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John H. Bast, MD

John H. Bast, MD Physician

Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery

Dr. Bast is employed by or has a contract with Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health.

About Dr. John H. Bast

Dr. Bast specializes in plastic and cosmetic surgery at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health. He has an expertise in microvascular breast reconstruction.

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Plastic Surgery

Clinical Expertise:

  • Abdominal Scars
  • Abdominal Wall Surgery
  • Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
  • Acquired Absence of Breast
  • Acquired Deformity of Reconstructed Breast
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Autologous Tissue Reconstruction
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Neoplasm of Skin
  • Body Contouring Surgery
  • Bone Infection (Osteomyelitis)
  • Breast Asymmetry
  • Breast Asymmetry Correction
  • Breast Deformity
  • Breast Enlargement (Augmentation)
  • Breast Implant Deformity Correction
  • Breast Implant Leak
  • Breast Implant Rupture
  • Breast Lift Surgery (Mastopexy)
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Revision
  • Broken Nose (Nose Fracture)
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Capsular Contracture
  • Chest Wall Resection
  • Chronic Wounds
  • Components Separation
  • Compromised Skin Grafts
  • Compromised Tissue Flaps
  • Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator Flap
  • Deformity of Reconstructed Breast
  • Disproportion of Reconstructed Breast
  • Dysplastic Nevus
  • Ear Melanoma
  • Epidermoid Cysts
  • Excision of Lesion
  • Facial Fracture
  • Facial Lesion
  • Facial Nerve Injury
  • Facial Nerve Palsy
  • Fat Grafting
  • Flaps Surgery
  • Forehead Nodule
  • Gynecomastia Surgery
  • Head Reconstruction
  • History of Breast Cancer
  • History of Fibrocystic Disease
  • Implant Reconstruction
  • Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction
  • Laceration
  • Limb Salvage Surgery
  • Lipectomy
  • Lipedema
  • Lipoma
  • Liposuction (Lipoplasty)
  • Liposuction of the Abdomen
  • Liposuction of the Buttocks
  • Lower Extremity Reconstruction
  • Male Breast Reduction
  • Mammoplasty
  • Mastoplasty
  • Melanoma
  • Melanoma Surgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Microvascular Surgery
  • Neck Reconstruction
  • Nerve Reconstruction
  • Nipple and Areola Reconstruction
  • Oncologic Reconstruction
  • Oncoplastic Surgery
  • Pectoral Augmentation
  • Ptosis of Breasts
  • Radiation-Induced Breast Deformity
  • Reconstruction of Nose
  • Reconstructive Hand Surgery
  • Reconstructive Microsurgery
  • Release Scar Contracture
  • Ruptured Implant
  • Scar Revision
  • Skin Abnormalities
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer Reconstructive Surgery
  • Skin Cancer Surgery
  • Skin Fillers
  • Skin Grafting
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin Rejuvenation
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Skin of Lip
  • Tissue Expansion Surgery
  • Transverse Rectus Abdominis Myocutaneous Flap
  • Upper Extremity Reconstruction
  • Vacuum-Assisted Closure Therapy
  • Vascularized Bone Graft
  • Wound Complications
  • Wound Medication
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Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Health Net
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Highmark Blue Shield Medicare
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Humana / Medicare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/PA Preferred Health Networks
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Significa Benefit Services (fka EHP)
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program
  • Vibra Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
Fellowship: University of Southern California


Resident Member, American Society for Plastic Surgery (ASPS), National Resident Member, Northeastern Society for Plastic Surgery (NESPS), National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Bast is employed by or has a contract with Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Lancaster General Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Lazow S, Bast JH, Otterburn DM: Thinner suprascarpal fatpad thickness increases risk for venous congestion in DIEP reconstruction Presented at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Los Angeles, CA : 2016.

Bast JH, Ahmed L, Engdahl R: Lipedema in patients after bariatric surgery Surgery for Obesity & Related Diseases 12 (5): 1131-1132,2016.

Bast J, Pitcher AA, Small K, Otterburn DM: Suprascarpal fat pad thickness may predict venous drainage patterns in abdominal wall flaps Microsurgery 36 (2): 99-103,2016.

Lazow S, Bast JH, Otterburn DM: Correlation of radiographic fatpad thickness with clinical outcomes in deep inferior epigastric perforator flaps Presented at the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, Philadelphia, PA : 2015.

Pitcher A, Bast J, Small KH, Otterburn D: Suprascarpal fat pad thickness may predict venous drainage patterns in abdominal wall flaps Presented at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, San Diego, CA : 2013.

Academic Contact Info

Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Lancaster General Health
554 North Duke Street, Suite 100

Lancaster, PA 17602
Phone: (717) 291-5863
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366