Reconstructive microsurgery

Delicate procedures to restore form and function of tissue

Microsurgical techniques can repair tissue, nerves and blood vessels after cancer treatment, trauma or birth defects

What is microsurgery?

Microsurgery is a specialised surgical discipline involving the use of microscope magnification to perform intricate operations.

Microsurgical procedures range from reattaching a finger to transplanting bone or muscle to restoring facial features or reconstructing breast tissue following a mastectomy.

Need to know

  • What happens during surgery? icon plus

    The procedure you have will depend on the area of your body being operated on and whether reconstruction is needed because of trauma, a congenital disorder (birth defect) or treatment for cancer.

    Microsurgery allows your surgeon to reattach delicate blood vessels and nerves to restore the appearance and function of the repaired tissue. If skin grafts or transplanted tissue, bone or cartilage is necessary, this may be taken from elsewhere on your body.

    Sometimes donor tissue can also be used. Because microsurgical procedures are often complex, operations can take many hours or several sessions to complete.
  • How to prepare icon plus

    Your consultant will assess your injury or condition and recommend the best surgical approach to restore the function and cosmetic appearance of the area. They'll explain the procedure to you and answer any questions you may have.

    Because your procedure is likely to be done under general anaesthetic, they will let you know how long you should avoid eating and drinking before surgery.
  • After surgery icon plus

    Depending on the complexity of your operation, you may be cared for in hospital for several days following surgery. Your consultant will let you know what to expect. Your consultant will let you know when you can get back to your usual routine after surgery.

Paying for medical treatment

You don’t need health insurance to have fast access to our top consultants, extensive range of treatments, diagnostic tests and surgical procedures at our world-class facilities.

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Our locations

From complex reconstructive surgery to minor procedures, we provide exceptional surgical care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

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This content is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.
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