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Fatma Tuncer
( out of 62 reviews )

Fatma Tuncer, MD

Languages spoken: English, Turkish

Clinical Locations

Huntsman Cancer Institute - Cancer Hospital North

2K, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Primary Children's Hospital

Pediatric Plastic Surgery
801-662-1000

University of Utah Hospital

Plastic Surgery, Area E
801-581-2121
  • Dr. Fatma Tuncer, is a fellowship trained Plastic Surgeon at the University of Utah. Her clinical interests include lymphedema, breast reconstruction, microsurgery, and lower extremity reconstruction. She is experienced in lymphovenous bypass (also called LVA), vascularized lymph node transfer and excision procedures for lymphedema. She also performs microsurgery for facial reanimation and hemifacial microsomia in children and adults.

    Dr. Tuncer sees patients at Hunstman Cancer Institute, University of Utah Health Main Hospital, Sugarhouse Health Center and Primary Children’s Hospital.

    Board Certification

    European Board of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery

    Patient Rating

    4.9 /5
    ( out of 62 reviews )

    The patient rating score is an average of all responses on our patient experience survey. The rating averages scores for all questions about care from our providers.

    The scale on which responses are measured is 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

    Patient Comments

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    Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

    July 01, 2023
    SUGAR HOUSE HEALTH CENTER

    She is an amazing surgeon that really cares and explains everything very well. She also has a great sense of humor and cares to the entire person not just the physical being

    May 25, 2023
    HUNTSMAN CANCER CENTER

    Dr Tuncer is a grifted surgeon that genuinely cares about her patients well being and wishes

    May 08, 2023
    SUGAR HOUSE HEALTH CENTER

    Very understanding and respectful of mastectomy patients.

    May 07, 2023
    HUNTSMAN CANCER CENTER

    I like her positive energy and soft spoken words.

    May 05, 2023
    SUGAR HOUSE HEALTH CENTER

    She is very caring and listens well to my concerns.

    April 12, 2023
    HUNTSMAN CANCER CENTER

    Thanks for all you did for me

    February 09, 2023
    HUNTSMAN CANCER CENTER

    Friendly professionalism that yields a feeling of confidence in ultimate outcomes

    January 15, 2023
    HUNTSMAN CANCER CENTER

    She really listens to my concerns

    January 11, 2023
    HUNTSMAN CANCER CENTER

    She is A number one in my book, I trust her to make the best call

  • Dr. Fatma Tuncer, is a fellowship trained Plastic Surgeon at the University of Utah. Her clinical interests include lymphedema, breast reconstruction, microsurgery, and lower extremity reconstruction. She is experienced in lymphovenous bypass (also called LVA), vascularized lymph node transfer and excision procedures for lymphedema. She also performs microsurgery for facial reanimation and hemifacial microsomia in children and adults.

    Dr. Tuncer sees patients at Hunstman Cancer Institute, University of Utah Health Main Hospital, Sugarhouse Health Center and Primary Children’s Hospital.

    Board Certification and Academic Information

    Academic Departments Surgery -Primary
    Academic Divisions Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
    Board Certification
    European Board of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery

    Education history

    Fellowship Microsurgery and Breast Reconstruction - Cleveland Clinic Foundation Fellow
    Craniofacial and Maxillofacial Surgery - University of Utah School of Medicine Fellow
    Fellowship Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery - Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Akron Children’s Hospital Fellow
    Microsurgery, Transgender Surgery - Universitair Ziekenhuis Gent Visiting Fellow
    Residency Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Marmara University School of Medicine Resident
    Medicine - Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine M.D.

