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. 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.