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Health Experts

 

Stephen J. Vega, M.D.
Medical Director of Breast Reconstruction & Breast Surgery Services
Unity Hospital
Specializing in: breast cancer reconstruction surgery, including DIEP and TUG flap microsurgical techniques; breast augmentation/enhancement/lift/reduction

     
Certifications:
  • Board Certified by American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Education:
  • Undergraduate studies, Amherst College
  • Doctor of Medicine Degree, University of Pennsylvania
  • Plastic Surgery Residency, University of Rochester
  • Fellowship in Microsurgery and Breast Reconstruction, University of Rochester
Memberships:
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • Monroe County Medical Society
  • Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgery
Community involvement:
  • Member, 2009 Medical Panel for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
  • Professional and Medical Advisory Board, Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester (2009-2012)
Recent Publications:
  • “The Gracilis Myocutaneous free flap in Autologous Breast Reconstruction.” Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. November 2009
  • “500 Consecutive free TRAM Flaps for Breast Reconstruction: A Single Surgeon’s Experience.” Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. December 2008
  • “A Head to Head Comparison Between the MS Free TRAM and the SIEA: Is the Rate of Flap Loss Worth the Gain in Abdominal Wall Function?” Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. December 2008
  • “Efficacy of Preoperative Autologous Blood Donation in Free TRAM Flap Breast Reconstruction.” Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. May 2008