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2336 Sylvan Ave. C, Modesto, CA 95355 (next to the post office on Sylvan)
The picture of face is from a model, not an actual patient.
Dr. Wu is pictured on the right.
Why choose Dr. Tammy Wu
for your plastic surgery?
- Her consultations for many
surgeries are very detailed, they can last from 30 minutes to 2.5
hours. This is direct one-on-one contact with Dr. Tammy Wu,
the Plastic Surgeon, not with an assistant.
- We do not have any exclusive
contracts with any of the breast implant makers (such as
Mentor or Allergan/Inamed), prosthesis, or meshes. She only
chooses with our patients what is considered the best products
for the patient and his/her unique goals - without regard to
contracts or quotas.
- Dr. Wu is a Board Certified
Plastic Surgeon by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
- She is a top intellectual and
extremely skilled with her dexterity, and has extremely high
standards for herself. She graduated
number one from her medical school (Brown
University, Ivy League), scored over 95th percentile on several
national tests for plastic surgeons, and graduated from a top
Plastic Surgery training program (Southern Illinois University),
where graduates have become chairmen at Harvard University
Programs and Presidents of the American Society of Plastic
Surgeons. Formerly as a runner, she has won many races in her
- She is a gifted communicator.
Language skills is her talent. Besides being fluent in English,
Chinese, and Taiwanese - Dr. Tammy Wu participated in a national
French language competition (before medical school) and she
placed 2nd in the United States for speaking French. She has
also worked as a reporter for a radio station at Brown
University. And currently she has been seen with multiple
appearances on Modesto television stations discussing plastic
surgery and breast augmentation.
- She is a teacher: She is
currently on the staff of UC Davis as a Volunteer Assistant
Professor. She has also taught several rotating medical
students, physician assistant students, and nursing students
while working in Modesto. She runs a program called Surgical
Artistry Academy which teaches the community about medicine in
general and cosmetic surgery.
- She is a musician and
pianist: She is mainly self taught on the piano. It gives
her a chance to improve on her dexterity skills which translate
into extreme precision in the operating room when performing
breast augmentations. She is an active supporter of the
performing arts, especially via the Modesto Symphony and Gallo
Center for the Arts.
- She is an athlete:
As a runner, she has won many races (mostly 5k's) in
her age group. She has run 4 marathons in the past, several
10K's and half marathons. With her interest in athletics, she
is well qualified to discuss any changes or concerns in chest
muscles function with breast augmentation, liposuction, or tummy
tuck surgeries. Visit her popular website for
running with breast implants - a runner's guide to
choosing and maintaining breast implants. If you are interested
in exercise, she understands.
- She is an expert with many
aspects of breast surgery. She performs not only breast
augmentation surgery and breast augmentation revisions, she also
performs breast reductions, breast cancer reconstructions, and
- Access to a general surgeon
(Dr. Lee) for hernias discovered during tummy tuck.
General Surgeons specialize in repairing hernias. Dr. Wu
has easy access to Dr. Lee's expertise for hernias if they are
found during your tummy tuck. If we suspect a hernia prior
to surgery we make plans to have your abdominal hernia surgery
done at the same time. If we discover the hernia during
the tummy tuck surgery, we will consider fixing your hernia and
make arrangements to bill your insurance.
- Having two surgeons take care
of you. Dr. Lee is always available to offer his
surgical skills (Trauma Surgery and General Surgery) in addition
to Dr. Wu's plastic surgery expertise. Many plastic
surgery offices have medical assistants (we have those too), we
have Dr. Lee to help in your surgeries and recovery.
- She is very experienced.
See the next section on profile of Dr. Tammy Wu's practice.
She has been an investigator for the new silicone breast
implants. She has been practicing plastic surgery since
1997, and has been practicing plastic surgery in Modesto
since 2003. When she came to Modesto, she worked at Sutter
Gould as their only plastic surgeon for over 160 physicians. She frequently saw 40
patients per day. Just before her departure from the Gould
Medical Group, she performed over 300 breast reduction surgeries
within a 2 year span, in addition to other many other surgeries
such as breast reconstruction for breast cancer, tummy tucks,
liposuction, breast augmentation, breast lifts. She started her own practice (Surgical
Artistry, Inc) in February 2006 and was joined by her husband,
Dr. Lee in June 2006.
