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Talks at meetings or articles in journals and textbooks don't always tell the whole story of the field of plastic surgery. With the Deep Cuts podcasts, PRS Global Open delves into the details that are often hidden from view. In the "Giants of Plastic Surgery", Dr. Vimal Gokani and Dr. George Adigbli investigate what drives and motivates the most influential names in our field, while with "Leveling Up", Dr. Puru Nagarkar reveals the little technical details in a surgeon's repertoire that make all the difference.
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Dr. Bill Kuzon: “Musings on a Serendipitous Surgical Journey” – A “Giants in Plastic Surgery” Interview

In this "Giants in Plastic Surgery" episode of the PRS Global Open Deep Cuts Podcast, Dr. William M. Kuzon discusses his journey to medicine as well as plastic surgery. He explores the nuances of the application process for both, both as his experience as an applicant as well as his previous roles on selection committees, and future directions he hopes it takes. He also discusses his influences, the role of a plastic surgeon in a healthcare team and thoughts about doing research in medicine. A reflective surgeon, Dr. Bill Kuzon inspires with his advice in plastic surgery.   Read a recent classic PRS Global Open article by Dr. Kuzon and co-authors, “Gender-Affirming Vaginoplasty: A Comparison of Algorithms, Surgical Techniques and Management Practices across 17 High-volume Centers in North America and Europe”: https://bit.ly/KuzonMay23   Dr. Bill Kuzon holds the esteemed position of Reed O. Dingman Professor of Surgery within the Section of Plastic Surgery at the University of Michigan. Notably, he served as the Section Head for Plastic Surgery from 2001 to 2012 and spearheaded the Integrated Plastic Surgery Residency Program at Michigan from 2001 to 2009.   His research interests center around skeletal muscle and peripheral nerve physiology in the context of reconstructive surgery, a field in which he has authored over 100 peer-reviewed papers across a broad range of topics. Dr. Kuzon is a sought-after speaker, having delivered keynote lectures at numerous universities and scientific gatherings.   Actively engaged in his professional community, Dr. Kuzon holds memberships in several national specialty societies, including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (currently serving on the Board of Directors), the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation (currently serving as the president-elect), The American Association of Plastic Surgeons (currently serving as vice-president), The Plastic Surgery Research Council (currently serving as Historian), the American Society for the Peripheral Nerve (having served as past president), the Michigan Association of Plastic Surgeons (having served as past president), and the American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery. Additionally, he serves as a Director of the American Board of Plastic Surgery.   Your host, Dr. Vimal Gokani, is a senior Specialty Registrar in plastic surgery in London, England. Your producer & editor, Charlene Kok, is a Year 2 Medical Student in Imperial College London, England, with a keen interest in Plastic Surgery.   #PRSGlobalOpen #DeepCutsPodcast #PlasticSurgery #GiantsPlasticSurgery
5/20/202438 minutes, 5 seconds
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Dr. Ahmad Saad: Leveling Up “Is It Great, or Is It Amazing?”

In this Leveling Up episode of the PRS Global Open Deep Cuts Podcast, Dr. Ahmad Saad discusses his journey from Beirut to Barcelona, the development of particular approach to high definition liposculpture, his recommendations for surgeons starting surgeons HD, the differences between using VASER and power assisted liposuction, his criteria for indicating patients for hi def lipo, how he counsels his patients preoperatively to help choose the appropriate level of definition, perioperative technical details such as preoperative markings, tumescent, cannula types, postoperative garment wear and lymphatic massage, his use of energy based devices as part of high def lipo, how he has subtly modified his technique over the years, how he teaches his residents the ins and outs of liposuction, and the one thing he teaches his residents to make the final incision look as good as possible. Dr. Ahmed Saad is a board-certified plastic surgeon and medical director of the IMAGN institute in Barcelona, Spain. He studied medicine at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon, trained in general surgery at Yale University, and then completed a plastic surgery fellowship at University of California San Diego. After spending some time as an assistant professor at UCSD and at Faces Plus with Dr. Steve Cohen in San Diego, he moved to Barcelona where he founded the IMAGN institute. He is a pioneer of the high definition liposculpture technique and has written several manuscripts and book chapters about it. He trains residents from all over Europe at his practice in Barcelona. Your host, Dr. Puru Nagarkar, is a board-certified plastic and hand surgeon, and Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. #PRSGlobalOpen #DeepCutsPodcast #PlasticSurgery #LevelingUp
5/6/202454 minutes, 10 seconds
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Dr. Marzia Salgarello: “To Inspire and Be Inspired” – A “Giants in Plastic Surgery” Interview

In this "Giants in Plastic Surgery" episode of the PRS Global Open Deep Cuts Podcast, Dr. Marzia Salgarello shares portions of exciting stories dotted throughout her journey to becoming a brilliant Plastic Surgeon. She talks about how family plays an important role in both her life and her career, how she balances between the two, and what kind of surgeon she strives to be. Read a recent classic PRS Global Open article by Dr. Salgarello and co-authors, “Breast Reconstruction Using the Lateral Thoracic, Thoracodorsal, and Intercostal Arteries Perforator Flaps”: https://bit.ly/GOXDC_Salgarello  Marzia Salgarello is the Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery and Head of the Plastic Surgery Department of the Agostino Gemelli University Polyclinic Foundation.  An academic powerhouse with more than 120 papers to her name, she specializes in microsurgery and aesthetics. She is known to be a mentor to those around her. At her clinic, she specializes in performs breast reconstruction with prosthesis in a single step, i.e. with the immediate use of a definitive prosthesis without having to resort to a second operation to change the prosthesis, or with the tissues of the abdomen. In this case it involves using one's own tissues without the use of prostheses such as an autotransplant.  Your host, Dr. Vimal Gokani, is a senior Specialty Registrar in plastic surgery in London, England. Your producer & editor, Charlene Kok, is a Year 2 Medical Student in Imperial College London, England, with a keen interest in Plastic Surgery.  #PRSGlobalOpen #DeepCutsPodcast #PlasticSurgery #GiantsPlasticSurgery
4/22/202426 minutes, 13 seconds
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Dr. Kongkrit Chaiyasate: Leveling Up Being Fearless

In this Leveling Up episode of the PRS Global Open Deep Cuts Podcast, Dr. Kongkrit Chaiyasate discusses his unique practice model of adult and pediatric craniofacial surgery combined with microsurgery, how to approach difficult cases with high complication rates, increasing efficiency in surgery when you don't have a lot of assistance in the OR, why efficiency increases surgeon longevity, how he has arranged his practice logistics to handle his incredible surgical volume, what differentiates a great surgeon from a good surgeon, his international charitable efforts, how he builds trust with his trainees in the operating room, and why calculated risks lead to greater success. Read a recent classic PRS Global Open article by Dr. Chaiyasate and co-authors, “Utilization of a Chimeric Medial Femoral Condyle Free Flap for Mandibular Osteoradionecrosis”: https://bit.ly/GOXDC_Chaiyasate   Dr. Kongkrit Chaiyasate is an Associate Professor in the Division of Plastic Surgery at the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine in Royal Oak, Michigan. He graduated from medical school in Thailand, and then general surgery residency in Providence Hospital and Medical Center, and plastic surgery residency at Wayne State University in Detroit. He then completed two fellowships - craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgery at Washington University in St Louis, followed by microsurgery at the Ohio State University. He then joined the faculty at Beaumont Health where he has been pushing the boundaries of reconstructive surgery ever since. He instituted the integrated craniomaxillofacial and reconstructive microsurgery fellowship there in 2017, and serves as the Program Director. He has won multiple awards at the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery including two Best Case awards and three Best Save awards. His practice is broad and head to toe, focus on reconstructive microsurgery of the head and neck, breast, and extremity, as well as pediatric and adult craniofacial surgery. Your host, Dr. Puru Nagarkar, is a board-certified plastic and hand surgeon, and Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. #PRSGlobalOpen #DeepCutsPodcast #PlasticSurgery #LevelingUp
4/8/20241 hour, 7 minutes, 29 seconds
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Dr. Shai Rozen: “Persistence and Passion” – A “Giants in Plastic Surgery” Interview

In this "Giants in Plastic Surgery" episode of the PRS Global Open Deep Cuts Podcast, Dr. Shai Rozen discusses how his life began in Israel but his career led him to America. Since he was young, he spent a portion of his life in America, and he details how the obstacles and persistence in overcoming them led him from graduating medical school in Tel Aviv to doing residency in Baltimore at John Hopkins. A cross-cultural surgeon who is uniquely driven, Dr. Shai Rozen embodies what is possible when passion meets perseverance on the path to success.   Read a recent classic PRS Global Open article by Dr. Rozen and co-authors, “Cross Facial Nerve Grafting for Smile Restoration: Thoughts on Improving Graft Inset”:  https://bit.ly/GOXDC_ShaiRozen    Shai M. Rozen, MD, is Professor and Vice Chair in the Department of Plastic Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. He specializes in facial paralysis (facial reanimation) surgery, facial cosmetic surgery, and microsurgery.   A graduate of Tel Aviv University School of Medicine, Dr. Rozen later completed separate residencies in first general surgery and then plastic surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. He then received advanced training in craniofacial surgery, followed by extensive training in peripheral nerve surgery through a fellowship at Johns Hopkins.   At UT Southwestern, he has co-created with colleagues from neurotology and neurosurgery a specialty group treating patients with facial paralysis. Dr. Rozen specializes in aesthetic surgery of the face, concentrating on face lift surgery, rhinoplasty (nose surgery), and eyelid surgery.   Dr. Rozen has published over 100 manuscripts and book chapters relating to plastic surgery and facial reanimation surgery. He has more than 150 scientific abstracts presented in national and international meetings. He has provided more than 300 invited talks on various aspects of plastic and reconstructive surgery and speaks both nationally and internationally in major scientific meetings, international courses, and at leading academic centers in the country and around the world.   Your host, Dr. Vimal Gokani, is a senior Specialty Registrar in plastic surgery in London, England. Your producer & editor, Charlene Kok, is a Year 2 Medical Student in Imperial College London, England, with a keen interest in Plastic Surgery.   #PRSGlobalOpen #DeepCutsPodcast #PlasticSurgery #GiantsPlasticSurgery
3/25/202443 minutes, 33 seconds
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Dr. Ahmed Afifi: Leveling Up Continuous Improvement in Surgery

In this Leveling Up episode of the PRS Global Open Deep Cuts Podcast, Dr. Ahmed Afifi discusses his experiences in his many fellowships, his approach to seeking continuous improvement in his practice of surgery and challenging dogma at all times, his approach to marking body contouring patients and how he verifies his marks in the OR before starting surgery, why he doesn't sit patients up in most breast surgeries, his use of tumescence and TXA, his technique for abdominoplasty plication and umbilicus inset, how he uses fat grafting to improve aesthetic results in brachioplasty, gynecomastia, abdominoplasty, breast augmentations and mastopexies, the wagon wheel closure for the areola in breast surgeries, why he switched from the endoscopic brow lift to the gliding brow lift, the use of the hemostatic net in facelifts, and how residents can learn when watching an expert operate. Dr. Ahmed Afifi is an Associate Professor in the Division of Plastic Surgery at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He graduated from medical school and did a surgery residency in Cairo, Egypt, and then completed three clinical fellowships in the US - craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh, Hand and Microsurgery at the University of New Mexico, and finally Aesthetic and Breast Reconstruction at the Cleveland Clinic. He has been in practice at the University of Wisconsin since 2011, with a clinical practice focusing on body contouring and facial aesthetic surgery, migraine surgery, as well as breast reconstruction.  Read a classic PRS Global Open article by Dr. Afifi and co-authors- “Current Trends in Prepectoral Breast Reconstruction: A Survey of American Society of Plastic Surgeons Members”:  https://bit.ly/GOXDC_Afifi  Your host, Dr. Puru Nagarkar, is a board-certified plastic and hand surgeon, and Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. #PRSGlobalOpen #DeepCutsPodcast #PlasticSurgery #LevelingUp
3/11/20241 hour, 10 minutes, 41 seconds
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Dr. Justin Sacks: “Life to Lead” – A “Giants in Plastic Surgery” Interview

In this "Giants in Plastic Surgery" episode of the PRS Global Open Deep Cuts podcast, Dr. Justin Sacks discusses the journey through his plastic surgery career. He discusses his time in theatres and laboratories that built him to the surgeon he is today, and his family that inspires and motivates him.  Read a recent PRS Global Open article by Dr. Sacks and co-authors, “Investigating Weekend Effect in the Management of Upper and Lower Extremity Degloving Injuries”: https://bit.ly/GOXDC_Sacks  Justin M. Sacks MD, MBA is the Shoenberg Professor and Chief, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in the Department of Surgery at Washington University in St. Louis. He recently spent the last decade at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine where he was the Vice-Chair of Clinical Operations and Director of Oncological Reconstruction.  A graduate from Cornell University, Dr. Sacks received his medical degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, where he also completed his combined general surgery and plastic surgery residency.  His research focuses on advancements in the field of vascularized composite allotransplantation, tissue engineering and vascular perfusion assessment. His clinical interests include the reconstruction of all forms of acquired, oncological and traumatic defects ranging from the head and neck to the breast, chest, abdomen, pelvis, and extremities.  He is the co-founder of the Johns Hopkins Biotech Startup Lifesprout. In addition, his team has developed a pressure sensing device to help mitigate pressure sore development in the in-patient setting. Dr. Sacks maintains a robust clinical reconstructive practice while at the same time performing basic science, clinical outcomes and translational research. He has authored over 100 original publications in peer-reviewed journals and 20 textbook chapters on plastic surgery and reconstructive surgery. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery. Currently, he is the immediate past-Chair of the Plastic Surgery Research Council. Your host, Dr. Vimal Gokani, is a senior Specialty Registrar in plastic surgery in London, England. Your producer & editor, Charlene Kok, is a Year 2 Medical Student in Imperial College London, England, with a keen interest in Plastic Surgery.  #PRSGlobalOpen #DeepCutsPodcast #PlasticSurgery #GiantsPlasticSurgery
2/26/202453 minutes, 42 seconds
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Dr. James Higgins: Leveling Up Innovation in Hand Surgery

In this Leveling Up episode of the PRS Global Open Deep Cuts podcast, Dr. James Higgins discusses his involvement in the development of the medial femoral trochlear flap, how to develop and perfect a new surgical procedure, how he has gone about turning the MFT flap into an outpatient procedure, the difficulty of using computer-aided design in scaphoid reconstruction, the importance of rigorous assessment of outcomes to verify that new procedures are actually effective, why he likes end-to-side anastomoses, the use of doppler for flap perforator mapping, using angiography for chronic vaso-occlusive disease,  how to adjust when a surgery isn't going well or a flap fails, and the importance of work-life balance. Dr. James Higgins is the Chief of Hand Surgery and the Hand Fellowship Program Director at the Curtis National Hand Center at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, and the site director for the Walter Reed Hand Surgery Fellowship training program, in Baltimore, Maryland. He is a member of multiple national committees for the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, American Society for Reconstructive microsurgery, American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He was a recipient of ASRM's Godina Fellowship in 2010 and was the Sterling Bunnell Traveling Fellow for ASSH in 2013 - one of only three surgeons to have ever received both accolades. Read a classic PRS Global Open article by Dr. Higgins and co-author, Victor Wong- “Medial Femoral Condyle Flap:” https://bit.ly/GOXDC_Higgins   Your host, Dr. Puru Nagarkar, is a board-certified plastic and hand surgeon, and Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. #PRSGlobalOpen #DeepCutsPodcast #PlasticSurgery #LevelingUp
2/12/20241 hour, 12 minutes, 2 seconds
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Dr. Stefania Tuinder: “Seeing Obstacles as Stepping Stones” – A “Giants in Plastic Surgery” Interview

In this "Giants in Plastic Surgery" episode of the PRS Global Open Deep Cuts Podcast, Dr. Stefania Tuinder discusses what inspires her, motivates her, and gives her strength amidst adversity. She discusses her move from Italy to the Netherlands, a rich cross-cultural perspective and the gendered experience from both, and how to leverage strengths from differences. A lively surgeon who has a lifelong dedication to his work, Dr. Tuinder delivers useful perspective. Read a recent PRS Global Open abstract by Dr. Tuinder and co-authors, “Internal and International Comparison of Breast-Q REACT, a Real-Time Engagement and Communication Tool, for Autologous Breast Reconstruction”: https://bit.ly/GOXDC_Tuinder  Dr. Stefania Tuinder has been working in the Netherlands since 2005. She has conducted extensive anatomical research into new techniques for breast reconstruction, which has led to the revolutionary discovery of the SC-GAP and the LTP, which will probably be increasingly used as a technique for breast reconstruction in the coming years. She completed the first four years of her medical training in Varese, Italy, and the remaining two years in the Netherlands. She subsequently worked as a physician assistant at the Maastricht UMC+ and the Viecuri MC and since 2007 she has been working as a plastic surgeon at the Maastricht UMC+. She specializes in performing breast reconstructions, in particular breast reconstructions using the patient's own tissue. Another focus in her work is surgery on people with facial paralysis (congenital or as a result of a tumor or operation). Your host, Dr. Vimal Gokani, is a senior Specialty Registrar in plastic surgery in London, England. Your producer & editor, Charlene Kok, is a Year 2 Medical Student in Imperial College London, England, with a keen interest in Plastic Surgery. #PRSGlobalOpen #DeepCutsPodcast #PlasticSurgery #GiantsPlasticSurgery
1/29/202432 minutes, 47 seconds
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Dr. Al Aly: Leveling Up “Surgery Should Be a Symphony”

