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Plastic Surgery Clinic  

WAMC Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Service is located in the General Surgery Clinic on the 2nd floor of the hospital clinic mall

Hours of operation:  Mon-Tue-Thurs-Fri   0800-1500

 Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Service - Appointment 910-643-2058

WAMC Plastic Surgeons are assigned to procedures/surgery at various times of the week.  So the clinic days may vary while they are in surgery

Our surgeons are board certified Plastic Surgeons and are a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons



MISSION STATEMENT

To provide patients with the highest quality of care and maintain the nullhealth and welfare of those active duty and other eligible beneficiaries by providing reconstructive surgery using the latest techniques in the areas of deformities of the head and neck, torso, or breast due to malignancy or congenital defect or extensive trauma due to injury.

                                          

                                                            
Womack Army Medical Center Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Service perform medically necessary procedures and limited cosmetic surgery for Active Duty, Retirees and their eligible dependents.

We are currently serving an increasing number or injured patients returning from deployments, as well as receiving a high volume of consultations for TRICARE covered procedures and reconstructive services.

The definition of a medically necessary procedure is: to restore function, correct a serious birth defect, restore body form after a serious injury, revision of disfiguring extensive scars, or after a medically necessary mastectomy.  The Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Service does limited consultations for Cosmetic Surgery on a space available basis and require the patient to meet the Body Mass Index (BMI) of 27 or below.  This includes; brow lift, facelift/rhytidectomy, eyelid surgery, nasal surgery, jaw surgery, dermabrasion, breast implants, mastopexy (breast lift), abdominoplasty, arm/thigh dermolipectomy, liposuction for body contouring, excision of minor skin lesions, and scar revision. There is a charge for cosmetic surgery here at WAMC and prices are determined after the patient’s initial Plastic Surgery consultation. Prices are in determined by the Department of Defense and processed by the Womack Treasury Department.  Cosmetic surgery is a non-TRICARE covered benefit in accordance with the Department of Defense Cosmetic Surgery Policy, OTSG/MEDCOM Policy Memo 12-076 and OTSG/MEDCOM Policy Memo 13-013.

The first step to be considered for Plastic Surgery at Womack Army Medical Center is to make an appointment with your PCM (Primary Care Manager).  Explain to your PCM that you are interested in Plastic Surgery and what procedure you are requesting.  At that time your PCM will enter a referral in the system. 

Once the referral is submitted, it will be reviewed by the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Service.  Please allow at least 72 business hours from the date the referral was submitted for a disposition.  The patient will then call (910) 643-2058 regarding the referral disposition.  Priorities of appointments in the clinic are given first to patients who have a need for an immediate medically necessary procedure followed by active duty and other eligible beneficiaries. Please be patient when calling to check the disposition of your referral or schedule an appointment.

If you have any further questions regarding services, TRICARE coverage, or TRICARE medical necessity guidelines, contact Health Net Federal Services at 877-874-2273.