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  • Undergraduate:
    - Northeast Louisiana University
  • Medical School:
    - Louisiana State University
  • Residency:
    - University of Texas Health Science Center
    - University of Texas M.D. Anderson Hospital
  • Fellowship:
    - University of Texas Health Science Center
    - University of Texas M.D. Anderson Hospital

Insurance Accepted

The Institute for Advanced Reconstruction participates in a wide range of insurance plans, including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Horizon NJ Health, Qualcare, and Medicare. Each physician has their accepted insurance and hospital affiliations. For those out of network, our insurance specialists will work with you before your appointment to find the most coverage available for your treatment. We can often develop individual agreements with your insurance carrier for your personalized treatment plan.


Frank Dellacroce, MD

Frank J. DellaCroce, MD, FACS, (“Dr. D”) is a founding partner of the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery and St. Charles Surgical Hospital, the first hospital in the world dedicated to breast reconstruction for women affected by breast cancer. Board certified in Plastic Surgery, “Dr. D” has performed thousands of reconstructive procedures for women battling breast cancer and those who look to prevent it with risk reduction surgery.

He received his medical degree from the Louisiana State University Health Science Center. He then went on to complete his Surgical Training in Houston at the University of Texas Health Science Center and M.D. Anderson Hospital before returning to LSU to complete a fellowship in Plastic Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is a member of numerous societies including the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, and the World Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery.

“Dr. D” is an honorary board member of the Susan G. Komen Foundation and serves on the advisory board for the FORCE and IamTakingCharge organizations. The American Cancer Society has named him a Spirit Award Honoree for going above and beyond in the fight against cancer and he has been named one of the “Best Doctors in America” for the last 5 consecutive years. He is a widely published author and has lectured extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Latin America, and Asia on the ground-breaking innovations pioneered at his Center. He and his partners are visionaries in the art of breast reconstruction and they welcome women from around the world for treatment in their dedicated facility in the Big Easy.

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Awards & Accolades

    T.H. Harris Merit Scholarship, Northeast Louisiana University

    Luffey Memorial Merit Scholarship, Northeast Louisiana University

    Alpha Epsilon Delta Premedical Honor Society

    Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Northeast Louisiana University

    Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society, Northeast Louisiana University

    Mortar Board, Northeast Louisiana University

    Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society

    Nathan Bernstein Merit Scholarship, LSU Health Science Center

    Executive Council Representative, LSU Health Science Center

    Resident research award 1996, “Auricular Framework Growth Following Grade III Microtia Reconstruction; Is It Real and What are the Implications”

    Resident in training examination score award 1997 & 1998 Department of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery UT Houston

    Resident research awared 1999, “Manifestations of Factor VIII Inhibitor in the Head and Neck”

    American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons Outstanding Scientific Poster Presentation Award 1998. ASPS annual meeting Boston, MA

    Resident in training examination score award 2000 & 2001 Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery LSU Health Science Center – New Orleans, LA

    American Society of Plastic Surgery Scientific Paper of the Year Award 2005
    Annual Meeting American Society of Plastic Surgery 5/2005 Scottsdale Arizona
    Gill PS, Hunt JP, Guerra AB, DellaCroce FJ, et. al: A 10 Year Retrospective Review of 758 DIEP Flaps for Breast Reconstruction. Plas Recon Surgery. April 2004; Vol 113 No 4;

    Listed Among New Orleans Top Doctors 2008.

    New Orleans City Business Healthcare Hero 2009.

    New Orleans City Business Innovator of the Year 2009.

    American Cancer Society Spirit Award 2009.

    Listed Among Best Doctors in America 2009-2016.

    American Cancer Society’s Inaugural Hope Lodge Hero Award 2010.


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Office Locations

New Orleans
New Orleans
1717 St. Charles Avenue
Rear Entrance
New Orleans , Louisiana 70130
Phone: 504-608-7499