In this Leveling Up episode of the PRS Global Open Deep Cuts podcast, Dr. Al Aly discusses many aspects of aesthetic surgery, such as conflicting zones of skin pull, honesty in assessing surgical results, his approach to surgical markings, the difference between the lower body lift and the belt lipectomy, his approach to brachioplasty including placement of the scar, patient positioning, and use of liposuction, his technique for handling postoperative seromas, what he asks residents to focus on when learning a surgical technique, and the importance of making the performance of surgery look beautiful. Dr. Al Aly is a Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas TX. He completed residencies in ENT as well as Plastic Surgery and a fellowship in facial plastic surgery. He worked at the university of Iowa for 13 years where he pioneered body contouring for massive weight loss patients, and literally wrote the definitive book on the techniques involved. Subsequently he was the vice chair of the division of plastic surgery at UC Irvine and then moved to Abu Dhabi where he was the section head of plastic surgery at the Cleveland Clinic hospital. He has been at UT Southwestern since 2020 as a full professor in the department of plastic surgery. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Aesthetic Surgery Journal Open Forum and is past President of the Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation. In 2008 he received the Aesthetic Society's Lockwood Award, bestowed on surgeons who have made major contributions to the field of body contouring. Your host, Dr. Puru Nagarkar, is a board-certified plastic and hand surgeon, and Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.  #PRSGlobalOpen #DeepCutsPodcast #PlasticSurgery #LevelingUp
1/16/20241 hour, 24 minutes, 12 seconds
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Dr. Hung-Chi Chen: “Blurring Geographical Boundaries in Plastic Surgery” – A “Giants in Plastic Surgery” Interview

In this "Giants in Plastic Surgery" episode of the PRS Global Open Deep Cuts Podcast, we peer into Dr. Hung-Chi Chen’s life – both in the minute details of what a typical week looks like for him, as well as the things that bring him joy outside of work – his family and how they have influenced his life and work. Having trained across the world in Taiwan, China, Australia, and the United States, as well as having done charity work in various other countries such as India, South America, and Southeast Asia, Dr. Chen reveals a unique cross-cultural perspective and how fellows and doctors in different cultures have different skills that they bring to the table. A lively surgeon who has a lifelong dedication to his work, Dr. Chen delivers useful perspective.  Read a recent classic PRS Global Open article by Dr. Chen and co-authors, “The “Crater” Arteriotomy: A Technique Aiding Precise Intimal Apposition in End-to-side Microvascular Anastomosis”: https://bit.ly/GOXDC_Chen  Dr. Hung-Chi Chen is presently the Superintendent of International Medical Service Center at the China Medical University Hospital. He specializes in complex microvascular reconstructive surgery as well as the microvascular transfer of intestine for various reconstructive – which he has written a book on. He is an academic, innovator, scientist, educator, leader, and master surgeon. He has over 600 papers to his name and has directed more than 150 fellows in almost 30 countries. He treats some of the most challenging cases from all over the globe and his career spans almost 40 years. He was named one of the most inspirational scientists of the world in 2021.  He is the past President of the Reconstructive Microsurgery Institute in Taiwan, and the Chief of Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, in Taoyuan.   Your host, Dr. Vimal Gokani, is a senior Specialty Registrar in plastic surgery in London, England.  Your producer & editor, Charlene Kok, is a Year 2 Medical Student in Imperial College London, England, with a keen interest in Plastic Surgery.  #PRSGlobalOpen #DeepCutsPodcast #PlasticSurgery #GiantsPlasticSurgery
12/18/202330 minutes, 34 seconds
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Dr. L. Scott Levin: Leveling Up Elegance in Surgery

In this Leveling Up episode of the PRS Global Open Deep Cuts podcast, Dr. L. Scott Levin discusses how to manage the operating room and plan for a case, how the concept of orthoplastic reconstruction came about, his approach to teaching in the operating room, the importance of elegance in surgery, how to be successful in microsurgery, and finally, some words of wisdom from the many excellent surgeons he has worked with over the decades. Read a recent classic PRS Global Open article by Dr. Levin and co-authors, “The Value of an Orthoplastic Approach to Management of Lower Extremity Trauma: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis”: https://bit.ly/PRSGODC_Levin   L. Scott Levin, MD, FACS, FAOA is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, and a Professor in the Division of Plastic Surgery, and Vice President and Associate Dean for Resource Development at Penn Medicine in Philadelphia. Dr. Levin heads the Hand transplantation program and Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation Program at Penn and directed the teams that have performed 4 bilateral hand and arm transplants.  He was the Board of Regents Chair and served as the Orthopedic Regent of the American College of Surgeons, a past president of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, the world society of reconstructive microsurgery, the American society for reconstructive microsurgery, and the American society of reconstructive transplantation. He was also a past member of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Plastic Surgery.  Your host, Dr. Puru Nagarkar, is a board-certified plastic and hand surgeon, and Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. #PRSGlobalOpen #DeepCutsPodcast #PlasticSurgery #LevelingUp
12/4/202355 minutes, 22 seconds
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Prof. Isao Koshima: "Pushing Boundaries" – A "Giants in Plastic Surgery" Interview

In this "Giants in Plastic Surgery" episode of the PRS Global Open Deep Cuts Podcast, Professor Isao Koshima shares the inspiring story of his journey into medicine and his rise to become an innovator in plastic surgery techniques. Driven by family illness, he pursued medical school and later conducted rigorous private training to develop his skills in microsurgery, facilitating early exposure to advanced procedures. He discusses developing breakthroughs like perforator flaps, super microsurgery, and now nanosurgery. Beyond his pioneering surgical work, Prof. Koshima reveals how he maintains balance with family life and interests like martial arts and samurai history. In this fascinating conversation, he provides insight into his desire to provide patients not just physical treatment but mental satisfaction. An accomplished surgeon who still makes time for what matters, Prof. Koshima delivers useful perspective.  Read a recent classic PRS Global Open article by Professor Koshima and co-authors, “Technical Tips for Anastomosis of 0.2-mm Diameter Vessels during Lymphatic Venous Anastomosis”: https://bit.ly/GOXDC_Koshima   Professor Isao Koshima is a world-renowned pioneer in reconstructive microsurgery and lymphatic surgery. Currently, he serves as President of the World Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, Honorary President of the International Society of Lymphology, Executive Director of the Japanese Society of Lymphology, and Contributing Professor at Hiroshima University Hospital. Over his illustrious career, Prof. Koshima has made groundbreaking contributions to the fields of perforator flap surgery, supermicrosurgery, nerve flap transfers, and lymphatic microsurgery. He conceptualized the use of perforator flaps in reconstruction, revolutionizing plastic surgery. His innovations include pioneering the DIEP, ALT, and chimera flaps for complex head and neck reconstruction. Known for establishing supermicrovascular anastomosis techniques, he achieved the first sub-millimeter 0.3 mm anastomoses. Recently, he accomplished nanomicrosurgery with 30-micron needles and nanomicro video systems. With over 500 publications on supermicrosurgery and lymphedema, Prof. Koshima's research has earned international acclaim. He has received prestigious honors including the Harry J. Buncke Lectureship from the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery and the Maliniac Lectureship from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dedicated to advancing reconstructive techniques globally, Prof. Koshima has shared his expertise through physician training programs worldwide. His pioneering work has restored form and function for countless patients. Prof. Koshima's innovations continue to push the boundaries of possibility in reconstructive microsurgery. Your host, Dr. Vimal Gokani, is a senior Specialty Registrar in plastic surgery in London, England.  Your producer & editor, Dr. George Adigbli, is an Academic Clinical Lecturer in plastic surgery in Oxford, England.  #PRSGlobalOpen #DeepCutsPodcast #PlasticSurgery #GiantsPlasticSurgery
11/20/202344 minutes, 31 seconds
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Dr. Paris Butler and Dr. Nicole Sommer: Leveling Up Inclusive Excellence- Recorded Live at PSTM 2023 in Austin, Texas

During a live session at PSTM 2023 (Plastic Surgery The Meeting) in Austin Texas, Dr. Paris Butler and Dr. Nicole Sommer discussed their PRS Global Open Mini-Series, "Targeting Inclusive Excellence in Plastic Surgery." Drs. Butler and Sommer discussed the four papers that make up this mini-series, shared inspiring stories of black plastic surgeons and women plastic surgeons who succeeded despite the barriers placed before them, discussed the systemic biases that lead to a lack of diversity, the importance of informal mentorship, how we might go about both increasing diversity in our specialty, and encouraging surgeons to give back to their communities. Following the formal discussion, Drs. Butler and Sommer answered some excellent audience questions about the resident selection process and more.  Read the free PRS Global Open Mini-Series from the ASPS Diversity and Inclusion Committee, “Targeting Inclusive Excellence in Plastic Surgery”: https://bit.ly/ASPSDiversityInclusion    Dr. Paris Butler is an Associate Professor in the Division of Plastic Surgery at the Yale University School of Medicine. He is also the inaugural Yale Department of Surgery Vice Chair of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and the GME Assistant DEI Director at Yale School of Medicine.  He is a director of the American Board of Surgery. He is board certified by both the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). Dr. Nicole Sommer is a Professor in the Division of plastic surgery at the Southern Illinois University in Springfield Illinois. She is the Director of the SIU Cosmetic Clinic and the Plastic Surgery Residency Program Director. She is also the chair of the ASPS Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Your host, Dr. Puru Nagarkar, is a board-certified plastic and hand surgeon, and Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. #PRSGlobalOpen #DeepCutsPodcast #PlasticSurgery #LevelingUp
11/6/202351 minutes, 49 seconds
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Dr. J. Peter Rubin: "Innovating Regenerative Pathways" – A "Giants in Plastic Surgery" Interview

