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Hani Sbitany, M.D.

Plastic and reconstructive surgeon

Dr. Hani Sbitany is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon, specializing in reconstructive and cosmetic breast surgery. He performs post-mastectomy breast reconstruction, including microsurgical free tissue transfer, implant-based techniques, and fat grafting. He is trained in reconstructive microsurgery, and performs the most advanced procedures for restoring form and function after breast cancer surgery. He also performs surgical reconstruction for defects of the head and neck, torso, arms and legs. Other areas of expertise include reconstruction after skin cancer removal, and general plastic and reconstructive surgery. In cosmetic surgery, his focus is surgical rejuvenation of the face, breasts and torso.

Sbitany's research addresses optimizing outcomes and safety of techniques for fat transfer to the breast, following mastectomy or breast conservation treatment for breast cancer. Sbitany earned a medical degree at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed a residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Rochester in New York, and a fellowship in reconstructive microsurgery at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He has written book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed medical publications, and is a reviewer for two plastic and reconstructive surgery journals. He is an assistant professor of surgery in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at UCSF.

Learn more about Sbitany in a Q&A where he discusses tissue-transfer techniques for breast reconstruction after cancer surgery.

Clinics

Breast Care Plastic Surgery
1600 Divisadero St., Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone (Dr. Robert Foster): (415) 885-7729
Phone (Dr. Hani Sbitany): (415) 353-9985
Fax: (415) 353-9541

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center
1600 Divisadero St., Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353-7070
Surgery Fax: (415) 353-7050
Oncology Fax: (415) 353-7692

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Plastic and Reconstructive (Non-Cosmetic) Surgery
400 Parnassus Ave., Suite A-655
San Francisco, CA 94143-0932
Phone: (415) 353-4201
Fax: (415) 353-4330

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

More about Hani Sbitany

Education

Columbia University School of Medicine 2005

Residencies

University of Rochester School of Medicine 2010

Fellowships

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine 2011

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Sbitany H. Management of the post-breast reconstruction "hyperanimation deformity". Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Jun; 133(6):897e-8e.
  2. Peled AW, Duralde E, Foster RD, Fiscalini AS, Esserman LJ, Hwang ES, Sbitany H. Patient-reported outcomes and satisfaction after total skin-sparing mastectomy and immediate expander-implant reconstruction. Ann Plast Surg. 2014 May; 72 Suppl 1:S76-80.
  3. Peled AW, Sbitany H, Foster RD, Esserman LJ. Oncoplastic mammoplasty as a strategy for reducing reconstructive complications associated with postmastectomy radiation therapy. Breast J. 2014 May; 20(3):302-7.
  4. Sbitany H, Xu X, Hansen SL, Young DM, Hoffman WY. The effects of immunosuppressive medications on outcomes in microvascular free tissue transfer. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Apr; 133(4):552e-8e.
  5. Sbitany H. Reply: A further strategy for managing intraoperative venous congestion in abdominally based autologous breast reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Mar; 131(3):436e-7e.
  6. Sbitany H, Mirzabeigi MN, Kovach SJ, Wu LC, Serletti JM. Strategies for recognizing and managing intraoperative venous congestion in abdominally based autologous breast reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Apr; 129(4):809-15.
  7. Sbitany H, Serletti JM. Acellular dermis-assisted prosthetic breast reconstruction: a systematic and critical review of efficacy and associated morbidity. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Dec; 128(6):1162-9.
  8. Mirzabeigi MN, Au A, Jandali S, Natoli N, Sbitany H, Serletti JM. Trials and tribulations with the inferior gluteal artery perforator flap in autologous breast reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Dec; 128(6):614e-24e.
  9. Sbitany H, Langstein HN. Acellular dermal matrix in primary breast reconstruction. Aesthet Surg J. 2011 Sep; 31(7 Suppl):30S-7S.
  10. Mirzabeigi MN, Valerio IL, Sbitany H, Stofman GM. A novel minimally invasive technique for components separation. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Aug; 128(2):99e-101e.
  11. Mirzabeigi MN, Sbitany H, Jandali S, Serletti JM. The role of postoperative antibiotics in reducing biofilm-related capsular contracture in augmentation mammaplasty. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Jul; 128(1):34e-5e.
  12. Koltz PF, Sbitany H, Myers RP, Shaw RB, Patel N, Girotto JA. Reduction mammaplasty in the adolescent female: the URMC experience. Int J Surg. 2011; 9(3):229-32.
  13. Koltz PF, Bloom J, Sbitany H, Fargione RA, Girotto JA. Assessment of growth profiles in cleft children and adolescents. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010 Dec; 126(6):301e-302e.
  14. Sbitany H. An alternative technique utilizing serratus anterior fascia for postmastectomy tissue expander coverage. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010 Dec; 126(6):2294; author reply 2294-5.
  15. Sbitany H, Koltz PF, Girotto JA, Vega SJ, Langstein HN. Assessment of donor-site morbidity following rectus femoris harvest for infrainguinal reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010 Sep; 126(3):933-40.
  16. Sbitany H. Techniques to reduce seroma and infection in acellular dermis-assisted prosthetic breast reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010 Sep; 126(3):1121-2; author reply 1122.
  17. Katzel EB, Koltz PF, Sbitany H, Emerson C, Girotto JA. Real versus perceived improvements of helmet molding therapy for the treatment of plagiocephaly. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010 Jul; 126(1):19e-21e.
  18. Sbitany H, Koltz PF, Mays C, Girotto JA, Langstein HN. CT contrast extravasation in the upper extremity: strategies for management. Int J Surg. 2010; 8(5):384-6.
  19. Sbitany H, Koltz PF, Amalfi AN, Waldman J, Girotto JA. Pain control in the anterior iliac crest following bone graft harvest. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010 May; 125(5):215e-216e.
  20. Sbitany H, Koltz PF, Waldman J, Girotto JA. Continuous bupivacaine infusion in iliac bone graft donor sites to minimize pain and hospitalization. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2010 May; 47(3):293-6.

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