During the mandated shelter in place order, we will be limiting office visits to urgent problems and post-op visits only. We will be scheduling all new consultations and follow up visits remotely via a video chat. If you would like to arrange a virtual appointment with one of the doctors, please call the office to schedule.
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OFFICE HOURS AND SURGERY SCHEDULE WILL BE LIMITED FOR THE NEXT FEW WEEKS
The safety of our patients is paramount to us. Due to the recent coronavirus pandemic, we will be curtailing our usual business hours and rescheduling all non-urgent appointments. Additionally, many of the surgery facilities at which we operate have made the decision to cancel all elective surgery. This does not include cancer related operations at this time. If you have an office appointment or elective surgery scheduled in the coming weeks, you will receive a call to cancel or reschedule your appointment. If you leave a message at the office, please understand that we are busier than usual fielding calls and will get back to you as soon as possible. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Phone service disruption this morning.
We are switching our phone and internet service to our new office this morning. There may be a temporary disruption in our service while we transition. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Kind Chang Plastic Surgery is moving
Kind Chang Plastic Surgery will be moving our office this weekend, but don’t worry, we’re not going far. As of Monday April 1, we will be located across the hall in the medical office building at 45 Castro Street. The suite will remain #410. Moving can be disruptive, so please bear with us during this transition. We are looking forward to providing the same great care for our patients in a new, larger office.
Long-term patient-reported outcomes in breast reconstruction after mastectomy
A new study out of the University of Michigan and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York has found that patients who underwent breast reconstruction using their own tissue instead of an implant reported significantly greater satisfaction with their breasts, psychosocial well-being, and sexual well-being at two years compared. If you have breast cancer and are considering mastectomy and reconstruction, or are dissatisfied with an implant reconstruction, it is important to know your options.
Our breast reconstruction patients often ask for helpful resources to educate themselves on breast reconstruction. A good resource is breastreconusa.org. This website is produced by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and The Plastic Surgery Foundation (The PSF) and is dedicated to building awareness around breast reconstruction options.
Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day
Dr. Kind and Dr. Chang will be participating in CPMC’s Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 from 4-730 PM. There will be a reception and educational fair featuring new technologies in breast reconstruction. The location will be the Bothin Auditorium, 3700 California Street, San Francisco, CA.
2018 J Weekly Readers’ Choice Award Winners
Once again, Dr. Kind and Dr. Chang selected for a Readers’ Choice Award for best plastic surgeons in San Francisco by the readers of J Weekly. This is their seventh year in a row, and the only plastic surgeons in San Francisco to be selected.
Phone service restored
As of this morning, out phones are back up and running. If you have left a message for us in the past 24 hours, please be patient as catch up. If you do not hear from us by the end of the day, please try us again.
Phone and internet outage
Our phone and internet provider (Comcast) has had an unexpected outage in our area that has affected our ability to connect with patients. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you are an existing patient and you have an urgent matter to discuss with a doctor, please call our answering service, 415-565-4402. Non-urgent inquiries will be answered as soon as service has been restored. Thank you for your understanding.