In this “Giants in Plastic Surgery” episode of the PRS Global Open Deep Cuts Podcast, Dr. J. Peter Rubin unveils the journey through his celebrated career in plastic surgery and bioengineering, reflecting on his academic and professional paths through institutions like Grinnell College and Harvard Medical School. As the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Endowed Professor and Chair of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Rubin doesn't just specialize; he innovates, turning the theoretical into the practical with his work in adipose-derived stem cells and their regenerative applications in patient-centered care. This episode provides not only a trip through his myriad professional milestones and recognition, such as the Presidential Early Career Award for Science and Engineering but also a glimpse into the passion and curiosity that drive his ground-breaking work and dedication to nurturing future leaders in plastic surgery. An episode not to be missed; listen in now! Read a recent classic PRS Global Open article by Dr. Rubin and co-authors, “Stem Cell Therapy Enriched Fat Grafting for the Reconstruction of Craniofacial Deficits” :  https://bit.ly/PRSGlobalOpenDC_Rubin   Dr. J. Peter Rubin, UPMC Endowed Professor and Chair of Plastic Surgery and Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh, combines clinical prowess and innovative research in plastic surgery and bioengineering. His educational path, from Grinnell College and Tufts University School of Medicine to esteemed institutions like Harvard Medical School, has paved the way for a career that fuses surgical excellence with ground-breaking research. Specializing in adult stem cells and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Rubin leads initiatives in adipose-derived stem cell applications, from tissue regeneration post-trauma and cancer therapy to disease-targeting stem cell therapies. His leadership at the UPMC Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Center, Adipose Stem Cell Center, and the Center for Innovation in Restorative Medicine reflects his dedication to practical applications of theoretical knowledge and his foresight in advancing restorative medicine. Internationally recognized, with accolades such as the Presidential Early Career Award for Science and Engineering, Dr. Rubin champions plastic surgery and stem cell research globally, while also sharing his innovative techniques in breast and body contouring surgery through publications and leadership in editorial projects. Your host, Dr. Vimal Gokani, is a senior Specialty Registrar in plastic surgery in London, England.  Your producer & editor, Dr. George Adigbli, is an Academic Specialty Registrar in plastic surgery in Oxford, England.  #PRSGlobalOpen #DeepCutsPodcast #PlasticSurgery #GiantsPlasticSurgery
10/23/202339 minutes, 14 seconds
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Dr. Amanda Gosman: Leveling Up the Importance of Feedback

In this Leveling Up episode of the PRS Global Open Deep Cuts podcast, Dr. Amanda Gosman discusses how she developed an interest and expertise in gender-affirming surgery and her systematic effort to improve facial feminization; the changes she has made over the years in her technical approach to cleft lip, cleft palate, and craniosynostosis; the importance of seeking constant feedback in order to improve surgical outcomes and the power of negative feedback; how she has developed the residency program in San Diego and her approach to giving feedback to her residents; and finally, her favorite surgical instrument.  Read a recent classic PRS Global Open article by Dr. Gosman and co-authors, “How to Get Consistently Good Results in Cleft Lip Repair”: https://bit.ly/PRSGlobalOpenDC_Gosman  Amanda Gosman, MD is Professor and Chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery, where she also directs the Plastic Surgery Residency Program and the Craniofacial Fellowship Program. She is also the Chief of Plastic surgery at Rady Children's Hospital. She is the Co-Editor of PRS Global Open, and the current President of the California Plastic Surgery Society. She is the founder of Connect Med International a nonprofit providing free reconstructive surgeries and multidisciplinary care through technology and education worldwide.  Your host, Dr. Puru Nagarkar, is a board-certified plastic and hand surgeon, and Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. #PRSGlobalOpen #DeepCutsPodcast #PlasticSurgery #LevelingUp
10/9/202359 minutes, 17 seconds
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Dr. L. Scott Levin: "Bridging Surgical Frontiers" – A “Giants in Plastic Surgery” Interview

In this "Giants in Plastic Surgery" episode of the PRS Global Open Deep Cuts Podcast, Dr. Scott Levin, esteemed Chair of the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of Pennsylvania, shares both his pioneering journey into orthoplastic surgery and his impactful affiliations with global surgical societies. In this riveting discussion, he highlights his cherished ties to the British Society for Surgery of the Hand and the significance of such collaborations in his illustrious career. A true innovator and mentor, he offers invaluable insights and experiences from his journey. An episode not to be missed, listen in now! Read a recent PRS Global Open article by Dr. Levin and co-author Dominik Kaiser, “Fasciocutaneous Free Tissue Transfer in Limb Salvage: Prior Flap as a Split-thickness Skin Graft Donor Site”:  https://bit.ly/PRSGlobalOpenDC_Levin   Dr. L. Scott Levin holds the title of Paul B. Magnuson Professor of Bone and Joint Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (Penn). He is also the Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Medical Director of the Penn Musculoskeletal and Rheumatology Service Line, and Director of the Hand Transplant Program at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). At Duke University, Dr. Levin was instrumental in establishing the Human Fresh Tissue Laboratory and the Anatomic Gifts Program. He replicated this initiative at Penn, where the laboratory has become central to research and education. Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, and Hand Surgery, Dr. Levin's specialties include hand and upper extremity surgery and advanced microsurgical techniques. His groundbreaking work includes leading the world's first bilateral hand transplant in a child in 2015. A respected educator, Dr. Levin has earned various accolades and currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief of Orthoplastic Surgery. His global contributions are reflected in his leadership roles across numerous professional societies, further complemented by a myriad of fellowships and awards. Your host, Dr. Vimal Gokani, is a senior Specialty Registrar in plastic surgery in London, England.  Your producer & editor, Dr. George Adigbli, is an Academic Specialty Registrar in plastic surgery in Oxford, England.  #PRSGlobalOpen #DeepCutsPodcast #PlasticSurgery #GiantsPlasticSurgery
9/25/202350 minutes, 58 seconds
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Dr. Tae Chong: Leveling Up “Opening Like You’re Closing”

In this Leveling Up episode of the PRS Global Open Deep Cuts podcast, Dr. Tae Chong discusses the challenges of leading a division or department, how he likes to set up the micro for a DIEP flap, why he prefers the superficial gluteal artery flap to the profunda artery perforator flap, the technical nuances of harvesting a SGAP flap, the ins and outs of supermicro in lymphatic surgery, his approach to the sural flap, and why you should always open like you're closing. Read a recent classic PRS Global Open article by Dr. Chong and co-authors, “Scoping Review of Therapeutic Strategies for Keloids and Hypertrophic Scars”: https://bit.ly/GOXDC_Chong  Dr. Tae Chong is a Professor and Chair of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Virginia Commonwealth University. Previously, he was at the University of Colorado in Denver, and served as the Program Director of the Plastic Surgery residency program. He is the Past President of the Mountain West Plastic Surgery Society and was a PSF visiting professor for 2022-23.  Your host, Dr. Puru Nagarkar, is a board-certified plastic and hand surgeon, and Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. #PRSGlobalOpen #DeepCutsPodcast #PlasticSurgery #LevelingUp
9/11/20231 hour, 17 minutes, 54 seconds
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“Using Artificial Intelligence to Write a Paper” with Ishith Seth and Peter Sinkjær Kenney

In this episode of the PRS Global Open Keynotes podcast, Dr. Peter Sinkjær Kenney and Dr. Ishith Seth discuss the utility of ChatGPT in writing plastic surgery papers. Can AI be used to write a literature review and format references? This episode discusses the following PRS Global Open article: Artificial or Augmented Authorship? A Conversation with a Chatbot on Base of Thumb Arthritis by Ishith Seth, Peter Sinkjær Kenney, Gabriella Bulloch, David J. Hunter-Smith, Jørn Bo Thomsen and Warren M. Rozen. Read the article for free on PRSGlobalOpen.com:https://bit.ly/AIAuthors| Dr. Ishith Seth is a plastic surgery resident in Melbourne, Australia. Dr. Peter Sinkjaer Kenney is a plastic surgery trainee in Denmark. Your host, Dr. Damian Marucci, is a board-certified plastic surgeon and Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Sydney in Australia. #PRSGlobalOpen #KeynotesPodcast #PlasticSurgery
9/5/202326 minutes, 10 seconds
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Dr. Gregory Evans: "Nothing Goes Well for Anyone Who Is Successful" – A “Giants in Plastic Surgery” Interview

