"I was referred to Dr. Chang by my Moh's surgeon who had to preform a radical excision of tissue from my nose due to an aggressive squamous cell carcinoma invasion. It left me with a significant wound extending from the dorsum to the tip and partial sidewalls of the nose that had to be closed as soon as possible. Besides the extensive loss of tissue, my case was made more complicated by my having CLL--reduced immune system, myelodysplastic syndrome--severe anemia, and low platelet count--thrombocytopenia. I was fortunate to have Dr. Chang take on my challenging case.
At my preop, Dr. Chang explained carefully what he planned to do. He described the methodology to me and answered all my questions (and I ask a lot of questions!).
I have had two surgeries to date, one to perform the paramedian flap procedure, and the second to sever the flap and accomplish some additional sculpting. The results to date are amazing; it is difficult to tell that my forehead had been cut open to obtain the necessary tissue to cover the extensive nose wound. My nose will require additional surgeries to achieve satisfactory form, fit and function partly due to the fact that Dr. Chang had to leave some excess tissue in the event that I required any radiation oncology procedures which shrinks tissue. Fortunately, I will not require the radiation treatment due to the outstanding work of the Moh's surgeon to remove all the invasive cancer cells and leave clean margins. Dr. Chang verified this result by excising several tissue samples from the lateral margins for pathological analysis during my first surgery . I really appreciated this double check which put my mind at ease that there were no remaining cancer cells in the operative area.
I am very confident that Dr. Chang will leave me with a reconstructed nose that will be functionally sound and aesthetically pleasing and difficult to discern from my original nose--very impressive indeed! I expect people will not even know that I had undergone such a major nose reconstruction due to the work of Dr. Chang.
My overall evaluation of Dr. Chang is that he is an outstanding surgeon with a great future. He was educated in some of the premier medical institutions in the country; he is well organized, fully competent, thorough, pays attention to detail, and has an extremely pleasant manner that promotes confidence in his patients. I am also impressed that Dr. Chang finds the time to perform charitable work by correcting facial/cranial deformities of children in poor and underdeveloped countries. My family, friends, former colleagues, and my physicians (I see a lot of doctors due to my numerous medical problems) all are following my progress and are quite impressed with what Dr. Chang has accomplished. Superb work Dr. Chang!
A word too about the staff and facility. All of the personnel in this office are outstanding--courteous, and professional, from the receptionists who schedule appointments and welcome you upon arrival, to the outstanding nurses who assist Dr. Chang. I am even impressed with the dress code required of the staff. The facility is bright, roomy, and kept to very high cleanliness standards--so important to a medical office.
In summary, I would recommend anyone who requires major reconstructive surgery and cosmetic surgery to go to this office."
- George K.
Review Verified on 11/8/2016