Department of Surgery faculty members, both physicians and scientists, are world-renown in their subspecialties. Faculty members are passionate in their clinical care and research practices, as well as being mentors for medical students and trainees. The department also invests significant funds to provide protected time and lab space for junior faculty to perform research.

Ketan Patel

Ketan Patel

Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery
1510 San Pablo St. Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles

Patient Characteristics Associated with Free Nipple Graft Reduction Mammoplasty Cureus. 2020 Jul 08; 12(7):e9063. . View in PubMed

An economic analysis of prophylactic lymphovenous anastomosis among breast cancer patients receiving mastectomy with axillary lymph node dissection J Surg Oncol. 2020 Jun; 121(8):1175-1178. . View in PubMed

Uncovering Lymphatic Transport Abnormalities in Patients with Primary Lipedema J Reconstr Microsurg. 2020 Feb; 36(2):136-141. . View in PubMed

The Efficacy of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy and Antibiotic Beads in Lower Extremity Salvage J Surg Res. 2020 03; 247:499-507. . View in PubMed

Contemporary Management of Alopecia: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis for Surgeons Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2020 02; 44(1):97-113. . View in PubMed

Ischemia and reperfusion injury in superficial inferior epigastric artery-based vascularized lymph node flaps PLoS One. 2020; 15(1):e0227599. . View in PubMed

Breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma, a systematic review and in-depth evaluation of the current understanding J Surg Oncol. 2019 Sep; 120(4):573-577. . View in PubMed

Thin Perforator Flaps for Reconstruction of the Lower Extremity J Reconstr Microsurg. 2019 Aug 30. . View in PubMed

Ultrathin Free Flaps to the Foot and Ankle: New Options for Optimal Soft Tissue Coverage and Functional Contour J Foot Ankle Surg. 2019 Jul; 58(4):802-806. . View in PubMed

Robotic simple prostatectomy plus panniculectomy and Giant umbilical hernia repair Int Braz J Urol. 2019 May-Jun; 45(3):641. . View in PubMed

Emerging nonsurgical and surgical techniques to treat erectile dysfunction: A systematic review of treatment options and published outcomes J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2019 Apr; 72(4):532-538. . View in PubMed

Characterizing Lower Extremity Lymphedema and Lipedema with Cutaneous Ultrasonography and an Objective Computer-Assisted Measurement of Dermal Echogenicity Lymphat Res Biol. 2019 10; 17(5):525-530. . View in PubMed

Greater Occipital Nerve Block for the Treatment of Chronic Migraine Headaches: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019 10; 144(4):943-952. . View in PubMed

Penile Reinnervation Surgery: A Comprehensive Review of the Literature Ann Plast Surg. 2019 09; 83(3):326-333. . View in PubMed

Response to DrGips' Letter to the Editor. Ann Plast Surg. 2019 05; 82(5):591. . View in PubMed

Effects of Perioperative Venous Thromboembolism on Outcomes in Soft Tissue Reconstruction of Traumatic Lower Extremity Injuries Ann Plast Surg. 2019 05; 82(5S Suppl 4):S345-S349. . View in PubMed

The Public's Perception on Breast and Nipple Reconstruction: A Crowdsourcing-Based Assessment Aesthet Surg J. 2019 08 22; 39(9):NP370-NP376. . View in PubMed

Meningeal Lymphatics: A Review and Future Directions From a Clinical Perspective Neurosci Insights. 2019; 14:1179069519889027. . View in PubMed

Response to "Gluteal Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL) is Distinct From Systemic ALCL ALK Negative in a Patient With Gluteal Implants" Aesthet Surg J. 2019 09 13; 39(10):NP443. . View in PubMed

Response to "No Proven Association Between Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL) and Textured Buttock Implants" Aesthet Surg J. 2019 07 12; 39(8):368-369. . View in PubMed

Cost-Utility Analysis of Surgical Decompression Relative to Injection Therapy for Chronic Migraine Headaches Aesthet Surg J. 2019 11 13; 39(12):NP462-NP470. . View in PubMed

The First Reported Case of Gluteal Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL) Aesthet Surg J. 2019 06 21; 39(7):NP253-NP258. . View in PubMed

Microtexture and the Cell/Biomaterial Interface: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Capsular Contracture and Prosthetic Breast Implants Aesthet Surg J. 2019 05 16; 39(6):603-614. . View in PubMed