In this "Giants in Plastic Surgery" episode of the PRS Global Open Deep Cuts Podcast, Gregory R.D. Evans MD, a distinguished founding chair in the Department of Plastic Surgery at the University of California Irvine, delves deep into the origins of his passion for medicine. From early inspirations watching shows like “Marcus Welby, MD” to volunteering at a local hospital at 14 after a fateful meeting with a plastic surgeon, Dr. Evans' journey is nothing short of remarkable. He candidly discusses the challenges he faced, including not getting into medical school on his first attempt, and reflects on the evolving landscape of medical training over the years. A beacon of perseverance and dedication, Dr. Evans' story is a testament to the unwavering spirit of those who are truly passionate about their calling. Tune in to uncover the layers behind this medical titan's journey! Dr. Gregory Evans is a respected figure in plastic surgery, serving as a professor of surgery and biomedical engineering at UCI. He earned his medical degree from the University of Southern California and further honed his skills with a plastic surgery residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Read a recent classic PRS Global Open article by Dr. Evans and co-authors, “Impact of Immediate Surgical Reconstruction Following Wide Local Excision of Malignant Head and Neck Melanoma”: https://bit.ly/GOXDC_Evans   Before joining UC Irvine, Dr. Evans spent seven years at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, specializing in cancer reconstruction procedures. His surgical expertise spans a broad spectrum, from cosmetic procedures to cutting-edge cancer reconstructions. Beyond his surgical roles, Dr. Evans is a leading researcher in tissue engineering, focusing on the creation of new tissue for damaged nerves. His professional journey includes roles as the Bruce F. Connell Endowed Chair of the Department of Plastic Surgery at UCI, Director of UCI Health Plastic Surgery Services, and Co-director of the Center for Tissue Engineering. He has been recognized by various institutions, including the Orange County Medical Association and Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. Dr. Evans is also an honorary member of international plastic surgery societies in Korea and South Africa. Your host, Dr. Vimal Gokani, is a senior Specialty Registrar in plastic surgery in London, England.  Your producer & editor, Dr. George Adigbli, is an Academic Specialty Registrar in plastic surgery in Oxford, England. #PRSGlobalOpen #DeepCutsPodcast #PlasticSurgery #GiantsPlasticSurgery
8/28/202336 minutes, 1 second
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Dr. Noopur Gangopadhyay: Leveling Up “Being Prepared”

In this Leveling Up episode of the PRS Global Open Keynotes podcast, Dr. Noopur Gangopadhyay discusses her unique training history, how she approaches cases in an organized and systematic way, her technique for the unilateral cleft lip, how she has modified the fronto-orbital advancement for unicoronal synostosis, some critical pearls for pediatric microsurgery, and how to be a good mentor and resident educator. Read a classic PRS Global Open article by Dr. Gangopadhyay and co-authors, “Brachial Artery Aneurysm in a 7-Month-Old Infant Case Report and Literature Review”: https://bit.ly/GOXDC_Gangopadhyay   Dr. Noopur Gangopadhyay  is an attending surgeon and Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University, where she serves as the Northwestern Plastic Surgery Residency Associate Program Director and the Clinical Practice Director for the Division of Pediatric Plastic Surgery. She is also a college mentor for the Class of 2025 medical students at the Feinberg School of Medicine. She holds leadership roles in the American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Associate, the American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons, The American Society of Plastic Surgeons, The American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery and the Plastic Surgery Research Council. She is a current Plastic Surgery Foundation visiting professor. Your host, Dr. Puru Nagarkar, is a board-certified plastic and hand surgeon, and Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. #PRSGlobalOpen #DeepCutsPodcast #PlasticSurgery #LevelingUp
8/14/202351 minutes, 41 seconds
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Dr. Rod Rohrich: "Focus, Passion & Perseverance" – A “Giants in Plastic Surgery” Interview

In this "Giants in Plastic Surgery" episode of the PRS Global Open Deep Cuts Podcast, Rod Rohrich, MD describes his journey to becoming an influential plastic surgeon, editor, and educator. Reflecting on his rural upbringing, he explains how his passion for science led him to medicine, and how witnessing a cleft lip repair inspired him to pursue plastic surgery specifically. In this episode, Dr. Rohrich details his drive to give back through teaching and advancing the field. From building a top program at UT Southwestern to revolutionising Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as Editor-in-Chief, his career has been dedicated to leaving plastic surgery better than he found it. Offering insights on developing expertise, leadership, and promoting compassion in trainees, Dr. Rohrich stresses the importance of the journey over the endpoint. By surrounding himself with great people and "living the dream," he has become a giant in plastic surgery. Read a recent classic PRS Global Open article by Dr. Rohrich and co-authors, “Developing Consistency in Rhinoplasty”: https://bit.ly/GOXDC_Rohrich   Rod J. Rohrich, MD is an internationally renowned plastic surgeon and educator based in Dallas, Texas. He is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and serves as a Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine. Over the course of his distinguished career, Dr. Rohrich has held numerous leadership positions within major plastic surgery societies, including serving as President of prestigious organisations such as the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Rohrich previously chaired the Department of Plastic Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center, building it into one of the foremost academic plastic surgery programs during his 20+ year tenure. He served as Editor-in-Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery for almost two decades, overseeing major transformations that cemented its reputation as the highest impact journal in the field. Dr. Rohrich also founded Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Global Open (PRS Global Open), the innovative open access peer reviewed publication. Dr. Rohrich is renowned for his clinical expertise in procedures such as rhinoplasty, facelift, and breast surgery. He has published extensively, authoring hundreds of academic articles, textbooks, and other educational resources that have advanced plastic surgery. Dr. Rohrich is also recognised for his contributions to medical education, including establishing endowed professorships, organising major symposia attended by thousands annually, and delivering lectures across the globe. In addition to his pioneering research, clinical practice and educational initiatives, Dr. Rohrich demonstrates leadership through service on the boards of philanthropic and civic organisations. Dr. Rod J. Rohrich's sustained impact on plastic surgery education, research, patient care and access over his storied career solidifies his legacy as a leader in the field. Your host, Dr. Vimal Gokani, is a senior Specialty Registrar in plastic surgery in London, England.  Your producer & editor, Dr. George Adigbli, is an Academic Specialty Registrar in plastic surgery in Oxford, England.  #PRSGlobalOpen #DeepCutsPodcast #PlasticSurgery #GiantsPlasticSurgery
7/31/202339 minutes, 41 seconds
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Dr. Danielle Leblanc: Leveling Up Direct-to-Implant Breast Reconstruction

In this episode of the PRS Global Open Keynotes podcast, Dr. Danielle Leblanc discusses direct-to-implant breast reconstruction, the benefits of direct-to-implant vs expander reconstructions, the importance of a close collaboration with the breast oncology surgeon, the use of acellular dermal matrices and resorbable synethic meshes in implant reconstruction and augmentations, the nuances of implant positioning and wrapping, how to safely perform a simultaneous mastopexy and direct-to-implant reconstruction in nipple sparing mastectomies, and her approach to preprectoral augmentations. Dr. Danielle Leblanc is a board certified plastic surgeon who has been in private practice in Fort Worth, Texas for 17 years. She has a practice focused on breast reconstruction as well as breast and body aesthetic surgery. She is a Plastic Surgery Foundation Visiting Professor for 2023, and in the coming year will be visiting the Ohio State University, Medical College of Wisconsin, and University of California, Irvine, among other places.   Your host, Dr. Puru Nagarkar, is a board-certified plastic and hand surgeon, and Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Read a classic PRS Global Open study that covers some of the breast reconstruction science discussed in this episode, “Surgical Outcomes in Prepectoral Breast Reconstruction”  by Urquia, Hart, Liu, and Losken: https://bit.ly/DC_Leblanc   #PRSGlobalOpen #DeepCutsPodcast #PlasticSurgery #LevelingUp
7/17/20231 hour, 1 minute, 50 seconds
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Mr. Mani Ragbir: “Hard Work” – A “Giants in Plastic Surgery” Interview

In this "Giants in Plastic Surgery" episode of the PRS Global Open Deep Cuts Podcast, which was recorded in 2021, Mani Ragbir MBBS, FRCS(Plast) describes his unique upbringing under challenging conditions in Trinidad, the sacrifices that provided him the opportunity to achieve an education, and the influence that this sacrifice had on his journey to becoming a highly respected plastic surgeon. With reflections on prejudices faced and offerings of homage to his mentors, family, and colleagues, Mr. Ragbir affords us an emotive perspective on a life of dedication and diligence.  Mr. Maniram Ragbir is a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the current president of the British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS). He was born in Trinidad and attended medical school at the University of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica. He began his surgical training in Trinidad and completed his specialist training in multiple plastic surgery departments in the United Kingdom, including Swansea, Exeter, and Newcastle upon Tyne, where he developed his specialist interest in head and neck and sarcoma reconstruction surgery. After completing his training in the UK, he took up a consultant post in the Caribbean before returning to the UK for his current post in 2006.  His NHS practice has been tailored to looking after patients requiring the highest level of reconstructive expertise. Most of his current work lies with head and neck reconstruction and sarcoma resection and reconstruction, for which he is internationally recognised. He is widely published in all areas, including reconstruction following sarcoma excision. For his expertise and dedication to the treatment of sarcoma, he is currently the lead clinician for the Bone and Soft Tissue Tumour Service for the North of England, which sees patients referred with rare tumours from across the northern region. He takes an active role in the broader world of plastic surgery and education, both locally and nationally. He has been the training Program Director for Plastic Surgery Training in the Northeast for eight years and has worked closely with the Newcastle Surgical Training Centre and revolutionised the role of simulation training in basic and higher surgical training locally in the Northeast. He has since applied similar philosophy in the education of head and neck TIG fellows and received consistently high feedback from attendees. He is the first and only plastic surgeon to have been made chair of the head and neck training interface group.  His contribution to maintaining high training standards was recognised when he was chair of the Specialist Advisory Committee for UK plastic surgery in 2018 and has overseen national selection for Plastic Surgical training in the UK. He is a previous examiner for the Intercollegiate FRCS (Plast).  Your host, Dr. Vimal Gokani, is a senior Specialty Registrar in plastic surgery in London, England.  Your producer & editor, Dr. George Adigbli, is an Academic Specialty Registrar in plastic surgery in Oxford, England.  #PRSGlobalOpen #DeepCutsPodcast #PlasticSurgery #GiantsPlasticSurgery
7/3/202335 minutes, 15 seconds
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Dr. Evan Matros: Leveling Up Choosing your Own Adventure

