Department of Plastic Surgery Archives
Family’s experience provides an example of the harm fireworks can cause
Jun. 28, 2022—Vanderbilt doctors say fireworks injuries can require prolonged hospital stays and multiple surgeries and can result in amputation, stiffness and long-term impairment.
Youthful healing for burn wounds
Apr. 21, 2022—Topical treatment of burns with an immunosuppressive drug counteracted the negative effects of aging on wound healing, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.
Imaging guidance for nerve repair
Feb. 9, 2021—A noninvasive, quantitative MRI method could be used after surgical repair of traumatic peripheral nerve injury to help clinicians make decisions about whether additional surgical interventions are needed.
Nerve repair treatment leads to new career goals for patient
Sep. 17, 2020—When Blair Wheeler banged her elbow on the court floor as she dived for a ball during a high school volleyball game, she had no idea that split second would completely change her life.
Program helps children with hand, upper extremity issues
Jul. 23, 2020—Brinkley Sandvall, MD, bonds quickly with her young patients — children who have acquired or congenital hand and upper extremity differences.
Minimally invasive carpal tunnel surgery offers quicker healing
Mar. 19, 2020—Tommy Rainey suspects problems with his hands began as a result of countless hours at the keyboard during his long career as a publisher and writer, and when tingling and numbness in his left hand continued to worsen, he knew he had to get help.
Reducing postoperative opioids
Feb. 24, 2020—An opioid-restrictive prescribing protocol reduced the number of postoperative opioid prescriptions and the oral morphine equivalent per prescription.
Imaging nerve regeneration
Jan. 28, 2020—Diffusion MRI may provide a noninvasive approach to assess nerve regeneration and distinguish successful from unsuccessful repairs earlier.
Nerve-releasing surgery eases migraines for some
Aug. 7, 2019—Peripheral nerve surgery is relieving chronic migraine headaches for some patients.
Golinko to direct Children’s Hospital cleft, craniofacial care
Jan. 17, 2019—Michael Golinko, MD, has joined Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt as assistant professor of Plastic Surgery, medical director of the Cleft and Craniofacial Center and chief of Pediatric Plastic Surgery.
Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Clinic opens in Brentwood
Oct. 25, 2018—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Department of Plastic Surgery has a well-earned reputation of being among the nation’s best for reconstructive plastic surgery. With the opening of the new Vanderbilt Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Clinic in Brentwood, the group will have a more visible presence when it comes to cosmetic procedures as well.
Perdikis named Department of Plastic Surgery chair
Apr. 20, 2017—Galen Perdikis, M.D., professor and chair of the Division of Plastic Surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, has been named professor and chair of Vanderbilt’s Department of Plastic Surgery. His appointment is effective Aug. 1.