Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Aldona Spiegel, M.D.

Aldona Spiegel, M.D.


Aldona Spiegel, M.D.

Aldona Spiegel, M.D.

Affiliate Member
The Methodist Hospital Research Institute
Director, Center for Breast Restoration
The Methodist Hospital Institute for Reconstructive Surgery
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Weill Cornell Medical College at Cornell University
E-mail: aspiegel@houstonmethodist.org
Phone: 713-441-6102
Fax: 713-790-2085


B.S.   University of Ottowa, Ottowa, Ontario, Canada
M.D.   University of Ottowa, Ottowa, Ontario, Canada

Postdoctoral Training

Resident, Plastic Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Fellow, Micorsurgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Resident, General Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD



Board Certified in Plastic Surgery, Dr. Spiegel has trained with leading reconstructive surgeons around the world, developing and improving techniques to minimize the after effects of breast cancer on a woman's body. She serves as Director at the Center for Breast Restoration at The Methodist Hospital Institute for Reconstructive Surgery. Her vision combines a dedication to advanced research, exceptional education and the development of new, less invasive treatments.

Description of Research

Dr. Spiegel's clinical expertise in breast reconstruction and microsurgery allows her to focus on innovative surgical techniques, such as muscle-preserving flaps: DIEP, SIEA, GAP, TUG, and the TAP for optimum results. The use of autologous tissue for reconstruction provides the restoration of a natural breast appearance. Dr. Spiegel offers the most complete form of breast restoration by reattaching nerves and thereby reestablishing sensation.

Major Areas of Research

Breast Reconstruction, Breast sensation, DIEP flaps, SGAP flaps, SIEA flaps, TAP flaps, Microsurgery

Recent Publications

Spiegel AJ, Eldor L. Partial Breast Reconstruction with Mini-SIEA and Mini-DIEP Flaps, Annals of Plastic Surgery, 2010 Aug;65(2).

Eldor L, Spiegel AJ. Breast Reconstruction After Bilateral Prophylactic Mastectomy in Women at High Risk for Breast Cancer. Breast Journal. 2009;15 Suppl 1:S81-9.

Massey MF, Spiegel AJ, Levine JL, Craigie JE, Kline RM, Khoobchi K, Erhard H, Greenspun DT, Allen RJ, Jr. and Allen RJ, Sr. Perforator Flaps: Recent Experience, Current Trends, and Future Directions. Plast Reconstr Surg, Breast Reconstruction Supplement 2009 Septe:737-51.

Khan FN, Spiegel AJ, Salazar-Reyes, H. A novel method for neurotization of deep inferior epigastric perforator and superficial epigastric artery flaps. Viewpoint in Plast Reconstr Surg. 2009 Jan;123(1):29e-30e.

Spiegel AJ. Superficial inferior epigastric artery (SIEA) flap for breast reconstruction In: Flaps and Reconstructive Surgery, Wei FC, Mardini S (eds), Elsevier, 2009.

Spiegel AJ, Eldor L. Repair of the Partial Mastectomy Defect with Staged Immediate Free Tissue Transfer. Oncoplastic Surgery of the Breast, London, UK, Chapter 10, M.Y. Nahabedian, 2009 Elsevier, 2009.

Spiegel AJ, Eldor L, Bailey J. Partial Breast Reconstruction: Oncoplastic Technique. Losken A. and Hamdi M. (eds). St. Louis: Quality Medical Publishing, 2009.

Spiegel AJ, Khan F. N. An intraoperative algorithm for use of the SIEA flap for breast reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2007 Nov;120(6):1450-59.

Spiegel A.J., Butler C.E., Recurrence following Treatment of Ductal Carcinoma In Situ with Skin-Sparing Mastectomy and Immediate Breast Reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2003 Feb;111(2):706-11.

Shenaq SM, Kim JYS, Armenta AH, Cheng E, Jedrysiak A. The surgical treatment of obstetric brachial plexus palsy. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2004 Apr 1;113(4):54E-67E.

Klebuc M, Spiegel A, Friedman J. Recent innovations in microsurgical breast reconstruction. Semin in Plast Surg. 2003 Feb;17(1):39-47.