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Reconstructive surgery can give people their lives back, restoring appearance, functionality and mobility. For the patients, it can have the power of a miracle, giving them back a part of their lives or providing something they never thought they would have.
A multidisciplinary approach
The surgeons at Johns Hopkins take that power seriously. As a group they bring together every kind of reconstructive surgery there is—facial reconstruction, tissue transfer, breast reconstruction, peripheral nerve repair, burn and scar repair, and much more.
And they can count not only on their combined years of expertise in reconstructive surgery, they can turn to doctors in other disciplines whose work is as specialized as theirs is. As easily as walking down the hall, a hand surgeon can consult with a surgeon renowned for tissue transfer techniques or a pediatric surgeon can meet with a surgeon who specializes in nerve surgery to discuss a case.
Restoring Wholeness Through Reconstructive Surgery
Amid tremendous innovation in the reconstruction program, the department’s ongoing commitment to personalizing the experience for patients remains paramount.
Innovative techniques backed by years of experience
Every surgeon who does reconstructive surgery at Johns Hopkins is uniquely trained to treat patients with injuries, disease, and congenital conditions. Whether a patient comes to them after a serious accident, or is recovering from a life-threatening illness, or is a child with a birth abnormality, our reconstructive surgeons know the most advanced surgical techniques available to repair the condition or injury.
The surgeon who repairs a child’s brachial plexus injury has done a fellowship, working with the premier nerve surgeons in the world. The doctor who reconstructs a woman’s breasts after cancer has learned the pioneering microvascular techniques from the surgeons who devised them.
Beyond their own department, the surgeons at Johns Hopkins are surrounded by a group of doctors and surgeons whose knowledge and abilities are unsurpassed. Rigorous medical training and a depth and breadth of knowledge, experience, and innovation mark our facility as one of the best in the world. When you come to Johns Hopkins for reconstructive surgery, you are getting a quality of medical care that is hard to match.
Find out more about Johns Hopkins reconstructive surgeries:
- Bedsores (Pressure Sores)
- Body Injuries and Conditions
- Cleft Lip and Palate
- Facial Injuries and Conditions
- Hand Injuries and Conditions
- Head and Neck Tumors and Cancer
- Jaw Problems
- Pediatric Injuries and Conditions
- Reconstructive Surgery After Breast Cancer
- Scar Revision
- Skin Cancers
- Tissue Transfer/Transplant