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Anthony J. DeFranzo Jr, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Doctor Rating

4.6 out of 5

288 Ratings
33 Comments
 

Anthony J. DeFranzo Jr, M.D.

Professor,

Clinical Interests

Botulinum Toxin, Lower Extremity Trauma, Head and Neck Oncology, Cosmetic Facial Surgery, Face-lift, Upper Extremity Injury and Pathology, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Microsurgery, Burn Reconstruction, Microvascular and Replantation Surgery, Breast Reconstruction, Breast Cancer Surgery

Contact Information

Department: 336-716-4171

Email: adefranz@wakehealth.edu

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Education & Training

  • B.S., Trinity College, 1969
  • M.D., George Washington University School of Medicine, 1973
  • Residency, Surgery, Boston U Med Ctr-Child Amb, 1978
  • Fellowship, Hand Surgery, Duke University School of Medi, 1979
  • Fellowship, University of Louisville, 1979
  • Residency, Plastic Surgery, Duke University Hospital, 1981

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery

Memberships

  • Wound Healing Society
  • Am Burn Assn
  • Am Cleft Palate Assn
  • Am Coll Of Surgeons
  • Am Medical Assn
  • Am Soc Of Plastic & Reconst.Su
  • Am Soc Of Reconstructive Micro
  • Am Soc Of Surgery Of The Hand
  • Forsyth-Davie-Stokes Medical S

NPI Number

  • 1073598017
Anthony J. DeFranzo Jr, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.6 out of 5

288 Ratings
33 Comments
 

Anthony J. DeFranzo Jr, M.D.

Professor, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-4150 | Department: 336-716-4171

Email: adefranz@wakehealth.edu

Media Medical Expert »

Recent Publications

A randomized trial of diagnostic ultrasound to improve outcomes in focal neuropathies. Cartwright MS, Griffin LP, Dowlen H, Bargoil JM, Caress JB, Li ZJ, Defranzo AJ Jr, Wiesler ER, Tuohy CJ, Balakrishnan N, Molnar JA, Baute V, Koman LA, Poehling GG, Walker FO.. Muscle Nerve. 2015;52(5):746-753.

Aesthetic outcomes of acellular dermal matrix in tissue expander/implant-based breast reconstruction. Forsberg CG, Kelly DA, Wood BC, Mastrangelo SL, DeFranzo AJ, Thompson JT, David LR, Marks MW.. Ann Plast Surg. 2014;72(Suppl 2):S116-S120.

The effect of reusable versus disposable draping material on infection rates in implant-based breast reconstruction: a prospective randomized trial. Showalter BM, Crantford JC, Russell GB, Marks MW, DeFranzo AJ, Thompson JT, Pestana IA, David LR.. Ann Plast Surg. 2014;72(6):S165-S169.

Use of integra in the management of complex hand wounds from cancer resection and non-burn trauma [abstract]. Kelly DA, Crantford C, Reynolds M, Defranzo AJ.. Wound Repair Regen. 2014;22(2):A49.

Vacuum-assisted closure for complex cranial wounds involving the loss of dura mater. Powers AK, Neal MT, Argenta LC, Wilson JA, DeFranzo AJ, Tatter SB.. J Neurosurg. 2013;118(2):302-308.

Median nerve changes following steroid injection for carpal tunnel syndrome. Cartwright MS, White DL, Demar S, Wiesler ER, Sarlikiotis T, Chloros GD, Yoon JS, Won SJ, Molnar JA, Defranzo AJ, Walker FO.. Muscle Nerve. 2011;44(1):25-29.

Breast cancer reconstruction in the elderly. Howard-McNatt M, Forsberg C, Levine EA, DeFranzo A, Marks M, David L.. Am Surg. 2011;77(12):1640-1643.

Principles and applications of vacuum-assisted closure (VAC). Marks MW, Argenta LC, DeFranzo AJ. In: Weinzweig J, ed. Plastic surgery secrets. 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Mosby/Elsevier;2010: 38-44.

Multiple modality treatment regimen in an aggressive resistant fungal hand infection: a case report. Pyle JW, Holladay J, Molnar JA, Martin JS, DeFranzo AJ.. Hand (N Y). 2010;5(3):318-321.

Vacuum-assisted closure in extremity trauma. DeFranzo AJ, Argenta LC. In: Moran SL, Cooney WP, eds. Soft tissue surgery. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins;2009: 49-60.

Outpatient reconstruction using integra* and subatmospheric pressure. Park CA, Defranzo AJ, Marks MW, Molnar JA.. Ann Plast Surg. 2009;62(2):164-169.

Comparison of fasciotomy wound closures using traditional dressing changes and the vacuum-assisted closure device. Zannis J, Angobaldo J, Marks M, DeFranzo A, David L, Molnar J, Argenta L.. Ann Plast Surg. 2009;62(4):407-409.

Vacuum assisted devices for difficult wounds of the face and neck. Argenta LC, DeFranzo AJ, Molnar JA, Stoeckel WT. In: Horn DB, Hebda PA, Gosain AK, Friedman CD, eds. Essential tissue healing of the face and neck. Shelton (CT): People's Medical Publishing House;2009: 399-408.

Impact of sentinel lymph node biopsy on immediate breast reconstruction after mastectomy. Wood BC, David LR, Defranzo AJ, Stewart JH, Shen P, Geisinger KR, Marks MW, Levine EA.. Am Surg. 2009;75(7):551-556.

