20 Years of Microsurgical Experience
Microsurgery is a powerful surgical technique involving the repair of blood vessels and nerves in order to reconstruct or rebuild tissue. It is a highly-specialized technique that few plastic surgeons use in their treatment of patients. Dr. Kinney has dedicated himself for the past 20 years to using microsurgery in his practice.
What is Microsurgery?
Microsurgery involves reattaching blood vessels and nerves in order to reconstruct tissues. This is done with specialized equipment, including operating microscopes, magnifying glasses, as well as highly-specialized microsurgical instruments. The vessels and nerves that are repaired are extremely small, in the range of 1 mm to 3 mm in diameter, and require placement of sutures thinner than hair. A significant amount of expertise is involved in doing these procedures.
When is Microsurgery an Option?
Microsurgery can be used for any number of treatments. We use it extensively for patients who have cancer or traumatic injuries of the head and neck area, for traumatic injuries or defects of the trunk and extremities, but by far our most common use is for breast cancer reconstruction. Dr. Kinney was one of the first in the State of Wisconsin to perform breast reconstruction using the DIEP flap for breast reconstruction, and to date has one of the largest series of patients in private practice in the State of Wisconsin. People who have undergone microsurgical reconstructions have excellent functional and aesthetic results with the sole priority feeling whole and normal again. With this experience, we have been able to achieve these goals.
Is Microsurgery Right for Me?
A consultation would take place in order to see if you or a loved one is a candidate for a microsurgical procedure, and a thorough explanation of the various techniques, as well as the risks and benefits of the procedure would be performed at the time of the consultation. With his experience in microsurgery, Dr. Kinney will explain in full detail generally every aspect of the planned procedure and how it can benefit each individual person.