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Reconstructive Surgery
Reconstructive Surgery
Reconstructive Surgery
Reconstructive Surgery
Reconstructive Surgery

Reconstructive Surgery

Reconstructive surgery is an extensive term that defines procedures that restore some form or function to a patient’s body. These surgical procedures are performed to treat structures of the body affected aesthetically or functionally by congenital defects, developmental abnormalities, tumors, trauma, infection or disease. Procedures are intended primarily to rebuild or improve function instead of enhancing it. However, plastic surgeons performing reconstructive surgery also try to improve and restore appearance.  Reconstructive surgery is generally covered by most health insurance carriers, although coverage for specific procedures and levels of coverage may vary.  You must check with your doctor and insurance prior to any procedure.

Dr. Harold Gewirtz, M.D. provides a wide range of reconstructive and cosmetic surgery services to patients around the Stamford, CT area.  He offers patients comprehensive medical care to meet their reconstructive and cosmetic surgical needs, including:

  • Breast reconstruction after cancer: this surgical reconstructive procedure is often completed for a woman that undergoes a mastectomy or someone who needs a breast reduction to avert chronic medical complications like back pain. Some men undergo breast reconstruction to remove excess breast tissue that might increase their risk for cancer.

  • Flap or microsurgery procedures for parts of the body affected by disease or injury, such as cancer.

  • Hand and foot reconstruction surgery: this medical procedure includes surgery to treat carpal tunnel syndrome, tumor removal and webbed toes or fingers. Plastic surgeons perform surgical procedures for a wide range of conditions that affect the hand including arthritis, nerve compression, paralysis, ganglions and Dupuytren’s Contracture.

  • Congenital defects.

  • Cleft lip and palate repairs.

  • Facial reconstruction surgery: this surgical procedure helps a patient restore facial features, correct defects, improving breathing and manage chronic infections like sinus problems.

  • Craniofacial deformities.

  • Microvascular surgery.

  • Maxillofacial surgery.

  • Removal and reconstruction for skin cancer.

  • Repair of post-operative defects.

  • Repair of post-traumatic defects.

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