Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery News & Events

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News

Currently Browsing:2016

  • Chefs gather to help Massachusetts General Hospital's mission

    Tuesday, October 4, 2016  Mass General

    On Monday, October 3, some of Boston's top chefs gathered in Beacon Hill for the third annual "Chefs for Clefts" fundraising event which raised over $60,000 for Massachusetts General Hospital's Cartagena Surgical Mission to help Colombian children born with cleft lips and congenital deformities.

  • First penile transplant in the nation

    Friday, May 20, 2016  Mass General

    “Today, I begin a new chapter filled with personal hope and hope for others who have suffered genital injuries, particularly for our service 
members who put their lives on the line and suffer serious damage as a 
result,” says Thomas Manning, 64, who, earlier this month, received the 
nation’s first penis transplant at the MGH. “If you tell the truth, you have 
nothing to worry about. I’m not ashamed at all.”

Currently Browsing:2015

  • #1 in the Nation

    Tuesday, July 21, 2015  Mass General

    U.S. News & World Report has named Massachusetts General Hospital the #1 hospital in the nation based on our quality of care, patient safety and reputation in 16 clinical specialties.

  • Saving Leo

    Wednesday, May 6, 2015  Mass General

    A boy, badly burned by fire, traveled from Burundi to Boston for treatment in an extraordinary journey of resilience and devotion. Richard Ehrlichman, MD, a plastic surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital, is part of his care team.

Currently Browsing:2014

  • Storybook Ball a sweet success

    Friday, October 24, 2014  Mass General

    A bit of Willy Wonka magic inspired more than 500 people to raise $1.8 million for MassGeneral Hospital for Children during the 15th annual Storybook Ball.

  • Taylor family makes large donation to support the work of a Mass General surgeon

    Thursday, October 23, 2014  Mass General

    Singer James Taylor and his family make a substantial donation to MassGeneral Hospital for Children and the efforts of Dr. William G. (Jay) Austen, Jr., who performs life-changing surgery on children around the world.

  • #1 in New England, #2 in the nation

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014  Mass General

    U.S. News & World Report ranks Massachusetts General Hospital among the top hospitals in America based on our quality of care, patient safety and reputation in 16 specialties.

  • Mass General surgeons reattach arm severed in pasta machine

    Friday, May 16, 2014  Mass General

    A team of Massachusetts General Hospital surgeons, lead by Curtis Cetrulo, Jr., MD, of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, perform a series of complex surgeries to reattach a patient's arm.

  • Study shows positive outcome in breast reconstruction surgery

    Friday, March 21, 2014  Mass General

    A new MGH study is one of the first to detail the outcomes of breast reconstruction surgery after having a nipple-sparing mastectomy, and this new, hard data, researchers say, is good news.

  • New approach for breast reconstruction surgery

    Friday, March 21, 2014  Mass General

    Amy S. Colwell, MD, surgeon in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, discusses a new approach for breast reconstruction surgery after a cancer diagnosis.

  • Research could expand hand, face transplant availability

    Friday, January 17, 2014  Mass General

    A procedure developed at the MGH to induce immune tolerance to organ transplants has now been shown to also induce tolerance to model tissue transplants in miniature swine.

Currently Browsing:2013

  • Nightclub fire survivor thriving after hand transplant

    Wednesday, December 18, 2013  Mass General

    Station nightclub fire survivor Joe Kinan discusses his incredible path to recovery since undergoing the first hand transplant at Massachusetts General Hospital.

  • Jay Austen named inaugural MGH Trustees Chair in Plastic Surgery

    Friday, December 13, 2013  Mass General

    Colleagues, friends and family gathered Nov. 5 in the Sweet Room to celebrate the designation of W.G. (Jay) Austen Jr., MD, chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, as the first MGH Trustees Chair in Plastic Surgery.

  • #1 in New England, #2 in the nation

    Tuesday, July 16, 2013  Mass General

    U.S. News & World Report ranks Massachusetts General Hospital among the top hospitals in America based on our quality of care, patient safety and reputation in 16 specialties.

  • Joe Kinan's hand transplant helps him and donor's family move forward

    Sunday, February 17, 2013  Mass General

    Jonathan Winograd, MD, and Curtis L. Cetrulo Jr, MD, discuss how Joe Kinan, a Station nightclub fire survivor, became the first hand transplant recipient at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Currently Browsing:2012

Currently Browsing:2011

  • Gaining ground in limb replacement surgery

    Friday, October 28, 2011  Mass General

    The first successful replantation of a human limb took place at the MGH in 1962. Now, nearly 50 years later, the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is in the process of reviewing potential candidates for the latest in medical advances – hand transplantation surgery.

Press Releases

Currently Browsing:2016

Currently Browsing:2014

Publications

Currently Browsing:2013

Video

  • Dr. Jay Austen discusses Migraine Surgery

    Migraine Surgery

    W.G. (Jay) Austen Jr., MD, Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, discusses a cutting edge procedure done at Mass General: Plastic Surgery for Migraines.

  • Patients share their photos before and after Hair Restoration Surgery

    Hair Restoration Surgery Program

    Patients share their photos before and after Hair Restoration Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital

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