Soft tissue and skeletal reconstruction of the facial bones, jaws and head may be needed after devastating trauma or surgical removal of benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck. The reconstruction of such defects requires advanced surgical training and skills, as well as significant planning. Our goal is optimal restoration of both appearance and function, and we utilize the most up-to-date procedures possible, including microvascular free tissue transfer.
The reconstructive surgeons at CENTA have had advanced training in such reconstructive surgery and have a combination of more than 80 years of experience. CENTA is among the busiest practices in head neck cancer and reconstructive surgery in the United States, and is referred patients from around the world because of its expertise. Likewise, surgeons come from American and international institutions to learn under the guidance of our surgeons. Our reconstructive surgeons work closely in a multidisciplinary setting with our maxillofacial prosthodontic, oral surgical and dental teams to maximize their results and restore patients to their optimal quality of life after head and neck cancer surgery.
Among the reconstructive procedures performed regularly by CENTA's physicians are: