Dr. Dennis S Kao MD Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Dennis Kao is a plastic surgeon in Dallas, Texas and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Veterans Affairs North Texas Health Care System. He received his medical degree from University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and has been in practice for 11 years. Dr. Kao accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 25 doctors at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and one of 16 at Veterans Affairs North Texas Health Care System who specialize in Plastic Surgery. He also speaks multiple languages, including Chinese (Mandarin).

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Plastic Surgeon: Hand

Clinical Interests: Peripheral Nerves, Brachial Plexus, Reconstructive Surgical Procedures, Microsurgery, Fracture Fixation

Education & Medical Training

Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals
Residency, Plastic Surgery, 2003–2009

Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals
Fellowship, Hand Surgery, 2009–2010

University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Class of 2003

Publications & Presentations

Spatial accessibility of drug treatment facilities and the effects on locus of control, drug use, and service use among heroin-injecting Mexican American men.
Kao, D.,Torres, L. R.,Guerrero, E. G.,Mauldin, R. L.,Bordnick, P. S.

The commissure-based triangular flap for lip revision following reconstruction of a through-and-through defect.
Tsao, C., Wan, D.C., Chen, W., Kao, D.S., Levi, B.

Cortical brain mapping of peripheral nerves using functional magnetic resonance imaging in a rodent model.
Cho, Y.R., Jones, S.R., Pawela, C.P., Li, R., Kao, D.S., Schulte, M.L., Runquist, M.L., Yan, J., Hudetz, A.G., Jaradeh, S.S., Hyde, J.S., Matloub, H.S.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Texas BlueChoice
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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