UKIAH, Calif. – There is a familiar quote in American vernacular that resonates with many people that have undergone a major surgery that has left them scarred: “They say you don’t know what you have until it’s gone. But the truth is, you knew exactly what you had; you just thought you’d never lose it.”
Fortunately for North Coast residents there is a new local service available which is able to help repair and rebuild that which was lost through cancer or trauma.
Robert M. Green, M.D., a board-certified plastic surgeon, specializes in reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery and will begin seeing patients at Ukiah Valley Medical Center in July.
“I am really looking forward to working with the physicians, surgeons, and the Mendocino county community,” said Dr. Green. “In the past 22 years I have lived in Humboldt County and been able to help change the lives and outlooks of patients that had fallen into a depressing state-of-mind after they had been scarred by breast cancer, skin cancer, or other life trauma. I am glad that I am able to provide restorative procedures and improve the lives of patients seeking this kind of service here at UVMC.”
“This is an incredible service for our community,” said Gwen Matthews, chief executive officer of UVMC. “Dr. Green’s restorative services for a mastectomy or other surgical scar and cosmetic enhancement services will enrich the lives of those seeking his care – giving them confidence and a feeling of well-being.”
Dr. Green graduated from Rutgers Medical School and completed his surgical training at the prestigious Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York, NY.
Characterizing himself as a family man, Dr. Green has a passion for changing his patients’ lives and helping them achieve their desired results. When not seeing patients Dr. Green enjoys surfing, sailing, and backpacking.
Dr. Green is now accepting new patients for breast reconstruction, breast reduction, skin cancer reconstruction and scar revision services. He also specializes in cosmetic body and face rejuvenation.
His office is located at the Ukiah Valley Medical Center General Surgery office at 246 Hospital Drive in Ukiah.
To schedule an appointment please call 707-4638011.