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Dr. Kenneth Lee
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Reconstructive Surgeons (Overview)

Reconstructive surgeons are physicians who have specialized training in performing surgical procedures on abnormal structures of the body. Such abnormal structures may be caused by congenital defects, trauma, tumors, or other diseases.


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Any reconstructive surgeons out there do hip replacement after first failed?

Any reconstructive surgeons out there do hip replacement after first failed?

Absolutely: Even in today's environment of declining reimbursement for revision procedures, and larger and larger patients, and more complex problems requiring revision, there should be surgeons in every major medical service area who are ready to perform revision surgery on a hip or knee replacement. It is a growing problem and there are good solutions to most problems we now encounter. Speak to your pcp. ...Read more

Dr. Kenneth Lee
85 doctors shared insights

Reconstructive Surgeons (Overview)

Reconstructive surgeons are physicians who have specialized training in performing surgical procedures on abnormal structures of the body. Such abnormal structures may be caused by congenital defects, trauma, tumors, or other diseases.


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How do surgeons reconstruct the breast after mastectomy?

How do surgeons reconstruct the breast after mastectomy?

Implants v. "Flaps": In general, there are two different techniques for reconstruction following a mastectomy. In one, tissue expanders are placed under the chest wall muscles and then are slowly expanded over months until "new" skin forms; they are then removed and replaced by implants. The other technique involves transferring tissue from one part of the body such as the abdominal wall or back to the chest wall. ...Read more

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I'm going to see a reconstructive surgeon today do I go with makeup?

I'm going to see a reconstructive surgeon today do I go with makeup?

Probably not...: If you are contemplating a reconstructive procedure on a feature that you generally camouflage with makeup, you would best be advised to go to the consultation without makeup so the surgeon can see exactly what the problem is. ...Read more

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Whats cosmetic vs reconstructive surgeon or plastic surgeon?

Whats cosmetic vs reconstructive surgeon or plastic surgeon?

Anyone can: Legally call themselves a "cosmetic surgeon". But only a plastic surgeon who has passed the exams on the american board of plastic surgery is a board-certified plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Do I go to a plastic surgeon or a reconstructive surgeon for eagle beak deformity of nose?

Do I go to a plastic surgeon or a reconstructive surgeon for eagle beak deformity of nose?

Experienced surgeon: In either case, they may be capable of managing the condition but i would perform this based on the surgeon's experience as the primary criteria. ...Read more

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Reconstructive plastic surgeons are different from regular plastic surgeons?

Reconstructive plastic surgeons are different from regular plastic surgeons?

No, not at all: Plastic surgery is a broad field which includes cosmetic surgery, craniofacial surgery, microsurgery, burn care, hand surgery and other very specialized areas. Nobody can do them all! some of us concentrate on reconstructive surgery, some on hand surgery, etc. A plastic surgeon is a surgeon certified by the american board of plastic surgery, no matter the area of concentration or specialization. ...Read more

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I need a reconstructive hip surgeon . I have had 2 thr's and 1 reconstructive surgery in the last 3 years. I need the other hip reconstructed. I have not had good luck with any of the 3 surgeries so far. All three have had complications. My femur did not

I need a reconstructive hip surgeon . I have had 2 thr's and 1 reconstructive surgery in the last 3 years. I need the other hip reconstructed. I have not had good luck with any of the 3 surgeries so far. All three have had complications. My femur did not

Reconstruction: After 3 orthopedic surgeries with poor results a specialist in recontruction (revision) surgery may be recommend. Many orthopedists have done fellowships in these types of surgeries and their resumes should be evaluated. There are also times when people have medical conditions that are not amenable to surgical intervention and prosthetic bracing with therapy may be indicated. ...Read more

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Where can I find the best hernia surgeons in the U.S.?

Where can I find the best hernia surgeons in the U.S.?

AHS: The Americas Hernia Society website has a list of surgeons interested in hernia repair. Usually, surgeons interested in a disease, read journal articles about the disease, and attend conferences about the disease are the most up to date regarding treatment options for hernia. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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In general, are the u.S. Medical doctors standard higher or european doctors such as germans? How about surgeons?

In general, are the u.S. Medical doctors standard higher or european doctors such as germans?  How about surgeons?

Great doctors : And surgeons exist in many countries, though countries with higher standards of living and education have the best-trained and most advanced medical/surgical technologies and doctors. Surgical tourism is not recommended unless you have the resources and time to say where your surgeon can deal with post-op concerns or complications! ...Read more

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What is a general surgeon?

Mostly abdominal: Traditionally did all surgery except neuro. Now mostly abdominal, laparoscopic, trauma, and in some communities some vascular. New status: chest vascular heart plastic used to be in general but now have separate boards and skills. ...Read more

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How do surgeons fix gastroschisis?

How do surgeons fix  gastroschisis?

Primary or silo: A baby born with gastroschisis has a hole in the abdominal wall with the bowel out. Ideally, all of the bowel can be placed in the belly & the hole repaired primarily, leaving a fairly normal looking bellybutton. If the bowel does not all fit in, a "silo" can be constructed to contain it. The silo is then serially reduced over 5-7 days until it is all inside , & the defect can be repaired. ...Read more

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What type of surgeon does nephrectomy?

What type of surgeon does nephrectomy?

Urologist: In a large city or academic medical center, most nephrectomies are performed by urologists. Within urology, there are particular sub specialists who focus on kidney surgery including minimally invasive options. Transplant surgeons and vascular surgeons can also occasionally remove kidneys. In a more rural setting, a general surgeon may be the one performing this procedure in the absence of urology. ...Read more

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Which are the best TMJ surgeons in usa?

Which are the best TMJ surgeons in usa?

TMJ Surgery: Tmjoint surgery should should only be considered after all other conservative treatment by well known and recognized experienced TMJ specialists has been attempted and failed. They would be the most knowledgeable as to who would be best to perform surgery if that was necessary. ...Read more

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What to look for in a cosmetic surgeon?

Dialogue: Ask questions and make sure your concerns are heard and answered. Talk about what you don't want and what you do. Make sure you have a comfortable dialogue with whomever you choose and that you are comfortable with his or her work and attention to you. ...Read more

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How can I find a good cosmetic surgeon?

How can I find a good cosmetic surgeon?

Search ASPS: Surgeons who get Boarded by the American Board of Plastic Surgery have a much more rigorous and comprehensive training. So, if you are having elective cosmetic surgery–please check the credentials of your surgeon. Be sure he is Board Certified in Plastic Surgery! The American Society of Plastic Surgeons has a very nice "find a doctor" section. (PlasticSurgery.org) ...Read more

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Is 5 hrs of sleep enough for a surgeon?

Is 5 hrs of sleep enough for a surgeon?

If it happened on a: Regular basis it may impact him/ her. I will send this question to dr. Jacobson as well. ...Read more