Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Quality Measures

The Cedars-Sinai Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery provides comprehensive, state-of-the-art aesthetic and reconstructive procedures designed to restore natural body image and function. Working closely with a broad range of primary surgical specialists, our doctors utilize leading-edge technologies to maximize successful outcomes.   

Notable conditions treated within the division include facial paralysis, congenital deformities of the face and hands, craniofacial trauma, post-oncologic head and neck cancer deformities, breast reconstruction, extremity restoration after trauma or cancer treatments, burn deformities and difficult wound healing problems associated with infections, poor nutrition and radiation therapy.  

Our surgeons work as an integral part of the Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Cancer Center, the Saul and Joyce Brandman Breast Center - A Project of Women's Guild, the Orthopedic Trauma, Spine and Oncologic services, and our Cardiovascular and Thoracic Center. Abdominal wall reconstruction is an increasingly important part of the care of complex organ transplant services at Cedars-Sinai.

All of the physicians within the Cedars-Sinai Division of Plastic Surgery are diplomates of the American Board of Plastic Surgery Inc., assuring the highest possible level of training, knowledge, skill and attention to safety.

A Comprehensive Approach to Breast Cancer From a Team of Experts

The Cedars-Sinai Saul and Joyce Brandman Breast Center is the largest of its kind in the western United States, providing a highly integrated, compassionate approach to the treatment of women with cancer and other abnormal conditions of the breast. Our plastic surgeons work alongside medical oncologists, radiation therapists, geneticists, psychologists and surgical oncologists to address every aspect of our patients’ needs.  

All manners of breast reconstruction are offered, including immediate reconstruction with mammary implants when nipple areolar sparing mastectomies are possible, tissue expansion when needed, use of a woman’s own fatty tissue in the form of a TRAM, DIEP or TUG flap or hybrid approaches using both latissimus dorsi muscle and skin from the back complemented with a mammary prosthesis. All of these procedures, along with secondary nipple areolar reconstruction and fat grafting, are fully integrated into our comprehensive care of women from the moment they begin care at the breast center.

Breast Reconstruction Procedures

July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015

July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016

Unilateral Breast Implant 38 47
Bilateral Breast Implant 57 43
Latissimus Dorsi Myocutaneous Flap 45 39
Transverse Rectus Abdominis Myocutaneous
(TRAM) flap,  pedicled
12 6
Transverse Rectus Abdominus  Myocutaneous
(TRAM) flap, free
10 6
Other Repair or Reconstruction of the Nipple 36 12
Other Mammoplasty 47 40
Revision of Breast Implant 3 10
Insertion of Breast Tissue Expander 77 62

Similarly, those who suffer traumatic and oncologic diseases of the head, or extremities receive consultation and reconstructive treatment immediately upon arrival at the hospital, fully integrated with those physicians charged with primary treatment of the injuries suffered or cancer contracted.  All programs are designed to restore function, well being and harmony as soon as possible in order that our patients may recover to the best possible quality of life in the shortest time.  

Source: The data comes from the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC), an alliance of more than 300 of the nation’s non-profit academic medical centers and their affiliated hospitals. The majority of these facilities participate in UHC's Clinical DataBase/Resource Manager. The data were accessed on July 11, 2015, for patients discharged during 2014. The procedures reflect ICD-9 codes 85.53, 85.54, 85.70-73, 85.79, 85.93, and 85.95.