FTM, MTF, N Top Surgery Specialist Plastic Surgeons NY

Top Surgery Specialists of NYC accepts most insurance plans for FTM, MTF, and Gender Nonconforming (N) Top Surgery. We accept all out of network insurance benefits to cover your Top Surgery. Additionally, if we do not participate with your insurance plan, our office is frequently able to obtain pre-authorization from your insurance plan based on the uniqueness of this specialty. Please fill out this insurance verification form. One of our staff will respond to you quickly with more information about your insurance coverage.

Please Note: Our boutique specialized Top Surgery practice can get you on the calendar for surgery within a month of your consultation.

Top Surgery Specialists of NYC provides:

  • Experienced board certified, best in class Plastic Surgeons
  • We will help you to find out if Top Surgery is a benefit covered by your insurance company.
  • You will enjoy the luxury and benefit of a top-rated concierge environment without the hassle of long hospital waiting room times and paperwork.
  • Surgery can either be performed in our own boutique office-based surgical suite or at a nearby top-rated ambulatory surgery center.
  • We offer virtual online consultations for patients anywhere in the world.
  • Multidisciplinary care for our patients
  • The ability to finance your FTM Top Surgery, MTF Top Surgery, or Non-Binary Top Surgery procedure with CareCredit

Keith Blechman, MD oversees the board certified plastic surgeons of Top Surgery Specialists of NYC.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

BOARD CERTIFICATION

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

  • The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
    Reconstructive Microsurgery Fellowship, Houston, TX
  • New York University School of Medicine
    Plastic Surgery Residency, New York, NY
  • New York University School of Medicine
    Plastic Surgery Research Fellowship, New York, NY
  • New York University School of Medicine
    Doctor of Medicine, New York, NY
  • Brown University
    Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Providence, RI

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • New York Magazine Best Doctors 2019
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2019
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2018
  • Super Doctors New York 2019
  • Super Doctors New York 2018
  • Super Doctors New York Rising Star 2017
  • Super Doctors New York Rising Star 2016
  • Super Doctors New York Rising Star 2015
  • ASMS/MSF Synthes Research Grant Award – New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Student Research Fellowship – New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY
  • Honors Program Research Fellowship – New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY
  • Graduation with Honors – Brown University, Providence, RI
  • Westinghouse Science Talent Search National Semifinalist – Ward Melville High School, East Setauket, NY

CLINICAL APPOINTMENTS

  • Kennedy Health System
    Consultant, Plastic Surgery, Stratford, NJ
  • Doylestown Hospital
    Affiliate Staff, Plastic Surgery, Doylestown, PA
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center
    Assistant Attending, Plastic Surgery, Camden, NJ
  • New York Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital
    Assistant Attending, Plastic Surgery, Brooklyn, NY
  • Lenox Hill Hospital / Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital
    Assistant Attending, Plastic Surgery, New York, NY
  • New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai
    Assistant Attending, Plastic Surgery, New York, NY

TEACHING ACTIVITIES

  • Lenox Hill Hospital / Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital
    Teaching/Supervising Attending, Aesthetic Surgery Clinic, New York, N

VOLUNTEER HISTORY

  • 04/2010 Haiti – LEAP Foundation
  • 09/2008 Nepal – Kathmandu Model Hospital
  • 03/2004 Nepal – Kathmandu Model Hospital

PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES
1. Dillon A, Sinno S, Blechman KM, Berman R, Saadeh PB. Functional reconstruction of a large anterior thigh defect using contralateral anterolateral thigh flap with tensor latae and motorized vastus lateralus. J Recon Microsurg. 2015; 31(1): 79-82.

2. Blechman KM, Tanna N, Broer PN, Ireton JE, Ahn CY, Allen RJ. Stacked profunda artery perforator (PAP) flaps for breast reconstruction: a case report. J Recon Microsurg. 2013; 29(9): 631-4.

3. Alperovich M, Tanna N, Samra F, Blechman KM, Shapiro RL, Guth AA, Axelrod DM, Choi M, Karp NS. Nipple-sparing mastectomy in patients with a history of reduction mammoplasty or mastopexy: how safe is it? Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013; 131(5): 962-7.

4. Blechman KM and Kronowitz SJ. Commentary: Long-Term Outcomes in Breast Cancer Patients Undergoing Immediate 2Stage Expander/Implant Reconstruction and Postmastectomy Radiation. Breast Dis Quart. 2012; 23(4): 368-9.

5. Blechman KM, Karp NS, Levovitz C, Guth AA, Axelrod DM, Shapiro RL, Choi M. The lateral inframmamary fold incision for nipple-sparing mastectomy: outcomes from over 50 implant-based breast reconstructions. Breast J. 2012; 19(1): 31-40.

