Dr. Joseph Carey, MD

Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive SurgeryMaleAge 47

Dr. Carey
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1450 San Pablo St Ste 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 over 19 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Southern California / Keck School of Medicine medical school in 2002. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Carey to book an appointment.

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Dr. Carey, was very honest and recommended realist options. I went to him for a 2nd option, after having a very complicated abdominal surgery more than a year ago, that still needs follow up. I appreciated his honesty and that he was trying the conservative approach first vs, trying to recommend surgery right away. I truly appreciated his approach.
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Gomez, Los Angeles – Oct 13, 2019
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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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Martha Navarro in Los angeles , CA – Jun 22, 2018
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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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  • Listened & answered questions
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James Kersey in Los Angeles , CA – May 27, 2018
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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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Los Angeles – Mar 07, 2018
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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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Georgia Apodaca in Whittier,Ca – Feb 26, 2018
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Very pleased with the care and support provided.
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Gloria cardenas in Visalia, CA – Nov 02, 2017
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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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Los Angeles, CA – Oct 06, 2017
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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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Ayleen in Los Angeles, CA – Sep 20, 2017
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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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Gloria Mata in Montebello, CA – Jun 29, 2017
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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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Susie in Simi Valley – Nov 19, 2016
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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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Celina C. in Lakewood, CA – Jun 27, 2016
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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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New York, NY – Jun 01, 2016
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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...Read more

Specialties

  • Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Los Angeles County - U S C Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
Los Angeles County - U S C Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2003
USC University Hospital
Internship Hospital
2002
University of Southern California / Keck School of Medicine
Medical School
1995
University Of California
Undergraduate School
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Awards

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What are Dr. Joseph Carey, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Carey frequently treats Abdominoplasty, Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair, and Ventral Hernia. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Carey treats.

Where is Dr. Joseph Carey, MD's office located?

Dr. Carey's office is located at 1450 San Pablo St Ste 6200, Los Angeles, CA 90033. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Carey's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Abdominoplasty
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Carey performs Abdominoplasty more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Carey performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Carey performs Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Carey performs this procedure more than 96% of his peers

Ventral Hernia
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Carey treats Ventral Hernia more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Carey treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Carey's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Boerhaave's Syndrome
  • Bone Cancer
  • Breast Atrophy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Hypoplasia
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Breast Ptosis
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Congenital Anomalies of Breast
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cystotomy
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gigantomastia
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Gynecomastia
  • Gynecomastia Repair
  • Hand, Elbow, and Shoulder Microvascular Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Labiaplasty
  • Lipomas
  • Liposuction
  • Liver Cancer
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Microvascular Head and Neck Reconstructive Surgery
  • Microvascular Surgery
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Nipple Reconstruction
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rhinoseptoplasty
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin and Tissue Reduction
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Grafts
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Spider Veins
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Third-Degree Burns
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Vaginal Prolapse Surgery
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Vulvar Cancer
  • Wound Repair
  • Wrinkles

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Dr. Carey accepts the following insurance:

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Anthem
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Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
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Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
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Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
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National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select PPO (Select Network)-CA PPO
Select-CA PPO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Pathway X Direct Access PPO
Pathway X Tiered Direct Access
Select PPO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Basic Exclusive PPO for Small Business
Basic PPO
Blue Shield of California PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
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Commercial Insurance Company
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First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Health Net PPO
Individual and Family PPO
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Health Net of California
Large Group PPO
Humana
Molina Healthcare
Molina
MultiPlan
Kaiser PHCS Network PPO
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Premera Blue Cross
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UnitedHealthCare
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Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO

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Practice

1450 San Pablo St Ste 6200 Los Angeles, CA 90033
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