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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