    Selected Publications

    Journal Article

    1. Pires G, Marquez JL, Memmott S, Sudduth JD, Moss W, Eddington D, Hobson G, Tuncer F, Agarwal JP, Kwok AC (2023). An Evaluation of Early Complications after Prepectoral Tissue Expander Placement in First-Stage Breast Reconstruction with and without Acellular Dermal Matrix. Plast Reconstr Surg. (Read full article)
    2. Coombs DM, Bassiri Gharb B, Tuncer FB, Djohan RS, Gastman BR, Bernard SL, Schwarz GS, Gurunian R, Siemionow MZ, Papay FA, Rampazzo A (2022). Skeletal and Dental Outcomes after Facial Allotransplantation: The Cleveland Clinic Experience and Systematic Review of the Literature. Plast Reconstr Surg, 149(4), 945-962. (Read full article)
    3. Tanaka SA, Coombs DM, Tuncer FB, Shikhman A, Keenan P, McNinch NL, Murthy AS (2021). Square-root Palatoplasty: Comparing a Novel Modified-Furlow Double-opposing Z-palatoplasty Technique to Traditional Straight-line Repair. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open, 9(8), e3777. (Read full article)
    4. Kim EN, Moss WD, Yamashiro DK, Tuncer FB, Siddiqi FA (2021). Management of Tessier Type 3 Cleft With a Novel Reverse Palatal Expander. J Craniofac Surg, 32(8), e814-e816. (Read full article)
    5. Chen WF, Tuncer FB, Zeng W (2021). Advanced Technical Pearls for Successful Supermicrosurgical Lymphaticovenular Anastomosis. Ann Plast Surg, 86(3S Suppl 2), S165-S172. (Read full article)
    6. Tyrell R, Choi YK, Tuncer F, Maglic D, Holoyda K, Hosein R, Gociman B (2020). The Effects of Sequential Galeotomies and Galea Aponeurectomies on Scalp Flap Advancement. Plast Reconstr Surg, 147(2), 363e-364e. (Read full article)
    7. Veith J, Johns D, Mehta ST, Hosein R, Tuncer FB, Tyrell R, Kestle JRW, Siddiqi F, Gociman B (2021). Serial Posterior Cranial Vault Distraction for the Treatment of Complex Craniosynostosis. J Craniofac Surg, 32(1), 32-35. (Read full article)
    8. Kim EN, Graham EM, Tuncer FB, Yamashiro DK, Siddiqi FA, Gociman BR (2020). Alveolar Bone Graft Stabilization with Custom Maxillary Splints. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open, 8(11), e3214. (Read full article)
    9. Holoyda KA, Kim EN, Tuncer FB, Maglic D, Hosein RC, Kestle JR, Siddiqi FA, Gociman BR (2020). Layered Closure of Lumbosacral Myelomeningocele Defects with Bilateral Paraspinous Muscle and Composite Fasciocutaneous Flaps. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open, 8(6), e2884. (Read full article)
    10. Durmus Kocaaslan FN, Tuncer FB, Sendur S, Celebiler O (2020). The tongue flap for large palatal fistulas, a success or a failure? Our 15-year experience. J Plast Surg Hand Surg, 54(3), 151-155. (Read full article)
    11. Jacob DD, Tuncer FB, Kashan DL, Gurunluoglu R (2019). Clinical Anatomy of Submental Intubation: A Review of the Indications, Technique, and a Modified Approach. Ann Plast Surg, 84(2), 232-237. (Read full article)
    12. Kunkel R, Kim E, Tuncer FB, Siddiqi F, Gociman B (2019). Maxillary Distraction Osteogenesis in a Patient With Osteogenesis Imperfecta. J Craniofac Surg, 30(8), 2530-2532. (Read full article)
    13. Tuncer FB, Jacob D, Papay F (2019). Anatomical Location of the Infraorbital Foramen in Infant Dry Skulls: Implications for Cleft Surgery. J Craniofac Surg, 30(7), e623-e626. (Read full article)
    14. Sharma J, Tuncer FB, Gociman B, Siddiqi F (2019). Use of Bone Morphogenetic Protein in Pediatric Cranioplasty With Pre- and Postoperative Radiation Therapy. J Craniofac Surg, 30(7), e677-e679. (Read full article)
    15. Tuncer F, Knackstedt R, Murthy A, Patel N (2019). Postoperative Ketorolac Administration Is Not Associated with Hemorrhage in Cranial Vault Remodeling for Craniosynostosis. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open, 7(8), e2401. (Read full article)
    16. Tuncer FB, Durmus Kocaaslan FN, Yildirim A, Sacak B, Arabaci Tamer S, Sahin H, Cinel L, Celebiler O (2019). Ischemic Preconditioning and Iloprost Reduces Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury in Jejunal Flaps: An Animal Model. Plast Reconstr Surg, 144(1), 124-133. (Read full article)
    17. Akdeniz Doan ZD, avu zkan M, Tuncer FB, Saak B, elebiler (2018). A Comparative Clinical Study of Flap Thickness: Medial Sural Artery Perforator Flap Versus Anterolateral Thigh Flap. Ann Plast Surg, 81(4), 472-474. (Read full article)
    18. Tuncer FB, Sacak B, Akdeniz ZD, Celebiler O (2017). Ameloblastoma in a Patient With Williams Syndrome and Use of Fibular Flap. J Craniofac Surg, 28(3), e241-e242. (Read full article)
    19. Akdeniz Doan ZD, Saak B, Yaln D, Pilanc, Tuncer FB, elebiler (2017). Assessment of Tissue Perfusion Following Conventional Liposuction of Perforator-Based Abdominal Flaps. Arch Plast Surg, 44(2), 109-116. (Read full article)
    20. Sacak B, Tuncer FB, Kocaaslan ND, Celebiler O (2016). Oral Reconstruction Using Medial Sural Artery Perforator Flap in a Patient With Fanconi Anemia. J Craniofac Surg, 27(3), 822. (Read full article)
    21. Kocaaslan ND, Tuncer FB, Tutar E, Celebiler O (2015). Acute Liver Failure and Hepatic Encephalopathy After Cleft Palate Repair. Cleft Palate Craniofac J, 52(5), 629-31. (Read full article)
    22. Saak B, Akdeniz ZD, Certel F, Kocaaslan FN, Tuncer B, elebiler (2015). Risk assessment for free tissue transfers: is old age a determining factor? J Craniofac Surg, 26(3), 856-9. (Read full article)
    23. Cakir M, Tekin A, Kartal A, Tuncer FB (2013). An easy way to put the spleen into the bag. Wideochir Inne Tech Maloinwazyjne, 8(3), 241-3. (Read full article)
    24. Cakir M, Celik E, Tuncer FB, Tekin A (2013). A rare coexistence of thyroid lymphoma with papillary thyroid carcinoma. Ann Afr Med, 12(3), 188-90. (Read full article)
    25. Cakir M, Tekin A, Kckkartallar T, Vatansev C, Aksoy F, Kartal A, Tuncer FB (2014). Axillary lymph node status in multicentric breast tumors and breast tumors with nipple involvement. Breast Care (Basel), 7(5), 394-6. (Read full article)

