Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
The Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Baptist Cancer Center provides comprehensive services to cancer patients, as well as cutting-edge research to develop the next generation of reconstructive surgery innovations.
Although the primary goal of cancer treatment is to cure cancer, such treatment can sometimes lead to a loss of function or a deformity. For most cancer patients, survival with a poor quality of life is not acceptable, which led to the beginning of plastic surgery in 2013, when the first microsurgery team was established at Baptist Cancer Center.
The Center for Reconstructive Surgery at BCC specializes in reconstructive surgery to correct deformities and to restore normal function after cancer-related treatments. The Department of Plastic Surgery has 1 full-time clinical faculty member, who handles at least 300 plastic and reconstructive surgery cases a year. Our faculty member provides consultation and evaluation on an out-patient basis to assess post-treatment needs for cancer patients.
Researchers continue to enhance quality of life issues for cancer survivors by integrating knowledge from several scientific fields, including bioengineering, life sciences and clinical science. This work has shed new light on how biological mechanisms work at both the cellular and molecular level. This has led to the creation of innovative and cost-effective therapeutics, medical devices and clinical protocols for cancer-related deformities.
Since 2013, Baptist Cancer Center has worked to enhance the quality of life for cancer patients with the same multidisciplinary approach that has made Baptist Cancer Center a leader in treating cancer. Our clinical faculty are experts in state-of-the-art micro-vascular surgical techniques to achieve the best possible outcomes. In most cases, reconstruction is performed immediately after cancer treatment has been completed.
Our services include:
- Pre-surgery consultation and evaluation
- General plastic surgery reconstruction
- Reconstructive surgery of defects in the head, neck, breast, torso and extremities
- Complex microsurgery reconstruction
- Reconstruction for skin cancer patients
- Breast reconstruction for breast cancer patients