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Find a DIEP, GAP or TUG Surgeon

Microsurgical perforator flaps, which do not sacrifice muscle to reconstruct the breast, are being used more frequently. Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator (DIEP) and Superficial Inferior Epigastric Artery (SIEA) flaps recreate new breasts with your own abdominal skin and fat, while the Superficial Gluteal Artery Perforator (SGAP) and Inferior Gluteal Artery Perforator (IGAP) flaps use skin and fat from the buttocks. The Transverse Upper Gracilis (TUG) flap is another less frequent option using tissue from the inner thigh (including the muscle, although this doesn't impair strength or motion). Flaps of skin and fat can also be moved from hips ("love handles"). If you don't have enough fatty tissue to reconstruct the size breast you want, some surgeon will use flaps from two donor sites, stacking them together to provide more fullness and volume.
 
Although fewer surgeons are qualified to perform these technically-demanding, exacting surgeries, our list is constantly expanding. If you're considering reconstruction with a perforator flap, consider the following list of surgeons who perform this procedure. Their offices will help you with insurance issues and travel arrangements. Many women consider the result well worth the travel to one of these surgeons. (Please contact us if you know of a surgeon who performs any of these procedures but is not listed below.)

A surgeon's experience is of the utmost importance. Some surgeons on trained on perforator flap techniques but actually perform the surgeries infrequently. If you're considering a perforator flap reconstruction, look for a surgeon who is very experienced in the type of flap you want. Be sure to ask how many of these procedures he/she has performed and what his/her failure rate is.

Please note: These listings are informational only; we do not endorse or guarantee the work of any of the surgeons listed below. We encourage you to do your own research when considering any of these surgeons, as described in The Breast Reconstruction Guidebook.

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a/o April 2013: 320
surgeons in 33 U.S. states, Australia and Canada

AUSTRALIA and CANADA

State/City
Surgeons
Procedures
AUSTRALIA
Fortitude Valley
DIEP
CANADA
Halifax
Dr. Steven Morris
902-473-7054
DIEP
     
Ottawa
Dr. Nicholas Guay
902-473-7054
DIEP
Scarborough
DIEP
Toronto

Dr. Martin Jugenbeurg

DIEP



DIEP, SGAP, TUG
Vancouver
DIEP, TUG
Victoria

Dr. Jennifer Robinson
250-590-7097

DIEP, TUG, SGAP, IGAP
 
DIEP

Winnipeg
Dr. Edward Buchel
Dr. Tom Hayakawa
Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre
204-787-7158
DIEP
     

UNITED STATES

Interested in SGAP or IGAP reconstruction? Listings in red designate surgeons who perform bilateral simultaneous SGAP/IGAP surgery (both sides at the same time).

State/City
Surgeons
Procedures
Alabama
Birmingham
DIEP
Arizona
Phoenix
DIEP
Scottsdale
DIEP
California
Bakersfield
DIEP, SGAP, TUG
Beverly Hills
DIEP, SGAP, IGAP, TUG
Downey
DIEP, SGAP, TUG 
Duarte
DIEP
Encino
DIEP, SGAP, TUG
Glendale
DIEP, SGAP, TUG
Hayward
DIEP
Loma Linda
DIEP, SGAP, IGAP, TUG
 
DIEP
Los Angeles

Dr. Alex Wong


DIEP, Stacked DIEP, SGAP, IGAP, TUG

DIEP


DIEP
Newport Beach
DIEP
Orange
DIEP
 
DIEP
Palo Alto
DIEP
DIEP, SGAP, TUG
 
DIEP
Pasadena
DIEP
Paso Robles
DIEP
San Diego
DIEP
San Francisco
DIEP, TUG

Dr. Karen Horton

DIEP, TUG


DIEP, TUG, SGAP

Dr. Charles Lee

Dr. Ali Salim

DIEP, GAP, TUG

DIEP
 
DIEP
 
DIEP
San Mateo
DIEP
Santa Barbara
DIEP, GAP, TUG
Santa Clara
Dr. Yvonne Karanas
408-885-5000
DIEP
Santa Monica
DIEP, SGAP, TUG
Studio City
DIEP
Thousand Oaks

Dr. Kenneth Leong
805-494-3330

DIEP, SGAP


DIEP, TUG
Torrance

Dr. Lisa Jewell

DIEP, SGAP
 

 


DIEP, SGAP

DIEP, SGAP
Valencia
DIEP, SGAP, TUG
Walnut Creek
DIEP, TUG
Colorado
Denver
DIEP, SGAP
Lone Tree
DIEP, SGAP, TUG
Connecticut
Greenwich

Dr. David Greenspun

DIEP, SGAP, TUG
 
DIEP, stacked DIEP, SGAP, IGAP, PAP, TDAP/ICAP, TUG
Hartford (see surgeon's website for other locations)
DIEP
New Haven
DIEP
Stamford