6. Grieves MR, Samra F, Pavlides SC, Blechman KM, Naylor SM, Woodrell CD, Cadacio C, Levine JP, Bancroft TA, Michalak M, Warren SM, Gold LI. Exogenous calreticulin improves diabetic wound healing. Wound Repair Reg. 2012; 20(5): 715-30.

7. Blechman KM, Zervos M. Post-thoracotomy Horner syndrome associated with extrapleural infusion of local anesthetic.
Interact Cardiovasc Thor Surg. 2009; 9(2): 309-10.

8. Khonsari RH, Blechman KM, Michaels J, Vigler M, Chiu DT, Wallerstein R, Blei F. Vascular malformations and upper extremity anomalies associated with a subtelomeric microdeletion of chromosome 4p. Clin Dysmorph. 2008; 17(3): 193-

9. Michaels J, Churgin SS, Blechman KM, Aarabi S, Galiano RD, Gurtner GC. db/db mice exhibit severe wound-healing impairments compared with other murine diabetic strains in a silicone-splinted excisional wound model. Wound Rep Regen. 2007; 15(5): 665-70.

10. Kleinman ME, Grieves MR, Churgin SS, Blechman KM, Chang EI, Ceradini DJ, Tepper OM, Gurtner GC. Hypoxia-induced mediators of stem/progenitor cell trafficking are increased in children with hemangioma. Arterio Thromb Vasc Biol. 2007; 27(12): 2664-70.

11. Gold LI, Rahman M, Blechman KM, Greives MR, Churgin S, Michaels J, Callaghan MJ, Cardwell NL, Pollins AC, Michalak M, Siebert JW, Levine JP, Gurtner GC, Nanney LB, Galiano RD, Cadacio CL. Overview of the role for Calreticulin in the enhancement of wound healing through multiple biological effects. J Invest Derm. 2006; 126S: 57-65.

12. Blechman KM, Karch SB, Stephens BG. Demographic, pathologic, and toxicological profiles of 127 decedents testing positive for ephedrine alkaloids. Foren Sci Internat. 2004; 139(1): 61-9.

13. Aronson BD, Fisher AL, Blechman K, Caudy M, Gergen JP. Groucho-dependent and –independent repression activities of Runt domain proteins. Mol Cell Biol. 1997; 17(9): 5581-7.

OTHER ARTICLES
1. Blechman KM. Microsurgery and lymphedema. World Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery Newsletter. 2013; 4(4): 13-5.

2. Blechman KM and Kronowitz, SJ. Commentary: Long-Term Outcomes in Breast Cancer Patients Undergoing Immediate 2Stage Expander/Implant Reconstruction and Postmastectomy Radiation. Breast Diseases: A Yearbook Quarterly. 2012; 23(4): 368-369.

BOOK CHAPTERS

1. Blechman KM, Lerman OZ, Haddock NT, and Allen RJ. Stacked Profunda Artery Perforator Flaps for Unilateral Breast Reconstruction. In Breast Reconstruction: Art, Science, and New Clinical Techniques. Ed: Shiffman M. Springer; 2016.

2. Blechman KM and Kronowitz SJ. Problems in Breast Reconstruction: Autologous Breast Reconstruction After Lumpectomy or Mastectomy. In Problems in Breast Surgery: A Repair Manual. Ed: Fisher J and Handel N. CRC Press; 2014.

3. Ceradini DC and Blechman KM. Dermatology for Plastic Surgeons II: Cutaneous Malignancies. In Grabb and Smith’s Plastic
Surgery. 7th ed. Ed: Thorne C: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2014: 115-26.

ONLINE CME TUTORIALS

1. Blechman KM, McCarthy CM, Cordeiro PG. Breast Reconstruction and Radiation Therapy. In Plastic Surgery Hyperguide.
www.plasticsurgery.hyperguides.com . Sept 2011.

PRESENTATIONS

1. Blechman KM. Mindfulness meditation for physicians. April 12, 2017. Hudson Wellness, New York, NY.

2. Blechman KM. Mindfulness meditation for physicians. October 18, 2016. Hudson Wellness, New York, NY.

3. Blechman KM, Suami H, Skoracki RJ, Chang DW. Evaluation of indocyanine green lymphography following upper extremity lymphaticovenular bypass. International Symposium for the Surgical Treatment of Lymphedema. April 10, 2013. Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou, Taiwan.

4. Alperovich M, Choi M, Karp NS, Blechman KM, Samra F, Levine JP, Schnabel F, Axelrod DM, Shapiro R, Guth AA. Nipplesparing mastectomy and subareolar biopsy: to freeze or not to freeze? Evaluating the role of subareolar intraoperative frozen section. American Society of Clinical Oncology Breast Cancer Symposium. September 14, 2012. San Antonio, TX.

