Hand Surgery

Hand Surgery

  Carpal Tunnel The carpal tunnel contains the median nerve, which may be crushed by the roof the carpal tunnel due to swelling from repetitive motion.  A carpal tunnel release removes the pressure on the median nerve, reducing pain and improving sensation.  This operation may safely be performed as an outpatient procedure under general or local anesthesia. Dr. Nicholas Bastidas is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon specializing in the treatment of pediatric and...

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Skin Cancer (Face and Body)

Skin Cancer (Face and Body)

    Skin Cancer Plastic surgeons are often consulted for excision and/or wound closure for skin cancers that are either complex or located in anatomically sensitive areas.  Dr. Bastidas specializes in techniques to help minimize scarring while still maintaining a complete oncologic resection.  Patients who are referred after cancer removal with Moh’s surgery may often undergo reconstruction the same day. The most common skin cancers are basal cell carcinoma and...

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2-Jaw Surgery

2-Jaw Surgery

  2 Jaw Surgery The upper and lower jaws can be moved to  improve your bite (occlusion), reduce stress on the TMJ, and improve facial aesthetics.  The incisions are hidden inside mouth and the new position will be determined in conjunction with an orthodontist.  The position of chin may be often be adjusted during this procedure as well. Dr. Nicholas Bastidas is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon specializing in the treatment of pediatric and adult craniofacial, cleft and...

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Rhinoplasty / Septal Deviation

  Rhinoplasty / Septal Deviation One of the most common procedures performed today, small alterations on the underling foundation of the nose can lead to great results in the overall form and function.  Cosmetic rhinoplasty is a safe, outpatient procedure performed by Dr. Bastidas.  During the consultation together we will discuss what your goals are and we will work to achieve your utmost perfect outcome. Septal deviation is when the cartilage inside the nose blocks...

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Nasal Reconstruction

  Nasal Reconstruction   The nose lies in the center of the face and is the most visible of all facial structures.  It is composed of a lining, structure and skin envelope, all of which must be individually reconstructed in the cases of injury from trauma, malformation, or as result of tumor excision. Excellent reconstruction results can be achieved by transferring tissue from the other parts of the nose, or sometimes from the forehead or cheek.  Larger defects...

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