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About Dr. Kenneth Shestak
Dr. Kenneth Shestak, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Pittsburgh, PA, with another office in Pittsburgh, PA. He has 40 years of experience. His specialties include Plastic Surgery. Dr. Shestak is affiliated with UPMC MAGEE WOMENS HOSPITAL, CHILDRENS HOSPITAL OF PHILADELPHIA and UPMC PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL. He speaks English.
Dr. Kenneth Shestak has the following 1 specialty
- 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.
- Breast Surgery (Mammaplasty)
- Cosmetic Surgery
- Cosmetic Surgery (Aesthetic Procedures)
- Hair Restoration
- Laser Resurfacing
- Liposuction (Lipectomy)
- Reconstructive Surgery
- Skin Cancer
- Skin Transplantation (Dermatoplasty)
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 had a tummy tuck back in 1996. Dr.Shestak was rude(my friend who accompanied me thought so too). I have never been happy with my results. I have excess material in the front of slacks(my husband says I look like I have "male Parts." Not impressed. I wish I had my old stomach back-My clothing looked much better then.
i saw dr shestak 7/15/2013..that is after waiting for two and one half hours after my appt time...what dr. with any manners would keep a patient waiting that long especially when there were only two other patients in the waiting room and one was in and out in ten minutes!!!I had been operated on by him previously three times, when i had private insurance, in the past, and treated very differently....hmmmm? He ordered a breast mri three weeks prior to my appointment from the er and when i asked about the results he said what mri/ very attentive to me as a patient, I was a smoker when he did my other past surgeries and now informs me he doesn't operate on smokers anymore so if any of you breast cancer patient smoke, forget about him..he picky now that his whole career doesn't depend on us anymore..but maybe if you have really good insurance, he'll think about it..i am now on medicare for a disability so i'm sure that mattered also. Shame on you Dr. Shestak for the way you treated me,I used to admire and speak highly of you...no more, you are not even a nice man , just a very narcissistic surgeon who once cared about people. I will never come thru your door again
I was in Magee after my hysterectomy and was talking with the nurse's aid while she was emptying my catheter bag (hey, we might as well talk about something to make the situation a little less awkward!). Both of us had had weight loss surgery and were discussing reconstructive surgeries and she told me "I'd go to Shestak if I was only having my breasts done." Well, since I was only able to afford having my breasts fixed at the time, I figured that a visit to Dr. Shestak was in order. I called around and made other appointments with other surgeons in the area for consults, but I was happy enough after my meeting with Dr. Shestak that I cancelled most of them. Cannot believe that this was a complaint from another poster, but the waiting room is just that - a waiting room. Nothing scary or horrible about it especially if you've had to spend time in other UPMC waiting rooms; this place was just fine and the staff was friendly too. There were a few issues with scheduling appointments; twice, my follow up appointments that I made at the desk were not properly recorded in the computer and so I arrived at the scheduled time but with no appointment on record. There was a wait, but they made time to see me even though I wasn't on the roster for the day. Dr. Shestak has a staff of physician assistants that handled the preliminaries before he came in to see me. The PA that I worked with was fantastic and it was always nice to see and talk to her. He would also bring in other residents/fellows that he was training, so be forewarned that the examining room may be quite full when you talk to him. It felt a bit awkward having 5-6 people in a room staring at my breasts while he explained why he felt that certain procedures needed to be done given my breast shape, location, etc. He was, however, always professional and was really fantastic when it came to letting me ask as many questions as I wanted. The time he spends with his patients can account for the 30-40 minute waits I had, but I am totally willing to spend time in the waiting room if it means that he is willing to spend as much time with me as I need in the examining room. I had my breast augmentation/mastopexy done outpatient at Magee and the surgery itself was great. Followed up with his PA the next day and went back home to heal for several weeks. There were, however, minor complications that were not his fault; it turns out that I am allergic to the dissolvable stitches that he used. The stitches around my areolas got infected a month after my surgery and I rushed in to see him where he cut out as many of them as he could as the incisions were more or less healed except for right around where the knots were that just refused to dissolve. It took a few weeks for these spots to heal, but it wasn't a major inconvenience. Dr. Shestak was great and gave me antibiotics and medicated creams to deal with the pain related to these spots. The big complication came six months after surgery; out of nowhere, I got a huge infection right at the incision line at my one areola. Dr. Shestak had previously written a prescription for an antibiotic for me to refill if any of those spots acted up again, so I took 5 days of the antibiotic but the infection only continued to get worse. My only real complaint about his office was that the day that I was having severe pain with this obvious infection, my phone calls simply weren't being answered by the receptionist. Now, part of it was my fault (I had misplaced the number to his patient coordinator in the back which would've been a direct line to him), but the receptionist at the front desk could've just transferred my call rather than putting me on hold and never getting back to me. I ended up in Magee's ER after 3 hours of trying to get in touch with his office. At Magee, the ER doc took one look at my breast and ran. He called the chief plastics resident who then came to see me, took pictures of my breast, and texted them over to Dr. Shestak who was working at his clinic (my first sexting experience!). Dr. Shestak came right over in-between patients, saw what was going on, and pulled strings to get me his favorite radiologist who took ultrasounds of my breast to see how far the infection had spread and if the implant was compromised. The infection was localized right around one of the Gore tex stitches that had been used to shape my areola, so Dr. Shestak and the chief plastics resident operated on me right in the ER examining room (the curtained one with 6 beds if you're familiar with Magee). They removed the infected stitch, drained the pus, stitched me up, and sent me home with antibiotics. Without even checking my chart, Dr. Shestak remembered from 6 months earlier that I was allergic to the dissolvable stitches, which I was rather impressed by. He had his PA call me the next day to check in and prescribed anti-nausea and diflucan pills at my request because of the side effects of the antibiotics I had been given the day before. The other really nice thing was that I was billed via my health insurance for cellulitis and only the ER doctors were involved in the bill; Dr. Shestak spent several hours with me that day and never submitted any extra bill for his care. So even though I had complications, I highly recommend him and his team and would trust him with any other plastic surgery that I would have. Just make sure that you get the phone numbers that go directly to his PA and his office manager so that you can bypass the really busy receptionist.
