Benjamin Hornik, MD

Benjamin Hornik, MD

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Languages Spoken

  • English

About Me

Hello! – Welcome to my Kaiser Permanente physician home page. I am a Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon based at the Oakland Medical Center, although I sometimes travel to our Richmond and San Leandro facilities, too.

Plastic Surgery is a problem-solving type of surgical subspecialty and I enjoy the challenges each patient brings.

“The deformities requiring operations of this class are necessarily so dissimilar in different cases; everyone becomes a separate study to the surgeon and opens a fresh field for the exercise of his mind in restoring the lost or deformed parts.”
— Joseph Pancoast

I treat both children and adults. I help with problems all over the body. I reconstruct injuries to the soft tissues, extensive scars, large birthmarks or vascular malformations, defects after cancer surgeries, complex wounds, and problems due to burn injuries, among others. I often work with other surgeons to help reconstruct the body after cancer or trauma using flaps, grafts, and microsurgical and non microsurgical techniques. I do skin cancer excisions in sensitive areas like the face or ears if removal will cause a difficult problem maintaining a normal appearance or function.

In the East Bay we have an interest in breast cancer. I offer many types of reconstruction; all types of implant reconstruction, oncoplastic partial breast reconstruction, and your own soft tissue breast reconstructions with microsurgical techniques such as the DIEP flap. I also perform all sorts of breast surgery; for large breasts and congenital breast issues.

All surgeries carry risks – the choice to undergo a surgical procedure is based on the comparison of the potential risks to potential benefits. If you are eligible for a surgery, we will discuss the risks, benefits and alternatives to the procedure in detail so you can make an informed choice.

I have been with Kaiser since September of 2005. My wife and I used to live in Chicago. However, I grew up in Northern California, and am happy to be back. My wife (she’s a doctor, too), our 3 sons, and I live in the East Bay, with frequent trips to the Lake Tahoe area. We are Kaiser patients, too.

My Training, Certifications and Licensing

Medical Education

Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA


University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, IL

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