- Texas A&M
- UT Southwestern
- UT Health Science Center
- University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
- University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
- UT Southwestern Medical Center
- 2002-2005 General Surgery (PGYI-III), University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX 2007-2009 General Surgery (PGY IV-V), University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
The Institute for Advanced Reconstruction participates in a wide range of insurance plans, including Blue Cross Blue Shield, 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.
Oscar Ochoa, MD
After completing General Surgery residency, Dr. Ochoa continued his training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Harboring a keen interest in microvascular reconstruction, Dr. Ochoa spent a significant portion of his training at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston learning cutting-edge surgical techniques used for varied types of breast reconstruction. He completed residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in June 2011 and joined Plastic Reconstructive and Microsurgical Associates (PRMA) in San Antonio the same year. Dr. Ochoa became board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery in 2013 and has achieved the prestigious status of fellow with the American College of Surgeons (FACS). Since joining PRMA, Dr. Ochoa has focused on advanced breast reconstruction including treatment of lymphedema and sensory breast re-innervation. Leading breast reconstruction clinical research initiatives at PRMA, Dr. Ochoa has authored multiple seminal articles in peer-reviewed journals and plastic surgery text books focusing on microvascular breast reconstruction, patient health-related quality of life, and lymphatic surgery. Considered a thought leader in the field of reconstructive surgery, Dr. Ochoa is an accomplished editorial reviewer for leading plastic surgery journals.
Dr. Ochoa, who is bilingual, has given numerous research presentations at national and regional scientific meetings, including the Surgical Forum at the American College of Surgeons meeting in 2006. He has been the recipient of numerous research awards including the prestigious Cronin Award at the Texas Society of Plastic Surgery meeting in 2010. He is an active member in numerous local/regional and national plastic surgery societies as well as leadership/education committees focusing on treatment and delivery of breast cancer care.