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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

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Adult Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Ankle Reconstructive 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
  • 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 Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgery of the Abdomen
  • Cosmetic Surgery of the Breast
  • Cosmetic Surgery of the Face
  • Cosmetics
  • Diep Flaps
  • Ear Lobe Repair
  • Ear Reconstruction
  • Eyebrow Surgery
  • Eyelid Lifts
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Facelift (Rhytidectomy)
  • Facial Implants
  • Facial Rejuvenation
  • Facial Treatments
  • Fat Injections
  • Foot Reconstructive Surgery
  • Forehead Lift
  • Forehead Surgery
  • General Plastic Surgery
  • Hyaluronic Acid Injections
  • Juvederm
  • Labiaplasty
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Laser Peels
  • Laser Removal of Tattoos
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Laser Treatment of Hemangiomas and Birthmarks
  • Lip Enhancement
  • Lipoplasty
  • Lymphedema Surgical Treatments
  • Microsurgery of the Hand and Arm
  • Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction
  • Microvascular Reconstruction
  • Microvascular Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neck Lift
  • Noninvasive Face Lift, Brow and Neck
  • Noninvasive Rejuvenation
  • Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Oncoplastic Surgery for Breast Cancer
  • Otoplasty (Ear Pinning)
  • Pediatric Plastic Surgery
  • Pediatric Reconstructive Surgery
  • Perlane
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Post-Mastectomy Sensory Restoration
  • Radiesse
  • Reconstruction and Rehabilitation for Cancer Patients
  • Reoperation Surgery
  • Restylane
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Scar Revisions
  • Scar Surgery
  • Sculptra
  • Septoplasty
  • Skin Cancer Reconstruction
  • Skin Care
  • Skin Grafting
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • SmartLipo Body Contouring
  • Smartlipo Mini-Tuck
  • SmartLipo Tummy Tuck
  • Supermicrosurgical Lymphaticovenular Anastomosis
  • Supermicrosurgical Ultra-Thin Free Tissue Transfer
  • Surgery for Diseases of the Breast
  • Thigh Lifts
  • Vascularized Lymph Node Transplant
  • Vascularized Lymph Vessel Transplant
  • Wound Care
  • Wrinkle Fillers
View all 102 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Abscess
  • Aging Body
  • Aging Skin or Painful Skin
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Bed Sore
  • Benign Bone Tumors
  • Benign Maxillofacial Tumors
  • Benign Skull Base Tumors
  • Benign Soft Tissue Tumors
  • Benign Tumors of the Head
  • Benign Tumors of the Neck
  • Birthmark
  • Blepharospasm
  • Blisters
  • 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
  • Foot Benign Tumors
  • Lipoma
  • Lymphedema
  • Lymphedema - Secondary
  • Open Wounds
  • Scars
  • Skin Lesions
  • Skin Tags
  • Skin Tears
  • Small Breast Size
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Soft Tissue Masses
  • Ulcerations
  • Venous Stasis Leg Ulcers
  • Venous Stasis Ulcer
  • Wrinkles
View all 42 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
Berkeley, 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 10/30/2023, 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

46 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2024

Dr. Chen is WAY above average!!! My visit with him was a 1st and look forward to more encounters with him!

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2024

Dr Chen is excellent and explained things well!

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2024

Everything was excellent in every way. All of the providers and nurses were excellent communicators! All very knowledgeable and put me at ease.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2024

Saw fellow Dr for most of appt and the Dr Chen. Explanations were good. Really no interaction including me in decision about my care. Appt was mainly informative. At this point care is in waiting mode.

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2024

Dr Chen is phenomenal. He's the reason people go. He could use better support staff and systems

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2024

Dr Chen has preformed 3 surgeries on me for Lymphedema and was consulting with him for another surgery. He really cares about everyone with this terrible affliction and has helped me tremendously. I have recommended him to dozens of people...amazing doctor and person.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2024

Dr. Chen listened and addressed all my concerns.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2024

There seems to be a disconnect between my doctor's department and scheduling. This was my second appointment at Cleveland Clinic and both required me to call more than once to finally talk with a scheduling person, even though I was told by my doctor's office that I would be called to schedule.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2024

Dr. Chen is phenomenal. I will follow him anywhere.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2024

I have recommended cleveland clinic and Dr Chen to several people.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2024

Honest Dr.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

I was impressed with Dr. Chen. Very articulate, caring and informative.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

Dr. Chen was AMAZING! He was so kind and caring! He explained everything to me so I could understand it. He gave me options, listened to me and wanted me to ask questions! I would recommend him to anyone!!!

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2023

Dr.Chen provided excellent answers to my questions, and insight into the best course of treatment for my condition. He is also very professional, and very excellent in his communication.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2023

Dr Chen is the best!!!!!

