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Leo R. Otake, MD, PhD, FACS

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Plastic Surgery

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722 Post Rd Darien, CT 06820
615 West Johnson Avenue Cheshire, CT 06410

Biography - Leo R. Otake, MD, PhD, FACS

Dr. Leo Otake PhD, FACS is a Board Certified in Plastic Surgery. He specializes in Plastic Surgery with a special focus on Reconstructive Surgery - Complex, Breast Reconstruction and Microsurgery. He practices in Darien CT and is affiliated with several hospitals, including Yale New Haven Health Greenwich Hospital. He graduated from Yale School of Medicine in 2002 and completed his training at Yale New Haven Hospital and Stanford University Health Care - Stanford Hospital. He has been featured in magazines both domestically and internationally with patients across the globe. He has been selected by his peers as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor in the New York Metro Area annually including 2023.

Leo Otake MD, PhD, FACS Plastic Surgeon & Reconstructive Microsurgeon graduated magna cum laude from University of Pennsylvania, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He earned his medical degree at Yale School of Medicine & was recognized as Burn Resident of the Year plus won the Corso Research Prize in Plastic Surgery. He received a Ph.D. in cell biology & biochemistry. He completed his residency in plastic surgery under the direction of Dr. John Persing at Yale New Haven Hospital. then his fellowship in reconstructive microsurgery at Stanford University.

Dr. Otake specializes in breast reconstruction using the Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator (DIEP) flap method. This cutting-edge procedure harvests a woman’s own skin, fat & blood vessels (perforators) from her lower abdomen & transfers them to her chest to reconstruct the breasts thus making them look more natural while maintaining abdominal strength & offering faster recovery with less tissue damage. He also performs complex reconstructive procedures & tissue engineering. He uses microsurgery to treat post-mastectomy lymphedema by transferring lymph nodes to where they used to be & redirecting lymphatic fluid into the vein. Dr. Otake also works to reintroduce sensation into breasts that have been reconstructed after a mastectomy. These procedures “are transformative, especially after cancer." He was a Regan Fellow in Operation Smile (Norfolk, VA).

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Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Plastic Surgery

Conditions & Treatments

Blepharoplasty, Botox Treatment, Breast Augmentation, Breast Implants, Breast Lifts, Breast Reconstruction, Breast Reduction, Cosmetic Surgery, DIEP (Perforator flap), Facelift (Rhytidectomy), Male Breast Reduction, Melanoma, Necklift, Nipple Reconstruction, Reconstructive Surgery, Rhinoplasty, Skin Cancer


English, Japanese

Education & Training


Stanford University Medical, Yale University School of Medicine


Yale New Haven Hospital


Yale New Haven Hospital


Stanford University Medical Center

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2nd Floor
Darien, CT 06820

Phone: (203) 656-9999
Fax: (203) 655-0099

Cheshire, CT 06410

Phone: (203) 656-9999
Fax: (203) 655-0099

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