| Project C.A.R.E. (Comprehensive Aesthetic Restorative Effort)

Project C.A.R.E.
  • Address:
    Naval Medical Center, San Diego
    34800 Bob Wilson Drive
    San Diego CA 92134

  • Phone:
    (619) 532-6950, Ext. #4


General Information

As a result of combat trauma and training accidents, a great number of service members suffer major life altering injuries, to include limb loss and severe disfigurement. Although our wounded soldiers, Sailors, and Marines receive cutting-edge, state-of-the-art care; the consequences of these injuries lead to emotional distress and an altered self-image.

To help our traumatically wounded recover, both physically and emotionally, Project C.A.R.E. was born. Our mission is to provide emotional support along with surgical and non-surgical care in an effort to improve appearance and restore function. We believe that even the slightest improvement can dramatically increase self-esteem and quality of life.

Utilizing a team approach with multiple surgical, medical, and supportive services, each patient is individually evaluated and a treatment plan is formulated. Depending upon the circumstances, a combination of surgical and non-surgical treatments is planned, along with an emotional recovery plan to include support groups, mental health counseling, or both.

Eligible Patients
All Active Duty personnel who have suffered traumatic injuries are eligible for Project C.A.R.E.

  • Combat Trauma
  • Training Accidents
  • Civilian Trauma

Ask your medical provider to enter a consult for the Plastic Surgery Clinic at the Naval Medical Center.


Services Offered

Surgical Care

  • Plastic Surgery
  • Oral Surgery
  • ENT
  • Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • General Surgery

Non-surgical Care  

  • Medical
    • Dermatology
    • Wound Care Center
  • Supportive Care
    • Psychiatry
    • Psychology
    • Social Work
    • Chaplain Services
    • Support Groups

Treatments Provided

  • Scar and Wound Revisions
  • Skin Grafts
  • Major and Minor Reconstructive Surgery
  • Laser Treatments for skin discoloration
  • Wound Care

Procedural art used with permission from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)