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Deniz Dayicioglu, MD

4.8 (182)

Specialty: Plastic Surgery

Program: Breast Oncology

Language(s): Turkish, German, English, Spanish

  • Overview

    Cancer Focus:
    Breast Cancer

    Dr. Deniz Dayicioglu is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon at Moffitt Cancer Center and The University of South Florida.  She sees female patients with cancer-related reconstructive needs in The Center for Women’s Oncology.  She is committed to providing exceptional aesthetic outcomes and personalized care for women with breast cancer.  Every patient’s situation is unique, and the team is fortunate to be able to offer a wide variety of reconstructive options to each. Dr. Dayicioglu has a particular interest in microsurgical reconstruction. She has been in the field of plastic surgery for 13 years. Dr. Dayicioglu has made over 25 presentations across the world on a broad spectrum of plastic surgery techniques. She has authored 13 publications in peer reviewed journals, has been part of an editorial board of a textbook and is currently working on 2 research projects. Dr. Dayicioglu is an active volunteer providing medical relief in other countries with need.  She is fluent in Turkish and speaks conversational Spanish and German.

    Education & Training


    • University of Miami - Hand, Microsurgery and Reconstructive Surgery


    • Istanbul Vakif Gureba Training and Research Hospital - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

    Medical School:

    • College-Istanbul University - MD
  • Publications

    • Olafson A, Le NK, Coomar L, Jacobs G, Smith P, Khakpour N, Kumar A, Haladay D, Dayicioglu D. Is There a Difference in Abdominal Wall Muscle Strength, Endurance, and Motor Control Following Bilateral DIEP and TRAM Flaps for Breast Reconstruction?. Eplasty. 2024 May.24:e30. Pubmedid: 38846507. Pmcid: PMC11155377.
    • Whalen K, Liu L, Rejano CJ, Mhaskar R, Khakpour N, Dayicioglu D. Reverse Abdominoplasty for Mastectomy Defect Closure in Advanced Breast Cancer. Ann Plast Surg. 2023 Mar.90(3):204-208. Pubmedid: 36796040.
    • Le NK, Soni SE, Smith PD, Kumar A, Dayicioglu D. Preservation of the Implant in Nipple-Sparing Mastectomies: A Retrospective Cohort Study. Ann Plast Surg. 2021 Jun.86(6S Suppl 5):S491-S494. Pubmedid: 33538504.
    • Van Vliet A, Girardot A, Bouchez J, Kumar A, Dayicioglu D. Abdominal Plication for Better Cosmetic Outcomes During Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator Flap Breast Reconstruction. Ann Plast Surg. 2021 Jun.86(6S Suppl 5):S575-S577. Pubmedid: 34100816.
    • Van Vliet A, Dayicioglu D. A Simple Technique to Correct Lumpectomy Deformities Using Free Nipple Grafting. Ann Plast Surg. 2021 Jun.86(6S Suppl 5):S567-S570. Pubmedid: 34100814.
    • Atisha DM, Tessiatore KM, Rushing CN, Dayicioglu D, Pusic A, Hwang S. A National Snapshot of Patient-Reported Outcomes Comparing Types of Abdominal Flaps for Breast Reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019 Mar.143(3):667-677. Pubmedid: 30589826.
    • Billington A, Dayicioglu D, Smith P, Kiluk J. Review of Procedures for Reconstruction of Soft Tissue Chest Wall Defects Following Advanced Breast Malignancies. Cancer Control. 2019 Jan.26(1). Pubmedid: 30808195. Pmcid: PMC6360472.
    • Zhang A, Kuc A, Triggs W, Dayicioglu D. Utilizing the Retrograde Descending Internal Mammary Vein in DIEP Flap Anastomosis. Eplasty. 2018 Oct.18:ic23. Pubmedid: 30455783. Pmcid: PMC6232948.
    • Weinstein B, Kumar A, Smith P, Dayicioglu D. Moffitt Cancer Center Experience of Tissue Expander Breast Reconstruction: Does Acellular Dermal Matrix Increase Return to the Operating Room?. Ann Plast Surg. 2018 Jun.80(6S Suppl 6):S377-S380. Pubmedid: 29369110.
    • Zhang A, Dayicioglu D. Outcomes of 270 Consecutive Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator Flaps for Breast Reconstruction. Ann Plast Surg. 2018 Jun.80(6S Suppl 6):S388-S394. Pubmedid: 29481483.
    • Zhang A, Kuc A, Tung L, King KS, Dayicioglu D. Expanded Latissimus Dorsi Myocutaneous Flap for Burn Scar Reconstruction. Eplasty. 2018 Jul.18:ic13. Pubmedid: 30046368. Pmcid: PMC6050535.
    • Huber KM, Zimmerman A, Dayicioglu D. Improvement in Existing Chest Wall Irregularities During Breast Reconstruction. Cancer Control. 2018 Jan.25(1). Pubmedid: 29318956. Pmcid: PMC5933572.
    • Kuykendall LV, Zhang A, Tugertimur B, Bijan S, Agoris C, Kumar A, Dayicioglu D. Outcomes in Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator Flap and Implant-Based Reconstruction: Does Age Really Matter?. Cancer Control. 2018 Jan.25(1). Pubmedid: 29325422. Pmcid: PMC5933585.
    • Troy J, Little A, Kuykendall L, Dayicioglu D. Flap-Mastopexy in Autologous Breast Reconstruction: Timing and Technique. Ann Plast Surg. 2018 Apr.80(4):328-332. Pubmedid: 29309333.
    • Zhang A, Kuc A, Smith P, Zimmerman A, Billington A, Gonzalez RJ, Dayicioglu D. Large Chest and Abdominal Wall Defect Reconstruction With Anterolateral Thigh Free Flap to Right Gastroepiploic Artery Anastomosis. Eplasty. 2017 Sep.17:ic24. Pubmedid: 28959374. Pmcid: PMC5609249.
    • Kuc A, Gopman J, Dayicioglu D. Creating Accurate Flap Designs Using a Hydrocolloid Dressing as a Template. Eplasty. 2017 Mar.17:ic8. Pubmedid: 28326150. Pmcid: PMC5356620.
    • Prabhakaran S, Elston JB, Lleshi A, Kumar A, Sun W, Khakpour N, Dayicioglu D. Single Institution Review of Patients With Prior Breast Augmentation Undergoing Breast Conservation Therapy for Breast Cancer. Ann Plast Surg. 2017 Jun.78(6S Suppl 5):S289-S291. Pubmedid: 28328631.
    • Elston JB, Prabhakaran S, Lleshi A, Castillo B, Sun W, Kumar A, Ma Z, Smith PD, Dayicioglu D. Complications and Recurrence in Implant-Sparing Oncologic Breast Surgery. Ann Plast Surg. 2017 Jun.78(6S Suppl 5):S269-S274. Pubmedid: 28328633.
    • Kuykendall LV, Tugertimur B, Agoris C, Bijan S, Kumar A, Dayicioglu D. Unilateral Versus Bilateral Breast Reconstruction: Is Less Really More?. Ann Plast Surg. 2017 Jun.78(6S Suppl 5):S275-S278. Pubmedid: 28328628.
    • Wilson AR, Daggett J, Harrington M, Dayicioglu D. An Innovative Solution to Complex Inguinal Defect: Deepithelialized SIEA Flap With Mini Abdominoplasty. Eplasty. 2017 Jan.17:e2. Pubmedid: 28197296. Pmcid: PMC5287143.
    • Kuc A, Dayicioglu D. Reducing Wound Tension With DuoDERM™ Taping Technique. Eplasty. 2017 Feb.17:ic5. Pubmedid: 28293335. Pmcid: PMC5324080.
    • Kuc A, King K, Daggett J, Dayicioglu D. Direct Perforator Anastomosis of Free ALT Flap in Massive Weight Loss Due to Increased Size of Vessels. Eplasty. 2017.17:ic14. Pubmedid: 28663776. Pmcid: PMC5475304.
    • Parabkaharan S, Melody M, Trotta R, Lleshi A, Sun W, Smith PD, Khakpour N, Dayicioglu D. Comparison of Reconstructive Outcomes in Breast Cancer Patients With Preexisting Subpectoral Implants: Implant-Sparing Mastectomy With Delayed Implant Exchange Versus Immediate Tissue Expander Reconstruction. Ann Plast Surg. 2016 Jun.76 Suppl 4:S332-S335. Pubmedid: 27187252.
    • Prabhakaran S, Melody M, Trotta R, Lleshi A, Sun W, Smith PD, Khakpour N, Dayicioglu D. Comparison of Reconstructive Outcomes in Breast Cancer Patients With Preexisting Subpectoral Implants: Implant-Sparing Mastectomy With Delayed Implant Exchange Versus Immediate Tissue Expander Reconstruction. Ann Plast Surg. 2016 Jun.76 Suppl 4:S332-S335. Pubmedid: 27755066.
    • Dayicioglu D, Trotta R, Agoris C, Kumar A. Duoderm®-Bra for Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy. Ann Plast Surg. 2016 Jun.76 Suppl 4:S280-S285. Pubmedid: 26918525.
    • Huber KM, Zemina KL, Tugertimur B, Killebrew SR, Wilson AR, DallaRosa JV, Prabhakaran S, Dayicioglu D. Outcomes of Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy Using Tissue Expander and Implant Reconstruction. Ann Plast Surg. 2016 Jun.76 Suppl 4:S316-S319. Pubmedid: 26678106.
    • Dayicioglu D, Tugertimur B, Munzenmaier K, Khan M, Smith P, Murr M, Kumar A, Khakpour N. Outcomes of Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy Using Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator Flap After Massive Weight Loss. Ann Plast Surg. 2016 Jun.76 Suppl 4:S286-S289. Pubmedid: 26808755.
    • Dayicioglu D, Tugertimur B, Zemina K, Dallarosa J, Killebrew S, Wilson A, Atisha D, Khakpour N. Vertical Mastectomy Incision in Implant Breast Reconstruction After Skin Sparing Mastectomy: Advantages and Outcomes. Ann Plast Surg. 2016 Jun.76 Suppl 4:S290-S294. Pubmedid: 27187251.