In this “Leveling Up” episode of the Award-Winning PRS Global Open Deep Cuts Podcast, Dr. Evan Matros discusses the importance of counseling patients and talking about potential complications, virtual surgical planning for maxillary and mandibular reconstruction with the incorporation of prosthodontics, why the maxilla is more difficult to reconstruct than the mandible, how to design the skin paddle in a maxillary reconstruction, how the type of flap affects his choice of recipient vessels, why both precision and accuracy are critical in boutique facial reconstruction, the importance of teamwork with your ablative surgeon, why he doesn't like “choose your own adventure” books, what he considers to be the fundamentals of good surgical technique, why you should never close a dissecting clamp within the dissection space, the nuances of the parascapular and scapular flaps, and the need for humility in surgery.     Read a recent classic PRS Global Open article by Dr. Matros and co-authors, “Virtual Surgical Planning for Oncologic Mandibular and Maxillary Reconstruction”: https://bit.ly/GOXDC_Matros   Evan Matros, MD, MPH, MMSc is a Professor of Plastic Surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and the Program Director of the microsurgery fellowship. He is on the editorial boards of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and PRS Global Open, has been the scientific program chair for the American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, and is a member of the board of directors of the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons. He has published widely about microsurgical reconstruction of the head and neck and breast, and is a Plastic Surgery Foundation Visiting Professor for 2023.   Your host, Dr. Puru Nagarkar, is a board-certified plastic and hand surgeon, and Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.   #PRSGlobalOpen #DeepCutsPodcast #PlasticSurgery #LevelingUp
6/20/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 31 seconds
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Dr. Dennis Hammond: "Standing on the Shoulders of Giants" – A “Giants in Plastic Surgery” Interview

In this "Giants in Plastic Surgery" episode of the award-winning PRS Global Open Deep Cuts Podcast, Dr. Dennis Hammond MD, shares both the unconventional tale of his route into medicine and plastic surgery and his fantastically diverse range of extracurricular interests. In this fascinating encounter, he describes the inspiring mentorship he received during his fellowship and his passion for coaching. A great family man, he delivers useful tips to ensure you are present for the moments that really matter to your family. Read a classic abstract by Dr. Hammond and co-authors, “Late Shape Distortion after SPAIR Mammaplasty Secondary to Seroma Induced Scar Contracture”: https://bit.ly/GOXDC_Hammond  Dr. Dennis Hammond, a board-certified plastic surgeon, is a lifelong Michigander having been born and raised in Saginaw, Michigan. After graduating first in his class from Arthur Hill High School, he attended the University of Michigan both for undergraduate training as a premed student as well as for Medical school. While at Michigan, he served as a manager, and eventually as the senior manager, on the football team under legendary head coach Bo Schembechler whose unyielding commitment to excellence influences him to this day. After completing medical school training in 1985 he was accepted into the integrated Plastic Surgery training program in Grand Rapids, Michigan under the direction of program chairman Dr. John Beernink. Upon graduation in 1990, he then completed two year-long highly competitive fellowships in Plastic Surgery. One, at the Medical College of Wisconsin under the direction of Drs. David Larson and Hani Matloub concentrated on Surgery of the Hand as well as Microsurgery. It was based on this fellowship experience that Dr. Hammond was able to replant the nose of a 16-year-old boy involved in a car accident only two weeks after opening his practice. In searching the literature after this case was successfully completed, it was discovered that this was the first time an amputated nose had ever been conventionally replanted using both an artery and a vein, certainly a tribute to the quality of the training Dr. Hammond received in Milwaukee under the direction of several fine surgeons. However it was the second fellowship that has most directly influenced Dr. Hammond's current academic career. This year long combination research and clinical fellowship in Aesthetic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery was completed in Nashville, Tennessee under the direction of two of the finest breast surgeons in the world, Drs. Pat Maxwell and Jack Fisher. Your host, Dr. Vimal Gokani, is a senior Specialty Registrar in plastic surgery in London, England.  Your producer & editor, Dr. George Adigbli, is an Academic Specialty Registrar in plastic surgery in Oxford, England.  #PRSGlobalOpen #DeepCutsPodcast #PlasticSurgery #GiantsPlasticSurgery
6/5/202338 minutes, 46 seconds
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Dr. Lorne Rosenfield: Leveling Up the Learning Curve

In this “Leveling Up” Episode of the Award-Winning PRS Global Open Deep Cuts Podcast, Dr. Lorne Rosenfield discusses safety in plastic surgery, the importance of checklists, his approach to abdominoplasties and the minimal use of liposuction, fleur-de-lis abdominoplasties in non-massive weight loss patients, choosing the right breast implant, why he does not open the neck in a facelift and how he gets good results without dissecting a SMAS flap, placing the lower lid skin excision scar in the mid-lid rather than subciliary, and the most important maxim from his mentor that he keeps in mind every day.  Read a related PRS Global Open article, “The Majority of Venous Thromboembolism Events Should Occur in Lower Risk Aesthetic Surgery Patients: A Simulation Study” by Pannucci, Momeni, and Januszyk: https://bit.ly/GOXDC_Rosenfield   Lorne Rosenfield, MD, FACS is a board-certified plastic surgeon in private practice in Burlingame, California since 1987. He is a Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at Stanford University, Duke University, and the University of California San Francisco. Dr. Rosenfield is an oral examiner for the American Board of Plastic Surgery, a board member for the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, and a pending board member of the quad A and has served on multiple committees at ASAPS, ASERF, and ISAPS. Three years ago, he created and launched an innovative aesthetic surgery conference called the INDIE Aesthetic Surgery Roundtable Summit, with the mission of teaching demystified, unadulterated and practical techniques that can achieve consistent and safe outcomes. Your host, Dr. Puru Nagarkar, is a board-certified plastic and hand surgeon, and Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. #PRSGlobalOpen #DeepCutsPodcast #PlasticSurgery #LevelingUp
5/25/20231 hour, 32 minutes, 5 seconds
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Dr. Daniel Del Vecchio: "Defining the Art of Being Successful" – A “Giants in Plastic Surgery” Interview

In this "Giants in Plastic Surgery" episode of the PRS Global Open Deep Cuts Podcast, Dr. Daniel Del Vecchio, a renowned plastic surgeon at Harvard's Massachusetts General Hospital, shares his journey and insights from his distinguished career. In the episode, Dr. Del Vecchio discusses his pioneering work in fat grafting for breast enhancement, overcoming initial scepticism about the technique, research on the safest approach to Brazilian Butt Lifts (BBL), and the evolution of his mindset during surgical procedures. With a spotlight also on his experience working in the British healthcare system, Dr. Del Vecchio's expertise and passion shine through in this captivating conversation. Read a recent PRS Global Open article on the topic of fat grafting, “Current Fat Grafting Practices and Preferences: A Survey from Members of ISPRES:” https://bit.ly/GOX_FatGrafting  Dr. Daniel Del Vecchio, MD MBA is on the Associate Staff at Harvard's Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He graduated summa cum laude from Yale University and received his MD degree from Harvard Medical School. He also received his MBA in Corporate Finance from Columbia University School of Business. Dr. Del Vecchio's area of research interest is fat transplantation for facial, breast, and body cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.  Dr. Del Vecchio received the 2013 Best U.S. Paper Award from Plastic Reconstructive Surgery Journal (PRS) for ‘’SIEF - Simultaneous Implant Exchange with Fat: A New Option in Revision Breast Implant Surgery.” He has published multiple papers on BBL Safety in PRS and is a Visiting Professor for the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons. Your host, Dr. Vimal Gokani, is a senior Specialty Registrar in plastic surgery in London, England.  Your producer & editor, Dr. George Adigbli, is an Academic Specialty Registrar in plastic surgery in Oxford, England. #PRSGlobalOpen #DeepCutsPodcast #PlasticSurgery #GiantsPlasticSurgery
5/8/202341 minutes, 49 seconds
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Dr. Kerri Woodberry: Leveling Up Treating Patients as Family