5. Alperovich M, Samra F, Blechman KM, Shapiro RL, Axelrod DM, Choi M, Karp NS, Guth AA. Nipple-sparing mastectomy in patients with a history of reduction mammaplasty: How safe is it? American Society of Clinical Oncology Breast Cancer Symposium. September 13, 2012. San Antonio, TX

6. Blechman KM, Reavey PL, Weichman KA, Levine JP, Choi M, Karp NS. Use of the Biopatch drain dressing to reduce infection in implant-based breast reconstruction. European Association of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting. May 26, 2012. Munich, Germany.

7. Blechman KM, Reavey PL, Weichman KA, Levine JP, Choi M, Karp NS. Use of the Biopatch drain dressing to reduce infection in implant-based breast reconstruction. American Association of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting. April 14, 2012. San Francisco, CA.

8. Blechman KM, Saadeh PB, Rapp T, Berman R, Otterburn D, Jacobs J. ASRM Best Case/Best Save: Functional reconstruction of a large anterior thigh defect using contralateral ALT/TFL with motorized vastus lateralis. American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery Annual Meeting. January 15, 2012. Las Vegas, NV.

9. Guth AA, Blechman K, Levovitz C, Small K, Axelrod D, Karp N, Choi M. Nipple-areolar sparing mastectomy: Utility of the lateral inframammary incision in immediate implant-based reconstructions. San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. December 6, 2011. San Antonio, TX.

10. Blechman KM, Levovitz C, Karp NS, Choi M. The lateral inframammary fold incision for nipple-sparing mastectomy: outcomes from over 50 implant-based breast reconstructions. Plastic Surgery Research Council Annual Meeting. April 30, 2011. Louisville, KY.

11. Blechman KM, Levovitz C, Choi M, Karp NS. The lateral inframammary fold incision for nipple-sparing mastectomy: outcomes from over 50 implant-based breast reconstructions. American Association of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting. April 10, 2011. Boca Raton, FL.

12. Blechman KM, Ashjian PJ, Small KH, Levine JP. Predictors of adverse outcomes following deep sternal wound reconstruction.
New York State Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons Resident’s Night. March 8, 2010. New York NY.

13. Blechman KM, Flores RL, Friedman DW. Hand trauma associated with high energy winch and cable pulley accidents. American Association for Hand Surgery Annual Meeting. January 11, 2006, Tucson, AZ.

14. Churgin SS, Callaghan MJ, Galiano RD, Blechman KM, Ceradini DJ, Gurtner GC. Therapeutic administration of superoxide dismutase (SOD) mimetics normalizes wound healing in diabetic mice. American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress. October 16, 2005, San Francisco, CA.

15. Gold LI, Rahman M, Michaels J, Blechman KM, Churgin S, Callaghan M, Deveau-Rosen J, Michalak M, Gurtner G, Nanney LB. Annual Montagna Symposium on the Biology of Skin. October 13, 2005, Salishan Lodge, OR.

16. Blechman KM, Seiser N, Bhatt K, Ceradini DJ, Gurtner GC. Expression of anti-oxidative genes protects multipotent progenitor cells from hypoxia-induced apoptosis. Plastic Surgery Research Council Annual Meeting. May 18, 2005, Toronto, Canada.

17. Churgin SS, Callaghan MJ, Galiano RD, Blechman KM, Ceradini DJ, Gurtner GC. Therapeutic administration of superoxide dismutase (SOD) mimetics normalizes wound healing in diabetic mice. Plastic Surgery Research Council Annual Meeting. May 18, 2005, Toronto, Canada.

18. Kleinman ME, Churgin SS, Ceradini DJ, Blechman KM, Galiano RD, Tepper OM, Gurtner GC. Mediators of stem cell mobilization and recruitment in children with infantile hemangioma. Plastic Surgery Research Council Annual Meeting. May 18, 2005, Toronto, Canada.

19. Blechman KM, Karch SB, Stephens BG. Demographic, pathologic, and toxicological profiles of 127 decedents testing positive for ephedrine alkaloids. American Academy of Forensic

Top Surgery Specialists of NYC specializes in taking exceptional care of each Top Surgery patient from the initial consultation to the post-recovery period. The honor and privilege of caring for our patients comes with the responsibility and dedication of the best in class, board certified plastic surgeons and our staff to adhere to the utmost standards of excellence in patient care and final surgical outcome. As top-rated, best in class Top Surgery specialists we provide highly personalized and comprehensive care. The goal of Top Surgery is to achieve the most natural result possible and to help satisfy our patient’s physical transition goals. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a Top Surgery consultation, please feel free to contact us:

Top Surgery Specialists of NYC 
800A 5th Ave
Suite 300D
New York, NY 10065
(646) 941-8292