About Dr. Patel
Ketan Patel, MD, is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon who specializes in complex reconstructive surgery, microsurgery, and peripheral nerve surgery. He has dedicated his professional career to rebuilding and restoring the body after cancer, trauma, and disease.
Dr. Patel’s Expertise
Dr. Patel has particular expertise in:
Lectures and Publications
Dr. Patel is an Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery at Keck Medicine of USC, training the next generation of top Plastic Surgeons and Microsurgeons. He co-wrote the benchmark textbook on lymphedema surgery and has written over 100 book chapters and peer-reviewed publications in medical journals to help other surgeons and medical professionals find the best treatments and techniques.
What Makes Dr. Patel Different From Other Plastic Surgeons
Dr. Patel takes a patient-centered approach to every medical issue. This means really understanding each individual patient and their long-term and short-term needs. After listening to each patient and talking about their goals, Dr. Patel creates a unique treatment plan to achieve the best possible outcomes.
Happy Patient Testimonial
“I had 3 reconstructive breast surgeries from another surgeon and after 6 months to a year my breasts began to sag, became misshaped and were not symmetrical. I finally decided on USC because I thought the Doctors would be more knowledgable on the latest medical procedures. I was right in my decision. I am fortunate to have selected Dr. Patel and will be forever grateful to him for his exceptional work and for making me feel whole again. I did not realize how much I had mentally suffered over the last 12 years not having breasts that looked right. If anyone is looking for a plastic surgeon that is a perfectionist in his field I highly recommend Dr. Patel. He and his team are warm, welcoming, professional and knowledgable. My questions were always answered, calls promptly returned and the wait time was excellent. He will change your life!”