Dr. Wallace Chang, MD

Dr. Wallace Chang, MD

Plastic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 80
(3)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Wallace Chang, MD is a plastic surgery doctor who practices in Renton, WA. He is 80 years old and has been practicing for 50 years.Read his story

17930 Talbot Rd S

Renton, WA 98055

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Choice Health
  • MultiPlan
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Worker's Compensation

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Wound Repair
very high
more than 97% of peers
Adjacent Tissue Transfer
very high
more than 92% of peers
Cancer
very high
more than 87% of peers

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Dr. Chang's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Chang "Dr. Chang received his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training in General Surgery at Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and Plastic Surgery at University of Pittsburgh. Prior to relocating to Renton, Dr. Chang was Professor and Chairman of the Division of Plastic Surgery at the University of Massachusetts Medical School from 1971-1982. Dr. Chang has a special interest in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the breast and hand surgery. He is past-presidents of the Washington Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Association for Hand Surgery and is involved with the residency-training program and holds the appointment of Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Chang is a Senior Examiner for the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Chang devotes several weeks every year volunteering on plastic surgical missions to foreign countries, including Mexico, Philippines, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia and China performing reconstructive surgery on children with cleft lip and palates."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Chang "The doctrine of the Chief of Surgery at the Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital on the first day of my surgical residency made an indelible impression on my philosophy of patient care and has remained with me for the past 50 years.

"In the course of your medical career, when it comes to doing something for the welfare of your patients versus your convenience, there shall never be any question regarding the priority."

I have lived that command all my professional career;  I have approached the indications for surgery and the procedures I recommend to all my patients as if they were my immediate family."

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Specialties

  • Plastic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Plastic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Absent Breasts and Nipples
  • Aging Face
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Ptosis
  • Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Congenital Nasal Deformity
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gigantomastia
  • Gynecomastia
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Melanoma
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Panniculitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Ruptured Tendon
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Laxity
  • Thumb Basal Joint Arthritis
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Procedures

  • Abdominoplasty
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Destruction of Benign 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
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Facial Rejuvenation
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Mini Tummy Tuck
  • Nipple Reconstruction
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin and Tissue Reduction
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Duke University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1959
  • Duke University
    Medical School | Graduated 1963
  • Duke University Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1964
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1968
  • University Pittsburgh Health Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1970

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Chang has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Chang's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chang to family and friends
2.3
based on 3 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (3)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Chang's Performance

Trustworthiness
GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
GOOD
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
VERY GOOD
Staff friendliness
GOOD
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes
Dr. Chang Says:

Our office and my associates guard the confidentiality of all our patients, regardless of the types of surgeries performed.

We seek to improve our services to all our patients, with periodic internal inspections and reviews.  We welcome comments and suggestions from our patients through their feedback.

One physician is on call 24/7 and can be reached through our office during office hours or through our 24/7 answering

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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Chang accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Choice Health
    First Choice Health PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Premera Blue Cross
    Heritage Plus
    Heritage Signature
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Preferred Provider Network PPN
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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Hospitals where Dr. Chang has admitting privileges

Overlake Medical Center
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Valley Medical Center
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