Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Quality Measures

The Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center 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 cutting 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, the Orthopedic Trauma, Spine and Oncologic Services as well as our Cardiovascular and Thoracic Center.  Abdominal Wall Reconstruction is an increasingly important part of the care of complex organ transplant services here at CSMC.

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

A Comprehensive Approach to Breast Cancer From a Team of Experts

The Saul and Joyce Brandman Breast Center at Cedars-Sinai Medical 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:




Unilateral Breast Implant492540
Bilateral Breast Implant364533
Total Reconstruction of the Breast565
Latissimus Dorsi Myocutaneous Flap553540
Transverse Rectus Abdominis Myocutaneous
(TRAM) flap,  pedicled
Transverse Rectus Abdominus  Myocutaneous
(TRAM) flap, free
Other Repair or Reconstruction of the Nipple546
Other Mammoplasty757954
Revision of Breast Implant041
Insertion of Breast Tissue Expander150181180


Similarly, those who suffer traumatic and oncologic diseases of the head and neck or extremities receive consultation and reconstructive treatment immediately upon arrival to 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.

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