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Department Plastic Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Adult Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Arm Lift
  • Arm Reconstruction
  • Benign Soft Tissue Tumor Surgery
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Body Contouring
  • Body Lift
  • Body Sculpting
  • Botulinum Toxin Administration for Hemifacial Spasm
  • Botulinum Toxin Injection for Dystonia
  • Botulinum Toxin Injections
  • Botulinum Toxin Injections for Cervical Dystonia
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Cancer Reconstruction
  • Breast Cancer Surgery Program
  • Breast Implant Exchange
  • Breast Lift
  • Breast Reduction
  • Brow Lift
  • Burn Care
  • Buttock Lift
  • Cheek Lift
  • Chemical Peels
  • Chest Wall Surgery
  • Chin/cheek Implants
  • Cosmetic Botox Injections
  • Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgery of the Abdomen
  • Cosmetic Surgery of the Body
  • Cosmetic Surgery of the Breast
  • Cosmetic Surgery of the Face
  • Cosmetics
  • Destruction Of Skin Tags
  • Diep Flaps
  • Ear Lobe Repair
  • Ear Pinning/otoplasty
  • Ear Reconstruction
  • EyeLid and Brow Lifts
  • Eyelid And Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Facelift (Rhytidectomy)
  • Facial Implants
  • Facial Rejuvenation
  • Fat Injections
  • Forehead & Eyebrow Surgery
  • Forehead Lift
  • General Plastic Surgery
  • Hyaluronic acid injections
  • Juvederm
  • Labioplasty
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Laser Peels
  • Laser Removal of Tattoos
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Laser Surgery
  • Laser Treatment Of Hemangiomas And Birthmarks
  • Lip Enhancement
  • Lipoplasty
  • Microsurgery
  • Microsurgery of the Hand and Arm
  • Microsurgical and Minimally Invasive Techniques
  • Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction
  • Microvascular Reconstruction
  • Microvascular Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Surgery
  • Neck Lift
  • Non-invasive Face Lift, Brow & Neck
  • Non-invasive Rejuvenation
  • Oncoplastic Surgery For Breast Cancer
  • Pediatric Plastic Surgery
  • Pediatric Reconstructive Surgery
  • Perforator Flaps
  • Perlane
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Post-Masectomy Sensory Restoration
  • Radiesse
  • Reconstruction and Rehabilitation for Cancer Patients
  • Reconstructive Foot And Ankle Surgery
  • Reoperative Surgery
  • Restylane
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Scar Revisions
  • Scar Surgery
  • Sculptra
  • Septoplasty
  • Skin Cancer Reconstruction
  • Skin Care
  • Skin Care and Aging
  • Skin Care and Cosmetics
  • Skin Care Treatments
  • Skin Grafting
  • SmartLipo Body Contouring
  • SmartLipo Mini-tuck
  • SmartLipo Tummy Tuck
  • Supermicrosurgical lymphaticovenular anastomosis
  • Supermicrosurgical ultra-thin free tissue transfer
  • Surgery for Diseases Of The Breast
  • Surgery to prevent development of lymphedema
  • Surgical and Non-Surgical Facial Enhancement
  • Surgical debulking for advanced lymphedema
  • Thigh Lifts
  • Vascularized lymph node transplant
  • Vascularized lymph vessel transplant
  • Wound Care
  • Wrinkle Fillers
View all 107 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Abscess - Minor
  • Aging
  • Aging Body
  • Aging or Painful Skin
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Bed Sore
  • Benign Bone Tumors
  • Benign Maxillofacial Tumors
  • Benign Skull Base Tumors
  • Benign Soft Tissue Tumors
  • Benign Tumors / Masses Of The Foot
  • Benign Tumors Of The Head
  • Benign Tumors Of The Neck
  • Birthmark
  • Blepharospasm
  • Blisters
  • Breast
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer - Mass, Lump or Swelling
  • Breast Disease
  • Breast Lump
  • Burns
  • Cellulitis
  • Cutaneous Ulcers
  • Cysts
  • Dermabrasion
  • Excess Skin After Weight Loss
  • Facial Aging
  • Flaps
  • Lipoma
  • Lymphedema
  • Lymphedema - Secondary
  • Open Wounds and Ulcerations
  • Scars
  • Skin Care
  • Skin Lesions
  • Skin Tags
  • Skin Tears
  • Small Breast Size
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Soft Tissue Masses
  • Venous Stasis Leg Ulcers
  • Venous Stasis Ulcer
  • Wounds
  • Wrinkles
View all 46 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Chang Gung Memorial Hospital
Reconstructive Microsurgery
Gueishan Township, Taiwan, ROC

