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Archive for May, 2011

Seriscaffold Use in Breast Reconstruction

Friday, May 20th, 2011

I am excited to announce my participation in an IRB approved  study using Seriscaffold for breast reconstruction.  Seriscaffold is a FDA approved silk based product which is used to provide soft tissue support and repair during the reconstruction after a mastectomy.  For patients who are undergoing breast reconstruction with a tissue expander  Seriscaffold is used to support the lower pole of the breast and to help maintain the position of the pectoralis muscle.

Plastic surgery in Peru

Friday, May 20th, 2011

I recently returned from a medical mission in Qoya Peru.    The organization sponsoring the mission was Women for World Health.  Qoya is in the Sacred Valley about 40 kms from Macchu Picchu.    We saw a mixture of patients with clefts lips to burn scars.    It was exciting to have my sister-in-law Ginger along on the mission .  Ginger is a fantastic recovery room nurse who has always wanted to go on missions but was busy raising their four sons.  At last she had a chance to go on a mission and hopefully we will be able to go on another one soon together.    As always we came home with a renewed sense of how lucky we are and how many opportunities we have .  It truly is a privilege to be able to give something back I always get back so much more than I give on a mission.