Surgeons within the Department of Head and Neck Surgery work with Reconstructive surgeons who have an extensive experience with this state-of-the-art reconstructive surgical method in head and neck.
Candidates for this surgery include patients who suffer from the effects of cancers or tumors of the head and neck and their treatment, including the effects of radiation therapy and severe traumatic injuries of the face or neck.
Microvascular reconstructive surgery involves the transfer of autogenous vascularized tissue to reconstruct extensive tissue defects. Areas commonly reconstructed include the jaws and mouth, the throat, and all areas of the face, scalp, and neck. These include the following:
- radial forearm free flap
- fibula free flap
- latissimus dorsi free flap
- anterolateral thigh free flap
- subscapular free flaps: including scapula, parascapular, latissismus serratus rib free flaps
- rectus free flap
- iliac crest free flap
- jejunal free flap
- A successful outcome in this type of reconstructive surgery depends upon meticulous and deligent care in the hands of the experts.