Dr. Dean D. Kleto, MD

Dr. Dean D. Kleto, MD


Plastic Surgery | Male | 64 years old

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Dr. Kleto specializes in Plastic Surgery and practices in Knoxville, TN. He practices at 1 location.

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Knoxville, TN |
While his surgical skills are excellent, I would not recommend him at least for breast reconstruction after mastectomy. He did not provide sufficient information prior to the surgeries about what could be accomplished and what results should be expected. This led to dissatisfaction on my part such that I sought a second opinion of the results (as he recommended I do). After finding out I had done so, he dismissed me from his practice and I had to find another surgeon to handle my follow up.
St Anne, IL |
We told him there was something wrong from the first post on appointment,and he would look at her and say everything looks fine to me. Even when she had a staff infection he still said everything looks fine to me. Well 3 months later he finally decided he needed to go back in and see why she wasn't healing. Finally we think. Then we get to the hospital and they say you have to pay $275.00 before you can u have the surgery. We don't have the money for this. It's his screw up he needs to pay it.
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Dr. Kleto's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Plastic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Plastic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Plastic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Benign Tumor
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Hypoplasia
  • Breast Ptosis
  • Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecomastia
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Skin Cancer


  • Medical School
    University Of Tennessee / Memphis / College Of Medicine & Surgery

    Graduated in 1979

  • Residency Hospital
    Duke University Hospital

    Completed in 1986

    Erlanger Medical Center Baroness Campus

    Completed in 1984

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Jewish Hosp/U Louisville

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Plastic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Skin Grafts
  • Wound Repair