Dr. Joseph Mele

Plastic Surgery
Walnut Creek, CA
31 years experience male

Locations

Office

Walnut Creek, CA

Address

Cosmetic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, 130 La Casa Via, Suite 206, Walnut Creek, CA
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My office hours

Saturday: Closed
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Insurances accepted

Medicare

Joseph A. Mele, III, MD, FACS

Walnut Creek, CA

About

Bio

Dr. Mele is board certified by both the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He completed his surgical internship at the University of California Davis Medical Center, his General Surgery Residency at San Joaquin General Hospital, and sub-specialized with a Fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital in San Francisco. As a plastic surgery fellow in San Francisco, Joseph Mele, MD, acquired three years of intense postgraduate instruction in General Plastic Surgery, as well as specialized training in the areas of Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, Micro Surgery, Burn Care and Rehabilitation, Hand Surgery, and the repair of Congenital Deformities (birth defects). Dr. Mele has volunteered on surgical missions to provide medical care for underprivileged children in Guatemala (Hospital de la Familia) and Argentina (Rotary International's Rotoplast).

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Plastic Surgery, Board Certified

Surgery, Board Certified

Doctor Q&A

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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Mele
31 years experience Plastic Surgery
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A 25-year-old female asked:
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31 years experience Plastic Surgery
Absolute No-no: Elective surgery of the breasts should always be delayed until all milk production has stopped. If you have a concern about your breasts, go see a doc ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
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31 years experience Plastic Surgery
Changing Moles: Moles that are changing are worth a trip to the Dermatologist. It may be normal; however, if it is not, early intervention is your best hope for a cur ... Read More

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Testimonials
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Sep 30, 2013
Great doctor! Intelligent, kind, understanding expert dedicated to service and charity care as well. I give him my highest recommendation.
Jun 22, 2013
Very accurate and informative responses.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Mele is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks It is a flame burn butane torch valve exploded I have pictures it wont let me send em without paying. Is it not good to use Neosporin
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Thanks for the prompt reply. I've met with professional doctor and have taken blood test to check my hormone. They found that the result is
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Thank you, your answer was helpful! Doc is on vacation until the 20th. He said I could lift after a week.Wanted to double check abt benching

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UC Davis School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 1989MD

Residency

SAN JOAQUIN GENERAL HOSPITAL

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA DAVIS MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Rated A+ 1997-present, Better Business Bureau
Top Plastic Surgeons, Consumers Research Council of America
Bay Area Top Doctor, Doctors Improving Healthcare

Affiliations

California Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
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