You may have an abnormality, a trauma, or a disease that requires surgery to improve function or restore appearance. A plastic surgeon has special training in reconstructive surgery. Our team of plastic surgeons works closely with the surgical, oncologic, and trauma departments to provide you with coordinated care.
Schedule a consultation appointment with one of our board-certified specially trained plastic surgeons.
Reconstruction techniques include:
- Skin grafts
- Bone grafts
- Plating systems
- Local/regional flaps
- Free flaps (microsurgery)
We see patients for a variety of issues:
- Head and Neck Reconstruction - Together with neurosurgeons, we treat difficult cancers and traumatic injuries of the skull, facial bones, and soft tissue.
- Breast Reconstruction - We collaborate with breast surgeons and oncologists to help recreate the shape and appearance of a woman’s breast following a mastectomy.
- Chest Wall Reconstruction - We work closely with cardiothoracic surgeons to address sternal wound infections after open heart procedures and chest wall defects after cancer removal.
- Abdominal Wall Reconstruction - We collaborate with the general surgeons and trauma surgeons to address large ventral/incisional hernias, open abdominal wounds, defects after cancer resections, and severe soft tissue infections.
- Lower Extremity Reconstruction - Our reconstructive surgeons and orthopaedic surgeons work together to ensure patients with severe lower extremity traumas are able to have successful restoration of their limbs.
- Gynecology/Urology/Colorectal Reconstruction - We collaborate with obstetrics & gynecology, urology and colorectal surgeons to address defects after removal of cancer or severe soft tissue infections.
- Pressure Ulcer - We collaborate with Guthrie Wound Center physicians, nutritionists, home care assistants, and social workers to help those who have developed pressure ulcers. They are often seen in patients who have spinal cord injuries or are not able to get out of bed. Many factors must be addressed before surgical reconstruction.