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Alan Babigian, MD, FACS

4.9 /5
203 surveys


Hartford HealthCare Medical Group


Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Board Certified < Accepting new patients for this specialty
Hand Surgery, Board Certified < Accepting new patients for this specialty

Areas of Interest

Aesthetic Facial Surgery, Body Contouring, Botox, Breast Cancer, Breast Reconstruction, Cancer Reconstruction Surgery, Congenital Hand Problems, Cosmetic Surgery, Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, Hand and Wrist Surgery, Skin Cancer Surgery

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Office Locations

  • Hartford HealthCare Medical Group Specialty Care

    399 Farmington Avenue
    Suite 210
    Farmington, CT 06032
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    Phone: 860.548.7338
    Fax: 860.674.4232

  • Hartford HealthCare Medical Group at Hartford Hospital

    85 Seymour Street
    Suite 415
    Hartford, CT 06106
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    Phone: 860.246.2071
    Fax: 860.524.2650


Tonight in Medical Rounds...Deciding whether to have breast reconstruction surgery is a very personal choice…one of just many decisions women face after receiving a breast cancer diagnosis.

So, how do you decide?

Here with us tonight to help is Dr. Alan Babigian, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon at Hartford Hospital…Good evening Dr. Babigian…

Good evening!

Q. How do you know if breast reconstruction is right for you…who would be a likely candidate?

A. Most people who undergo a mastectomy are candidates for reconstruction if they choose. The decision to undergo reconstruction is a personal one, and a consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon is the best way to find out if it is a reasonable option for you.

Q. Are there benefits to having immediate reconstructive surgery at the same time as cancer surgery versus waiting?

A. The main benefit to immediate reconstruction is that the majority of your surgical treatment is done at once, thereby eliminating the need for multiple procedures and healing times. However, it is important to know that it is still very possible to do delayed reconstruction, so reconstruction is also a viable option for those patients that chose to undergo just their cancer care first.

Q. Are there any new reconstructive options that are available to women today?

A. Reconstructive techniques are constantly evolving, and there are multiple new implant styles and flap techniques that were not available to patients in the past. Again, it’s important to have a consultation with a reconstructive surgeon to determine which option is best for you.

Q. Can reconstructive surgery interfere with chemotherapy or radiation treatments?

A. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy are important parts of breast cancer care, and while they can make reconstructive surgery more complex, we always try to ensure that our reconstructive procedures do not take precedence over proper cancer care. We constantly work as a team with our other specialists to ensure that the cancer is treated properly first, and we also work with them to minimize the risks of complications with reconstructive surgery.

Thank you, Dr. Babigian, for sharing this important information with our viewers tonight.

If you would like to learn more about reconstructive breast surgery at Hartford Hospital call “Cancer Connect” at 1-855-255-6181.

Dr. Babigian has resided in this area since 1999 and joined the Hartford Hospital Medical Staff in 2002.

2011 Hartford MagazineTop Ranked Doctorsin Hartford, Hand and Plastic Surgery

2010 Hartford MagazineTop Ranked Doctorsin Hartford, Hand and Plastic Surgery

2008-2011 Castle Connelly Top Ranked Doctor - Plastic Surgery



Medical School

  • University of Massachusetts Medical Center 1994 MD


  • University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Plastic Surgery
  • University of Massachusetts Medical Center, General Surgery


  • Connecticut Combined Hand Surgery, Hand Surgery


  • Bates College 1988 BS

Faculty Appointments

University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Surgery, Associate Clinical Professor
Connecticut Combined Hand, Clinical Faculty


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Insurance Accepted*

Aetna, Anthem, BCBS Medicare, CarePartners of Connecticut, Cigna Healthcare, Colonial Cooperative Care, Community Health Network of Connecticut, Inc., Connecticare, Connecticare Commercial, Connecticare Medicare, Corvel, Coventry, Essence Healthcare, Evercare, First Health Group Corp., Focus, Harvard Pilgrim, Health Connecticut, Health Direct, Health New England, Healthy Connecticut, HMC/ Northeast Healthcare, Medspan Commercial, Medspan Medicare, Multiplan, Northeast Health Direct, One Health Plan/ Great-West Healthcare, Oxford Health Plans, Prime Health Services, Private Health Care Systems, Inc., Senior Whole Health, United Healthcare, WellCare of Connecticut, Inc.

*This information is subject to change at any time. Please check with your insurance provider before scheduling your appointment or receiving services to confirm they are a participating member of the Hartford HealthCare network.

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