Emma C. Koesters, MD

Plastic Surgery, Breast Reconstruction Surgery, Lymphedema Surgery, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Breast Cancer, DIEP Flap Surgery
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1450 San Pablo St. HC4 - Suite 6200 Ste 6200, Los Angeles, CA 90033

Monday - Friday

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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1808 Verdugo Blvd. Suite 209 Ste 209, Glendale, CA 91208

Monday - Friday

8:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m

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1516 San Pablo St. HC3 - Suite 3300 Ste 3300, Los Angeles, CA 90033

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About Emma C. Koesters, MD

Dr. Koesters is an assistant professor of plastic and reconstructive surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. She received her medical degree from the Weill Cornell College of Medicine, where she was first exposed to reconstructive surgery. Dr Koesters developed a passion for reconstruction after seeing the transformative changes plastic surgeons could provide in patients’ lives, particularly in improving quality of life for cancer and trauma patients. She completed an integrated plastic surgery residency here at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, then pursued additional fellowship training in supermicrosurgery at the University of Chicago Medical Center to focus on physiologic surgery for lymphedema.

Dr Koesters has particular interests in breast reconstruction, extremity reconstruction, and lymphatic surgery. She is now Co-director of Keck Medicine’s Lymphedema Program, offering highly specialized surgical interventions for this common and morbid complication of breast cancer treatment. She believes in working closely with patients to understand their individual goals and optimize postoperative outcomes.

I believe in a comprehensive approach to women’s health and breast cancer reconstruction. I use the latest tools available in microsurgery to tailor surgery to each patient’s needs and not only restore, but enhance quality of life. Every patient’s journey is unique, and I strive to be a long-term partner and advocate for all my patients.


  • Plastic Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction Surgery
  • Lymphedema Surgery
  • Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
  • Breast Cancer
  • DIEP Flap Surgery
Areas of Focus


Breast Reconstruction


Head and Neck Reconstruction

Extremity Reconstruction

Academic Title
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery

Insurances Accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Watchtower
  • Medicare
  • Health Net
  • Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital
  • Health Net Covered California
  • Anthem Blue Cross Covered California
  • TriWest Healthcare Alliance (UHC)
  • Beech Street Corporation /WC
  • Interplan
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Anthem Blue Cross Prudent Buyer
  • Blue Shield Covered California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Health Plans of Nevada
  • Kern Health Systems
  • Laundry and Dry Cleaning Workers Health & Welfare
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Marian Health Services
  • MultiPlan
  • First Health
  • NEXT
  • Pacificare
  • GEHA
  • Private Health Care Systems
  • Great-West Healthcare of California, Inc.
  • Take Care (GUAM)
  • Brand New Day
  • Union Roofers Health & Welfare Fund
  • United Healthcare
  • USC Network

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  • Provider Explanations Easy to Understand
  • Provider Gave Easy to Understand Instructions
  • Provider Showed Respect
  • Provider Listened Carefully
  • Provider Knew Medical History
  • Provider Spent Enough Time

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