- Rutgers University
- Rutgers – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
- Training in Plastic Surgery: University of Texas - Health Science Center at Houston
- Training in General Surgery: Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
- University of Texas-Health Science Center
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.
Tushar Patel, MD, FACS
Dr. Tushar Patel is a specialist in reconstruction after cancer surgery, traumatic injury, and the abdominal wall. His exceptional microsurgery training enables him to perform the most sophisticated reconstructive procedures to treat facial and extremity deformities, as well as breast reconstruction. Dr. Patel is double board certified in plastic surgery and general surgery by The American Board of Plastic Surgery and The American Board of Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and a member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons. These distinctive accomplishments, together with his interest in advanced reconstruction of the abdominal wall, have allowed Dr. Patel to be an active member of the reconstructive team at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey in New Brunswick.
Dr. Patel received his undergraduate degree from Rutgers University, graduating with honors. He earned his medical degree from Rutgers – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, from which he graduated at the top of his class. Dr. Patel then completed training and became board certified in general surgery at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, earning the award for academic excellence during his surgical training. He completed a one-year fellowship at the National Institute of Health-funded laboratories in the Department of Surgical Sciences at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His research led to multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals as well as presentations at several national meetings. Dr. Patel continued his training at the University of Texas – Health Science Center in their plastic and reconstructive surgery fellowship program at the world-renowned Texas Medical Center in Houston. While at UT, he also trained at the prestigious MD Anderson Cancer Center, where he learned some of the most advanced and pioneering techniques in breast cancer reconstruction. These techniques include the DIEP (perforator) flap as well as the muscle-sparing TRAM flap. Dr. Patel is also an expert in orbital decompression for Graves’ ophthalmopathy, reconstruction of sternal non-union, and complex abdominal wall reconstruction.
Dr. Patel is an assistant professor in the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine and a clinical instructor at Rutgers – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Division of Plastic Surgery. He has been recognized by The Consumer Research Council of America as Top Surgeon and Top Plastic Surgeon since 2007 and has been continually named Top Doctor in New Jersey Monthly and Castle Connolly Top Doctor.