Nonmelanoma Facial Skin Cancer: A Review of Diagnostic Strategies, Surgical Treatment, and Reconstructive Techniques Clin Med Insights Ear Nose Throat. 2019; 12:1179550619865278. . View in PubMed

Functional outcomes of traumatic lower extremity reconstruction J Clin Orthop Trauma. 2019 Jan-Feb; 10(1):178-181. . View in PubMed

Risk Factors Associated with Reconstructive Complications Following Sacrectomy Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2018 Nov; 6(11):e2002. . View in PubMed

Primary tumors of the hand: Functional and restorative management J Surg Oncol. 2018 Nov; 118(6):873-882. . View in PubMed

Lymph node transplantation for the treatment of lymphedema J Surg Oncol. 2018 Oct; 118(5):736-742. . View in PubMed

Introducing the subdermal free flap: Preserving the ultrathin-free skin flap option in morbidly obese patients J Surg Oncol. 2018 Sep; 118(3):403-406. . View in PubMed

Free vascularized fibula grafting in the operative treatment of malignant bone tumors of the upper extremity: A systematic review of outcomes and complications J Surg Oncol. 2018 Jun; 117(7):1432-1439. . View in PubMed

Soft tissue reconstruction and salvage of infected fixation hardware in lower extremity trauma Microsurgery. 2018 Mar; 38(3):259-263. . View in PubMed

Pilonidal Disease: Classic and Contemporary Concepts for Surgical Management Ann Plast Surg. 2018 12; 81(6):e12-e19. . View in PubMed

Anatomical Basis of the Gastroepiploic Vascularized Lymph Node Transfer: A Radiographic Evaluation Using Computed Tomographic Angiography Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018 10; 142(4):1046-1052. . View in PubMed

A Systematic Review of Prognostic Factors for Sensory Recovery After Digital Nerve Reconstruction Ann Plast Surg. 2018 05; 80(5S Suppl 5):S311-S316. . View in PubMed

Reply: Vectra 3D Imaging for Quantitative Volumetric Analysis of the Upper Limb: A Feasibility Study for Tracking Outcomes of Lymphedema Treatment Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018 05; 141(5):788e-789e. . View in PubMed

Reply: Vectra 3D Imaging for Quantitative Volumetric Analysis of the Upper Limb: A Feasibility Study for Tracking Outcomes of Lymphedema Treatment Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018 04; 141(4):617e. . View in PubMed

Supermicrosurgery: History, Applications, Training and the Future Front Surg. 2018; 5:23. . View in PubMed

Outcomes of Soft Tissue Reconstruction for Traumatic Lower Extremity Fractures with Compromised Vascularity Am Surg. 2017 Oct 01; 83(10):1161-1165. . View in PubMed

A Critical Appraisal of Vascularized Bone Grafting for Scaphoid Nonunion J Wrist Surg. 2017 Aug; 6(3):251-257. . View in PubMed

Patient-centered outcomes of breast reconstruction in the setting of post-mastectomy radiotherapy: A comprehensive review of the literature J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2017 Jun; 70(6):768-780. . View in PubMed

Evaluating Long-Term Outcomes following Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy and Reconstruction in the Irradiated Breast Plast Surg Nurs. 2017 Apr/Jun; 37(2):66-75. . View in PubMed

Optimizing Outcomes following Total and Subtotal Tongue Reconstruction: A Systematic Review of the Contemporary Literature J Reconstr Microsurg. 2017 Feb; 33(2):103-111. . View in PubMed

A prospective clinical assessment of anatomic variability of the submental vascularized lymph node flap J Surg Oncol. 2017 Jan; 115(1):43-47. . View in PubMed

Emerging trends in social media and plastic surgery Ann Transl Med. 2016 Dec; 4(23):455. . View in PubMed

Practical Guidelines for Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in Free Tissue Transfer Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Nov; 138(5):1120-1131. . View in PubMed

Patient and Surgical Factors Contributing to Perioperative Infection in Complex Lower Extremity Trauma Am Surg. 2016 Oct; 82(10):940-943. . View in PubMed

Advances in fluorescent-image guided surgery Ann Transl Med. 2016 Oct; 4(20):392. . View in PubMed

Bilateral Pedicled Superficial Inferior Epigastric Artery Flap in the Treatment of Hidradenitis Suppurativa Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2016 Aug; 4(8):e833. . View in PubMed

