Complications after surgery

I have a big problem as a doctor – I take complications very seriously and personally. I always think it is my fault. I forget that objectively I spent 11 years after college learning that the human body is a frail, faulty creature and sickness happens to it,...

Drinking Alcohol Before Surgery

What You Should Know about Alcohol Before Surgery One of the most commonly asked questions during our pre-op consultations is if our patients have to stop drinking alcohol before surgery. We strongly recommend that our patients stop drinking alcohol for a minimum of 2...

Cancelled Plastic Surgery

Cancelled plastic surgery is something that we all try to avoid. When we have to cancel plastic surgery for patients, or when they cancel, it is always a disappointment for both sides. I really gear up for the surgeries that I have each day. I prepare and consciously...

A Different Kind of Office Visit

Today I saw a 60 yr old patient on which I had done a breast reconstruction for a follow up office visit. Our goal with the surgery was trying to improve some piecemeal work from a previous surgeon. On this visit though, she wanted to tell me about her abusive...