Neal Handel, MD

Neal Handel, MD

Plastic Surgery Santa Barbara, CA

Associate Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery, UCLA


Office Address

  • 225 W. Pueblo Street
    Suite A
    Santa Barbara, CA 93105
    Phone: (805) 682-9100

Neal Handel, MD

Plastic Surgery Santa Barbara, CA

Associate Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery, UCLA

Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Plastic Surgery: General Plastic Surgery, Aesthetic/Cosmetic
  • Clinical Interests: Mammaplasty; Silicones; Mammography; Breast Implants; Prostheses and Implants; Breast Neoplasms; Breast Implantation; Postoperative Complications

Faculty Appointments & Work History

  • Associate Clinical ProfessorUniversity of California at Los Angeles
    CA
  • PhysicianTarzana Regional Medical Center
    Tarzana, CA
  • PhysicianSanta Barbara Cottage Hospital
    Santa Barbara, CA
  • PhysicianUCLA Medical Center
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Member of Advisory CommitteeCalifornia State University
    Northridge, CA
  • Plastic Surgery Physician AdvisorBlue Cross of California
    Woodland Hills, CA
  • ConsultantMentor Corporation
    Santa Barbara, CA
  • Associate Clinical ProfessorUCLA Geffen School of Medicine
    Los Angeles, CA
    Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery

Education & Medical Training

  • Columbia University
  • Tulane University/Charity Hospital
  • University of California
  • University of Colorado Medical Center
  • Yale University School of MedicineYale University School of Medicine

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical LicenseCA State Medical License1974 - 2015
  • American Board of Plastic SurgeryPlastic Surgery, 1981

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Top Doctors:LA AreaCastle Connolly, 2013
  • Top Doctors:Southern CaliforniaCastle Connolly, 2012
  • Los Angeles’s “Super Doctors”Los Angeles Magazine, 2008, 2012

Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • Emergency Treatment of Fingertip Injuries.  Handel N, McAveoy J, Hospital Physician
  • Finding Earlier Nonpalpable Breast Cancers Using Hooked-Wire-Directed Biopsy and a Modified Overpenetrated Mammographic Technique.  Silverstein MJ, Gamagami P, Rosser RJ, Gierson ED, Colburn WJ, Handel N, Waisman JR, Lewinsky B, Fingerhut A, Hoffman RS, Fundamental Problems in Breast Cancer, 10:75-89
  • Intraductal Breast Carcinoma What Constitutes Adequate Treatment?  Rosser RJ, Silverstein MJ, Gamagami P, Gierson ED, Colburn WJ, Handel N, Waisman JR, ? Fundamental Problems in Breast Cancer, 14:113-123

Books/Book Chapters

  • Ductal Carcinoma In-Situ of the Breast. Chapter: Breast Reconstruction in Patients with DCIS 
    Handel N
    Editors: Silverman MJ.Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore
  • Surgery of the Breast: Principles and Art. Chapter: Augmentation Mastopexy 
    Handel N
    Editors: Spear SL.Lippincott-Raven, Philadelphia
  • Surgery of the Breast: Principles and Art. Chapter: Managing Local Implant-Related Problems 
    Handel N
    Editors: Spear SL.Lippincott-Raven, Philadelphia

Abstracts/Posters

  • Flow patterns in a Model of Contracting Muscle. Rodbard S, Handel N, Sadja L, 5:396-405, Cardiovascular Research (London)
  • Computerized Determination of Blood Flow in Pedicle Flaps by the Clearance of Epicutaneously Applied 133XE. Handel N, Zarem H, Graham, Journal of Surgical Research, 30:579-587
  • Visual Evoked Response Monitoring During Craniofacial Surgery. Handel N, Law J, Hoehn R, Annals of Plastic Surgery, 2:257-258

Lectures

  • Effect of Augmentation Mammaplasty on Breast Cancer Detection. Annual Meeting - American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Mammographic Measurements After Augmentation Mammaplasty. Annual Meeting - American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, San Francisco, California
  • Reasons Mastectomy Patients Do Not Have Breast Reconstruction. Annual Meeting - American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, San Francisco, California

Other

  • The Breast Cancer Video: What Every Woman Should Know. Silverstein M, Handel N
  • Radiation and Its Influence on Breast Reconstruction. Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation. Elliot F, Bootlick J, Handel N, Kross S, Slavin S
    Arlington Heights, Illinois
  • Managing Complications of Breast Augmentation. Nahai F, Baker T, Handel N, Kenkel J, Scheflan M, Aesthetic Society Videotape
    Los Alamitos, California

Hospital Affiliations

Industry Relationships

  • ConsultantMentor Corp Division of J&J
    2005 - Present
    Speaker, consultant
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