I had an initial breast augmentation less than a year ago with another surgeon in PA. At 6 weeks, my right breast implant bottomed out and required surgery. My left breast always was high on my chest wall and eventually I was diagnosed with a capsular contraction. In the meantime, I was experiencing a lot of pain in the corrected right breast. My old doctor said the right was fine and to have a capsulectomy on the left. He also tried to do a closed capsulotomy on me, but I refused the procedure. At that point I got a second opinion and the surgeon was most concerned with the pain in my right breast. He ordered an MRI and found that the silicone alergan implant was ruptured. My original doctor ignored my repeated complaint of pain. The 2nd opinion doctor referred me to another doctor and he told me that I needed to see Dr. Shestak. He was right. At one point I considered removing the implants as I seemed destined for failure and heartache, but Dr. Shestak said he could help me. He performed a 5 hour surgery on me. He replaced the ruptured implant and removed 2 stitches in the area that caused the most pain. In addition he placed 2 pieces of strattice in that breast. One to absorb my pain and one to support the implant and prevent another bottoming out. In the badly contracted left breast he removed the ENTIRE capsule and placed 3 pieces of strattice in that breast. Both breasts had drains for 10 days. My ENTIRE experience with Dr. Shestak has been wonderful. Not only can I say that my breasts look better than ever, but I know that they are healthy INSIDE and out. He is the best surgeon in the Pittsburgh area and if you are unlucky to have complications you would be crazy to look any further. Hopefully you are just embarking on your surgeon. Again, look no further! He has years of experience, he listens to his patients, he is detail oriented, he is masterful, he is attentive. He called me every day for 5 days after my surgery. My initial doctor called me twice after a year filled with failure. My recovery was a breeze and completely unexpected. My initial doctor wrapped me in an ACE bandage for over a week and then I had to wear a band for at least another week. It was so uncomfortable, I was bloated and looked 6 months pregnant, I was in so much pain. This time there was no wrapping or bloating and limited pain. The worse discomfort was near the drain incision and my throat from my airway being opened for 5 hours. I have had so many complications and I was so close to removing the implants before my first year anniversary. Dr. Shestak gave me the results I was looking for. Board Certified Plastic Surgeons make bad decisions that lead to bad results. Dr. Shestak fixes those mistakes. Hopefully you are lucky enough to have found him for your initial surgery. All surgery is risky, but a masterful, detail-oriented surgeon is a must. I read a poor review of Dr. Shestak where the woman said she was so turned off by the WAITING ROOM and said it didn't look professional enough. I had to laugh because my first surgeon had a spanking hot waiting room and he sucked. Be real. Get the right surgeon! I could not be happier with this surgeon or my results. I have no pain. My breasts are natural looking and sit perfectly on my chest for the first time. I am writing this to help prevent another woman the pain of what I went through. Would I do it again? With Dr. Shestak, absolutely. For the first time I am confident and optimistic that I will finally be able to enjoy the breasts I've waited so long for. Please listen to someone who went through 3 surgeries in less than one year. Dr. Shestak writes books and papers on breast augmentation and complications, but more importantly he prevents complications or corrects them better than anyone on the East Coast. Thank you Dr. Shestak, Autumn, and Colleen for making my entire experience fabulous.
Dr. Shestak is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
CHILDRENS HOSPITAL OF PHILADELPHIA
UPMC PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL
Childrens Hosp Of Pittsburgh Of Upmc
UPMC Presbyterian South Surgery Center
VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System-University Dr. Div
UPMC South Side
Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
UPMC Passavant Cranberry
Magee Womens Hospital
40 Years Experience
Tufts University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1976
Lac Usc Medical Center
Dr. Kenneth Shestak accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Select
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Highmark Community Blue PPO
- Highmark KeystoneBlue
- Highmark PPOBlue
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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