Fellowship - University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Chicago, IL USA

Residency - State University of New York Stony Brook School of Medicine
General Surgery
Stony Brook, NY USA

Medical Education - State University of New York Downstate College of Medicine
Broooklyn, NY USA

Undergraduate - University of California at Berkeley
Molecular and Cell Biology
Berekeley, CA USA


  • Plastic Surgery
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Wei Chen, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 11/18/2021, Dr. Chen has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

196 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

28 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2021

Really liked this doctor

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2021

Dr. Chen spent almost an hour with me. I felt he listened to all my concerns and offered excellent care.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2021

Dr. Chen and his PA Ericka Hopkins are outstanding.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2021

Hands down- I was absolutely recommend Dr Chen to other friends/lymphatic patients! He had a genuine concern for our case, didn't look at her as a number or a money maker, just wanted to do whatever he could to help her if he could. That is what a parent wants to see for their kid!

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2021

Dr Chen took the time needed to discuss my upcoming surgery with myself and family. He answered our questions in a concise and caring fashion.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2021

Dr. Chen exceeded my expectations!

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2021

Dr Wei Chen is amazing! Definitely worth the trip all the way from Texas.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2021

Dr Chen has extreme technical knowledge but was able to explain the procedures and treatment recommendations to me and my husband.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2021

I was coming from out of town and the clinic made arrangements for me to see Dr Chen during times that met my travel availability.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2021

I appreciate Dr. Chen's thoroughness in explaining his work with lymphedema patients, treatment options, expected outcomes, and recommendations.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2021

Dr Chen was awesome

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2021

Excellent! Dr. Chen was very pleasant, nice, attentive. All of the staff were very friendly and helpful!

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2021

Dr. Chen continues to be a knowledgeable, compassionate physician.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2021

I appreciate Dr. Chen's deep and broad commitment to improving life for those with lymphedema. His involvement in research and non-surgical therapy for lymphedema, as well as his surgical practice, are encouraging. I'm grateful.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2021

Both Erica & Dr. Chen were excellent!!

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2021

Dr. Chen is top-notch. He takes time to make sure all of my questions are answered. He is knowledgeable and able to respond to my concerns. He is an expert in his field and I am thankful to be his patient!

Reviewed on May 14, 2021

I am so grateful for having Dr. Chen as my caregiver/physician. The time he gives me and response to any emails is so impressive and commendable.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2021

although this Dr did not feel my situation made me a candidate for his help, it was clear why not and his approach of all this was one of the best I have experienced in a care provider. very professional yet a clear concern & true care.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2021

Have found Dr Chen to be an exceptional physician ... not only in his extraordinary surgery talent but in his level of listening and compassion. Excellent provider.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2021

Dr. Chen and his team were phenomenal, very caring and thorough. I can't tell you howmuch I appreciate that!

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2021

Dr. Chen cared and listened to me and gave his opinion on my treatment options

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2021

I was very impressed that Dr Chen responded in such a timely manner.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2021

I felt that Dr Chen is very eager to help those of us with Lymphedema. I would recommend him to others simply because of his level of knowledge, and experience.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2021

Dr. Chen was amazing so was his team!

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2021

Dr. Chen is not only and amazingly innovative and revolutionary surgeon, but he also has outstanding bedside manners. He takes all the time necessary to explain everything in details and answered every question. To top it all of, he is always very much on time. Amazing experience!

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2021

The dr. was very knowledgeable I'm very truthful which I have never had a doctor be so truthful to me as I experience my life dealing with cancer and this lymphedema that had taking a lot away from me to have a life amd go out in public

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2020

Dr. Wei Chen made sure to explain everything before scheduling the procedure and made sure to let me know that he would always be there to advocate for anything that I would possibly need in the future. I would gladly recommend him to other people.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2020

Dr. Chen was wonderful.

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