As part of the University of Wisconsin, the Division of Plastic Surgery has access to tremendous research opportunities throughout the campus. The research philosophy of the division is to develop a breadth of clinical, translational, basic science, and education research projects that combine its strengths with collaborators across campus. Faculty surgeons in the division provide the full spectrum of both reconstructive and cosmetic surgery services for children and adults. Areas of clinical expertise cover the entire spectrum of plastic-surgery-related conditions. Areas of particular expertise include the following:
- Multidisciplinary Breast Center: our faculty provide consultation and guidance as well as surgical care for patients in concert with Surgical, Radiation, and Medical Oncologists to achieve the best possible outcomes in the setting of cancer therapy
- Aesthetic Breast Care: breast augmentation, rejuvenation, and reduction procedures are provided at our dedicated Aesthetic Center, Transformations, as well as other clinical sites
- Multidisciplinary Craniofacial Clinic: our surgeons work alongside speech pathologists, neurosurgeons, and otolaryngology colleagues to provide optimal care to children with congenital anomalies including skull abnormalities, cleft lip, and cleft palate. In the Vascular Birthmark Clinic, children with vascular anomalies, hemangiomas, and other vascular tumors are cared for in a multidisciplinary fashion, and children with brachial plexus injuries are cared for in the Brachial Plexus Clinic. Adult reconstructive procedures are provided for patients following cancer resection, facial trauma, or developmental problems.
- Pediatric and adult hand trauma conditions of the hand, wrist, and forearm are cared for at the American Family Children’s Hospital as well as the University of Wisconsin Hospital, Meriter Hospital and The American Center. Hand conditions ranging from congenital deformities, trauma, peripheral nerve problems, tumors and arthritic degeneration are cared for throughout the institution.
- At Transformations, an off-campus cosmetic surgery facility, our faculty provide operative as well as non-operative procedures for aesthetic improvement of the entire body. Specific areas of expertise include facial rejuvenation, body contouring, and breast procedures in the setting of a multi-disciplinary aesthetic center facilitating access to aestheticians (as well as our surgeons).
- Faculty employ microsurgical expertise across the broad range of problems facing patients. Examples of reconstruction areas provided include microsurgical breast reconstruction, lower extremity reconstruction and salvage, replantation of amputated body parts, reconstruction of the head and neck, lymphatic reconstruction to treat lymphedema, and targeted muscle reinnervation (TMR) to treat amputation pain caused by neuromas.
Gender Affirming Surgery
- A full spectrum of gender-affirming care, including surgical options, is provided in a multidisciplinary clinic.
Our clinical services are provided at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, The American Center, Meriter Hospital, Madison Surgery Center, Transformations Cosmetic Surgery Facility and Surgery Center, The American Family Children’s Hospital, and William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital.