Our specialists use reconstructive surgery to repair conditions caused by congenital defects and developmental abnormalities, as well as trauma, infection, tumors and disease. Most often, this kind of surgery is used to improve function and enhance physical appearance. Some of these surgeries are relatively straightforward; others are much more complex. Regardless of the nature of the procedure, we believe the people who come to us for care merit the clinical and surgical expertise of a plastic surgeon. We offer that important option.
Why Choose Us?
When you choose one of our specialists, you will be receiving care from a leader in the field—someone with extensive training and experience who can help ensure you receive the best possible treatment. People from across the U.S. and around the world seek treatment from the men and women who make up our team of experts.
Conditions We Treat
- Breast deformities
- Cervical spinal cord injuries
- Cleft lip and palate
- Certain conditions of the hand, wrist and upper extremities
- Corneal reinnervation
- Craniofacial abnormalities
- Facial gender confirmation
- Limb preservation
- Lower-extremity nerve conditions
- Major brachial plexus
- Microvascular conditions
- Nerve injury
- Peripheral nerve conditions
- Skin cancer
- Gender transition
- Upper-extremity nerve conditions
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What to expect
We’re here to help you make important decisions about your health and quality of life. When we meet, we will talk with you about your personal goals and lifestyle, then work with you to develop a treatment plan that fits your needs. Our medical team will help you understand the benefits and risks of all available options so that you can take an active role in choosing your treatment path.
Preparing for your visit
Before your first meeting with one of our specialists, we encourage you to spend some time thinking about the goals you want treatment to help you achieve. Make a list of questions you have and concerns about treatment you’d like to discuss, and bring them with you. Your specialist will have lots of questions for you, too, so come prepared to talk about your health history and your current condition. In some situations, it can be helpful to invite a trusted family member or friend to accompany you to your appointment as they may have a perspective that is relevant and valuable—and may be helpful to you in discussions after your appointment as you consider treatment options.
Reconstructive surgery is covered by most health insurance policies, although coverage varies for different treatments. Once you and your specialist determine a treatment plan, our billing experts will help you determine what your insurance will cover and the estimated cost of treatment.
If you are a referring physician or patient residing outside of the U.S., you can make arrangements for treatment, as well as for accommodations, through our International Services.
Our reconstructive surgery specialists currently meet with patients at the following locations:
- Center for Advanced Medicine at Barnes-Jewish Hospital
- Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
- Christian Hospital, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Institute
- St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Pediatric Plastic Surgery Department
- Alton Memorial Hospital
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