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Dr. Rajiv Sood 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 Augmentation
- Cosmetic Surgery
- Hair Restoration
- Laser Resurfacing
- Reconstructive Surgery
- Skin Cancer
- Tummy Tuck
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Sood came extremely highly recommended to me by several plastic surgeons and other healthcare professionals. Indeed, he is an elite group being 1 of 35 or so chiefs of plastic surgery in the nation. He specializes in successfully treating the scars of burn victims. Although I was not a burn victim, I had a contracted scar and degraded tissue from a brachioplasty that was very similar to a burn victim. In fact, my physical therapist told me that she had never seen a contracted scar as bad as mine and she had worked with burn patients. I felt very hopeful, after coming through months of depression and anxiety over the complication, when Sood told me he was 1 of only 3 plastic surgeons using IPL laser to treat scars, and that he had treated burn victims with scars much larger than mine. He seemed to really know his stuff and he seemed very nice; I did not understand why people said he lacked compassion. Sood said the surgery would probably be covered by my insurance as it was corrective not cosmetic because I had lost the full range of motion in my arm owing to the contracted scar. He also was going to do a series of z-plastids and use Alloderm tissue matrix rather than do a skin graft, which was a relief to me. I awaited insurance approval and a surgery date. One day his nurse calls me and I am excited to hear good news. Instead she told me that Sood declined to do my surgery. I pleaded with her to have him reconsider. But I never received a callback. It is true, he lacks compassion just like the other reviews have stated. My insurance only covers his hospital so I am out of options. My arm remains seriously injured. I don't understand how a plastic surgeon (or any HCP) could refuse to help a patient. How can these people live with themselves? Where is the humanity?
I am grateful to Dr. Rajiv Sood, MD,FACS, Chief of Plastic Surgery. He performed a Plastic surgery miracle on me in January-2010. When I first went to him, his R.N. was so kind and compassionate to me about my condition. Dr. Sood was Wonderful, Kind and very caring to me. He gave me hope about my condition, and gave me a chance when other Doctor's would not accept my insurance or seem to give me a chance, or even care how sad and depressed I was about my condition. I had a large loose abdomen that was hideous, and painful and it needed to be surgically removed,...He accepted my insurance and gave me a chance to feel so much better. I Love Dr. Sood for what he did for me, I am forever grateful to him, and also his wonderful and caring staff---Susie was so kind, Gentle and courteous, and Chrystal was so wonderful, efficient and compassionate. I referred a friend to Dr. Sood, and he was so grateful and excited about being accepted and getting help for his condition.....After having a complete abdominoplasty with wonderful results a few yrs ago, I will never, ever forget you Dr. Sood you are my wonderful amazing "Hero", May God Bless You.
I have just seen this doctor for the first time and it seems as if he lacks compassion. I would like to know if there is anybody else that can give me views on this doctor before I actually let him cut on me. My first vibe about him seems as if I don't like him. You know what they say "follow your first mind"! Then I look him up and he is treating people like trash. Not my kind of doctor!!!!!
Dr. Sood is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health
33 Years Experience
Albany Medical College
Graduated in 1984
Temple University Health System
Dr. Rajiv Sood accepts the following insurance providers.
- Anthem Blue Access PPO
- Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS IL PPO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Encore Health Network
- Encore Health Network
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- IU Health EMPLOYER PLAN
- Multiplan PPO
PHP Northern IN
- PHP Select with Encircle
- Sagamore Plus
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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Locations & DirectionsIndiana University Health, 545 Barnhill Dr, Indianapolis, IN
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