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About Dr. Jorge De La Torre
Dr. Jorge De La Torre, MD, FACS is a Doctor primarily located in Birmingham, AL, with another office in Birmingham, AL. He has 22 years of experience. His specialties include Plastic Surgery and General Surgery. Dr. De La Torre is affiliated with Uab Medical West, Russell Hospital and Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He speaks English.
Dr. Jorge De La Torre has the following 2 specialties
- Plastic Surgery
A plastic surgery specialist is a physician with extensive training in the execution of plastic surgery procedures.
Plastic surgery is the use of surgical procedures to rebuild or reshape injured or misshapen body parts. Congenital defects, such as a cleft lip or palate, can be corrected by a plastic surgery specialist. Injuries sustained during auto accidents also may require the services of a plastic surgery specialist. These procedures fall under the category of reconstructive plastic surgery.
The other category of plastic surgery is cosmetic plastic surgery. Plastic surgery specialists often perform procedures like breast augmentation, face lifts, tummy tucks, liposuction, and lip injection as elective surgeries for patients who wish to make aesthetic improvements.
- General Surgery
A surgical specialist is a physician who has additional training in a specific area of surgery.
The American Board of Medical Specialties acknowledges the following surgical specialties: general surgery, thoracic and cardiac surgery, colon and rectal surgery, obstetrics and gynecological surgery, neurological surgery, ophthalmic surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngological surgery, pediatric surgery, plastic surgery, urological surgery, and vascular surgery.
Some procedures are performed by more than one type of specialist. Also, some surgeons may choose to specialize in specific procedures within their specialty area. For example, a plastic and maxillofacial surgeon may specialize in performing rhinoplasty procedures.
- Breast Diseases
- Cosmetic Surgery (Aesthetic Procedures)
- Dupuytren's Contracture
- Hidradenitis Suppurativa
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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I am a breast cancer survivor, after the terrifying experience of dealing with cancer and the horrible effects of chemotherapy , hair loss and looking at the horrible scar the removal of my breast left, I looked so forward to the reconstruction. At the time I had Medicaid because my primary insurance considered my cancer as preexisting and they would not cover the surgeries. Until I met Dr. Delatorre I had been treated with respect and compassion. There are only a hand full of Plastic surgeons that will take Medicaid so I was very grateful when such a well respected doctor would give his time and take a cut in pay to see a Medicaid patient. My first visit I had to wait almost 2 hours before I was seen. From visit one until my follow up visit after my so call reconstruction Dr. Delatorre barely acknowledge me when I spoke to him or asked questions I had. Although his staff was wonderful, caring, patient and kind I don't think I have ever met such a cold doctor. My "reconstruction" is a disaster. My "breast" is just a small hard lump at the top of my chest with a tight deep scar that runs across my chest. Since the skin was not stretched nor was additional skin transferred to allow for the implant to form a breast the implant now looks like a balloon that is filled with water that has been tied around the middle. The top forming a hard lump and the rest of the implant hangs about an inch past my natural breast line making it appear that I have some sort of weird tumor in my upper stomach. No nipple just a lump and a deep scar. I have since gone to see a more capable Surgeon that said I have to endure the pain of yet another surgery and missing several weeks of work. Even if I choose not to go through the reconstruction process again. The implant that Dr. Delatorre put in MUST to come out. So either way I have to go through an unnecessary surgery. I am sure Dr. Delatorre is exceptional surgeon but in my opinion if you do not feel that an insurance company rates the level of care that you give to a person that has already been ravaged by cancer turn them away and choose not to do more harm.
Dr. De La Torre is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Uab Medical West
Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center
UAB Medical Center
University of Alabama Hospital
UAB Hospital, UAB Highlands
22 Years Experience
University Of Texas Medical School At Houston
Graduated in 1991
Dr. Jorge De La Torre accepts the following insurance providers.
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana National POS
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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