    Review

    1. Tuncer FB, Frautschi RS, Lundy SD, Haber GP, Gastman B (2022). First Report of Testicular Replantation Following Wrong-Site Surgery. [Review]. Urology, 164, 267-272. (Read full article)

    Case Report

    1. akr M, Kkkartallar T, Tekin A, Tuncer FB, Kartal A (2014). Bile duct ischemia developing after reconstruction of the hepatic artery during the Whipple operation. Ulus Cerrahi Derg, 31(4), 235-7. (Read full article)

    Letter

    1. Tuncer FB, Frautschi RS, Lundy SD, Haber GP, Gastman B (2022). AUTHOR REPLY. [Letter to the editor]. Urology, 164, 272. (Read full article)
    2. Jacob AD, Lee CD, Tuncer FB, Gastman BR (2020). Systemic blue hue after isosulfan use for lymphatic mapping in a case of metastatic melanoma excision. [Letter to the editor]. Microsurgery, 41(1), 100-101. (Read full article)
    3. Tuncer FB, Sacak B, Cavus Ozkan M, Celebiler OB (2016). An anatomical variation of the MSAP flap: Single direct cutaneous perforator in the posterior calf region. [Letter to the editor]. Microsurgery, 37(5), 465-466. (Read full article)
    4. Durmu Kocaaslan N, Tuncer FB, Ayanoglu HO, Celebiler O (2015). Nasopharyngeal Placement of a Nelaton Suction Catheter in Respiratory Monitoring of Sedated Patients. [Letter to the editor]. Aesthet Surg J, 36(3), NP135-6. (Read full article)
    5. Bayramicli M, Tuncer FB, Certel F (2015). Postauricular conchal chondrocutaneous sandwich flap for partial ear reconstruction. [Letter to the editor]. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg, 68(11), 1617-20. (Read full article)
    6. Tuncer FB, Ozkan MC, Celebiler OB (2015). An Unusual Deformity of the Nose: Medial Crural Fracture. [Letter to the editor]. J Craniofac Surg, 26(6), 2028-9. (Read full article)
    7. Tuncer FB, Sacak B, Celebiler O (2015). Intramasseteric Arteriovenous Malformation. [Letter to the editor]. J Craniofac Surg, 26(4), 1437-8. (Read full article)