Aldona J. Spiegel, MD

  • Houston Methodist plastic surgeon
  • Director, Houston Methodist Center for Breast Restoration
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Plastic Surgery, Houston Methodist Institute for Academic Medicine
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College

Aldona J. Spiegel, MD

Areas of Expertise

  • Advanced breast implant reconstruction and fat grafting
  • Breast cancer
  • Breast correction and revision surgery
  • Breast enhancement
  • Breast microsurgery
  • Breast microsurgery
  • Breast reconstruction
  • Breast reduction
  • Breast sensation restoration
  • Cancer clinical trials
  • Direct to implant reconstruction
  • Lymph node transfer for lymphedema
  • Sensory nerve innervation procedure
  • Specialized perforator flaps (DIEP, SIEA, SGAP flaps)
  • TAP flaps

Credentials

MEDICAL SCHOOL
University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine, Ottawa, Canada | 1994
RESIDENCY
General Surgery | John Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland | 1997
Plastic Surgery | Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas | 2001
FELLOWSHIP
Microsurgery | Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas | 1998
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Plastic Surgery

Publications

2020 special issue: Twenty years of breast reconstruction: Past, present, and future
Spiegel, A, Kania, K & Hamilton, KL 2020, Breast Journal, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 39-41. https://doi.org/10.1111/tbj.13716

Sensory Recovery of the Breast following Innervated and Noninnervated DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction
Beugels, J, Cornelissen, AJM, van Kuijk, SMJ, Lataster, A, Heuts, EM, Piatkowski, A, Spiegel, A, van der Hulst, RRWJ & Tuinder, SMH 2019, , Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, vol. 144, no. 2, pp. 178e-188e. https://doi.org/10.1097/PRS.0000000000005802

Management of Microsurgical Patients using Intraoperative Unfractionated Heparin and Thromboelastography
Zavlin, D, Chegireddy, V, Jubbal, KT, Agrawal, NA & Spiegel, A 2019, , Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery, vol. 35, no. 3, pp. 198-208. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0038-1670683

Nipple viability after nipple-sparing mastectomy in patients with prior circum-areolar incisions
Rose, JF, Zavlin, D, Lim, SJ, Spiegel, AJ, Chevray, PM, Albright, SB & Friedman, JD 2018, , Breast Journal. https://doi.org/10.1111/tbj.13103

Algorithmic Approach for Intraoperative Salvage of Venous Congestion in DIEP Flaps
Bartlett, EL, Zavlin, D, Menn, ZK & Spiegel, A 2018, , Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery, vol. 34, no. 6, pp. 404-412. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0038-1626695


Implications of Internal Mammary Lymph Node Sampling During Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction
Rose, JF, Zavlin, D, Menn, ZK, Eldor, L, Chegireddy, V, Baker, TP, Teh, BS, Lim, SJ & Spiegel, AJ 2018, , Annals of Surgical Oncology, vol. 25, no. 11, pp. 3134-3140. https://doi.org/10.1245/s10434-018-6679-z


Sensation of the autologous reconstructed breast improves quality of life: A pilot study
Cornelissen, AJM, Beugels, J, van Kuijk, SMJ, Heuts, EM, Rozen, SM, Spiegel, AJ, van der Hulst, RRWJ & Tuinder, SMH 2018, , Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, vol. 167, no. 3, pp. 687-695. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10549-017-4547-3

Sensory recovery of the breast after innervated and non-innervated autologous breast reconstructions: A systematic review
Beugels, J, Cornelissen, AJM, Spiegel, A, Heuts, EM, Piatkowski, A, van der Hulst, RRWJ & Tuinder, SMH 2017, , Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, vol. 70, no. 9, pp. 1229-1241. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bjps.2017.05.001

Comparing the sensation of common donor site regions for autologous breast reconstruction to that of a healthy breast
Cornelissen, AJM, Beugels, J, Lataster, A, Heuts, EM, Rozen, SM, Spiegel, A, van der Hulst, RRWJ & Tuinder, SMH 2017, , Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bjps.2017.09.011

The impact of resident involvement in breast reconstruction surgery outcomes by modality: An analysis of 4,500 cases
Jubbal, KT, Echo, A, Spiegel, AJ & Izaddoost, SA 2017, , Microsurgery, vol. 37, no. 7, pp. 800-807. https://doi.org/10.1002/micr.30146


Keyhole Flap Nipple Reconstruction
Chen, JI, Cash, CG, Iman, AH, Spiegel, A & Cronin, ED 2016, , Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open, vol. 4, no. 5, e703, pp. 1-4. https://doi.org/10.1097/GOX.0000000000000691


Flap-based breast reconstructions
Bartlett, E, Kolacinska, A & Spiegel, A 2016, , Nowotwory, vol. 66, no. 6, pp. 463-469. https://doi.org/10.5603/NJO.2016.0083

XPAND Patient-Activated Controlled Tissue Expander System for Breast Reconstruction
Ascherman JA, Castle J, Colwell A, Chun YS & Spiegel, A 2014, , Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, pp. 93-94.

Abstract 10: Patient Activated Controlled Tissue Expander System for Breast Reconstruction : A Prospective, Multicenter, Randomized, Controlled, Open Label Clinical Study-Preliminary Results
Zeidler K, Berkowitz RL, Johnson D, Castle J, Morris D, Chun Y, Colwell A, Desai A, Alizadeh K, Hollenbeck S, Appel J, Mohebali K, Spiegel, A, Thornton B, Downey S, Evans G & Ascheman J 2014, , Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, vol. 133, no. 4S, pp. 979.

Breast reinnervation: DIEP neurotization using the third anterior intercostal nerve
Spiegel, A, Menn, ZK, Eldor, L, Kaufman, Y & Lee Dellon, A 2013, , Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, vol. 1, no. 8, e72. https://doi.org/10.1097/GOX.0000000000000008

A Selection of an Appropriate Method of Breast Reconstruction : Factors Involved in Customizing Breast Restoration
Menn Z & Spiegel, A 2013, . in A Spiegel (ed.), Breast Reconstruction-Current Perspectives and State of the Art Techniques. In Tech.

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Polish