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Jason D Toranto, MD

Appointments:
888-770-2462

Office:
714-456-3077

Specialty:
Plastic Surgery

Board Certified:
General Surgery, Plastic Surgery

Special Interests:


Language:
Spanish

Dr. Toranto is on staff at CHOC Children's Hospital

CHOC Children's Clinic
1201 W. La Veta Ave.
Orange, California 92868
phone: 888-770-2462
fax: 855-246-2329
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Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery Institute
200 S Manchester Ave
Suite 650
Orange, CA 92868
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Physician Bio

An expert in his field, Dr. Toranto is a pediatric plastic surgeon at CHOC Children's and assistant professor/co-director of research at the Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery Institute at UC Irvine. He is board certified in general surgery and plastic surgery.

Dr. Jason Toranto is a highly skilled and respected pediatric craniofacial surgeon who transforms the lives of children suffering from a wide range of accidental or genetic cranial disfigurements that require surgery:

- Neonatal mandibular distraction (moving the jaw to open up the airway and allow the child to breathe)
- Orthognathic surgery (to repair a deformity on the jaws)
- Monobloc/facial bipartitian (correcting an abnormal head and facial projection)
- Fronto-orbital advancement (correcting abnormal shape of the skull)
- Cleft palate repair
- Cleft lip repair
- Cleft rhinoplasty (repairing abnormal nasal form and function related to a cleft deformity)
- Alveolar bone grafting
- Otoplasty (correcting over-projected ears)

Dr. Toranto has participated in a medical mission with Operation Smile and was named a Regan Fellow with the organization in 2011. He speaks fluent Spanish.

"My job is to spend the time patients and parents need, help educate them, explain any risks and answer all their questions. I recognize that the family is walking into the unknown and I’m right by their side the entire way. “ Dr. Toranto




Administrative Appointments

  • Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgeon
    CHOC Children's

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor and Co-Director of Research, Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery Institute
    UC Irvine

Education

  • Medical School
    University of Michigan School of Medicine, Ann Arbor, MI
  • General Surgery Residency
    University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Plastic Surgery Residency
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
  • Craniofacial Surgery Fellowship
    Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, CA

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery

Presentations

  • Yu D, Toranto JD, Cederna PS. Endoscopic vs. Open Placement of Tissue Expanders: Does Less Invasive Mean Better Michigan Academy of Plastic Surgeons, Summer Scientific Meeting, Mackinac Island, MI, July, 2004.

    Yu D, Toranto JD, Cederna PS. Endoscopic Versus Open Tissue Expander Placement in Burn Reconstruction: Is Less Invasive Better 74th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Chicago, IL, September, 2005.

    Toranto JD, Fisher M, Marcus JR. Prelamination of Banked Cartilage in Second Stage Ear Reconstruction: Modification of Nagata’s Technique. North Carolina Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, White Sulfur Springs, WV, October 2010.

    Toranto JD, Fisher M, Marcus JR. Prelamination of Banked Cartilage in Second Stage Ear Reconstruction: Modification of Nagata’s Technique. 16th International Congress of International Confederation for Plastic, Reconstructive, & Aesthetic Surgery, Vancouver, BC, May 2011.

    Toranto JD, Ward SD, Lin A, Urata MM. Freeman-Sheldon Syndrome and Respiratory Obstruction: A Novel Use of Distraction Osteogenesis. California Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Newport Beach, CA, May 2014. 14.

Published Works

Walsh CJ, Toranto JD, Gilliland CT, Noyes DR, Bodine AB, Luer CA. Nitric oxide production by nurse shark (Ginglymostoma cirratum) and clearnose skate (Raja eglanteria) peripheral blood leucocytes. Fish Shellfish Immunol. 2006 Jan;20(1):40-6.

Toranto JD, Yu D, Cederna PS. Endoscopic Versus Open Tissue Expander Placement: Is Less Invasive Better Plast Reconstr Surg. 2007 Mar;119(3):894-906.

Toranto JD, Fisher M, Marcus JR. Prelamination of Banked Cartilage in Second Stage Ear Reconstruction: Modification of Nagata’s Technique. Can J Plast Surg. 2011 Summer 19(A): 52A.

Hollenbeck ST, Toranto JD, Erdmann DE, Zenn MR, Levin LS. Perineal and Lower Extremity Reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Nov; 128(5):551e-563e. Review.

Toranto JD, Migaly J, Erdmann DE. Early Mechanical Failure of Highly-Crosslinked Porcine Dermal Matrix for Abdominal Wall Reconstruction. Am Surg. 2011 Dec;77(12):287-8.

Toranto JD, Ward SD, Lin A, Urata MM. Freeman-Sheldon Syndrome and Respiratory Obstruction: A Novel Use of Distraction Osteogenesis. J Craniofac Surg 2014 May;25(3):e287-9

Toranto JD, Levinson, H. (2012) Primary Management of Facial Soft Tissue Injuries In J.R. Marcus (Ed.) Essentials of Craniomaxillofacial Trauma (pp. 157-177). St. Louis: QMP Inc.



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