Dr David Campbell
MB BS FRACS
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
149 Wickham Terrace Brisbane
(07) 3839 7800
Cancer can unfortunately affect virtually any part of our body, so reconstruction after cancer removal is a very diverse subject. Reconstructive plastic surgery principles and techniques can be very broadly applied to an endless variety of reconstructive situations.
Plastic surgeons treat an enormous number of cancers, especially skin cancer, and cancer of the head and neck region, and plan the reconstruction as part of the cancer treatment. Many other specialist surgeons who deal with cancers in their specialty field, also call upon plastic surgeons to reconstruct the area after the cancer is removed. This includes breast cancer surgeons, ear nose and throat surgeons, and orthopaedic surgeons, just to name a few. Sometimes this may be a part of the same operation as the cancer removal, or it may be delayed to a subsequent procedure. It is often useful to discuss the options and ideal timing for reconstruction before the cancer operation, even if the reconstruction is expected to be done at a later date.
Reconstruction usually involves replacing the piece removed with the cancer, with the most similar tissue available in order to best preserve function and appearance. There are many techniques used to achieve this, including grafts, flaps, microsurgery and tissue engineering.
Some of the common situations where reconstructive surgery is closely linked to cancer surgery, are discussed under specific headings below.
Suite 82, Level 8, Morris Towers, 149 Wickham Terrace, Brisbane Qld 4000
Phone: (07) 3839 7800
Fax: (07) 3839 4334
Also Consulting at:
Emerald Medical Group - Superclinic. Pilot Farm Road, Emerald, Qld 4720 Ph: (07) 3839 7800
Bywater Medical Centre, Canossa, 169 17- Mile Rocks Road, Oxley, Qld. 4120 Ph: (07) 3839 7800
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