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
- 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!
BY Donis Laine
June 02, 2015
My meningioma story began on a sunny and hot afternoon with a bright blue, cloudless sky.
As I crossed a parking lot, I looked up, closed one eye and noticed
that the sky seemed dark and grey. Then, I closed my left eye. The sky
looked bright blue. I closed my right eye again and saw grey. I made
an appointment with my optometrist the following Monday.
My meningioma diagnosis
It turned out that the problem wasn't...
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)