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Dr. Tim Matatov
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

Southwest Breast & Aesthetics

Dr. Tim Matatov Double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

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 a candidate for membership by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Dr. Tim Matatov is a member of the American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgeons. The ASRM is 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.

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Phoenix Breast surgeon Dr. Matatov

Special Skills and Training

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 more than 150 perforator based 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:

  • Microsurgery
  • Breast aesthetic and reconstructive surgery
  • Aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of face and body
Downtown Phoenix

Media

Aesthetic Questions for Breast Cancer Patients

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.

Stacked Flaps in Breast Reconstruction

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.

Considerations of Patient Expectations in Breast Reconstruction

Dr. Tim Matatov with Southwest Breast & Aesthetics in Phoenix, AZ joins us for a discussion about patient expectation in breast reconstruction.

Awards and Honors

  • TOP DOC Phoenix Magazine (voted by peers) 2019, 2020, 2021
  • Selected to represent Louisiana State University at Surgical Jeopardy (for being the Delegate with the highest in-training exam score and overall performance) during The Louisiana Chapter – American College of Surgeons, 2012
  • Member of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 2011
  • Highest score on General Surgery In-Training exam at Louisiana State University in 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2013
  • Selected to represent Louisiana State University at Surgical Jeopardy (for being the Delegate with the highest in-training exam score and overall performance) during the 95th annual Clinical Congress American College of Surgeons, 2009
  • High Honors at Ross University School of Medicine, 2004-2007
  • Dean’s List at Brooklyn College City University of New York, 1999 and 2003

Education Postgraduate Training

  • Tulane University, New Orleans, LA Administrative Chief Resident (Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Program), 2015 – 2016
  • Residency (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Program), 2013 – 2016
  • Louisiana State University, Shreveport, LA Administrative Chief Resident (General Surgery Program), 2012 – 2013 Residency (General Surgery Program), 2008 – 2013

Medical Education

  • Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica, West Indies Doctor of Medicine, 2004 – 2007 High Honors

Undergraduate Education

  • Brooklyn College City University of New York, Brooklyn, NY Bachelor of Science in Business, Management, and Financing, 1999 – 2003

Publications, Research, Presentations Editorial Board and 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

Dr. Tim Matatov Phoenix Breast Reconstruction expert
Phoenix resort photo

Publications

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

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 2016
  • Primary and Revision Breast Augmentation Tulane and LSU Universities Grand Rounds, New Orleans, Louisiana, September 2015
  • Cost Effectiveness and Clinical Experience with a New Negative Pressure Incision Management System in Vascular Surgery Patients 11th Annual Innovations and Controversies in Complex Vascular Interventions and Wound Management, New York, New York, May 2013
  • Potential cost effectiveness of closed incision management in vascular surgery patients based on a retrospective review of 90 consecutive patients 27th Annual Clinical Symposium on Advances in Skin & Wound Care, Las Vegas, Nevada October 2012
  • Experience with a New Negative Pressure Incision Management System in Prevention of Groin Wound Infection in Vascular Surgery Patients Society of Vascular Surgeons Annual Meeting, National Harbor, MD June 2012
  • Analysis of superiomedially Based Pedicle Reduction Mammaplasty with a Wise pattern closure and Incidence of T-Junction Dehiscence and Nipple-Areolar Complex Necrosis Louisiana State University Grand Rounds April 2010

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