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Division of Plastic Surgery

City of Hope's Division of Plastic Surgery recognizes that preserving a positive self-image is one of the most important considerations in the aftermath of certain types of cancer surgery. Our goal is to provide functional, as well as aesthetically sensitive, reconstructive surgery for cancer patients.
 
The division has extensive experience in the latest complex microsurgical techniques, including perforator flaps, for reconstruction after treatment of cancers of the breast, head and neck, extremities, torso and skin. Additional services available through this division include dermatology and Mohs surgery. Mohs micrographic surgery removes skin cancer one layer at a time, with immediate examination of each layer by a pathologist until cancer is no longer detected.
 
We work closely with all members of the patient’s physician team in order to achieve the optimal reconstructive result without compromising the effectiveness of the surgical treatment.

Plastic Surgery

Division of Plastic Surgery

City of Hope's Division of Plastic Surgery recognizes that preserving a positive self-image is one of the most important considerations in the aftermath of certain types of cancer surgery. Our goal is to provide functional, as well as aesthetically sensitive, reconstructive surgery for cancer patients.
 
The division has extensive experience in the latest complex microsurgical techniques, including perforator flaps, for reconstruction after treatment of cancers of the breast, head and neck, extremities, torso and skin. Additional services available through this division include dermatology and Mohs surgery. Mohs micrographic surgery removes skin cancer one layer at a time, with immediate examination of each layer by a pathologist until cancer is no longer detected.
 
We work closely with all members of the patient’s physician team in order to achieve the optimal reconstructive result without compromising the effectiveness of the surgical treatment.
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For new patients, please call 800-826-HOPE (4673) or 626-471-7100 to make an appointment.
 

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