“A first experience has no place in the operating room.”
Donaghy, “Practice for perfection.” J Microsurgery, 1979
The purpose of this online module is to provide you with the basics of microsurgery. Even if you have had prior experience, this site will still provide a useful review of the many fundamental components involved in this technically challenging area of plastic surgery. The learning curve can be quite steep, but with dedicated practice out of the OR, you’ll gain the confidence and competence needed once you are in the OR.
Suggested Background Reading
- Microsurgery, Buncke, et al.
- Grabb's Encyclopedia of Flaps, 3rd Edition (SUNET login required)
- Stanford Accounts (SUNET login required)
Site created by Thomas Satterwhite, MD
Faculty advisor: Gordon K. Lee, MD
Site maintained by John Paro, MD
Additional contributors: Ji Son, BS, Kamakshi Zeidler, MD, Joseph Carey, MD, Anthony Echo, MD
Additional faculty support: James Chang, MD and Geoffrey Gurtner, MD
Website and App support: Terry Spurling
Images created by M.J. Ma
Available in App Store for your iPhone
Microsurgery in the News
- Man with reconstructed penis fathers miracle baby, by Lydia O’Connor, Huffington Post, Healthy Living, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/23/reconstructed-penis-father_n_5194701.html
- Man may be 1st to father child with reconstructed penis, by Vivian Ho, San Francisco Chronicle Newspaper, http://www.sfgate.com/health/article/Man-may-be-1st-to-father-child-with-reconstructed-5416853.php,
- Stanford doctor performs “life-giving” reconstructive penis surgery on Mississippi man, by Stephanie Chuang, KNTV-NBC Bay Area News, http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/health/Stanford-Doctor-Helps-Mississippi-Man-with-Reconstructive-Surgery-254823871.html
- Esophagus transplant gives cancer patient his life back, by Sandra Levy, http://www.healthline.com/health-news/cancer-esophageal-transplant-021814
- “Doctors use new technique to make esophagus,” Aired on San Francisco Bay Area local news, KGO-TV, 6:00PM, http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/video?id=9402724&pid=9402585
- Stanford Hospital & Clinics Media release, “Esophageal transplant frees man from feeding tube, restores normalcy,” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fy4F2PaFho
- “Disussing Trends in Breast Reconstrution Choices,” SCOPE, Stanford School of Medicine, http://scopeblog.stanford.edu/2013/07/31/discussing-trends-in-breast-reconstruction-choices/.
- “Surgeons construct new penis for cancer-stricken man: Radical technique help patient disfigured by illness,” ABCnews.com, http://abcnews.go.com/Health/story?id=856175