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Nerve-releasing surgery eases migraines for some

Aug. 7, 2019—Peripheral nerve surgery is relieving chronic migraine headaches for some patients.

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Vanderbilt surgeons lead nation in study to restore sensation in breast tissue

May. 23, 2019—Study examines if cadaver nerve grafts can restore breast tissue sensation after mastectomy and reconstruction.

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Improving wound healing

Nov. 8, 2016—Vanderbilt researchers have shown that an injectable material improves wound healing and may be useful for large skin wounds such as those in patients with diabetes.

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Complex facial surgery helps bring back patients’ smiles

Nov. 3, 2016—When Kelly Davis woke up one morning in April, she told her husband Anthony that she dreamed her face was moving; then she looked in the mirror and saw that it really was.

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Studies aim to speed, track peripheral nerve recovery

Oct. 6, 2016—Surgeons have limited tools to successfully repair and track the recovery of peripheral nerves that have been severely damaged as a result of a traumatic injury, but Vanderbilt investigators hope to change this through research studies recently funded with more than $3 million in grants from the Department of Defense and the National Institutes of Health.

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Shack to step down as chair of Plastic Surgery

May. 26, 2016—Bruce Shack, M.D., has announced plans to step down, effective July 1, as chair of the Department of Plastic Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), and he will remain on the faculty as a professor of Plastic Surgery.

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Elderly face no added risk from cosmetic surgery: study

Oct. 30, 2014—Senior citizens are at no higher risk for complications from cosmetic surgery than younger patients, according to a recent study by plastic surgeons at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Lynch recalled as pioneer of Plastic Surgery, Burn Center

Oct. 30, 2014—John B. Lynch, M.D., professor of Plastic Surgery, emeritus, who was former chair of Plastic Surgery and the first director of the Vanderbilt Burn Center when it opened in 1983, died Monday, Oct. 20. He was 85.

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Breast reconstruction awareness efforts recognized at BRA Day

Oct. 9, 2014—Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) day will be observed by Vanderbilt’s Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery on Wednesday, Oct. 15.

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