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Center for Reconstructive Surgery

Although the primary goal of cancer treatment is to cure cancer, such treatment can sometimes lead to a loss of function or a deformity. For most cancer patients, survival with a poor quality of life is not acceptable. The Center for Reconstructive Surgery at MD Anderson specializes in reconstructive surgery to correct deformities and to restore normal function after cancer-related treatments.

Since 1988, we have worked to enhance the quality of life for cancer patients with a multidisciplinary approach that has made MD Anderson famous. Our clinical faculty is expert in state-of-the-art microvascular surgical techniques to achieve the best possible outcomes. In most cases, reconstruction is performed immediately after the tumor has been removed.

The Center for Reconstructive Surgery provides comprehensive consultation, and follows patients with digital imaging and a computerized database.

Our services include:

  • Pre-surgery consultation and evaluation
  • General plastic surgery reconstruction
  • Reconstructive surgery of defects in the head, neck, breast, torso and extremities
  • Complex microsurgery reconstruction
  • Reconstruction for melanoma and skin cancer patients


Patients can be referred to the Plastic Surgery Center for evaluation and treatment.

New Patients

Please complete the Patient Self-Referral form. You will be contacted by a Referral Specialist to collect the additional information required for confirming your appointment. 


Please complete the Physician Referral form. A Referral Specialist will contact your office for additional information and then contact your patient to confirm the appointment. 

Online Services

Take advantage of our online services, including myMDAnderson, the personalized site that helps you manage your cancer treatment:

  • Appointment schedules
  • Secure messaging with your care team
  • Patient education, billing, and more

Go to myMDAnderson

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