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Plastic Surgery | Male

Care Philosophy

My interest is in caring for patients with complex surgical needs. Most of my patients have to difficult treat conditions such as breast and other cancers, burns, chronic wounds, infection, and trauma. I also treat aesthetic conditions including facial, breast and abdominal condtions resulting from age, time, weight change, and sometimes nature itself.  My training includes microvascular surgery and general surgery, so I am willing to consider multiple approaches, and creative solutions to difficult and sometimes recurrent problems.

I believe that no patient should have to live with an open wound or quality of life reducing condition, and that oftentimes out of the box, creative thinking, in addition to meticulous surgery, will lead us to the solution to the problem. Additionally, the patient's understanding of the conditions and the treatment are essential to arrival at an excellent outcome. Thus I consider listening to my patient's thoughts and ideas, in addtion to teaching them about their conditions, vital resources in complex reconstructive surgery.

 

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Biography

Dr. Joseph Carey, MD is a plastic surgery doctor who practices in Los Angeles, CA. He is 44 years old and has been practicing for 15 years. Dr. Carey is affiliated with Keck Hospital of USC and LAC + USC Medical Center.

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    Dr. Carey's Reviews

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    5
    based on 7 total surveys (3 with reviews)
    Dr. Carey's Performance
    • Trustworthiness
      EXCELLENT
    • Explains condition(s) well
      EXCELLENT
    • Answers Questions
      EXCELLENT
    • Time well spent
      EXCELLENT
    Office & Staff Performance
    • Scheduling
      EXCELLENT
    • Office environment
      EXCELLENT
    • Staff friendliness
      EXCELLENT
    • Average wait time
      16 to 30 minutes
    Patient Reviews (3)
    in Simi Valley |
    I had a liver transplant gone wrong. They needed to redo the surgery several times within the course of a week. Dr. Cary came in last and my surgery scar looks AMAZING! Hardly noticeable even though I had so much trauma to the site. He is THE BEST and made me feel so happy and comfortable. (I call him Dr. McDreamy!) Thank you so much Dr. Carey!
    in Lakewood, CA |
    My mother recently went through a combo surgery to remove a very large hernia and abdominal repair. Dr. Carey was her plastic surgeon, and did a wonderful job in reconstructing her abdomen after several previous surgeries. He was amazing! Very patient answering the tons of questions we had, he was caring and very approachable, and provided my mother with unparalleled care. The hospital staff was also out of this world!
    New York, NY |
    I was referred to Dr. Carey for a complex abdominal surgery, secondary to two previous surgeries.The surgeon with whom I had a long, close, & complex history felt the surgery needed was beyond his scope. I was very reluctant to be referred to a large tertiary hospital and to a surgeon with whom I was unfamiliar, fearing the care would be so clinical, cold, & without the usual friendliness. Boy, was I wrong! Dr Carey is skilled, caring, accessible, friendly. Top class surgeon & man!
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    Dr. Carey's Care Philosophy

    My interest is in caring for patients with complex surgical needs. Most of my patients have to difficult treat conditions such as breast and other cancers, burns, chronic wounds, infection, and trauma. I also treat aesthetic conditions including facial, breast and abdominal condtions resulting from age, time, weight change, and sometimes nature itself.  My training includes microvascular surgery and general surgery, so I am willing to consider multiple approaches, and creative solutions to difficult and sometimes recurrent problems.

    I believe that no patient should have to live with an open wound or quality of life reducing condition, and that oftentimes out of the box, creative thinking, in addition to meticulous surgery, will lead us to the solution to the problem. Additionally, the patient's understanding of the conditions and the treatment are essential to arrival at an excellent outcome. Thus I consider listening to my patient's thoughts and ideas, in addtion to teaching them about their conditions, vital resources in complex reconstructive surgery.

     

    Dr. Carey says...

    My expertise is in lower extermity salvage, breast cancer, abdominal wall reconstruction, scalp reconstruction, burns and critical care, facial and extremity trauma, chronic wounds, and general plastic surgery. My subspecialty training is in microvascular surgery.

    Dr. Carey'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 General Surgery and Plastic Surgery
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  Sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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      Sanction

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      • Misdemeanor conviction (9/16/2015)
      • Action Taken: Probation
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      • State: California
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    • General Surgery
    • Plastic Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Benign Tumor
    • Breast Diseases
    • Breast Hypoplasia
    • Breast Ptosis
    • Burn Injuries
    • Cancer
    • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
    • Congenital Anomalies of Breast
    • Deformities of Auricle or Pinna
    • Gastrointestinal Diseases
    • Gynecomastia
    • Hidradenitis
    • Large Breasts
    • Localized Fat Deposits
    • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
    • Pulmonary Disease
    • Second-Degree Burns
    • Skin Aging
    • Skin Cancer
    • Third-Degree Burns
    • Wrinkles

    Education

    • Medical School
      University Of Southern California / Keck School Of Medicine

      Graduated in 2002

    • Internship Hospital
      Usc University Hospital
    • Residency Hospital
      Los Angeles County-U S C Medical Center
    • Fellowship Hospital
      Los Angeles County-U S C Medical Center
    • Undergraduate School
      University Of California

      Graduated in 1995

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    Specialties

    • Plastic Surgery
    • General Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
    • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
    • Breast Lift Surgery
    • Breast Reconstruction
    • Breast Surgical Procedure
    • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
    • 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
    • Facial Reconstruction
    • Hand, Elbow, and Shoulder Microvascular Surgery
    • Head and Neck Surgery
    • Lip, Excision or Resection
    • Microvascular Head and Neck Reconstructive Surgery
    • Microvascular Surgery
    • Nipple Reconstruction
    • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
    • Skin Grafts
    • Skin and Tissue Reduction
    • Wound Repair