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Reconstructive Surgery Services

Reconstructive surgery is performed on abnormal structures of the body caused by congenital defects, developmental abnormalities, trauma, infection, tumors or disease. It is generally performed to improve functions, but may also be done to approximate a normal appearance. Reconstructive surgery is generally covered by most health insurance policies, although coverage for specific procedures and levels of coverage may vary greatly.

We offer a wide variety of services designed to help patients meet their reconstructive surgical needs. Below are of a few of the procedures we perform for adult and pediatric patients.

Reconstructive Facial Surgery:

  • Cleft Lip
  • Congenital Deformities
  • Post-traumatic Reconstruction
  • Facial Malignancies and Reconstruction

Breast Surgery:

  • Immediate and Delayed Reconstruction
  • Reduction

Other Types of Reconstructive Surgery:

  • Hand Surgery for Acute & Chronic Conditions
  • Microsurgery
  • Care of the Chronic Wound
  • Burn Reconstruction
  • Free-tissue Transfers
  • Body Contouring After Massive Weight Loss
  • Ear Reonstruction

Our Reconstructive Surgeons

Linda G. Phillips, M.D.*†
Truman G. Blocker, Jr., M.D. Distinguished Professor of Surgery; Chief, Division of Plastic Surgery
(409) 772-1257; lphillip@utmb.edu

  • Breast reconstruction
  • Breast reduction
  • Chronic wounds
  • Complex wound coverage

John D. Bauer, M.D.*†
Assistant Professor
Stephen R. Lewis, M.D. Professor in Plastic Surgery
(409) 772-1255; jdbauer@utmb.edu

  • Breast reconstruction
  • Breast reduction
  • Facial malignancies

Eric L. Cole, M.D.*†
Assistant Professor
(409) 772-1255; elcole@utmb.edu 

  • Craniofacial surgery
  • Skin cancer
  • MOHS reconstruction
  • Nasal obstruction and repair

Robert L. McCauley, M.D.*
Professor of Surgery/Plastic Surgery
(409) 770-6741; rmccaule@utmb.edu

  • Post-burn reconstruction
  • Hypertrophic and keloid scars
  • Ear reconstruction

Kevin D.J. Murphy, M.D., FRCS (Plast.)
Assistant Professor
(409) 772-1255; kdmurphy@utmb.edu

  • Hand surgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Surgery of the upper & lower extremities
  • Peripheral nerve surgery

Karen L. Powers, M.D.*†
Assistant Professor
(409) 772-1255; klpowers@utmb.edu

  • Microsurgery
  • Breast reconstruction
  • Breast reduction
  • Wound healing

Andrew Y. Zhang, M.D.*†
Assistant Professor
(409) 772-1255; anzhang@utmb.edu

  • Hand surgery
  • Brachial plexus injury and reconstruction
  • Peripheral nerve injury and reconstruction
  • Muscle denervation/reinnervation


* Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons † Participant in the Maintenance of Certification Program. This symbol designates surgeons who are active members of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Inc. They are certified in the specialty of plastic surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and are dedicated to the highest standards of patient welfare and surgical excellence.

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