What is microsurgery?
Microsurgery is a general term used when an operating microscope is used to assist in repair or joining of small structures, such as nerves and arteries, which may be less than one millimetre in diameter.
When is microsurgery indicated?
Plastic surgeons can transfer tissue from one part of the body to another to cover exposed structures, or to restore form and function. Dr. Mansoor has been specifically trained and is highly skilled in microsurgery.
What are the examples of microsurgery?
The examples of microsurgery include:
- Repair of injured nerves and arteries
- Breast reconstruction after breast cancer surgery
- Reconstruction of head and neck defects following radical cancer surgery
- Coverage of leg fractures when the overlying skin is lost
- Transplant surgery