Weiss Memorial Hospital’s Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery program offers patients a variety of choices in all areas of reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. Reconstructive surgery focuses on the repair of physical defects of the body that may impact proper functionality. Cosmetic surgery improves the overall appearance of the body and also optimizes reconstructive surgeries.
The first sex reassignment surgery covered by Medicare in the U.S. was performed at Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago by Dr. Loren Schechter, a plastic surgeon on staff at Weiss. View the Jan. 5, 2015 segment and read the article on NBC.com
The board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeons at Weiss, both in private practice and from The University of Chicago Medicine, provide a wide range of surgical procedures to help patients concerned with the repair, restoration or improvement of injured or defective areas of their bodies, including the face, skin, breast, trunk and extremities. Some of these procedures include breast surgery, body contouring and hand reconstruction.
Breast surgery includes post-mastectomy reconstruction, breast reduction, correction of congenital breast abnormalities, breast lifts and augmentation. Weiss provides a comprehensive women's program for breast cancer patients. We offer patients the best options for treatment of breast cancer and reconstruction.
Weiss plastic and reconstructive surgeons also specialize in body contouring and breast augmentation after massive weight loss (lifts and liposuction). After surgical consultation, patients choose which plastic surgery option is best for them. Body contouring, including liposuction, is employed to properly shape the abdomen, buttocks, hips, arms, thighs and breasts after weight loss. We help the patient obtain the final body contour they desire.
Our hand surgeons treat a broad spectrum of afflictions, from congenital abnormalities to traumatic injuries. This includes a variety of work-related injuries such as fractures, amputations, tendon injuries and nerve injuries. University of Chicago surgeon Dr. Zachary and his colleagues have had great success in treating patients who suffer from Raynaud's Phenomenon
caused by scleroderma
or other collagen vascular diseases.
Weiss plastic surgeons perform all aspects of reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. Our most important goal is to provide patients with individualized care and to help them choose the right procedure.