Editorial for seminars issue on reconstructive and oncoplastic surgery J Surg Oncol. 2016 Jun; 113(8):851. . View in PubMed

Radiation and breast reconstruction: Algorithmic approach and evidence-based outcomes J Surg Oncol. 2016 Jun; 113(8):906-12. . View in PubMed

Impact of Connective Tissue Disease on Oncologic Breast Surgery and Reconstruction Ann Plast Surg. 2016 Jun; 76(6):635-9. . View in PubMed

Functional Donor Site Morbidity After Vascularized Toe Transfer Procedures: A Review of the Literature and Biomechanical Consideration for Surgical Site Selection Ann Plast Surg. 2016 Jun; 76(6):735-42. . View in PubMed

Oncologic reconstruction: General principles and techniques J Surg Oncol. 2016 Jun; 113(8):852-64. . View in PubMed

Quantity of lymph nodes correlates with improvement in lymphatic drainage in treatment of hind limb lymphedema with lymph node flap transfer in rats Microsurgery. 2016 Mar; 36(3):239-45. . View in PubMed

Immediate, Multistaged Approach to Infected Synthetic Mesh: Outcomes After Abdominal Wall Reconstruction With Porcine Acellular Dermal Matrix Ann Plast Surg. 2015 Dec; 75(6):629-33. . View in PubMed

Breast reconstruction and adjuvant therapy: A systematic review of surgical outcomes J Surg Oncol. 2015 Oct; 112(5):458-64. . View in PubMed

Common radiographic imaging modalities fail to accurately predict capitate morphology Hand (N Y). 2015 Sep; 10(3):444-9. . View in PubMed

Giant juvenile fibroadenoma: a systematic review with diagnostic and treatment recommendations Gland Surg. 2015 Aug; 4(4):312-21. . View in PubMed

A Prospective Evaluation of Lymphedema-Specific Quality-of-Life Outcomes Following Vascularized Lymph Node Transfer Ann Surg Oncol. 2015 Jul; 22(7):2424-30. . View in PubMed

Lymphatic mapping and lymphedema surgery in the breast cancer patient Gland Surg. 2015 Jun; 4(3):244-56. . View in PubMed

The biplanar oncoplastic technique case series: a 2-year review Gland Surg. 2015 Jun; 4(3):257-62. . View in PubMed

Evidence to support controversy in microsurgery Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Mar; 135(3):595e-608e. . View in PubMed

From theory to evidence: long-term evaluation of the mechanism of action and flap integration of distal vascularized lymph node transfers J Reconstr Microsurg. 2015 Jan; 31(1):26-30. . View in PubMed

Patient-centered outcomes following laparoscopic ventral hernia repair: a systematic review of the current literature Am J Surg. 2014 Oct; 208(4):677-84. . View in PubMed

Preplanning vascularized lymph node transfer with duplex ultrasonography: an evaluation of 3 donor sites Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2014 Aug; 2(8):e193. . View in PubMed

Monitoring patient-centered outcomes through the progression of breast reconstruction: a multicentered prospective longitudinal evaluation Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2014 Jul; 146(2):299-308. . View in PubMed

Evaluating long-term outcomes following nipple-sparing mastectomy and reconstruction in the irradiated breast Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 May; 133(5):605e-614e. . View in PubMed

Chimeric functional latissimus flap transfer to restore ankle dorsiflexion following a traumatic defect of the lower leg: a case report J Reconstr Microsurg. 2014 May; 30(4):279-82. . View in PubMed

Delayed versus Delayed-Immediate Autologous Breast Reconstruction: A Blinded Evaluation of Aesthetic Outcomes Arch Plast Surg. 2014 May; 41(3):264-70. . View in PubMed

Patient-centred decision making in breast reconstruction utilising the delayed-immediate algorithm J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2014 Apr; 67(4):477-82. . View in PubMed

Freestyle propeller flaps from the lower abdomen: a valuable reconstructive option for proximal thigh defects Microsurgery. 2014 Mar; 34(3):233-6. . View in PubMed

Reinforcement of the abdominal wall following breast reconstruction with abdominal flaps: a comparison of synthetic and biological mesh Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Mar; 133(3):700-7. . View in PubMed

Analyzing implant movement with tabbed and nontabbed expanders through the process of two-stage breast reconstruction Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Mar; 133(3):256e-260e. . View in PubMed

