Dr. Tim Matatov is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon who restores the form and function of his patients at Southwest Breast & Aesthetics.
Dr. Tim Matatov is a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at Southwest Breast & Aesthetics servicing Phoenix and Scottsdale, AZ. He 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.
Dr. Matatov also regularly publishes medical articles and presents his research at national conferences. He is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery as well as the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Tim Matatov is a member of the American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgeons, a prestigious society that advances the field of microsurgery through education and technique refinement. The reason this position is so prestigious is that not all surgeons qualify. To even be considered for the ASRM membership position, one must have a high-volume microsurgical practice and also routinely publish papers in the field, which Dr. Tim Matatov brings the Southwest Breast and Aesthetics in the Phoenix and Scottsdale area of Arizona. Dr. Tim Matatov has had the honor of being voted TOP DOC in the Valley 2019, 2020 and 2021 - a prestigious title that has been voted on by fellow physicians in the valley.
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.
During his training, he performed implant-based reconstruction and perforator based (DIEP flap) microvascular breast reconstruction cases, which utilize a patient’s own tissue. Prior to his three years of Plastic and Reconstructive surgery training Dr. Matatov completed a 5-year General Surgery Residency at Louisiana State University, and he was appointed as an Administrative Chief Resident during the final years of both his general surgery and plastic surgery training.
Due to his compassionate patient care, clinical judgment, and surgical skills, he was inducted into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society as a 3rd year resident; an honor given to only one resident from any department in the institution each year. Dr. Tim Matatov is also a member of the American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, which is known for advancing the field of microsurgery through education and technique refinement. In order to be considered for the ASRM membership position, one must have a high-volume microsurgical practice and routinely publish papers in the field.
Dr. Matatov specializes in the following:
DiepCFoundation is honored to interview Dr. Patricia Clark, an oncoplastic surgeon from Ironwood Cancer and Research Center and Dr. Tim Matatov a plastic surgeon from Southwest Breast & Aesthetics, both located in Arizona.
It's always great to see micro-surgeons at Plastic Surgery the Meeting to sit down for an educational interview. In this video we interview Dr. Tim Matatov of the Southwest Breast & Aesthetics in Phoenix, Arizona.
Dr. Tim Matatov with Southwest Breast & Aesthetics in Phoenix, AZ joins us for a discussion about patient expectation in breast reconstruction.
Tessler O, Guste J, Bartow MJ, Torabi R, Gimenez A, Patel SB, Matatov T, Torabi R, St Hilaire H, Allen B. Stacked Lateral Thigh Perforator Flap as a Novel Option for Autologous Breast Reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019 Jun;143(6):1601-1604.
Bourn L, Torabi R, Stalder MW, St Hilaire H, Allen RJ, Delatte SJ, Matatov TS, Torabi R, 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
Vemula R, Bartow MJ, Freeman M, Callaghan C, Matatov T, Jansen D, Allen B, Hilaire HS, Tessler O. Outcomes Comparison for Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction in Specialty Hospitals Versus Tertiary Care Facility. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2017 Oct 10;5(10):e1514.
Vemula R, Freeman MD, Rao R, Matatov TS, Chaffin A, Lindsey JT, Jansen DA. Refinements in the Techniques of Two Stage Breast Reconstruction. Ann Plast Surg. 2016 Jun;76 Suppl 4:S304-11
Carney MJ, Matatov T, Freeman M, Miller J, Vemula R, Schuster J, Dancisak M, Lindsey J, Rae G. Clinical, Biomechanical, and Anatomic Investigation of Colles Fascia and Pubic Ramus Periosteum fro use During Medial Thighplasty Ann Plast Surg. 2017 Jun;78(6S Suppl 5):S305-S310
Llaguna OH, Avgerinos DV, Lugo JZ, Matatov T, Abbadessa B, Martz JE, Leitman IM. Incidence and risk factors for the development of incisional hernia following elective laparoscopic versus open colon resections. Am J Surg. 2010 Aug;200(2):265-9.
Reddy KN, Matatov T, Doucet LD, Heldmann M, Zhao CX, Zhang WW. Grading system modification and management of blunt aortic injury. Chin Med J. 2013;126(3) :442-445
Matatov T, Reddy KN, Doucet LD, Zhao CX, Zhang WW. Experience with a new negative pressure incision management system in prevention of groin wound infection in vascular surgery patients. J Vasc Surg. 2013 Mar;57(3):791-5.
Freeman M, Carney M, Matatov T, Vemula R, Babycos C. Leech (Hirudo Medicinalis) therapy for the treatment of nipple-areola complex congestion following breast reduction. Eplasty. 2015 Jul 31;15:ic45. eCollection 2015
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