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2023

Dr. Chen was very knowledgable about my condition and provided options for treatment and carefully explained the positive and negative of potential surgery. He also provided information on alternative treatment other than surgery.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2023

Dr. Wei Chen gives an explanation whenever needed and explains all risks thoroughly. The PA Erika Hopkins has improved greatly in listening to my concerns and allowing my participation in my care. There still needs to be more acceptance of ownership when there are issues in care. There is some disconnect between issues after surgery and issues caused by improper patient actions in after surgery care. PA Erika has improved greatly in listening to the paitient when they express what they need for pain managent.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2023

I couldn't be more pleased and appreciative of the care Dr. Chen and his staff have given me. I feel completely heard and cared for by them.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2023

Dr. Chen was very clear, very helpful, and seemed very concerned with my receiving good care. I appreciated that very much.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2023

The PA was fantastic. She answered everything she was able to answer, took extra time with my questions, and was a wealth of knowledge on the process and treatment options. Considering the appointment was scheduled with the MD, I wish he'd actually shown up after a 5 hour drive or that I'd been known that he wouldn't show. The PA was great so I don't feel like anything was lost and she was on top of things - but the no show from the MD without explanation was odd.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2023

Dr Chen is an incredible dr, and I respect, admire, and appreciate his work, medical approaches, and commitment to his patients.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2023

I highly recommend Dr Chen to people with my condition. He changes lives, and likely saves lives, every day. He has the best of the best in his field, and I am so fortunate that I found him.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2023

I've known Dr. Chen for about 8 years and he is a driving force behind the advancement of surgical treatment for lymphedema. He cares deeply for his patients and advocates for them.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2023

Dr. Chen is very knowledgeable In his field and that gives his patients hope for a positive outcome!

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2023

Dr. Chen was overall respectful. However, it would be even more respectful to apologize for being excessively late.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023

I have emailed Dr. Chen's office numerous times with questions and have always received a response to my question within 24 hrs when message is sent during the week

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023

Dr. Chen and his PA, Ericka have always showed respect and courtesy to me as well as being beyond professional when I have had an in person appointment, video appointment or when replying to a message

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023

An in person would always be the best way to provide care for a patient as the provider is able to visually see/ touch the patient and area of concern however, the video appointment appears better than waiting months for an appointment and still allows the patient to verbally voice any concerns

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2023

Dr. Chan was extremely informative but I still would have like check out written information about the procedure I came in for.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2023

As an international self-pay patient, it is very inconvenient to go through the third party company to get appointments. I'm not permitted to call the office directly to schedule appointments . I have to go through 2 and 3 people to schedule anything or ask questions. That is the only part that is frustrating. Everything else has been top notch. I am very happy with Dr. Chen and his staff, they have been excellent, and I would recommend them without question.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023

I have recommended Dr. Chen to others with lymphedema issues.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023

After waiting two hours it felt like Dr Chen was rushed. He also had 3 colleagues with him that took away some of his attention. He proposed a different surgery than I expected so I was trying to process the news. When I asked for details he said I could schedule a virtual visit. But unfortunately, I found out that my state no longer offers virtual visits with out-of -state providers. Since then I have messaged through the portal for more information but have only been given what the nurse thought might be the surgery he proposed.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2023

Dr. Chen was very informative and answered all questions I had at the time.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2023

Dr. Chen is by far the most compassionate surgeon I have ever had. His knowledge and explanations are brilliant!

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2023

I expected to see the doctor. I was seen by some lady. I am not sure what her qualifications were. She seemed to know what she was doing, but I kept waiting for the doctor to come in. He never did.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2023

Dr. Chen is exceptional in many ways. On this occasion he explained a new procedure in the treatment of lymphedema that will be beneficial for ones with my symptoms.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2023

I had a great experience setting up appointment with Dr. Chen.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2023

Dr. Chen is one of the best surgeons I've ever had. He is very knowledgeable and goes above and beyond for his patients!!!

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2023

It was amazing that I got in to see Dr. Chen during a very small window I had in Ohio.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2023

Dr. Chen was brilliant yet compassionate. He spent a long time explaining everything to me. I now have hope again for my condition.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2023

Dr. Chen was patient, answered all my questions and explained things well. I didn't feel rushed.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2023

Meeting with the Dr was great. The PA gave snide comments. I think I got on her nerves asking questions about my situation.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2023

I was nervous about this appointment and Dr. Chen made me feel at ease and explained everything very thoroughly and made sure I understood exactly what to expect from him and his team. He sounded very confident in his abilities, but not to the point of seeming prideful. His quiet confidence made me feel more confident.

Reviewed on May 9, 2023

IT support was very kind and assisted me with connecting to Dr Chen as I had computer issues. I had to wait a few weeks to get in as Dr Chen is very busy. I needed to talk to him about whether or not to get radiation for breast cancer.

Reviewed on May 9, 2023

Dr Chen is a hero.

Reviewed on May 9, 2023

Dr. Chen was AMAZING!

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