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Surgeons at the University of Chicago Medicine are experts in a wide variety of reconstructive surgery techniques. Whether in the hospital or an outpatient facility, our surgeons tailor each procedure to meet your specific health care needs and desired outcome.
With reconstructive surgery, our aim is to restore form and function to an affected area of the body. If an injury, surgery, developmental disorder or birth defect has created a need for reconstructive surgery, our expert physicians are here to meet your needs.
We are one of the few centers in the world that provide high volume of microsurgical treatment of lymphedema, a disorder in which lymph fluid accumulates that can lead to chronic swelling. Many of our faculty are pioneers and leaders in the field of lymphedema surgery.
Our plastic surgeons can correct birth defects such as cleft lip or palate, bone abnormalities and ear deformities. We also use revolutionary microsurgery to repair the throat, mouth, jaw and cheek area after cancer has been removed.
Our surgeons offer total and subtotal nasal reconstruction that combines techniques used in both aesthetic and reconstructive surgery.
Advances in microsurgical tissue transfer have brought us to the leading edge of reconstructive surgery. Microsurgery is the joining of extremely small blood vessels and nerves together. Many of our faculty members are internationally renowned leaders in reconstructive microsurgery. We offer state-of-the-art microsurgical techniques for breast, facial, head/neck, lymphedema and extremities reconstruction. Microsurgical techniques allow for more precise and detailed reconstruction, as well as for quicker recovery times.