Reconstructive (Plastic) Surgery

Overview

A cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatment are only part of a complete and thorough cancer care plan.  Reconstructive surgery is also important to consider. Many life-saving cancer surgeries can lead to an absence in tissue that can cause functional or cosmetic problems. At the Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center, patients benefit from some of the latest advances in reconstructive surgery and wound care that can allow our patients to regain function and look their best.

Our surgeons are experienced in all areas of reconstructive surgery including breast reconstruction, skin grafts to treat defects from the removal of a melanoma, facial bone restoration, and reconstruction from tumor removals in other parts of the body.

We also offer microvascular surgery, a procedure where tissue and blood vessels are transplanted from elsewhere in the body. The blood vessels are carefully rejoined to blood vessels at the reconstruction site with sutures that are thinner than a human hair. As a result of microvascular surgery, the transplanted tissue has a better blood supply than conventional reconstruction, and this leads to better healing and less scarring.

Whether your condition calls for microvascular surgery or a more conventional procedure, let our reconstructive surgeons show you what's possible.

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Our Team

Andrew Chen, M.D.

Andrew Chen, M.D.

Farmington

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Jillian L. Fortier, M.D.

Jillian L. Fortier, M.D.

Farmington

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