Dr. Wei Chen, MD

General Surgery •  Male • Age 46
  
Dr. Chen
Accepting new patients

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

200 Hawkins Dr Iowa City, IA 52242

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Dr. Wei Chen, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Iowa City, IA. Dr. Chen has more experience with Breast Surgery than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with University Of Iowa Hospital and Clinics. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Chen to book an appointment.


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Dr. Chen accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Anthem
Balanced Blue Access-OH PPO
Blue Access Options for ERC Health-OH PPO
Blue Access Options-OH PPO
Blue Access-OH PPO
Blue Connection-OH HMO
Blue Preferred Plus-OH POS
Blue Preferred-OH EPO
Blue Preferred-OH HMO
Blue Preferred-OH POS
Blue Traditional-OH
Bronze Blue Access-OH PPO
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Gold Blue Access-OH PPO
Lumenos Plans-OH
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Ohio Med Plan-OH
Platinum Blue Access-OH PPO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
The Christ Hospital Health Network (TCHHN)-OH
Trihealth HD80-OH
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance PPO
Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Alliance Select

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Practice Areas

Breast Surgery

Breast surgery includes breast augmentation and breast reduction, which can be performed for cosmetic or medical reasons, as well as breast reconstruction following mastectomy.Compare with other Breast Surgery specialists.

Typically treats 55% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Breast Reduction
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chen performs Breast Reduction more than 69% of their peers

Dr. Chen performs this procedure more than 69% of their peers

Breast Surgical Procedure
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chen performs Breast Surgical Procedure more than 51% of their peers

Dr. Chen performs this procedure more than 51% of their peers

Breast Reconstruction
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chen performs Breast Reconstruction more than 45% of their peers

Dr. Chen performs this procedure more than 45% of their peers

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Dr. Chen's conditions and procedures:

  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Benign Tumor
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Breast Ptosis
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Congenital Anomalies of Breast
  • Dermal Filler
  • 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 Lesion
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecomastia
  • Liposuction
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Nipple Reconstruction
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Repair of Pigmentation Defect
  • Skin and Tissue Reduction
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Grafts
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Chen's Reviews

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I was assigned to Dr. Chen on account of my cancer. I wish I had had time to do some research before accepting him as my surgeon. Overall, he didn't do what I asked for, which necessitated additional surgeries. It was a pretty traumatic experience, all in all.
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There is no question in my mind that the negative reviews left here were left by the same person and that the person never had a consult with Dr. Chen. It could be professional jealousy and written by someone associated with a surgeon who is losing business because of Dr. Chen. In any event, you could not ask for a more passionate, compassionate, understanding, skilled, respectful and interested surgeon. I was treated by Dr. Chen and he exhibited the height of professionalism in everything that he did. He took time, he listened, and he communicated beautifully. With Dr. Chen it is a perfect collaboration between doctor and patient. He answers every question a patient may have and gives his opinion, but he recognizes and respects that the final decision rests with the patient. I think that the only mistake a patient could make would be NOT to go to Dr. Chen. Again, it is so sad that in this world professional jealousy sometimes causes people to act in an underhanded manner.
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Dr Chen and his team are wonderful! I'm so grateful for having the chance to get my lymphedema under control. My hand and wrist became skinner right away and I can now feel my forearm bone without pitting. Dr Chen is truly one of the kind! He always takes all the time needed to explain and answer questions. When I think of Dr. Chen, the first word that comes to my mind is "gratitude". I will never be able to thank Dr. Chen for what he have done for me. He genuinely cares about his patients and full of energy and passionate about helping lymphedema patients. I had a wonderful experience and surgery outcomes with Dr. Chen! Highly recommend Dr .Chen and his team!!!
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Michele – Aug 19, 2019
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Dr.Chen has terrible communication skills!! He has terrible bedside manner and I was uncomfortable being in a room with him. He was arrogant and disrespectful. I wouldn’t recommend him to anyone!! Please don’t waste your time going to him.
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Jun 06, 2019
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In general, I believe he is quite good at what he does. I went in wanting a breast augmentation with implants. He said I was a great candidate for a fat transfer that would take fat from my stomach and inject it into my breasts. He said I would achieve the size I wanted with a completely natural feel without the hassle of replacements that implants require. After the surgery my breasts were barely any larger. He said he ran out of fat. So now I've spent over $5,000 with virtually no results.
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I typically do not fill out surveys, but could not pass at the opportunity with expressing my gratitude and satisfaction with Dr. Chen and his staff. His level of expertise, professionalism, and respect for my medical care was above and beyond anything I could have expected. I highly recommend him, and, if I were looking to do another elective surgery, I would entrust my life in his hands, as I had the first time.
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Dr. Wei Chen, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Iowa City, IA. Dr. Chen has more experience with Breast Surgery than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with University Of Iowa Hospital and Clinics. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Chen to book an appointment.

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

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University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics200 Hawkins Dr Iowa City, IA 52242
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University Of Iowa Hospital and Clinics

Iowa City, IA

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2020)