The Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Division provides reconstructive and aesthetic surgery for the care of both children and adults. The service deals with a wide array of plastic surgery cases, including but not limited to craniofacial (including congenital and trauma cases), microvascular, hand/wrist, wound care, reconstruction of lower extremity, breast, head and neck, peripheral nerve, and cosmetic surgery.
Problems commonly managed are congenital anomalies of the head and neck, particularly cleft lip and palate, cancer of the head and neck requiring excision and reconstruction, injuries of the hand, deformities following burns, trunk and lower extremity deformities, and body-image problems necessitating aesthetic surgery. Conventional surgical approaches as well as microsurgical techniques are used.
Members of this division direct an active clinical program in reconstructive microsurgery, and specialize in microsurgical reconstructive operations involving free-tissue transfers used for some of the most clinically vexing problems that, until recently, were virtually unsolvable.
Residents have the opportunity to learn current approaches and techniques in plastic and reconstructive surgery. The plastic surgery indications conference, held once a month, further enhances our residents' educational experience in this subspecialty. Our goal is to provide safe, sophisticated care to our patients, and to effectively communicate with all members of the team, as well as with referring services.