- She is a busy surgeon.
We believe that surgery is a performance art. This means
that large volumes of quality work (surgeries) lead to better
- She comes from a huge family of
doctors. She has a great understanding of
medicine from her relatives and generations past. See her
Medicine is the Language We Speak at Home. At the end
of the essay is a listing of some (about 16) of the doctors in
her direct family. This list doesn't include the physician
spouses of these physicians.
- Has been a patient herself.
She has been a consumer of plastic surgery procedures.
- Patient safety is of highest
concern: She operates at hospital affiliated surgery
centers and uses board certified anesthesiologists. This way
she has access to all the equipment and expertise available to a
hospital, rather than have the operation be office based.
- Surgeon accessibility:
Patients can receive access to Dr. Wu 24/7 via cell phone. Dr.
Lee is also accessible 24/7.
- Emphasis on reducing pain:
She has ready access to pain reducing techniques. Dr. Lee
works in the office and routinely performs pain reducing
acupuncture on many other patients. Dr. Wu's brother is an
anesthesiologist in Los Angeles, and has given much advice on
pain management during and after surgery. And she routinely
uses long acting pain medicines (such as marcaine) injected into
the surgical sites and at times will use pain pumps.
- Her breast augmentation, tummy tuck,
liposuction and facelift surgeon's fee is competitively priced
with greatest value in mind. Plus she has
negotiated lowered rates at the hospital and with
anesthesiologists. See this link to see estimated
costs of breast augmentation surgery (and other cosmetic
surgeries). There are certain cost advantages
to having your surgery done in the Central Valley, California
rather than in more expensive coastal areas. She also does
not mark up the cost of the breast implants nor does she mark up
anesthesia or hospital fees. These are all "pass-thru" costs to
Picture of Dr. Tammy Wu and Dr. Calvin Lee operating together
Plastic Surgery Research
- Creating an new external ear using techniques of
tissue engineering and cultured cells in an animal model. The presentation
of this research won first place at the Illinois American College of
Surgeons Conference in Galena, IL.
Plastic Surgery Publications
T-Y, Brown RE. “Antegrade venous drainage in a reverse radial forearm flap”
Accepted, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
RE, Wu TT. “Use of ‘Spare Parts’ in Mutilated Upper Extremity Injuries”.
Hand Clinics 19 (1):73, 2003.
Russell RC, Bueno RA, Wu TT. “Secondary Procedures Following Mutilating
Hand Injuries”. Hand Clinics 19(1):149, 2003.
Hospital Affiliations in Modesto, CA
- Southern Illinois University - Residency in Plastic
Surgery, one of the top plastic surgery training centers in the world.
- Brown University - Medical School,
graduated top of her medical school class.
- Brown University - Undergraduate, Biochemistry
degree with honors.
- Pre college years in Georgia. This boarding school was formerly
known as Georgia Military Academy
Surgery / Surgical Artistry Mission statement:
Our mission is to constantly improve ourselves, our company and our
clients. We aim to provide the best and safest medical results. We
utilize only the highest grade medical products and technology. We
are committed to providing top notch customer service. We welcome
our clients to be part of our medical family, and we communicate
with them often. In addition to being a medical facility, we are an
educational resource. We will actively pursue opportunities to
provide education. We believe in practicing what we preach, thus
our healthy and aesthetic goals for our clients start with
ourselves. We endeavor to make our office feel comfortable like
home and encourage each other to be happy and healthy. The five key
ingredients of Surgical Artistry, Inc. are constant self
improvement, superior medical results, outstanding customer service,
providing education, and practicing what we preach.
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by Calvin Lee, MD and Tzuying Tammy Wu, MD, Modesto, CA
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