Developing a Lower Limb Lymphedema Animal Model with Combined Lymphadenectomy and Low-dose Radiation Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2014 Mar; 2(3):e121. . View in PubMed

A patient-centered appraisal of outcomes following abdominal wall reconstruction: a systematic review of the current literature Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Feb; 133(2):408-18. . View in PubMed

Correlating patient-reported outcomes and ambulation success following microsurgical lower extremity reconstruction in comorbid patients Microsurgery. 2014 Jan; 34(1):1-4. . View in PubMed

Reduction mammaplasty and mastopexy in previously irradiated breasts Aesthet Surg J. 2014 Jan 01; 34(1):74-8. . View in PubMed

Biplanar oncoplastic surgery: a novel approach to breast conservation for small and medium sized breasts Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Nov; 132(5):1081-4. . View in PubMed

Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Nov; 132(5):1295-304. . View in PubMed

Proceed™ mesh for laparoscopic ventral hernia repair JSLS. 2013 Oct-Dec; 17(4):565-9. . View in PubMed

Critical analysis of Strattice performance in complex abdominal wall reconstruction: intermediate-risk patients and early complications Int Surg. 2013 Oct-Dec; 98(4):379-84. . View in PubMed

Predicting abdominal closure after component separation for complex ventral hernias: maximizing the use of preoperative computed tomography Ann Plast Surg. 2013 Sep; 71(3):261-5. . View in PubMed

Microvascular autologous breast reconstruction in the context of radiation therapy: comparing two reconstructive algorithms Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Aug; 132(2):251-7. . View in PubMed

Posterior elbow wounds: soft tissue coverage options and techniques Orthop Clin North Am. 2013 Jul; 44(3):409-17x. . View in PubMed

Systematic review of patient-centered outcomes following lower extremity flap reconstruction in comorbid patients J Reconstr Microsurg. 2013 Jun; 29(5):307-16. . View in PubMed

Supraclavicular nerve graft interposition for reconstruction of pediatric brachial plexus injuries Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Mar; 131(3):467e-8e. . View in PubMed

Multiple pregnancies following deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flap breast reconstruction J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2013 Mar; 66(3):434-6. . View in PubMed

The use of porcine acellular dermal matrix in a bridge technique for complex abdominal wall reconstruction: an outcome analysis Am J Surg. 2013 Feb; 205(2):209-12. . View in PubMed

Ciprofloxacin-resistant Aeromonas hydrophila infection following leech therapy: a case report and review of the literature J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2013 Jan; 66(1):e20-2. . View in PubMed

Complications of acellular dermal matrices in abdominal wall reconstruction Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Nov; 130(5 Suppl 2):216S-24S. . View in PubMed

Factors associated with failed hardware salvage in high-risk patients after microsurgical lower extremity reconstruction Ann Plast Surg. 2012 Oct; 69(4):399-402. . View in PubMed

Indications and outcomes following complex abdominal reconstruction with component separation combined with porcine acellular dermal matrix reinforcement Ann Plast Surg. 2012 Oct; 69(4):394-8. . View in PubMed

Management of massive mastectomy skin flap necrosis following autologous breast reconstruction Ann Plast Surg. 2012 Aug; 69(2):139-44. . View in PubMed

Survey on ventral hernias: surgeon indications, contraindications, and management of large ventral hernias Am Surg. 2012 Apr; 78(4):388-97. . View in PubMed

A head-to-head comparison of quality of life and aesthetic outcomes following immediate, staged-immediate, and delayed oncoplastic reduction mammaplasty Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Jun; 127(6):2167-75. . View in PubMed

Computerized tomographic and magnetic resonance angiography for perforator-based free flaps: technical considerations Clin Plast Surg. 2011 Apr; 38(2):219-28. . View in PubMed

Maximizing the use of the handheld Doppler in autologous breast reconstruction Clin Plast Surg. 2011 Apr; 38(2):213-8. . View in PubMed

The effects of endogenous sex hormones and acute hypoxia on vasoconstriction in isolated rat pulmonary artery rings J Surg Res. 2008 May 01; 146(1):121-6. . View in PubMed

Mesenchymal stem cells attenuate hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction by a paracrine mechanism J Surg Res. 2007 Dec; 143(2):281-5. . View in PubMed

Muscle development genes: their relevance in neuromuscular disorders Neuromuscul Disord. 2002 Jun; 12(5):438-46. . View in PubMed

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