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Jason Richard Cacioppo, MD

Indianapolis, IN

Community Hospital North

7150 Clearvista Dr.
Indianapolis, IN 46256

Jason Cacioppo, MD

Jason Richard Cacioppo, MD is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon with Community Health Network, headquartered in Indianapolis. With offices in Kokomo, Indiana, and Indianapolis, Dr. Cacioppo’s clinical specialties include breast reconstruction for breast cancer survivors.

Dr. Cacioppo has extensive expertise in microsurgical breast reconstruction, such as DIEP flap breast reconstruction, in which excess tissue from the abdomen is used to recreate breasts in women who have had a mastectomy. Dr. Cacioppo trains other surgeons in the DIEP flap breast reconstruction technique.

He also offers ResensationSM, a surgical technique that may restore sensation to the breasts of women who choose DIEP flap or other autologous (free flap) reconstruction using their own tissue. When performing Resensation, surgeons reattach nerves in the flap of tissue used to create the breasts with nerves in the chest, using a nerve allograft (donated nerve) to bridge the gap between the nerves. Gradually, the nerves regenerate, and sensation potentially returns.

The more you can help women look and feel the way they did before the mastectomy, the more you can potentially improve their psychological health and all-around health.

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Dr. Cacioppo received his medical degree from University of Texas School of Medicine in Houston in 1998. He completed a residency in general surgery at Rush University Medical Center and Cook County Hospital in Chicago in 1999, and a fellowship in plastic surgery in 2005 at Indiana University School of Medicine. He has also received special training in microsurgery in Belgium.

His other clinical specialties include all aspects of hand surgery. In 2006, he completed a fellowship in hand surgery at the Kleinert Kutz Hand Care Center in Louisville, Kentucky.

Patient-focused care for breast reconstruction

Dr. Cacioppo believes in listening carefully to his patients and answering all of their questions throughout the process. A father of two children, Dr. Cacioppo enjoys spending time with his family, flying single engine airplanes and playing hockey in his free time. His mother is a breast cancer survivor who recently celebrated over a decade of being cancer-free.

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