reasons to undergo breast reduction surgery, there are risks as well. Some of these risks are related to surgery in general, such as risks for anesthesia or blood clots. Others are specific to breast reduction surgery, and they include the risk of asymmetrical breasts, decreased sensation in the breasts, or an inability to breastfeed in the future.