Dr. Ron Israeli is a plastic surgeon practicing in Great Neck, New York since 1997. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and specializes in post-mastectomy breast reconstruction. Dr. Israeli has experience with muscle sparing techniques in abdominal microvascular free flap breast reconstruction. This approach to breast reconstruction allows for a natural breast shape while improving abdominal wall contour and preserving abdominal wall function.
Dr. Israeli is currently one of a small handful of practitioners nationwide that serve as clinical investigator for the LifeCell Corporation, pioneering the use of AlloDerm® and Strattice® in expander implant breast reconstruction. Working with LifeCell, he is currently a Principal Investigator in two prospective multi-institutional trials evaluating these biomaterials in breast reconstruction. Through live surgical demonstration, as well as laboratory demonstration, Dr. Israeli has taught breast reconstruction techniques using AlloDerm® to other plastic surgeons. For select patients, Dr. Israeli now offers implant and AlloDerm® or Strattice® reconstruction without the need for staged tissue expansion. Dr. Israeli also took part as a Principal Investigator in the national Adjunct Study that resulted in FDA approval of the newest generation of silicone gel implants.
Dr. Israeli is regarded as a leading advocate for breast cancer patients. He is the only plastic surgeon currently on the advisory board of the Adelphi University New York State Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program, a group dedicated to addressing the psychosocial issues associated with breast cancer. For his leadership in post-mastectomy breast reconstruction, Dr. Israeli was honored by the American Cancer Society with their 2007 Physician of Distinction Award.
Dr. Israeli completed his plastic surgery residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital-Harvard Medical School, and his surgery residency at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, where he also completed a research fellowship in microsurgery. He is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Boston University’s six-year combined liberal arts-medical education program.
Dr. Israeli has published numerous articles on a variety of plastic surgery topics, and has presented at regional, national, and international plastic surgery conferences. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the New York Regional Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Israeli practices in the leading hospitals in his region, and actively teaches his techniques to plastic surgery residents in two training programs at North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset and Long Island Jewish Medical Center.
Dr. Israeli applies his skills and talent as an artist in his work as a plastic surgeon. He has studied classical European sculpture techniques at the studios of the Nassau County Museum of Art. His continued interest in his art allows Dr. Israeli to maintain his aesthetic eye when he performs plastic surgery. Whenever he can, Dr. Israeli enjoys traveling with his family. He lives on Long Island with his wife, a pediatrician, their three children and two golden retrievers.
Dr. Randall Feingold is a plastic surgeon practicing in Great Neck, New York since 1994. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and specializes in post-mastectomy breast reconstruction. Dr. Feingold is a recognized expert in microsurgery, and is one of a handful of surgical innovators nationwide that routinely perform DIEP microvascular free flap breast reconstruction. This is the most optimal technique of abdominal flap breast reconstruction that sacrifices no muscle from the abdomen, and maximizes abdominal wall strength and long-term contour after surgery. Through experience with this technique, Dr. Feingold has expanded the use of this procedure for patients with a small abdomen not previously thought to be good candidates. He has also developed a minimally-invasive approach to this surgery that reduces operative time. Dr. Feingold teaches this technique to plastic surgery residents in two regional training programs, and has hosted visiting plastic surgeons from outside the region for live surgical demonstration. For his leadership in this field, Dr. Feingold was honored by the American Cancer Society with their 2007 Physician of Distinction Award.
Dr. Feingold has also been at the forefront of integration of new technologies in breast reconstruction. He was a Principal Investigator in the national Adjunct Study that resulted in FDA approval of the newest generation of silicone gel implants. He also has extensive experience utilizing both AlloDerm® and Strattice® in primary expander/implant reconstruction and for secondary correction of deformities after implant reconstruction.
Dr. Feingold graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Albany Medical College of Union University, and completed residencies in Surgery at NYU Medical Center/Bellevue Hospital Center, and Plastic Surgery at Montefiore Medical Center. He holds an appointment as Associate Clinical Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where he is a member of the microsurgical limb replantation team.
Dr. Feingold has published numerous articles and textbook chapters, and has presented at regional and national conferences on a variety of plastic surgery topics. His work on DIEP flaps has been presented at the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Dr. Feingold has held two terms as President of the Medical Staff at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, is a member of the Board of Directors of the North Shore-Manhasset Physician Organization, and was Chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery at North Shore University Hospital in Forest Hills for ten years. He also practices at Winthrop-University Hospital and St. Francis Hospital.