We found 4 providers with an interest in skin grafting and who accept TRICARE Prime Remote near Los Altos, CA.

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Dr. Roy W Hong, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
715 Altos Oaks Drive
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. Roy Hong works as a plastic surgeon in Palo Alto, CA and Los Altos, CA. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift (thighplasty), and dermabrasion. The average patient rating for Dr. Hong is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hong is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Menlo Park Surgical Hospital (MPSH), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Hong has an open panel.

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Dr. Johnny Tzer-Ren Chang, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
715 Altos Oaks Drive
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. Johnny Chang's specialty is plastic surgery. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift (thighplasty), and male tummy tuck. Dr. Chang is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. Dr. Chang's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Menlo Park Surgical Hospital (MPSH), and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. John Patrick Connolly III, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
715 Altos Oaks Drive
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. John Connolly sees patients in Mountain View, CA, Los Gatos, CA, and Los Altos, CA. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Connolly is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Connolly include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Connolly takes. Dr. Connolly is accepting new patients. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Connolly trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington.

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Dr. Cindy Lee Russell, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
715 Altos Oaks Drive
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. Cindy Russell is a plastic surgery specialist. Dr. Russell has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift (thighplasty), and general reconstruction. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. Dr. Russell graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Russell's training includes a residency program at Stanford Hospital & Clinics.

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What is Skin Grafting?

When a large area of skin is too damaged to heal, a skin graft may be used to protect the tissue underneath and reduce scarring. A layer of healthy skin is taken and moved to the injured area, where it is fixed in place. Skin grafts are used to treat burns, infections, large wounds, ulcers, and other significant problems that affect the skin.

There are several different types of skin graft, depending on where the donor skin is taken from:

  • Autografts, where healthy skin is taken from another place on the patient’s body
  • Allografts, where the donor skin is taken from another person or cadaver
  • Xenografts, which are harvested from animals and are used temporarily like a dressing to cover a wound
  • Synthetic grafts, which are made from non-biological materials, like silicone

In all cases, the skin graft may either be full-thickness or partial-thickness. While thicker grafts make recovery more difficult for the donor site, they heal more easily than thinner grafts.

Before skin graft surgery, you are given anesthesia so you cannot feel any pain. If using an autograft, the surgeon carefully measures and removes the skin from the donor site. Sometimes the graft is cut in a mesh-like pattern, to allow a small piece of donated skin to stretch and cover a larger area. This also helps oxygen pass through the graft. The site where the skin graft will go is cleaned well to remove any dirt, bacteria, or dead skin cells. Then the skin graft is placed and attached with stitches or staples. It is often covered with antibacterial ointment and supportive bandages for the first few days.

As the skin graft heals into its new position, new blood vessels grow to reach and support the skin. Depending on the thickness of the graft, oil glands, sweat glands, and hair follicles may also regrow. Recovery time depends on the thickness of the graft and the overall health of the skin in the grafted area, but it generally takes from two to four weeks.

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