24-Hour Emergency Hotline


Our surgeons know that there are no time limits as to when emergencies occur – that’s why our emergency hot line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Our surgeons are affiliated with Glens Falls Hospital, Saratoga Hospital, Ellis Hospital, Albany Memorial Hospital, Albany Medical Center, and St. Peter’s Hospital. Simply call 855-EZSTITCH and you will be connected with the plastic surgeon serving your area.


Avoid Long Emergency Room Wait Times

 After calling 855-EZSTITCH and leaving your information, you will be called by a Plastic Surgeon who will ask you a few questions and direct your emergency to the right 855-EZSTITCH surgeon. You will meet your 855-EZSTITCH surgeon at a nearby emergency room or at a convenient office location.

 *Dr. Chao, Dr. Koumanis & Dr. Singh each maintain separate and independent private practices.

Trauma & Reconstruction

Chao Plastic Surgery | Latham, NY

1-855-EZSTITCH (1-855-397-8482)

Jerome D. Chao, MD FACS

13 Century Hill Drive

 Latham, NY 12110

p 518.203.2582  f 518.203.2583

What can be treated?


While laceration repair is the most common reason to call 855-EZSTITCH, our service also provides treatment for the following types of injuries:

- Burns

- Broken noses

- Complex wounds

- Facial injuries

- Hand injuries

What is EZSTITCH?


A facial or hand injury can be a trying experience.

Waiting in the emergency room for hours and hours only compounds the problem. Wouldn’t it be nice to pick up the phone, dial a toll-free number, and talk to a plastic surgeon?

As parents of small children, and as colleagues and friends, Drs. Chao, Koumanis & Singh realized the need to simplify the process of treating cuts and wounds. “We wanted to find a simple way to try and minimize the waiting and stress,” said Dr. Koumanis. “855-EZSTITCH was the answer.” 855-EZSTITCH is the answer to 24-hour emergency service for expert laceration repair. As specialists in this region (Drs. Chao & Singh serve the Capital District and Drs. Koumanis & Singh serve the North Country) with combined privileges at Glens Falls Hospital, Saratoga Hospital, Ellis Hospital, Albany Memorial Hospital, Albany Medical Center, and St. Peter’s Hospital, your EZSTITCH plastic surgeons are highly trained and experienced in suture methods that help to minimize scars.