Reconstructive and microvascular surgeon

Edward Ray, MD FACS

Double Board Certified and Member of ASPS, WPATH and ASRM

Plastic Surgery Expertise

Patients choose Dr. Ray not only for his expertise in reconstructive plastic surgery but also for his compassion, gentle demeanor and patient-centered philosophy.

Areas of Expertise

Types of reconstructive plastic surgery procedures performed by Dr. Ray

More About Dr. Ray

Learn about his background, training, titles and society memberships

Academic Contributions

A list of presentations, lectures, papers and book chapters by Dr. Ray

Find out more about Reconstructive surgery

When finding a surgeon, there are are many criteria to consider: training and expertise, commitment to patient care, availability of world-class medical care and, yes, bedside manner.

Training and Expertise
Practices at US New & World Report Top 10 Hospital
Committment to Patient Care

Section Subtitle

Breast Reconstruction

There are often several reconstructive options to consider when a patient is faced with the need for mastectomy.  Dr. Ray is fellowship trained in microvascular and complex reconstructive techniques including perforator flaps (DIEP, SGAP, PAP, etc), latissimus flaps and implant-based reconstruction.  Women seeking breast reconstruction should see a board-certified Plastic Surgeon that offers the entire breadth of reconstructive options. 

  • Prepectoral and subpectoral implants
  • One and two stage breast reconstruction
  • Autologous fat grafting
  • Flaps and free tissue transfer (DIEP, TRAM, SGAP)
  • Breast reduction and lift
  • Tissue expansion
  • Revision procedures

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Gender-Affirming Surgery

Dr. Ray has helped pioneer gender-affirming surgery in Los Angeles and serves as the Lead Plastic Surgeon in Southern California’s first comprehensive academic transgender surgery and health program.

MtF Chest

Breast augmentation and autologous reconstruction options. Dr. Ray was among the first to offer autologous breast reconstruction to transgender patients in Los Angeles.

FtM Chest

Gender-affirming mastectomies include a number of options such as keyhole, double incision and circumareolar approaches. Dr. Ray specializes in all of these procedures.

Genital Reconstruction

Dr. Ray has helped build and grow the first comprehensive genital reconstruction program in Southern California. Among the gender-affirming procedures he performs are sensate pedicled and free flap phallourethroplasty using radial forearm and/or thigh flaps.

Excellence in reconstructive Plastic surgery

Experience Matters

With 10 years of residency and fellowship training in surgery, reconstruction and microvascular surgery, followed by more than 10 years of plastic surgery practice, Dr. Ray brings a unique level of reconstructive surgical expertise to Los Angeles.  Patients come from across the United States and countries around the world seeking his meticulous approach, compassionate demeanor and surgical experience.

ASPS Member

Only board-certified plastic surgeons can become members of the ASPS like Dr. Ray, and only ASPS members are held to the strictest standards of training and patient care among reconstructive, cosmetic and microvascular surgeons.

WPATH Member

Dr. Ray is an active member of WPATH, the organization that has become the global leader in advancing the science of transgender medicine and surgery, advocating for the compassionate treatment and highest quality care of patients with gender dysphoria.

Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

Dr. Ray was nominated by his peers to become a member of the prestigious American College of Surgeons which upholds a strict code of ethics and surgical expertise.

we can do it

Make an Appointment Today

If you are a patient seeking reconstructive surgery, including breast, body, head & neck, genital or gender-affirming procedures, you should do your homework before scheduling surgery.  Make sure your surgeon is board certified in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and has the years of experience necessary to understand the complexity of your problem.  The first step is to meet the surgeon.  Make an appointment today to discuss your particular concern with Dr. Ray.

Contact us

  • 310-423-2129
  • 1-800-CEDARS-1

Consider

  • Training and Experience
  • Commitment to Highest Standards of Care
  • Patient advocacy

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William J. Mayo