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Research

Central to our mission of providing unparalled patient care and advanced medical education is our focus on pushing the boundaries of research. Our experts in the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery are at the forefront of discovery in reconstructive transplantation, tissue engineering and more. 

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Discoveries in Reconstructive Transplant 
Hand, arm and face transplant procedures carry two primary challenges: the naturally slow pace of nerve regeneration and the risk that your body may reject the transplanted limb. Visit the VCA Research Lab to learn more about our work to overcome these challenges though our advances in transplant immunology, immunoregulation, regenerative medicine, nerve research and more. 

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Advances in Tissue Engineering
In partnership with the Mao Research Group, our team has developed an innovative composite material to support surgical cavities, promote new tissue growth and minimize adverse side effects. Learn more about our work