reconstructive surgery


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re·con·struc·tive sur·ger·y

referring to procedures whose goal is intended to restore form and function in structures deformed or damaged by disease, congenital anomaly, tumor, trauma, or infection.

reconstructive surgery

reconstructive surgery

Reconstruction Surgery A procedure that attempts to restore a tissue as closely as possible to its original state. See Cosmetic surgery, Corrective surgery. Cf Mutilating surgery.

plas·tic sur·ge·ry

(plas'tik sŭr'jĕr-ē)
The surgical specialty or procedure concerned with the restoration, construction, reconstruction, or improvement in the shape and appearance of body structures that are missing, defective, damaged, or misshapen.

reconstructive surgery,

n surgery to rebuild a structure for functional or esthetic reasons.

reconstructive surgery

surgery to rebuild damaged or lost structure, e.g. rectovaginal fistula.
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If you have health insurance, your carrier must pay for breast reconstructive surgery.
Byrne, director of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the director of the microvascular head and neck reconstructive surgery service at Hopkins, will provide complementary skills and experience in head and neck surgery.
director of the WVU Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship Program, said.
Lowder and his associates hypothesized that reconstructive surgery would improve body image scores.
Mr Park said: "We are offering reconstructive to all eligible patients and around 15 per cent of all our patients have immediate reconstructive surgery.
delayed breast reconstructive surgery and no increased risk of cancer recurrence or problems with postoperative administration of chemotherapy or radiotherapy.
The company's investigational therapies target cardiovascular disease, spine and orthopedic conditions, gastrointestinal disorders and new approaches for aesthetic and reconstructive surgery.
While in Asia, he traveled to Vietnam and India to perform facial reconstructive surgery on children.
Yet, she notes, there are other lesbians--butch and femme alike--who feel their breasts are an important part of their sexuality and who choose treatments that will allow them to keep their breasts or who decide to have reconstructive surgery.
Now battered women can receive free cosmetic and reconstructive surgery to remove scars and minimize injuries caused by domestic violence under a nationwide program called Face to Face: The National Domestic Violence Project.
Mr Martin is adamant that reconstructive surgery should be discussed with all patients.
Chris has 15 years of nursing experience, with some of this time spent working in reconstructive surgery.