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Microsurgery is a relatively recent advance in surgery that involves the transfer of tissue from one part of the body to another part of the body. It involves a highly specialized skill set that involves sewing together very small blood vessels or nerves that can be less than 3 or 4 millimeters in diameter. Microsurgery demands both an exceptional knowledge of anatomy and a creative approach due to the complexity of these wounds.
Patients might require microsurgery to repair tissue after trauma, restore body form after cancer, correct a genetic defect, or to reattach a limb or finger amputated by trauma. Free flaps, or free tissue transfer, utilizing microsurgical techniques are sometimes the “last ditch” effort to salvage a limb or reconstruct a breast with autologous tissue, tissue that comes from the patient. Frequently, these wounds have failed treatment by other conventional means. Therefore, microsurgery and free flaps are necessary to provide rapid wound closure or even treat underlying infections such as osteomyelitis, or bone infections. These techniques may be needed to replace the missing parts of a wound with other tissue that provide form and function. Free flaps or other flaps may be needed to provide stable and rapid coverage to any wound.
Microsurgeries are technically demanding and often require many hours in the operating room. Because surgeons are often working with small blood vessels and nerves, a specialized microscope is used for better visualization. A set of techniques are then used depending on the specific case but might include blood vessel repair, vein grafting, nerve repair, and nerve grafting. The most frequently performed microsurgery procedures are:
Dr. Vasquez has trained at institutions that teach these highly sophisticated plastic surgical techniques such as Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Weill-Cornell Medical University, New York Presbyterian Hospital at Columbia University, Nassau University Medical Center, and the North Shore-LIJ University Health System. His specialized treatment offerings include, but not limited to:
From day 1 I felt comfortable with Dr Vasquez. He was patient, kind and you can tell not only is he passionate about what he does but he truly care what the patient wants and listens. He showed me 3D imaging and went over everything. His office is clean and his staff are very friendly.Read Patient Stories