In this “Leveling Up” Episode of the Award-Winning PRS Global Open Deep Cuts Podcast, Dr. Kerri Woodberry discusses the importance of treating the patient like family and learning enough about them to understand when not to operate, her approach to panniculectomy and breast reduction, her perfectionism, her favorite instruments, how an MBA has helped her in her practice, and the ups and downs of running a relatively new residency program. Read a recent PRS Global Open viewpoint by Dr. Woodberry and co-authors Joshua T. Henderson MD and Zachary A. Koenig BS,  “Standardized Reporting of Weight Control following Body Contouring:” https://bit.ly/GOXDC_Woodberry Kerri Woodberry, MD, MBA is Program Director, Associate Professor, and Chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery at West Virginia University School of Medicine. She trained at Union Memorial in Baltimore for general surgery, the Ohio State University for plastic surgery, and the University of Pennsylvania for a hand surgery fellowship. After a stint at Saint Louis University, she went into private practice in Tennessee, and also obtained an Executive MBA from Vanderbilt University. In 2019 she took a position as the Chief of Plastic Surgery at West Virginia University, to take charge of the new residency program there. She has served on many local and national committees in Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery, including Co-Chair of Diversity for ACAPS. She is a 2023 Plastic Surgery Foundation Visiting Professor. Your host, Dr. Puru Nagarkar, is a board-certified plastic and hand surgeon, and Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. #PRSGlobalOpen #DeepCutsPodcast #PlasticSurgery #LevelingUp
4/24/202352 minutes, 45 seconds
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Mr. Michael Tyler: "Beauty, Boldness & Avoiding Burnout" – A “Giants in Plastic Surgery” Interview

In this “Giants in Plastic Surgery” episode of the PRS Global Open Deep Cuts Podcast, Mr. Michael Tyler, a renowned burns and plastic surgeon working in Buckinghamshire, shares his life journey from Kenya to the U.K. and his career as a whole-body burns and plastic surgeon. He discusses his passion for helping patients, psychologically and surgically, and how he approaches each case with a patient-centred mindset. With excerpts from his seminars on ‘The surgical mid-life crisis,’ Mr. Tyler offers his wisdom on how to navigate the thrills and challenges of the field while maintaining a healthy work-life balance to avoid surgical burnout. He finishes with a personal perspective on the value of beauty in the age of social media, the challenges it presents to patients and surgeons and the importance this places on balanced expectations. Mr. Michael Tyler is a renowned Consultant Burns, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, who has made a significant impact in the field of plastic surgery. A graduate of Aberdeen Medical School, with over two decades of experience in his field, Mr. Tyler has earned a reputation for exceptional surgical skills and dedication to patient care. His experience spans the continuum between reconstructive NHS and private aesthetic practice. He is a past president of the Plastic Surgery Section of the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM), currently serves on the council of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) and is the Chair of Restore Burn and Wound Healing Research. He has played a crucial role in advancing the understanding of burn and wound healing, presenting his work across the world and publishing several research papers and book chapters. He is regularly invited to share his expertise with doctors and medical professionals, addressing the crucial topic of managing clinical pressures and burnout.  Your host, Mr. Vimal Gokani, is a Consultant plastic surgeon in London, England. “Giants in Plastic Surgery” episodes of “PRS Global Open Deep Cuts” is produced & edited by Mr. George Adigbli, who is an Academic Specialty Registrar in plastic surgery in Oxford, England.  #PRSGlobalOpen #DeepCutsPodcast #PlasticSurgery #GiantsPlasticSurgery
4/10/202355 minutes, 51 seconds
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Dr. Peter Cordeiro: "Do What You Like Doing" – A “Giants in Plastic Surgery” Interview

In this “Giants in Plastic Surgery” episode of the PRS Global Open Deep Cuts Podcast, Dr. Peter Cordeiro discusses his remarkable journey, including moving from India to achieve the American Dream. Sharing details of being brought up by his inspirational mother, Dr. Cordeiro charts his career through Harvard Medical School, plastic surgery training in New York, and always pushing to level up as Chief of plastic surgery at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He also describes his early involvement in the now popularised use of patient reported outcomes in plastic surgery. Emphasising the importance of mentorship, Dr Cordeiro shares his pride in inspiring and educating the next generation of surgeons. With plenty of advice for trainees and plastic surgeons on balancing a busy career with family and personal life, this is an inspiring conversation with a true giant of plastic surgery. Read a recent PRS Global Open article by Dr. Cordeiro and co-authors- “Long-term Growth, Functional, and Aesthetic Outcomes after Fibula Free Flap Reconstruction for Mandibulectomy Performed in Children: https://bit.ly/GOXDC_Cordeiro  Dr. Peter Cordeiro is an accomplished plastic surgeon who has made significant contributions in the field of oncologic reconstructive surgery. He holds a medical degree from Harvard Medical School and has completed residencies in General Surgery at Harvard Medical School/New England Deaconess Hospital, and Plastic Surgery at New York University Medical Center. Dr. Cordeiro has also completed fellowships in Microsurgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Craniofacial Surgery at the University of Miami School of Medicine. Dr. Cordeiro has served as the Chief of the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgical Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering for over 15 years, overseeing the clinical and research activities of the service, as well as the fellowship training program in breast reconstruction and microsurgery. He is recognised as a leader in the area of oncologic reconstructive surgery, both nationally and internationally. Dr. Cordeiro has made significant advancements in plastic surgery, particularly in breast reconstruction, microsurgery, and reconstruction in the head and neck. His innovations include the use of free tissue transfers for oncologic reconstruction, with new applications for free flaps to address complex reconstructive problems in the mandible, maxilla, midface, pharynx, vagina, and breast. He is also working on newer techniques and approaches to reconstruction for patients who have been previously radiated or may require future radiation, using implants as well as the patient’s own tissues.Dr. Cordeiro is an esteemed lecturer, having spoken extensively throughout the United States and the world, and has authored over 300 scientific papers and book chapters. He is a member of the editorial boards of three major plastic and reconstructive surgery journals. Your host, Dr Vimal Gokani, is a Consultant plastic surgeon in London, England.  “Giants in Plastic Surgery” episodes of “PRS Global Open Deep Cuts” are produced & edited by Dr George Adigbli, who is an Academic Specialty Registrar in plastic surgery in Oxford, England. #PRSGlobalOpen #DeepCutsPodcast #PlasticSurgery #GiantsPlasticSurgery
3/13/202347 minutes, 7 seconds
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Dr. Nicholas Haddock: Leveling Up Deliberate Practice

In this “Leveling Up” Episode of the Award-Winning PRS Global Open Deep Cuts Podcast, Dr. Nicholas Haddock discusses the concept of "deliberate practice," the importance of continuously tracking performance and outcomes in improving patient care, critical pearls of dissecting chest vessels in a DIEP flap, why the safest place to be is right on top of a perforator, how getting the widest surgical exposure isn't always the best idea, and how the era of COVID has affected his approach to breast reconstruction. Read a recent PRS Global Open article by Dr. Haddock and co-author Dr. Sumeet Teotia, “Efficient DIEP Flap: Bilateral Breast Reconstruction in Less Than Four Hours:” https://bit.ly/GOXDC_Haddock Nicholas Haddock is an Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Business Affairs in the department of plastic surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern medical Center in Dallas, Texas. He trained in plastic surgery at NYU, and in hand and microsurgery at Penn, and now has a practice focused primarily on breast reconstruction.  He currently serves as an Associate Editor on the Editorial Boards of PRS Global Open and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Your host, Dr. Puru Nagarkar, is a board-certified plastic and hand surgeon, and Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. #PRSGlobalOpen #DeepCutsPodcast #PlasticSurgery #LevelingUp
2/27/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 58 seconds
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Dr Alan Matarasso: "You’ve Got To Contribute" – A “Giants in Plastic Surgery” Interview

