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While the main goal of cancer care is to cure the disease, some treatments can leave patients with a loss of function or major changes to their bodies. This can result in a poor quality of life. The Center for Reconstructive Surgery at MD Anderson specializes in procedures that restore normal function and correct the physical changes caused by cancer-related treatments.

The center takes a multidisciplinary approach to care and works closely with patients’ primary care teams. Our clinical faculty is expert in state-of-the-art microvascular surgical techniques, helping us achieve the best possible outcomes. In most cases, reconstruction is performed immediately after the tumor has been removed.

Our services include:

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

The center sees existing MD Anderson patients as well as patients who received their primary cancer care at another hospital.

Types of cancers we treat:

  • Breast cancer
  • Skin cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Eye cancer
  • Oral cancer
  • Throat cancer
  • Parathyroid disease
  • Skull base tumors
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Uveal melanoma


Yes, cancer sucks and yes, young people get cancer, but cancer doesn't have to take over your life!

Mariana Torrado


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The Center for Reconstructive Surgery is located in the Mays Clinic, 5th Floor, near Elevator U.

Center for Reconstructive Surgery

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The Center for Reconstructive Surgery business hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

713-563-8500 (Current patients)
877-632-6789 (New patients)

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