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Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
For people facing the need for reconstructive surgery due to a congenital condition, or as an aftereffect of surgery or trauma, the department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery offers innovative treatments delivered with compassionate care.
Whether you are seeking to address issues arising from cancer, traumatic head injuries or conditions such as cleft lip and palate, Bell’s palsy or Dupuytren’s contracture, we have a specialist who can help improve function, mobility, appearance and overall quality of life. Our surgeons treat both adults and children. They also specialize in the most advanced reconstructive transplant procedures, including arm, hand and face transplants.
Meet Our Surgeons
Our experts specialize in a wide variety of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. Meet our surgical teams.
See how our team approach helps restore appearance, functionality and mobility. Learn more.
Learn more about our innovative residency and fellowship programs. View our educational opportunities.
Women with breast cancer have two main considerations when considering reconstructive breast surgery—when to have surgery and what type of surgery to have. All of the options below are available to patients who are good candidates and healthy enough for surgery.
Shaping a Century: Johns Hopkins History of Plastic Surgery
The role of Johns Hopkins in plastic surgery's history in America is described, from John Staige Davis to other surgeons of today who continue to make incredible advances in the field.
Testing New Composite to Fill Surgical Cavities
Surgeon Justin Sacks and resident Sashank Reddy will be testing a new surgical material that can be custom fit and encourages new tissue growth. Read more »
New Computer-Based Technology May Improve Facial Transplantation
The unique CAPE system may help improve the form, appearance and function of facial transplantation. Read more »
Q&A: Penile Transplantation
Johns Hopkins experts Carisa Cooney and Richard Redett discuss their attempt at the first penis transplant in the U.S. Read more »