Dr. Joshua Levine

DIEP, Stacked DIEP, PAP, SGAP, IGAP, TDAP/ICAP, TUG
 
DIEP, Stacked DIEP, PAP, SGAP, IGAP, TDAP/ICAP, TUG

Florida
Celebration
DIEP
Fort Lauderdale

Dr. Christopher Low

DIEP, TUG
Gainesville

Dr. Jason Rosenberg


DIEP



DIEP
Jacksonville
DIEP
Miami
 
DIEP, SGAP, TUG
DIEP
DIEP

Orlando
DIEP, TUG, SGAP, IGAP
Port Orange
DIEP, GAP
Stuart
DIEP
Tampa
DIEP
Georgia
Atlanta
DIEP
DIEP
DIEP
DIEP, IGAP, TUG
Marietta
DIEP
Savannah
DIEP
Illinois
Chicago
DIEP
DIEP
DIEP
DIEP
DIEP
DIEP
DIEP

Dr. Marga Massey

DIEP, Stacked DIEP, SGAP, IGAP, TUG

DIEP, GAP
DIEP
Evanston
DIEP
Morton Grove
DIEP, SGAP, TUG
Springfield
DIEP
Westchester
DIEP, GAP
Indiana
Indianapolis
DIEP, TUG
DIEP
Iowa
Des Moines
DIEP
Kansas
Kansas City
DIEP
Louisiana
Baton Rouge
DIEP
Mandeville
DIEP
Marrero
DIEP, SGAP
Metairie

Dr. Kamran Khoobehi

DIEP, Stacked DIEP, SGAP, IGAP, PAP, TUG


DIEP

New Orleans

Dr. Hugo St. Hilaire

Dr. Ernest Sai-Yun Chiu

DIEP, Stacked DIEP, SGAP, IGAP, TUG

DIEP, SGAP, IGAP, TUG

DIEP, GAP

DIEP, SGAP, IGAP, TUG


DIEP, Stacked DIEP,
SGAP, IGAP, TUG

Maryland
Baltimore

DIEP, SGAP, TUG




 
DIEP, SGAP
     
Towson
DIEP, SGAP
Massachusetts
Boston

 
DIEP, SGAP
Brookline
DIEP, SGAP
Michigan
Novi
DIEP, SGAP
DIEP
Troy
DIEP
Minnesota
Edina
DIEP
Plymouth
DIEP, SGAP, TUG
Rochester
DIEP, SGAP, IGAP, TUG
St. Cloud
DIEP
Missouri
Chesterfield

Dr. Michael Curtis

DIEP, SGAP


 Independence
DIEP

St. Louis

DIEP

Nevada
Las Vegas
DIEP, TUG
New Jersey
Chatham/Englewood
DIEP, TUG
Hackensack
DIEP, Stacked DIEP, PAP, SGAP, IGAP, TDAP/ICAP, TUG
Holmdel

Dr. Negin Griffith
732-335-0335

DIEP, Stacked DIEP
Livingston
Dr. Ross Cooperman
973-994-2021

DIEP, SGAP, IGAP, TUG
 
DIEP, Stacked DIEP, PAP, SGAP, IGAP, TDAP/ICAP, TUG
Long Branch
DIEP
Morristown
DIEP, SGAP, IGAP
Paramus
DIEP
Shrewsbury
DIEP
West Orange
DIEP, SGAP, IGAP, TUG
New York
Albany

Dr. Richard Agag

DIEP, IGAP, TUG
 
DIEP
Dobb's Ferry
DIEP
DIEP
Garden City
DIEP, SGAP, TUG
Great Neck

Dr. Alex Keller

DIEP
DIEP
DIEP


DIEP, Stacked DIEP, SGAP

DIEP, SGAP
Huntington
DIEP, GAP
Latham
DIEP
Mt. Kisco
DIEP, Stacked DIEP, PAP, SGAP, IGAP, TDAP/ICAP, TUG
New York City
DIEP, Stacked DIEP, PAP, SGAP, IGAP, PAP, TDAP/ICAP, TUG

DIEP, PAP, TDAP, TUG
DIEP, TUG, SGAP

Dr. Lloyd B. Gayle

 
DIEP, IGAP, SGAP
DIEP, IGAP, SGAP

DIEP


Dr. Mehul Kamdar

Dr. Maria LoTempio


DIEP, SGAP, TUG

DIEP

DIEP, Stacked DIEP, SGAP, IGAP, TUG

Dr. William Samson

DIEP, Stacked DIEP, SGAP, IGAP, TUG


DIEP


DIEP

Dr. Frederick Valauri

DIEP, Stacked DIEP, PAP, SGAP, IGAP, TDAP/ICAP, TUG

DIEP, SGAP, IGAP


DIEP, SGAP, IGAP

Dr. Oren Lerman

 
DIEP, SGAP, IGAP
 
 
 
