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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. Koltz PF, Frey JD, Sbitany H, Bell DE, Song DH, Langstein HN. Graduating plastic surgery residents and their attending mentors: do we see eye to eye? Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Oct; 134(4 Suppl 1):106.
  2. Koltz PF, Frey JD, Sbitany H, Bell DE, Song DH, Langstein HN. The evolving health care landscape and its impact on plastic surgeon practice and satisfaction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Oct; 134(4 Suppl 1):109.
  3. Irwin CS, Piper M, Sbitany H. Pediatric lower extremity sarcoma reconstruction: a systematic review of limb salvage procedures and outcomes. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Oct; 134(4 Suppl 1):149-50.
  4. Garland CB, Hansen SL, Hoffman WY, Sbitany H. Treatment of the radial forearm flap donor site with single-stage integra™ artificial dermal matrix and autograft. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Oct; 134(4 Suppl 1):28-9.
  5. Wang ED, Conkling N, Xu X, Chern H, Finlayson E, Varma MG, Hansen SL, Foster RD, Hoffman WY, Sbitany H. Perineal reconstruction following anorectal tumor resection: an 18-year single-center experience. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Oct; 134(4 Suppl 1):136-7.
  6. Sbitany H, Wang F, Peled AW, Lentz R, Alvarado M, Ewing CA, Esserman LJ, Fowble B, Foster RD. Immediate Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction following Total Skin-Sparing Mastectomy: Defining the Risk of Preoperative and Postoperative Radiation Therapy for Surgical Outcomes. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Sep; 134(3):396-404.
  7. Degnim AC, Hoskin TL, Brahmbhatt RD, Warren-Peled A, Loprinzi M, Pavey ES, Boughey JC, Hieken TJ, Jacobson S, Lemaine V, Jakub JW, Irwin C, Foster RD, Sbitany H, Saint-Cyr M, Duralde E, Ramaker S, Chin R, Sieg M, Wildeman M, Scow JS, Patel R, Ballman K, Baddour LM, Esserman LJ. Randomized trial of drain antisepsis after mastectomy and immediate prosthetic breast reconstruction. Ann Surg Oncol. 2014 Oct; 21(10):3240-8.
  8. Peled AW, Foster RD, Ligh C, Esserman LJ, Fowble B, Sbitany H. Impact of Total Skin-Sparing Mastectomy Incision Type on Reconstructive Complications following Radiation Therapy. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Aug; 134(2):169-75.
  9. Wang F, Peled AW, Garwood E, Fiscalini AS, Sbitany H, Foster RD, Alvarado M, Ewing C, Hwang ES, Esserman LJ. Total Skin-Sparing Mastectomy and Immediate Breast Reconstruction: An Evolution of Technique and Assessment of Outcomes. Ann Surg Oncol. 2014 Jul 23.
  10. Sbitany H. Management of the post-breast reconstruction "hyperanimation deformity". Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Jun; 133(6):897e-8e.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Sbitany H, Wang F, Saeed L, Alvarado M, Ewing CA, Esserman LJ, Foster RD. Immediate Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction Following Total Skin-Sparing Mastectomy In Women With A History Of Augmentation Mammoplasty: Assessing The Safety Profile. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Mar 11.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. Sbitany H, Langstein HN. Acellular dermal matrix in primary breast reconstruction. Aesthet Surg J. 2011 Sep; 31(7 Suppl):30S-7S.
  20. 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.

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