Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

A positive impact and improved quality of life to patients and their families.

Programs:

Craniomaxillofacial Plastic Surgery

Skull Base Surgery Microsurgery

Head and Neck Cancer Reconstruction

Skin Cancer Plastic Surgery and Melanoma

Skin Cancer and Laser Treatment

Breast Cancer Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Wound Care Centre & Reconstructive Plastic Surgery

Hand Surgery – Microsurgical Replantation – Reconstruction

Hand Surgery – Musculoskeletal Arthritic Reconstruction

Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Microsurgery

Congenital Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery

The MUHC Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, which provides care from child- to adulthood, interacts with an array of medical and surgical specialties, making it a highly-diversified, complex clinical-care facility.

Facial reconstruction has a positive impact and offers improved quality of life to patients and their families. Several areas of cancer treatment benefit from the division’s expertise. New inventions and techniques are implemented by the Division’s world-renowned doctors and position the MUHC as a clinical leader in the field.  

Our surgeons form part of the Quebec Provincial Hand Replantation Team, a group of 12 elite microsurgeons from the MUHC and the Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM), on call for this highly complex operation. This program is the only one of its kind in the world.  

The Division has advanced the techniques of closing wounds efficiently. The basic sciences/ Plastic Surgery Research Laboratory section has significantly reduced hospitalization days for patients. The number of surgical procedures per year have also been reduced. Specialists also provide expertise in  microsurgical reconstruction, which is  performed, for example, in the treatment of complex facial nerve paralysis.

In addition, the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery has made significant contributions to the profile of the MUHC as a world-class academic centre.