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

Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

230 Ratings
34 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 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

4.7 out of 5

230 Ratings
34 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Argenta LC, DeFranzo AJ, Molnar JA, Stoeckel WT. Vacuum assisted devices for difficult wounds of the face and neck 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.

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

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

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

Powers AD, David LR, DeFranzo AJ, Argenta LC, Tatter SB. Vacuum assisted closure for open brain wounds [abstract]. 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

4.7 out of 5

Anthony J. DeFranzo Jr, M.D.230 Ratings
34 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
4.7
CP efforts to include in decisions
4.7
CP explanations of prob/condition
4.7
CP spoke using clear language
4.8
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
4.7
Likelihood of recommending CP
4.7
Patients' confidence in CP
4.8
Time CP spent with patient
4.5
Wait time at clinic
4.5



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.

7/31/2015

Good.

7/29/2015

Love, Love, Love Dr DeFranzo and his staff. We look forward to going and would recommend to family and friends!

7/20/2015

Dr. Defranzo is my number 1 Surgeon Doctor and I GIVE THANKS!!!!

7/20/2015

As stated earlier, this provider did not even spend 5 minutes in my room. Never asked if I had questions, and I had to ask him my question as he was walking out the door, in the hallway. So much for HIPAA!!

7/2/2015

While I cannot comment on the surgical skills of Dr. De Franzo what I can say is that is attitude towards me was very impersonal and it appeared that he could not be bothered by my condition or what I thought about my health issues. In the follow up visit he appeared to simply be going through the motions rather than actually trying to determine my actual health issues.

6/23/2015

Excellent!

6/10/2015

Doctor and assistant, (listened) and took time to really talk to me about what I wanted done; and after effects.

6/10/2015

Very good.

5/24/2015

dr. Defranzo took time and explained procedure and technique. he took the time to sit with me. so gracious and this was very appreciated

5/20/2015

Okay.

5/15/2015

I have the upmost confidence in Dr. Defranzo.

5/12/2015

Great doctor.

4/27/2015

I know he is very busy - the RN staying to make sure I understand is great!

4/23/2015

Was recommended to *Dr. DeFranzo & now I understand why.

4/19/2015

Every thing waas Very Good

4/12/2015

Dr Defranzo was very kind, compassionate, and down to earth. Information was easily understood and concerns were appropriately addressed

4/8/2015

DR. DEFRANZO IS THE BEST!

3/31/2015

He spent less than two minutes with me, did not ask any questions about how long I'd had the problem or anything, seemed in a rush to move on. I really was not sure he listened to anything I had to say.

3/18/2015

The only somewhat negative is that I feel rushed when I see this provider. It is a very busy practice.

3/17/2015

Highest respect for this doctor and staff. always so positive and I have always been confident in his decisions and medical advise.

3/16/2015

I have seen *Dr. Defranzo for over 10 years since he performed my breast cancer reconstruction surgery. I have never seen a more gifted, knowledgeable and dedicated surgeon who has no ego. He stands among the best of the best. I have referred many friends/physicians to him over the years & will continue to do so.

3/4/2015

Dr. Defranzo was wonderful. He was very gentle when injecting the cortisone shots in my finger. I appreciate his patience, gentleness, kindness and professionalism.

3/2/2015

Good.

2/18/2015

Needed a little more instruction on after surgery care

2/17/2015

Very good in all.

2/9/2015

Dr. Defranzo is very easy to talk with, has a sense of humor, makes me comfortable, is very professional.

12/22/2014

really like our doctor and the staff. Do not feel like a number but treating as an important patient.

12/22/2014

GOOD.

11/21/2014

Best provider at WFU Medical.

11/13/2014

The Best

10/28/2014

Excellent doctor. Many members of my family go to him. He is extremely professional, yet has a caring and courteous bedside manner.

10/21/2014

Very good.

10/20/2014

Let me know what's going on with me step by step?

10/13/2014

I had asked around before deciding on Dr. Defranzo as I do not know any of the Plastic Surgery Doctors. I chose Dr. Defranzo because he has been at the hospital for awhile and has experience. And one of my co-workers works on the Plastics Unit and recommended him also.

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