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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

About

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

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    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.
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    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.
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    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.

Don't wait, pay for yourself

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 consultants

We're proud to work with leading experts from a range of medical fields, whose skills are matched by their integrity and compassion.

Our facilities

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

  • London Bridge Hospital Facility

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street

    London

    SE1 2PR

    Appointments and Enquiries 020 7234 2009
    Imaging Appointments 020 7234 2773
    Switchboard 020 7407 3100

  • The Lister Hospital Facility

    The Lister Hospital

    Chelsea Bridge Road

    London

    SW1W 8RH

    Appointments 020 7811 4000
    Enquiries 020 3131 4978

  • The Portland Hospital Facility

    The Portland Hospital

    205 - 209 Great Portland Street

    London

    W1W 5AH

    Children's enquiries 020 7390 8020
    Maternity enquiries 020 7390 6068
    Gynaecology enquiries 020 7390 6200

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    The Princess Grace Hospital

    42-52 Nottingham Place

    London W1U 5NY

    Appointments 020 3131 7216
    Enquiries 020 3130 6833

  • Wellington-south-hero-facility-582-582

    The Wellington Hospital

    Wellington Place

    London NW8 9LE

    Appointments 0207 483 5148
    Enquiries 020 3131 7478

Request an appointment

We're happy to help you make an appointment with one of our experienced consultants.

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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