Skip to main content
Find a DoctorGet Care Now
Skip to main content
Search

Contrast

Contact

Share

Donate

MyChart

Help

Image of Siba Haykal
Accepting New Patients

Siba Haykal, MD, PhD, FRCSC, FACS

Plastic Surgery

Affiliated With: Yale Medicine

Call To Schedule Your Appointment

Online scheduling is not available at this time. Please call us at (203) 785-2750 to schedule your appointment.

Locations

Yale Physicians Building New Haven, CT 06519

Biography - Siba Haykal, MD, PhD, FRCSC, FACS

Siba Haykal, MD, PhD, FRCSC, FACS is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon who cares for patients who have had surgery to remove cancer from the breast and other parts of the body. She specializes in reconstruction with microsurgery, an intricate procedure that uses miniaturized instruments to remove tissue from one part of the body and reattach it to another with the goal of restoring form and function.

Microsurgery is the ‘gold standard’ approach to breast reconstruction for women who have had a mastectomy—the removal of a breast—to treat cancer. Dr. Haykal is skilled in performing “free-flap reconstructions” among other techniques, often immediately after a patient’s mastectomy. These reconstructions involve removing a flap of tissue from the abdomen (DIEP)—or the thighs (PAP, TUG) or buttocks (SGAP, IGAP)—from its blood supply and then reattaching it elsewhere, working with vessels that are 2 or 3 millimeters in size.

In addition, Dr. Haykal offers techniques for restoring breast sensation after cancer surgery and immediate lymphatic reconstruction following lymph node dissection, which can lower a patient’s chances of developing lymphedema (chronic swelling caused by excess lymph fluid that can affect women after breast cancer surgery). She has extensive experience in treating lymphedema and offers treatments that include lymphovenous bypass (LVA, LVB), a procedure to create a path for lymphatic fluid to flow away from the arms, and lymph node transplantation (LNT).

Dr Haykal also offers microsurgical treatment for skin cancer, head and neck cancer, and sarcoma, all of which she says involve decision-making on the part of both doctors and patients. “Relationships with our patients are of utmost importance,” she says. “I’m a member of a cancer team where each of us is involved in different steps, and we all get to know our patients and talk to discuss their treatment preferences.” She discusses options as far as reconstruction and shows patients pictures of what the results of a procedure might look like. “We decide if they're a candidate for one type of procedure or another,” she says. “It's so important to talk to them and listen to their needs. It requires a lot of trust.”

In addition to caring for patients, Dr. Haykal has research interests in breast reconstructive surgery and vascularized composite allotransplantation, which is the transplantation in a single surgical procedure of multiple tissues, such as skin, bone, muscle, and tendon and other tissues.

Dr. Haykal serves as section chief of Reconstructive Oncology for the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery within the Department of Surgery at Yale Medicine.


Read More

Overview

Gender

Female

Specialty

Plastic Surgery

Conditions & Treatments

Breast Cancer, Melanoma, Reconstructive Surgery, Skin Cancer

Language(s)

English

Education & Training

Education

University of Ottawa

Residency

The University of Toronto

Fellowship

Albany Medical Center

Does this provider accept my Insurance?

YES! This insurance is accepted.

Sorry This insurance may not be accepted.

Accepted Insurance

Please check for your insurance on the list below.

  • AETNA
  • ANTHEM BC/BS
  • CIGNA GATEKEEPER PRO
  • CIGNA HEALTHCARE
  • COMMUNITY CARE NETWORK
  • COMPWORKS
  • CONNECTICARE
  • CONSUMER HEALTH NETWORK
  • CORVEL
  • FIRST HEALTH NETWORK
  • FOCUS HEALTHCARE
  • GREAT WEST
  • HEALTHCARE VALUE MANAGEMENT
  • HUMANA
  • HUSKY
  • MANAGED COMP
  • MEDICAID
  • MEDICARE
  • MULTIPLAN
  • OXFORD HEALTH PLANS
  • PREFERRED HEALTH WORKS
  • PRIME HEALTH SERVICES
  • PRIVATE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM (PHCS)
  • TRICARE - HEALTH NET FEDERAL
  • TRICARE/CHAMPUS
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE
  • WELLCARE

Insurance coverage regularly changes, please contact the doctor’s office directly to verify that your specific insurance plan is accepted.

More About Accepted Insurance

Your Appointment

Preparing for Your Appointment

Your will receive instructions from our office about any items needed prior to your visit. If you have MyChart, you may be able to save time and check in prior to your visit.

View or modify your appointment Request or renew a prescription Send your doctor a message

About Yale New Haven Health

After Your Appointment

View results, request prescription renewals, schedule follow up visits and more.

Log Into MyChart

Locations

Map View
Yale Physicians Building

800 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT 06519

Main (203) 785-2750
Fax (203) 785-5714

Are you Siba Haykal, MD, PhD, FRCSC, FACS?

Update your profile