Breast Reconstruction

Breast reconstruction is a surgical procedure that can restore breast form after removal of a portion of the breast or the entire breast. Breast reconstruction may also be necessary for a congenital breast deformity. The procedures may include using implants and/or a patient’s own tissue. Dr. Silverman works closely with the breast surgeon to determine the best procedure for each individual breast cancer patient. His wife, Dr. Diana Silverman, is a breast surgeon so continuity of care is exceptional.

Dr. Silverman considers you a candidate for a Breast Reconstruction if:

  1. You have the diagnosis of breast cancer
  2. You have a breast deformity
  3. You are a healthy patient
  4. You have realistic goals

Reconstruction after skin cancer removal

Skin cancer is usually determined after a biopsy is taken of a skin lesion. A skin cancer can be cut out with a surgical knife. This leaves a hole in the skin. The hole can be reconstructed with the use of direct closure, moving tissue from another location and/or skin grafting.

Dr. Silverman considers you a candidate for Reconstruction if:

  1. You have the diagnosis of skin cancer
  2. You have adequate extra skin for reconstruction
  3. You are a healthy patient
  4. You have realistic goals

Facial Fracture Repair

Facial fractures usually occur after trauma to the face. This trauma may be the result of a motor vehicle collision, a work-related accident, a fall or an assault. Most patients will have imaging of their face, which could be a X-Ray or CT scan. Dr. Silverman will ask you questions regarding your eye sight, how your teeth line up and if there is any numbness to your face. He will also examine your face. Surgical procedures could include manipulating broken bones to align the pieces. Depending on the location of the fractured bones and the severity of the fractured bones may necessitate the use of plates and screws to fix the bones.

Dr. Silverman considers you a candidate for an Facial Fracture Repair if:

  1. You have a facial fracture
  2. You have been medically cleared if necessary
  3. You have been cleared by Trauma if necessary
  4. You have been cleared by Neurosurgery if necessary
  5. You are a healthy patient
  6. You have realistic goals

Abdominal Wall Reconstruction

Abdominal wall reconstruction is a surgical procedure that can restore function and form of the abdomen. This procedure may be necessary for patients with an abdominal wall hernia. The procedure may include moving the rectus abdominal muscles, 6-pack muscles, back to the center of the abdomen and/or using mesh to reinforce the repair.

Dr. Silverman considers you a candidate for an Abdominal Wall Reconstruction if:

  1. You have an abdominal wall hernia
  2. You have an abdominal deformity
  3. You do not smoke
  4. You are not morbidly obese
  5. You are a healthy patient
  6. You have realistic goals