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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.

Carisa Cooney and Richard Redett
Q&A: Penile Transplantation

Johns Hopkins experts Carisa Cooney and Richard Redett discuss their attempt at the first penis transplant in the U.S.


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Featured Videos

Breast Reconstruction

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.

What's New

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. More

An arm transplant? 'It will just blow their mind'
After an accident left him without an arm, Jeff Swedarsky turned to John Hopkins transplant surgeons. Learn more about his journey and the innovative techniques that made it possible. More


Our Locations

We offer services at five convenient locations in and around Baltimore, Maryland:
   • The Johns Hopkins Hospital
   • Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
   • Green Spring Station
   • Odenton
   • White Marsh

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Meet the Surgeons

Dr. Gerald BrandacherOur experts specialize in a wide variety of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures.

Meet our surgical teams.


Residencies and Fellowships

Specialized education programs for medical students and residents. Learn more and apply.