Babigian, Alan, MD, FACS
Hartford HealthCare Medical Group

Alan Babigian, MD, FACS

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Location Information

  • Hartford HealthCare Medical Group at Hartford Hospital
    85 Seymour Street Suite 415
    Hartford, CT 06106

    860.548.7336

    Fax: 860.524.2650

  • Hartford HealthCare Medical Group Specialty Care
    399 Farmington Avenue Suite 210
    Farmington, CT 06032

    860.548.7338

    Fax: 860.674.4232

About Alan Babigian, MD, FACS

  • Gender
    Male
  • Language
    English
    Providing the best care to our patients and their companions requires communicating in a way everyone understands. Interpreter services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. All spoken languages are available, as well as American Sign Language (AS/L)
  • Specialties
    Accepting New Patients

    Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Hand Surgery

  • Areas of Expertise
    Aesthetic Facial Surgery, Body Contouring, Botox, Breast Cancer, Breast Reconstruction, Cancer Reconstruction Surgery, Congenital Hand Problems, Cosmetic Surgery, Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, Hand and Wrist Surgery, Skin Cancer Surgery

Education

  • FellowshipConnecticut Combined Hand Surgery

    Medical SchoolUniversity of Massachusetts Medical Center

    ResidencyUniversity of Massachusetts Medical CenterUniversity of Massachusetts Medical Center

    UndergraduateBates College

  • Faculty Appointments

    University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Associate Clinical Professor
    Connecticut Combined Hand, Clinical Faculty

Reviews

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Bio

Tonight in Medical Rounds...Deciding whether to have breast reconstruction surgery is a very personal choice…one of just many decisions women face after receiving a breast cancer diagnosis.

So, how do you decide?

Here with us tonight to help is Dr. Alan Babigian, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon at Hartford Hospital…Good evening Dr. Babigian…

Good evening!

Q. How do you know if breast reconstruction is right for you…who would be a likely candidate?

A. Most people who undergo a mastectomy are candidates for reconstruction if they choose. The decision to undergo reconstruction is a personal one, and a consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon is the best way to find out if it is a reasonable option for you.

Q. Are there benefits to having immediate reconstructive surgery at the same time as cancer surgery versus waiting?

A. The main benefit to immediate reconstruction is that the majority of your surgical treatment is done at once, thereby eliminating the need for multiple procedures and healing times. However, it is important to know that it is still very possible to do delayed reconstruction, so reconstruction is also a viable option for those patients that chose to undergo just their cancer care first.

Q. Are there any new reconstructive options that are available to women today?

A. Reconstructive techniques are constantly evolving, and there are multiple new implant styles and flap techniques that were not available to patients in the past. Again, it’s important to have a consultation with a reconstructive surgeon to determine which option is best for you.

Q. Can reconstructive surgery interfere with chemotherapy or radiation treatments?

A. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy are important parts of breast cancer care, and while they can make reconstructive surgery more complex, we always try to ensure that our reconstructive procedures do not take precedence over proper cancer care. We constantly work as a team with our other specialists to ensure that the cancer is treated properly first, and we also work with them to minimize the risks of complications with reconstructive surgery.

Thank you, Dr. Babigian, for sharing this important information with our viewers tonight.

If you would like to learn more about reconstructive breast surgery at Hartford Hospital call “Cancer Connect” at 1-855-255-6181.

Dr. Babigian has resided in this area since 1999 and joined the Hartford Hospital Medical Staff in 2002.

2011 Hartford MagazineTop Ranked Doctorsin Hartford, Hand and Plastic Surgery

2010 Hartford MagazineTop Ranked Doctorsin Hartford, Hand and Plastic Surgery

2008-2011 Castle Connelly Top Ranked Doctor - Plastic Surgery

Insurance

Aetna, Anthem, BCBS Medicare, CarePartners of Connecticut, Cigna Healthcare, Colonial Cooperative Care, Community Health Network of Connecticut, Inc., Connecticare, Connecticare Commercial, Connecticare Medicare, Corvel, Coventry, Essence Healthcare, Evercare, First Health Group Corp., Focus, Harvard Pilgrim, Health Connecticut, Health Direct, Health New England, Healthy Connecticut, HMC/ Northeast Healthcare, Multiplan, Northeast Health Direct, One Health Plan/ Great-West Healthcare, Oxford Health Plans, Prime Health Services, Private Health Care Systems, Inc., Senior Whole Health, United Healthcare, WellCare of Connecticut, Inc.
This information is subject to change at any time. Please check with your insurance provider before scheduling your appointment or receiving services to confirm they are a participating member of the Hartford HealthCare network.
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