Microsurgical reconstruction provides new and dramatic treatment options for patients affected by cancer, trauma and paralysis. Reconstructive surgeons at Houston Methodist harvest expendable segments of tissue from the patient and transplant them to restore both form and function. To re-establish circulation in the relocated tissue, surgeons unite blood vessels in the transferred tissues to those in the recipient area using the magnification an operating microscope and sutures finer than a hair. These microsurgical procedures are often referred to as free flaps or free-tissue transfers. Damaged nerves can also be repaired with microsurgical techniques to restore sensation and movement.

At Houston Methodist, our highly trained surgeons are leaders in microsurgical reconstruction, offering procedures for the breast, mouth, jaw, neck, scalp, face and pelvis. We also treat patients with traumatic limb injuries, facial paralysis and genital-urinary abnormalities. Dedicated multidisciplinary teams perform procedures on a daily basis, offering extensive experience that leads to the best possible outcomes.


Our physicians at Houston Methodist specialize in microsurgical reconstruction at the following convenient locations.