DIEP, SGAP, IGAP, TUG
 
DIEP, SGAP, IGAP, TUG

Nyack
 
 
DIEP
DIEP, Stacked DIEP, PAP, SGAP, IGAP, TDAP/ICAP, TUG

 
DIEP
DIEP
DIEP IGAP, TUG
Rochester

Dr. Howard Langstein

Dr. Stephen Vega

DIEP, SGAP, IGAP, TUG

DIEP, TUG
Staten Island

Dr. Hakan Usal

DIEP, IGAP, TUG
Stony Brook

Dr. Duc Bul

DIEP
Suffern

Dr. Joshua Levine

DIEP, Stacked DIEP, PAP, SGAP, IGAP, PAP, TDAP/ICAP, TUG
 
DIEP
DIEP
     
Syracuse
DIEP, SGAP
DIEP
DIEP
     
     
North Carolina
Charlotte
DIEP, Stacked DIEP, SGAP
Durham
DIEP, GAP
Ohio
Cleveland
DIEP
DIEP
DIEP, SGAP, TUG
Columbus

Dr. Wong K. Moon

Dr. Pankaj Tiwari

DIEP, SGAP

DIEP
 
DIEP, Stacked DIEP, SGAP, IGAP, PAP
Lyndhurst

Dr. Hooman Soltanian

DIEP
Oklahoma
Oklahoma City

Dr. Anureet Bajaj

DIEP

Oregon
Hillsboro
Dr. Sheldon Cober
Dr. Shane Kim
503-297-9340
DIEP
Portland
DIEP
Pennsylvania
Allentown
DIEP
Clairton
DIEP
Philadelphia

Dr. Patrick Greaney

DIEP

 

DIEP

Pittsburgh
DIEP, SGAP, IGAP, TUG
DIEP, SGAP, IGAP, TUG
DIEP, SGAP, IGAP, TUG

     
South Carolina
Charleston

Dr. Kevin Delaney

DIEP, Stacked DIEP, SGAP, IGAP, PAP, TUG

DIEP, TUG

DIEP, SGAP, IGAP

DIEP

DIEP

     

Dr. Seung-Jun O

Dr. Dennis Schimpf

DIEP, Stacked DIEP, SGAP, IGAP, TUG

DIEP, SGAP, TUG


DIEP, SGAP, TUG
Mt. Pleasant

Dr. Kevin Delaney

DIEP, Stacked DIEP, SGAP, IGAP, TUG

DIEP, TUG
 
DIEP
Spartanburg

DIEP

Tennessee
Germantown

Dr. Jon Ver Halen (901-347-8290)

DIEP, SGAP, TUG

Texas
Austin

DIEP, SGAP, TUG

Dallas

Dr. John Antonetti

Dr. Gregg Anigian

Dr. Mark A. Deuber

 
DIEP, Stacked DIEP, SGAP
 
DIEP
 
DIEP, SGAP, PAP
DIEP, PAP
 
DIEP
 
DIEP, GAP, PAP, TUG
DIEP, GAP, PAP, TUG 


Ft. Worth

DIEP
Georgetown

DIEP
Houston

Dr. Sean Boutros

Dr. Shayan Izaddoost

DIEP
DIEP

DIEP, SGAP

DIEP

Houston

Dr. Sean Boutros

Dr. Shayan Izaddoost

DIEP
DIEP

DIEP, SGAP

DIEP, stacked DIEP, SGAP

DIEP

 

DIEP, SGAP, IGAP

 

Dr. Mark Schusterman

DIEP, SGAP


DIEP

Plano
DIEP
San Antonio
DIEP, stacked DIEP, IGAP, SGAP, TUG
Weatherford
DIEP
The Woodlands
DIEP
Utah
Murray
DIEP, SGAP
St. George
DIEP
Salt Lake City

Dr. Marga Massey

DIEP
 
DIEP, Stacked DIEP, SGAP, IGAP, TUG
     
Virginia
Arlington
DIEP, SGAP
DIEP, SGAP, TUG
McLean

DIEP, TUG
Richmond

Dr. Matthew Stanwix

DIEP
 
DIEP, SGAP, TUG
Suffolk

Dr. Helena Guarda


DIEP, SGAP


DIEP, SGAP
Virginia Beach

DIEP

Washington
Mill Creek

DIEP

Seattle

Dr. Keith T. Paige

Dr. David Mathes

DIEP, IGAP
 
DIEP, SGAP, IGAP, TUG
 
DIEP
 
DIEP
DIEP

Spokane

DIEP
Washington, DC

Dr. Steven Davison

Dr. Navin Singh

DIEP, TUG


DIEP,
DIEP, SGAP


DIEP

Wisconsin
Brookfield
DIEP
Madison
DIEP
Menomonee Falls
DIEP
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Updated April 2013
Note: The information on this site is provided for educational purposes only and should not be interpreted as medical advice.
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