    • Zimmerman A, Locke FL, Emole J, Rosa M, Horna P, Hoover S, Dayicioglu D. Recurrent Systemic Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase-Negative Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma Presenting as a Breast Implant-Associated Lesion. Cancer Control. 2015 Jul.22(3):369-373. Pubmedid: 26351895.
    • Ching JA, Dayicioglu D. The stylet technique for inframammary fold definition in breast reconstruction. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2014 Feb.67(2):273-275. Pubmedid: 23993751.
    • Fan KL, Avashia YJ, Dayicioglu D, Degennaro VA, Thaller SR. The efficacy of online communication platforms for plastic surgeons providing extended disaster relief. Ann Plast Surg. 2014 Apr.72(4):457-462. Pubmedid: 23503432.
    • Young-Afat DA, Dayicioglu D, Oeltjen JC, Garrison AP. Fishing-injury-related flexor tenosynovitis of the hand: a case report and review. Case Rep Orthop. 2013 Feb.2013:587176. Pubmedid: 23401823. Pmcid: PMC3562569.
    • Hutson JJ, Dayicioglu D, Oeltjen JC, Panthaki ZJ, Armstrong MB. The treatment of gustilo grade IIIB tibia fractures with application of antibiotic spacer, flap, and sequential distraction osteogenesis. Ann Plast Surg. 2010 May.64(5):541-552. Pubmedid: 20395803.
    • Yegiyants S, Dayicioglu D, Kardashian G, Panthaki ZJ. Traumatic peripheral nerve injury: a wartime review. J Craniofac Surg. 2010 Jul.21(4):998-1001. Pubmedid: 20613581.
    • Dayicioglu D, Martell EG, Ogilvie M, Gozu A, Panthaki ZJ, Armstrong MB. Vascular anomalies of the upper extremity in children. J Craniofac Surg. 2009 Jul.20(4):1025-1029. Pubmedid: 19568187.
    • Gözü A, Ergen A, Dayicioglu D, Yaylim I, Ozsoy Z, Isbir T. L-myc polymorphism in head and neck nonmelanoma skin and lower lip cancers. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2008 Jul.134(7):725-728. Pubmedid: 18645122.
    • Ozsoy Z, Gozu A, Dayicioglu D, Mete O, Buyukbabani N. Localized cutis laxa and blepharoplasty. Dermatol Surg. 2007 Dec.33(12):1510-1512. Pubmedid: 18076621.
    • Turkaslan T, Turan A, Dayicioglu D, Ozsoy Z. Uses of scapular island flap in pediatric axillary burn contractures [correction of conractures]. Burns. 2006 Nov.32(7):885-890. Pubmedid: 16879924.
    • Turkaslan T, Dayicioglu D, Ozsoy Z, Ozyigit MT. An easy way to mark anatomic structures for surgical photography. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2005 Jun.115(7):2171-2172. Pubmedid: 15923901.
    • Turkaslan T, Ozcan H, Dayicioglu D, Ozsoy Z. Use of adhesives in cleft palate surgery: a new flap fixation technique. J Craniofac Surg. 2005 Jul.16(4):719-722. Pubmedid: 16077326.
    • Turan A, Gözü A, Genç B, Dayicioğlu D, Ozsoy Z, Yaşar H, Kilavuz ES. Cleft lip/nose deformity and rhinolith. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2004 Mar.113(3):1079-1080. Pubmedid: 15108916.
    • Turkaslan T, Dayicioglu D, Ozsoy Z. An easy method for defatting large full-thickness grafts. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2004 Jul.114(1):275-276. Pubmedid: 15220625.
    • Turkaslan T, Erkalp K, Dayicioglu D, Ozsoy Z. Use of nasal prosthesis for anesthesia in head and neck surgery. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2004 Aug.114(2):610-611. Pubmedid: 15277860.
    • Kul Z, Ozsoy Z, Dayicioglu D. A different use for the surgical glove in hand surgery. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2003 Sep.112(3):921. Pubmedid: 12960885.
    • Zimmerman AL, Tugertimur B, Smith PD, Kumar A, Dayicioglu D. In the Age of Breast Augmentation, Breast Reconstruction Provides an Opportunity to Augment the Breast. Cancer Control. 24(4):1073274817729064. Pubmedid: 28975840. Pmcid: PMC5937240.
    • Chatterjee A, Dayicioglu D, Khakpour N, Czerniecki BJ. Oncoplastic Surgery: Keeping It Simple With 5 Essential Volume Displacement Techniques for Breast Conservation in a Patient With Moderate- to Large-Sized Breasts. Cancer Control. 24(4):1073274817729043. Pubmedid: 28975837. Pmcid: PMC5937235.
    • Le NK, García-Molina C, Kumar A, Griffin L, Dayicioglu D. Pain and Anxiety Levels of Patients Undergoing Tissue Expansion After Mastectomies: A Case Series Study. Cancer Control. 24(4):1073274817729893. Pubmedid: 28975839. Pmcid: PMC5937238.
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