Dr. Joseph N. Carey, MD

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Dr. Joseph N. Carey, MD

Plastic Surgery | Male

Keck Med Ctr USC Plas Sgy 1510 San Pablo St Ste 415, Los Angeles, CA 90033 Get Directions
(323) 442-7920

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My interest is in caring for patients with complex surgical needs. Most of my patients have to difficult treat conditions...Read more

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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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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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Specialties

  • Plastic Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • General Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery

Conditions Treated

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.

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  • 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

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 and Tissue Reduction
  • Skin Grafts
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for California.

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    Sanction

    Dr. Carey has received 1 sanction

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    • Misdemeanor conviction  (9/16/2015)
    • Action Taken: Probation
    • Summary: Please reference the following Document
    • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    • State: California
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    Board Actions

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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

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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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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Dr. Carey's Office & Staff

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16 – 30 minutes

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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.

 

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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.