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Dr. Joseph Carey, MD

Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery ·  Male · Age 46

Dr. Carey

Keck Med Ctr USC Plas Sgy

1450 San Pablo St # 6200 Los Angeles, CA 90033

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Dr. Joseph Carey, MD is a cosmetic, plastic & reconstructive surgery specialist in Los Angeles, CA and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from University Of Southern California / Keck School Of Medicine in 2002 and specializes in cosmetic, plastic & reconstructive surgery and general surgery.


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(323) 442-7920

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Background Check

1 disciplinary action Found
  • Misdemeanor conviction (9/16/2015)View details
No malpractice claims found for California
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Carey's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Breast Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Carey treats Breast Diseases more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Carey treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Wound Repair
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Carey performs Wound Repair more than 84% of his peers

Dr. Carey performs this procedure more than 84% of his peers

Skin and Tissue Reduction
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Carey performs Skin and Tissue Reduction more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Carey performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Carey's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Hypoplasia
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Breast Ptosis
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Congenital Anomalies of Breast
  • Deformities of Auricle or Pinna
  • Dentofacial Anomalies
  • 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
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gigantomastia
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hand, Elbow, and Shoulder Microvascular Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hidradenitis
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Liposuction
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Microvascular Head and Neck Reconstructive Surgery
  • Microvascular Surgery
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Nipple Reconstruction
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin and Tissue Reduction
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Grafts
  • Third-Degree Burns
  • Wound Repair
  • Wrinkles

About Me

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 condi...

Specialties

  • Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery

Education

Los Angeles County-U S C Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
Los Angeles County-U S C Medical Center
Residency Hospital
Usc University Hospital
Internship Hospital
2002
University Of Southern California / Keck School Of Medicine
Medical School
1995
University Of California
Undergraduate School
2002
1995

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Dr. Carey is a life savor ! As a result of breast cancer treatments my breast skin was very affected ,I had 2 breast reconstructions with implants that failed due to my skin problems ..soon after I was left without my breast . I was very fortunate to find Dr. Carey who informed me he could help me my breast reconstruction using my own body tissue. I knew I was in great hands and this was the best decision I EVER MADE ! I am very grateful to Dr. Carey along with the nurses and staff, Thank you!
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Dr. Carey and his staff literally saved my life after I suffered a life changing accident. Brock Lanier, Dr. Hagopian and Dr. Carey operated on me for over 13 hours to fix my serious facial injuries and checked on me several times both in the hospital and at home. The care and attention by the incredible staff at USC/Keck was outstanding. God Bless you all.
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Smart, easy to talk to (he really listens!), and no BS. Results were amazing, I couldn't be happier. I may need another procedure in a year or two and if I do, I plan to be a repeat customer.
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I have been a patient of Dr. Carey since 2014 to present and what stood out for me is his professionalism, knowledge and honesty. Dr. Carey's dedication in getting to know me personally, and my medical history showed me how important my health and wellness is to him and his staff.
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Very pleased with the care and support provided.
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I found Dr. Carey through my insurance providers website and I'm happy that I did. Dr. Carey removed two very large lipoma, one in my arm and one in my back. He was friendly, very practical and his staff were attentive to my concerns. I would use Dr. Carey again if I needed to and I would recommend him to friends or family. He's a very talented surgeon and a fine doctor.
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Words cannot describe the good things about Dr Carey. From consultation day to present reconstructions and check-ups; he is simply amazing. He takes a lot of his time to explain in detail all of my options and what is best for my reconstruction case. He is gentle, very professional and he treats his patients like family without violating patient-doctor relationship. I highly recommend him, especially if you can choose your reconstruction doctor.
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Dr, Carey treated me for a recurrent, complex abdominal hernia. I had 4 previous procedures none of them worked. I am 12 days pain free, sleeping comfortably. The scar is amazing. He did a fantastic job and I am very pleased with the outcome. He reconstructed my original ugly scar and I do not see the huge hernia. Previous doctors told me they could not help me. He is truly an amazing surgeon. I highly recommend him. Great surgeon.
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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!
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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!
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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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