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Reader Question: Plastic Surgeons in Emergencies? – Picture Alert

Reader Question:

Do plastic surgeons fix cuts in hospital emergency rooms? Do you have any pictures of that?

Some plastic surgeons spend time repairing traumatic wounds. I take emergency room call and repair wounds there when called sometimes. It is not something many of us like to advertise as it is inconvenient and many ER patients do not pay their bills. Insurance companies are often little better. So ironically the very thing for which surgeons should be paid well, we often are not paid at all upon. Page 2 will have a “Before and After” picture set for you of an eyebrow wound I repaired. Wounds are not pretty so skip it if you prefer.

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John Di Saia MD

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Hand Trauma – Challenging Plastic Surgery – Picture Alert

Plastic surgery for hand trauma is at times challenging. In this case a nice man nearly took off his finger with a table saw. The instrument tore into his tendon and bone and removed a chunk of flesh. I will put some “Before and After” images after this first page so those wish to pass may do so easily.

Hit page 2 below if you want to see the images and read the rest of the story.

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John Di Saia MD

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Plastic Surgeon Testifies in Tom Sizemore/Heidi Fleiss Case

A plastic surgeon testified that he didn’t see bruises on the face of Tom Sizemore’s former girlfriend, former Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss, days after she claimed he punched her in the jaw at a Beverly Hills hotel.

“There was no sign of any trauma, bruising or anything like that?” Fay Arfa, Sizemore’s attorney, asked Dr. Michael Cardenas on Friday.

“I did not notice anything like that,” said Cardenas, who said he had a conversation with Sizemore and Fleiss around 2 a.m. April 13, 2003, about five days after the assault.


This is an easy case to refute. Signs of bruising do not always appear after blunt trauma.

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John Di Saia MD

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