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Dr. Bauback Safa

Plastic Surgery
CA, Bahamas
20 years experience

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Bio

Dr. Bauback Safa is a plastic, hand and microsurgeon. He graduated with distinction from the University of Virginia, then received his M.D. from the Stanford University School of Medicine and his M.B.A. from the University of California Bekeley. He completed his residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Stanford University and a fellowship in Hand and Microsurgery at the Buncke Clinic in San Francisco, California. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and on the clinical faculty of Stanford Medical Center Division of Plastic Surgery Dr. Safa is an accomplished classical pianist and entrepreneur. He works with many medical device and healthcare 2.0 startups and serves on numerous scientific advisory boards. His practice is in San Francisco at the Davies Campus of California Pacific Medical Center.

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Plastic Surgery

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English

Doctor Q&A

34 Answers
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bauback Safa
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Depends: You should always expect swelling after surgery. The amount will depend on the surgery itself, the patient, and how aggressively the hand is being used. Strict hand elevation, wrapping, and anti-inflammatories (only if ok with your surgeon) can help minimize swelling. Hand therapists can also be very helpful in controlling post-operative swelling.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bauback Safa
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
X-ray or Fluoroscan: A post-operative x-ray or a fluoroscan (if your hand surgeon has one in his/her office) can assess proper reduction (alignment), proper placement of surgical hardware, and evidence of bony fusion.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bauback Safa
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Depends: You should always expect swelling after surgery. The amount will depend on the surgery itself, the patient, and how aggressively the hand is being used. Strict hand elevation, wrapping, and anti-inflammatories (only if ok with your surgeon) can help minimize swelling. Hand therapists can also be very helpful in controlling post-operative swelling.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Safa is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Safa is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Hi, thanks for this info, I also want to ask what z plasty is? Thanks
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Stanford University School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 2001MD
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