The Department of Surgery is proud to announce the establishment of the Section of Reconstructive Oncology within the Division of Plastic Surgery. The new section aims to enhance the overall capabilities and scope of services provided to patients, offering specialized expertise in microsurgery in New Haven as well as network sites.
“Reconstructive microsurgery is a powerful technique that allows surgeons to perform procedures that were once considered impossible,” said Division Chief Bohdan Pomahac, MD.
Those procedures span a range of clinical cases, from complex hand and limb surgeries to, most recently, face transplantation. Demand from oncology patients continues to rise, with growing numbers of requests for microsurgical breast reconstruction, lymphatic procedures, and peripheral nerve surgery.
“The multidisciplinary nature of reconstructive surgery is well-suited for the integrated and collaborative structure of a learning health system, and of our department,” said Department of Surgery Chair Nita Ahuja MD, MBA.
“Already, we have seen tremendous examples of partnered care, and we look forward to seeing many more collaborations as we bring on a new leader,” said Pomahac.
The division is poised to appoint a section chief in the coming year.