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Southwest Breast and Aesthetics
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons

Practitioners

Dr. Tim Matatov

Practitioners

Dr. Joseph Zakhary

Practitioners

Dr. Matthew Mino

Practitioners

Dr. Arvind Gowda

With years of extensive training and hands-on experience, the surgeons at Southwest Breast & Aesthetics demonstrate a deep understanding of the complex and sensitive nature of breast reconstruction procedures. They are not only highly skilled surgeons but also compassionate professionals who prioritize the physical and emotional well-being of their patients. Utilizing the latest techniques and state-of-the-art technologies, our specialists are committed to providing personalized and comprehensive care to each patient, ensuring optimal outcomes and the highest level of patient satisfaction. Their commitment to excellence, combined with their compassionate approach, makes them leaders in the field of breast reconstruction, offering patients the confidence and support they need throughout their journey to recovery and self-empowerment.

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Practitioners

Dr. Tim Matatov
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon in Phoenix, AZ

Dr. Matatov believes that being a surgeon is a unique opportunity to restore both form and function to his breast reconstruction patients after mastectomy and is honored to be a part of their journey. He is a highly skilled surgeon for breast reconstruction, having completed his rigorous training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. Dr. Matatov performs several aspects of reconstructive surgery, such as flap reconstructions, implant reconstructions, corrective reconstructions, second stage reconstructions, and post-mastectomy reconstructions.

Practitioners

Specializations

Having trained in the birthplace of perforator-based breast reconstruction (which preserves the patient's muscle), we are pleased to have Dr. Matatov bring this highly-specialized skill set to the Southwest.

Dr. Matatov specializes in the following:

  • Microsurgery
  • Aesthetic & Reconstructive Breast Surgery
  • Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Face & Body

Awards & Honors

  • TOP DOC Phoenix Magazine (voted by peers) 2019, 2020, 2021
  • Member of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 2011
  • High Honors - Ross University School of Medicine
  • AzSPS Committee Member

Education

  • Tulane University, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Program
  • Louisiana State University, General Surgery Program
  • Ross University School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine
  • Brooklyn College City University of New York, Bachelor of Science in Business, Management, and Financing

Publications

  • Tessler O, Guste J, Bartow MJ, Torabi R, Gimenez A, Patel SB, Matatov T, St Hilaire H, Allen B. "Stacked Lateral Thigh Perforator Flap as a Novel Option for Autliogous Breast Reconstruction." Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019 Jun;143(6):1601-1604.
  • Bourn L, Stalder MW, St Hilaire H, Allen RJ, Delatte SJ, Matatov TS, Zakhary J, Tessler O. "Mosaic Fleur-de-Profunda Artery Flap for Autologous Breast Reconstruction." Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2019 Mar 11;7(3):e2166.

Presentations

  • "Advances in Breast Reconstruction" - HonorHealth Breast Cancer Symposium 2018. Phoenix, Arizona. October 2018
  • "Best Case/Best Save: Combining Breast and Chest Wall Reconstruction in Breast Cancer" - Arizona Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting. Phoenix, Arizona. May 2018
  • "Breast Reconstruction: Is Everyone a Candidate?" - 7th Annual John C McDonald Surgical Society Alumni Meeting, Shreveport, Louisiana. Invited speaker for 2018

Contributing Author

  • 2016 - Present: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal
  • 2016 - Present: Cureus Journal
  • 2014 - Present: Current Dialogues in Wound Healing
  • 2013 - Present: International Wound Care Journal
Practitioners

Dr. Joseph Zakhary
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon in Phoenix, AZ

Dr. Zakhary is motivated in helping women regain what they have lost to breast cancer because of his own mother's battles with cancer twice. Understanding the struggles and restorative process the body undergoes continues to drive him to perform his best for his patients. Known for being a caring and compassionate surgeon, Dr. Joseph Zakhary treats his patients and their families with respect and kindness. He knows how important it is for a patient to understand their care plan, and spends time to map out each patient's care for them clearly and concisely.

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Specializations

Dr. Zakhary concluded his 6-year general surgery education at LSU and honed his plastic surgery skills at UAB, a hospital acknowledged as the leading regional health center in the South and one of the largest hospital systems nationwide. Dr. Zakhary specializes in the following:

  • Microsurgery
  • Breast Reconstruction

Awards & Honors

  • LSUHSC: Honoree at Evening for Heroes in 2013, 2014, and 2015
  • LSUHSC: Top Quartile ABSITE performance Nationally 2015

Education

  • University of Alabama at Birmingham, Administrative Chief Resident
  • UAB Plastic Surgery Resident
  • Louisiana State University, General Surgery Resident
  • University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine
  • University of Oklahoma, Bachelors of Science

Publications & Presentations

  • Adham M, Sawan K, Lovelace C, Zakhary J, Adham C. “Patient Satisfaction with Vertical Reduction Mammaplasty: Part I”. Aesthet Surg J. 2010 Nov-Dec;30(6):814-20.
  • Shokouh-Amiri H, Zakhary JM, Zibari GB. “A Novel Technique of Portal-Endocrine and Gastric-Exocrine Drainage in Pancreatic Transplantation”. J Am Coll Surg. 2011 Apr;212(4):730-8; discussion 738-9.
  • Zakhary JM, Hamidian Jahromi A, Chaudhery S, Kim M. "Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma in the Setting of Textured Breast Implant: A Call for Patients and Physicians Education". J La State Med Soc. 2013 Jan-Feb;165(1):26-9.
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Dr. Matthew J. Mino
Plastic and Reconstructive Breast Surgeon in Phoenix, AZ

Dr. Mino is more than a surgeon. He is a trusted ally for patients embarking on the journey to improve the functionality and appearance of their breasts and body. Whether you have come to Southwest Breast & Aesthetics to reclaim your femininity after a devastating breast cancer diagnosis or to enhance the appearance of your breasts for cosmetic purposes, Dr. Matthew Mino will take the time to listen and develop a surgical plan specific to your goals and desires. As a compassionate surgeon with an elite level of training in aesthetic and reconstructive breast techniques, he will review all your options so that you can select the appropriate course of surgery with absolute confidence.

Practitioners

Specializations

Over the last 15 years, Dr. Mino has advanced his general and plastic surgical skills through residencies at top-tier universities in Arizona, Alabama, and Pennsylvania and a research fellowship at the prestigious Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. Dr. Mino specializes in the following:

  • Implant Reconstruction
  • Aesthetic Mastectomy Closure
  • Oncoplastic Breast Reconstruction
  • Microsurgical Free Flap Reconstruction (DIEP, PAP, SGAP)
  • Aesthetic Breast Surgery

Board Certifications & Memberships

  • The American Board of Surgery, Board Certification (2015)
  • The American Board of Plastic Surgery, Board Certification (2021)
  • The American Board of Plastic Surgeons, Member

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania, Fellow in Reconstructive Microsurgery
  • University of Alabama, Resident in Plastic Surgery
  • Washington Hospital Center, Burn and Wound Healing Research Fellowship
  • University of Arizona, Intern and Resident in General Surgery
  • UT Southwestern Medical School, Doctor of Medicine
  • Rice University, Bachelor of Arts

Awards & Honors

  • Charles W. Witte Surgical Intern of the Year - 2010
  • Administrative Chief Resident in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham

Publications & Research

  • Joseph B, et al. A Prospective Evaluation of Platelet Function in Patients on Antiplatelet Therapy with Traumatic Intracranial Hemorrhage. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 Dec; 75(6):990-4.
  • Krishnan NM, et al. Reducing Wound Tension with Undermining or Imbrication—Do they Work? Plastic Surgery Glob Open. 2016 Jul 13; 4(7):e799.
  • Kumbla PA, et al. Use of the Keystone Perforator Flap closure for the Anterolateral Thigh Free Flap Donor Site. Craniomaxillofacial Trauma & Reconstruction Open. 2021 Vol. 6.