Loxoscelism and negative pressure wound therapy (vacuum-assisted closure): a clinical case series. Wong SL, Defranzo AJ, Morykwas MJ, Argenta LC.. Am Surg. 2009;75(11):1128-1131.

Vacuum-assisted closure for defects of the abdominal wall. DeFranzo AJ, Pitzer K, Molnar JA, Marks MW, Chang MC, Miller PR, Letton RW, Argenta LC.. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2008;121(3):832-839.

Vacuum assisted closure for open brain wounds [abstract]. Powers AD, David LR, DeFranzo AJ, Argenta LC, Tatter SB.. In: American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting Abstracts; 2007 Apr 14-19; Washington (DC). 2007;():41982.

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Professor, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Clinical Interests

Botulinum Toxin, Lower Extremity Trauma, Head and Neck Oncology, Cosmetic Facial Surgery, Face-lift, Upper Extremity Injury and Pathology, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Microsurgery, Burn Reconstruction, Microvascular and Replantation Surgery, Breast Reconstruction, Breast Cancer Surgery
Anthony J. DeFranzo Jr, M.D.

Anthony J. DeFranzo Jr, M.D.

Professor, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Doctor Rating

4.6 out of 5

Anthony J. DeFranzo Jr, M.D.288 Ratings
33 Comments


 

Doctor Ratings

The overall Patient Rating score is the average of responses to the nine questions listed below. The questions are from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a 1 to 5 scale, where 1 represents "very poor" and 5 represents "very good."
Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey

CP concern for questions/worries
4.6
CP efforts to include in decisions
4.7
CP explanations of prob/condition
4.7
CP spoke using clear language
4.7
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
4.6
Likelihood of recommending CP
4.7
Patients' confidence in CP
4.7
Time CP spent with patient
4.5
Wait time at clinic
4.4



Patient Comments

Comments are taken from the Care Provider section of the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Comments are posted exactly as they are written. Comments are added weekly. To protect patient privacy and confidentiality, patient names are not included.

5/21/2016

DR. DEFRANZO CONTINUES TO MAINTAIN HIGHEST LEVEL OF CARE AND REPUTATION

4/22/2016

All my experiences were very good, best of any hospital I have been in.

4/21/2016

I have seen *Dr DeFranze since 1990.

4/11/2016

good

3/31/2016

*Dr. DeFranzo is very thorough, very professional, and I would recommend him to anyone that wants or needs a plastic procedure. He's wonderful and his staff is great.

3/1/2016

Dr. DeFranzo and/or Elizabeth Blankenship, PA always take time to explain my care or things that need to happen prior to care. They always answer my questions and never seem rushed or unwilling to take the time to spend with me.

2/24/2016

*Dr. DeFranzo and nurses are excellent.

2/16/2016

Dr. Defranzo is a "BLESSING FOR US." He really care about his clients/patients.

2/16/2016

Dr. Defranzo and is staff are awesome. They have always helped me out in any way I needed it.

2/10/2016

Dr. DeFranzo is a 10! He is the most caring doctor I have ever seen. He always treats me like I am a member of his family. Baptist is lucky to have him. HE IS THE BEST!!!

2/9/2016

Dr DeFranzo is a excellant plastic surgeon. Have been seeing him off and on for several years always pleasant.

1/26/2016

I've heard good things about the care provided by Dr. DeFranzo, which is why I chose him over others.

1/25/2016

Good.

1/17/2016

Was extremely impressed with Dr. DeFranzo's expertise and manner.

12/15/2015

He's a great doc...he just never smiles

12/2/2015

I had a small notebook that I had written questions I had as I thought of them prior to my visit. *Dr. D. answered all of them thoroughly.

11/17/2015

Awesome! !

11/11/2015

I had very good experiences during my pre-op visit, my surgery and overnight hospital stay, and my post-op visit. Dr. Defranzo and staff are the best!

11/10/2015

Provider was recommended by another physician at WF and I valued his insight. I would return to both of them again.

11/10/2015

I am pleased with the care I was given.

11/3/2015

Doctor seemed in a bit of a hurry but DID answer all my questions.

10/28/2015

Good.

10/27/2015

I have been under Dr Anthony DeFranzo's care for at least the last 15 years and would and have recommend him to anybody

10/27/2015

*Dr. Defranzo addressed all my concerns regarding my incisions (after surgery) which I had at another institution. Graciously, ordered OT to help with the recovery process. Helped to _____ my concerns and answer questions my operating provider failed to sufficiently address.

10/27/2015

I have complete trust in my doctor and look forward to my visits with him.

10/26/2015

Doc. Defranzo is a great surgen and glad I had him

10/26/2015

Dr. DeFRanzo is the BEST!

10/26/2015

Dr. Defranzo is an excellent surgeon.

10/23/2015

Excellent care & skill.

10/22/2015

Obviously I am extremely pleased with WFB Health and the providers as I drive 6 hours one way - passing excellent facilities - including Duke - to come here.

9/7/2015

good

9/3/2015

This care provider has cared for me the past 18 years. I have trust in him and he is an excellent provider.

8/25/2015

Dr. Anthony DeFranzo was absolutely wonderful - answered all my questions and proposed a fix we both agreed would help me. I was included in the conversation with the Dr. and his assistants. He was very kind and came across genuinely concerned about my medical condition which is rare with Dr.s these days. i did not feel rushed.

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