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Dung Nyugen, MD, PharmD

Palo Alto, CA

Stanford Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

770 Welch Rd., Suite 400
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Dung Nyugen, MD, PharmD

Dr. Dung H. Nguyen is director of breast reconstruction at Stanford Women’s Cancer Center and director of the Adult Plastics Clinic at Stanford Healthcare in Palo Alto, California. Her specialties include aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery, the surgical treatment of lymphedema and complex tissue reconstruction utilizing microsurgery and supermicrosurgery.

Dr. Nguyen offers Resensation® to women undergoing autologous (free flap) breast reconstruction using their natural tissue. Resensation is a surgical technique that uses a nerve allograft (donated nerve) to bridge the gap between nerves in the chest with nerves in the tissue used to create the new breasts. Gradually, the nerves regrow, potentially leading to a return of sensation in the reconstructed breasts.

Affiliated Hospitals

  • Stanford Medical Center

Undergrad: Bachelor of science in biochemistry from University of California, Davis
Medical Degree: Doctor of pharmacy degree from University of California, San Francisco School of Pharmacy, and a medical degree from University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
Residency: General surgery, and plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Southern California Medical Center
Certifications: Board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon

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