Presentations

  • Analyzing the Ophthalmological Exam in Orbital Trauma. Presented at PSRC, Birmingham, AL, Spring 2018.
  • Dupuytren's Disease. Presented at UAB Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Grand Rounds, Spring 2016.
  • Evaluation of External Lumbar Drainage as a Diagnostic Screen in the Treatment of NPH. Presented at the 36th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society in Waikoloa, HI, February, 2008, Department of Neurological Surgery and Neuropsychology, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX.
Practitioners

Dr. Arvind Gowda
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon in Phoenix, AZ

Dr. Arvind Gowda is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon at Southwest Breast and Aesthetics. He provides top quality care to each of his patients by crafting thoughtful and individualized treatment plans with his considerate and personal approach. By taking the time to understand your goals and fostering open discussion, he seeks to provide insight into achieving the best possible outcomes. His areas of focus include breast reconstruction and aesthetic surgery of the face, breast, and body. In his spare time, he enjoys outdoor adventures, exploring all Arizona has to offer and spending time with loved ones.

Specializations

Dr. Gowda specialized in plastic surgery by completing residency training at Yale University School of Medicine. Here, he learned the skills, art and science of plastic surgery from the world renowned faculty at Yale New Haven Hospital. Following this, Dr. Gowda pursued additional training in order to further refine his skills by completing the only integrated craniofacial and microsurgery fellowship offered in the United States. Dr. Gowda specializes in the following:

  • Implant Based Breast Reconstruction
  • Aesthetic Mastectomy Closure
  • Oncoplastic Breast Reconstruction
  • Microsurgical Free Flap Breast Reconstruction
  • Aesthetic Surgery of the Face, Breast and Body

Board Certifications & Memberships

  • The American Board of Plastic Surgery, Board Eligible
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Candidate Member
  • Yale Surgical Society, Member

Education

  • Corewell Health William Beaumont University Hospital, Integrated Microsurgery and Craniofacial Surgery Fellow
  • Yale University School of Medicine, Plastic Surgery Resident
  • University of Maryland School of Medicine, Plastic Surgery Research Fellow
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School, Doctor of Medicine
  • Drexel University, Masters of Medical Sciences
  • University of Michigan, Bachelor of Science

Awards & Honors

  • Drexel University Arnold P. Gold Humanism in Medicine essay contest runner up (2011)
  • Yale Plastic Surgery Junior Resident Scholastic Award (2019)
  • Administrative Chief Resident in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Yale University School of Medicine (2021-2022)
  • Yale Plastic Surgery Senior Resident Scholastic Award

Publications & Research

  • Allam O, Shah R, Cadwell J, et al. Evaluation of Complication Rates of Free Flap Reconstruction in Pediatric Patients. J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg. 2022.
  • Pourtaheri N, Peck CJ, Gowda A et al. Perceived Age and Personality Profiling after Orthognathic Surgery. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2022.
  • Khetpal S, Peck C, Parsaei Y, et al. Perceived Age and Attractiveness Using Facial Recognition Software in Rhinoplasty Patients: A Proof-of-Concept Study. J Craniofac Surg. 2022.

Presentations

  • Gowda, AU. Emotional Intelligence in Medicine. Yale Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds. June 2022.
  • Gowda AU, Peck CJ, Parsaei, Y, Steinbacher DM. The Availability of Certified Cleft Care in the United States: A Geospatial Analysis of 1-Hour Access to Care. Yale Plastic Surgery Research Day. New Haven, CT. May 2022.
  • Gowda, AU, Peck CJ, Wu RT, Steinbacher DM. Primary Palate Repair Among Older-Age Children and Adolescents in the United States: Are Surgical Risks Increased? American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association Virtual Meeting. May 2021.

Your journey to better begins with a consultation at Southwest Breast and Aesthetics. Our plastic surgeons set the standards for plastic surgery through their innovative procedures and meticulous attention to detail. Discover a better experience by booking your consultation at Southwest Breast and Aesthetics today.