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Ergun Kocak, MD

Gahanna, OH

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Midwest Breast and Aesthetic Surgery

1329 Cherry Way Dr., Suite 700
Gahanna, OH 43230

Ergun Kocak, MD

Ergun Kocak, MD is a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in advanced aesthetic and reconstructive surgeries of the breast and body. He is fellowship-trained in microvascular reconstruction and performs over 200 DIEP flap and other microvascular free flap breast reconstructions yearly.

Dr. Kocak offers ResensationSM, a surgical technique used in women who have had a mastectomy to treat or prevent breast cancer. Resensation, performed during flap reconstruction using tissue from the abdomen or other areas of the body, has the potential to restore sensation in reconstructed breasts.

… patients who have autologous reconstruction felt greater satisfaction, as well as had improved psychosocial well-being.

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    Hospitals

  • Mount Caramel St. Ann

  • Genesis Hospital

  • Blanchard Valley Hospital

  • Dublin Methodist Hospital

  • Ohio Valley Surgical Hospital

After graduating from University of Michigan with honors, Dr. Kocak completed medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. He continued his training with a plastic surgery residency at Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. During this time, he completed a research fellowship and earned a Master of Science in Medical Sciences from Ohio State University Graduate School. After his residency, he further specialized by completing a fellowship in reconstructive microsurgery and cancer reconstruction at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.

Before starting his private practice, he spent several years working in major academic medical centers. Previous roles include serving as a clinical instructor at Ohio State University Medical Center, clinical specialist and microsurgery fellow in the Division of Plastic Surgery at MD Anderson Cancer Center, and assistant professor and attending surgeon in the Department of Plastic Surgery at Ohio State University.

Expanding access to personalized breast reconstruction care

Dr. Kocak co-founded Midwest Breast & Aesthetic Surgery with Dr. Pankaj Tiwari in 2013. Their goal was to make the full range of plastic and reconstructive procedures, including microsurgical procedures such as the DIEP flap, more accessible to patients who were looking for more personalized care. Today, Midwest Breast & Aesthetic Surgery has offices across central and southern Ohio, including near Columbus, Cincinnati and Dublin, Ohio.

Dr. Kocak has authored dozens of scientific and clinical research papers that have been published in peer-reviewed medical journals. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery, the American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, and the Plastic Surgery Research Council. He has also been invited to speak at symposiums about flap breast reconstruction and other topics in plastic surgery across the United States and internationally.

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