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  • Undergraduate:
    - Albany University
  • Medical School:
    - SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY
  • Professional Training:
    - Training in General Surgery: New York University
    - Training in General Surgery: Bellevue Hospital program, Manhattan
    - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Training: Emory University

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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.


Russell Ashinoff, MD, FACS

Dr. Ashinoff earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science at the University of Albany, graduating with honors and receiving the Presidential Award for Excellence in Research. He earned his medical degree at the SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. Dr. Ashinoff was then chosen to continue his training in General Surgery at the renowned New York University and Bellevue Hospital program in Manhattan. While there, he spent an additional year conducting research in the Laboratory for Microvascular Research and Vascular Tissue Engineering. His work was featured at several national and international meetings and was published in numerous medical journals. Dr. Ashinoff then trained as a Fellow in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Emory University in Atlanta, where he worked alongside pioneers in the field of plastic surgery, learning the most innovative and advanced techniques in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. During this time, he published scientific articles on Eyelid Rejuvenation and Breast Reconstruction, as well as authored a book chapter on the treatment of pediatric craniofacial trauma.

Dr. Ashinoff is Double Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and The American Board of Surgery. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS). He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine. He has been named a Castle Connolly Top Plastic Surgeon, a Castle Connolly Top Doctor for Cancer, and has also been recognized as a Top Doctor by Inside Jersey Magazine. Additionally, Dr. Ashinoff has been included on the list of Top Surgeons and Top Plastic Surgeons since 2008 by The Consumer Research Council of America.

Dr. Ashinoff is the Chief of Plastic Surgery at Ocean Medical Center. Dr. Ashinoff is the director of The Center for Lymphedema Surgery at the Institute for Advanced Reconstruction, which has been nationally recognized as a Lymphatic Disease Surgery Center of Excellence by the Lymphatic Education and Research Network. He offers cutting-edge surgical procedures for patients with lymphedema, including free lymph node transfer, lymphaticovenous anastomosis (LVA), and lymphedema liposuction. Dr. Ashinoff actively aims to advance treatment options for lymphedema and raise awareness about this condition by conducting multi-hospital research studies and authoring scientific publications.

Patient Testimonials


Lymphedema: Understanding Symptoms and Treatment - Dr. Russell Ashinoff
Anna's Story - Lymphedema

Office Locations

535 Sycamore Ave
Shrewsbury, New Jersey 07702
Phone: 855-980-6981
74 Brick Boulevard
Building 4, Suite 205
Brick, New Jersey 08723
Phone: 855-980-6981