In this “Giants in Plastic Surgery” episode of the PRS Global Open Deep Cuts Podcast, Dr. Alan Matarasso discusses his life, journey and pragmatic perspectives as a family man who is also an academic aesthetic plastic surgeon.  Read a classic PRS Global Open Special Topic by Dr. Matarasso and co-author Dr. Ira Savetsky- “Lateral Temporal Subcutaneous Brow Lift: Clinical Experience and Systematic Review of the Literature”: https://bit.ly/GOXDC_Matarasso   Dr. Matarasso trained in general surgery at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Hospital where he continued as a resident and then chief resident in plastic surgery. He completed a fellowship in cosmetic surgery under the direction of Dr. Thomas D. Rees at Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital/Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery-New York University Medical Center.  Dr. Matarasso is or has been a professor at two medical schools. He achieved the rank of Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is currently a Clinical Professor of Surgery at Northwell Health System/Hofstra University, Zucker School of Medicine.  Dr. Matarasso has devoted his entire career to the subspecialty of aesthetic plastic surgery. His dedication to medical training, education, and scientific research is manifested in his membership and active participation in more than twenty regional and national medical organizations including the most selective American Association of Plastic Surgeons (AAPS), the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), and the American College of Surgeons (ACS). He is an invited honorary member of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgeons (ASDS). Dr. Matarasso has served on or chaired the annual meeting program or instructional course committees for the American Association of Plastic Surgeons (AAPS), the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons (NESPS), the Rhinoplasty Society (TRS) and the New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons (NYRSPS). He is or has been involved with the the training program of all plastic surgery programs in New York City and is actively involved in the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital (MEETH)—Lenox Hill Hospital’s (LHH) post-graduate aesthetic surgery fellowship. He is or was on the editorial boards of Plastic Reconstructive Surgery Journal (PRS), Plastic Reconstructive Surgery Journal- Global Open (PRS Global Open), and Clinics in Plastic Surgery. He was formerly a founding editorial board member and senior scientific editor and cosmetic medicine section editor of Aesthetic Surgery Journal (ASJ). He also was on the editorial board of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (APS). He is a manuscript reviewer or discussant for 22 medical journals including the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA). Dr. Matarasso has authored over 250 articles and 75 book chapters and monographs. He has presented almost 700 papers, posters, and lectures nationally and internationally. He served as the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) visiting professor from 1999 to 2001 and received their Jerome R. Klingbeil award for excellence in- teaching/outstanding instructor. In 2014, he was the honorary University of Toronto’s William R. N. Lindsay Speaker award recipient during their 44th Annual Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Symposium. He is the 2017 Rhinoplasty society traveling professor. In 2002 & 2003, he was an invited guest examiner for the American Board of Plastic Surgery for the oral board certification examination and since 2006, he prepared questions for the written examination. Dr. Matarasso is currently the Immediate Past President of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) as well as on the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors, as the largest society of board-certified plastic surgeons in the world. He has been a Member-at-Large and Parliamentarian and on the Board of Directors for the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). He was President of The Rhinoplasty Society (2009-2010) and the New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons (2006-2007). He also serves as a Director on three non-profit, non-medical Boards. Dr. Matarasso sponsors summer internships for college students from the University of Pennsylvania and Brown University. Your host, Dr Vimal Gokani, is a senior Specialty Registrar in plastic surgery in London, England.  “Giants in Plastic Surgery” episodes of “PRS Global Open Deep Cuts” are produced & edited by Dr George Adigbli, who is an Academic Specialty Registrar in plastic surgery in Oxford, England.  #PRSGlobalOpen #DeepCutsPodcast #PlasticSurgery #GiantsPlasticSurgery
2/13/202332 minutes, 39 seconds
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Dr. Nicole Sommer: Leveling Up the Work-Life Circle

In this “Leveling Up” episode of the Award-Winning PRS Global Open Deep Cuts Podcast, Dr. Nicole Sommer discussed her techniques of breast reduction, her experience with the Apron or no-vertical incision breast reduction, the critical aspects of placing breast pillar sutures, the difference between the chest wall and the breast base, her choice of mesh for direct to implant breast reconstruction and mastopexy, making a umbilicus in an abdominoplasty, how suturing technique affects surgical efficiency, how to teach residents to build surgical intuition and evaluate surgical outcomes, and conversely how to evaluate resident operative performance, her approach to taking care of your own health and the importance of core strength for preventing injury in the OR, and her thoughts on squaring the work-life circle. Read a classic PRS Global Open article by Dr. Sommer and co-authors- “Stretching and Strength Training to Improve Postural Ergonomics and Endurance in the Operating Room”: https://bit.ly/GOXDC_Sommer Nicole Sommer, MD is a Professor of plastic surgery at the Southern Illinois University in Springfield, Illinois. She is the Director of the SIU Cosmetic Clinic and the Plastic Surgery Residency Program Director. She has a busy practice with a focus on breast reconstruction, and body contouring, aesthetic breast surgery, and injectables. Your host, Dr. Puru Nagarkar, is a board-certified plastic and hand surgeon, and Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. #PRSGlobalOpen #DeepCutsPodcast #PlasticSurgery #LevelingUp
1/30/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 24 seconds
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Dr. JP Hong: "Always Try. Never Lie. Never Let it Slide" – A “Giants in Plastic Surgery” Interview

In this “Giants in Plastic Surgery” episode of the PRS Global Open Deep Cuts Podcast, Joon Pio (JP) Hong, MD, PhD, MBA discusses his well-considered perspective on life and plastic surgery. Emphasising the importance of honesty in colleagues and the value of good mentorship, Dr. Hong explains his belief that fostering positive relationships with patients and colleagues is essential to success in the field of plastic surgery. In a reflective crescendo, Dr. Hong discusses the importance of finding passions outside of plastic surgery, to help sustain you throughout your career and beyond. Enjoy this thoughtful and inspiring look at the world of plastic surgery from the perspective of a seasoned professional. Read a classic PRS Global Open review article by Dr. Hong and co-authors- “Best Local Flaps for Lower Extremity Reconstruction”: https://bit.ly/GOXDC_Hong Joon Pio Hong, MD, PhD, MBA. is Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Ulsan College of Medicine and Asan Medical Center. He has board certifications in trauma, hand, and plastic surgery. He received his BS degree from the Yonsei University of College of Medicine and his MS degree in medicine and PhD degree from the Graduate School of Yonsei University. He received his MBA on medical management from University of Southern California at Marshall School of Business. He is an active member of several professional associations such as the American Society of Plastic Surgery, World Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, and Korean Society of Plastic Surgery. His major work has been research and clinical practice in wound healing, diabetic foot reconstruction and microsurgery. He is the Reconstructive Section Editor for PRS Global Open and also serves on the editorial board for numerous journals including Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, International Wound Journal, Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery and more. He has been invited in over 80 countries to present his work and is visiting professor for more than 20 institutions. He has over 180 publications in this field of practice with 24 book chapters including the Neligan Plastic surgery. He was recently awarded the “Godina Travelling Fellowship” from the 2015 American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery. Your host, Dr. Vimal Gokani, is a senior Specialty Registrar in plastic surgery in London, England. Giants in plastic surgery is produced & edited by Dr. George Adigbli, who is an Academic Specialty Registrar in plastic surgery in Oxford, England. #PRSGlobalOpen #DeepCutsPodcast #PlasticSurgery #GiantsPlasticSurgery
1/17/202355 minutes, 18 seconds
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Dr. Simeon Wall, Jr. and Dr. Holly Casey Wall: Leveling Up Liposuction

In this “Leveling Up” episode of the Award-Winning PRS Global Open Deep Cuts Podcast, Dr. Simeon Wall, Jr. and Dr. Holly Casey Wall discussed the differences in their teaching and surgical styles,  how their wildly different approaches to the same problems can get achieve the same aesthetic endpoints, the techniques of switching hand dominance and eye dominance, the underappreciated aspects of SAFE lipo, the critical importance of a wide area of treatment when doing liposuction, why using a liposuction cannula requires close focus and attention to detail and a fine control of stroke angles and steering, why everything we thought we knew about infiltration is wrong, switching away from the dual plane augmentation, the importance of adequate preoperative counseling when doing a total submuscular augmentation mastopexy, and insights into device development. Drs. Simeon and Holly Wall are plastic surgeons in Shreveport, Louisiana. Simeon attended medical school in Texas, and Holly in Utah, but they both arrived simultaneously at Stanford University to start their General Surgery and Plastic Surgery residency training. After completing their training, they returned to Simeon's home in Shreveport to join his father, Dr. Simeon Wall, Sr. at the Wall Center for Plastic Surgery, and they've never left! The Walls are a power couple in aesthetic breast and body plastic surgery. The SAFE Lipo and Expansion Vibration Lipofilling techniques were innovated at the Wall Center. The Walls have lectured extensively across the world, have been investigators for several breast implant clinical trials, and advised Allergan and Mentor in breast aesthetics.  Your host, Dr. Puru Nagarkar, is a board-certified plastic and hand surgeon, and Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. #PRSGlobalOpen #DeepCutsPodcast #PlasticSurgery #LevelingUp
12/19/20221 hour, 58 seconds
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Mr. Simon Wood: "Opportunities & Risks" – A “Giants in Plastic Surgery” Interview

**This interview was conducted and recorded in November 2021** In this “Giants in Plastic Surgery” episode of the PRS Global Open Deep Cuts Podcast, Simon Wood FRCS discusses his distinctly broad scope of practice, influence on reducing subconscious bias in national plastic surgery recruitment, and why diversifying recruitment is key for safeguarding a prosperous future for our specialty. Read a classic PRS Global Open article by Mr. Wood and co-authors: “A Unifying Algorithm in Microvascular Reconstruction of Oral Cavity Defects Using the Trilaminar Concept”: https://bit.ly/GOXDeepCutsWood Mr. Simon Wood is a Consultant at Imperial College NHS Trust in London. He was appointed in 2000 to Charing Cross Hospital and now also supports all other hospitals in the Trust. Mr. Wood specialises in cancer reconstruction, particularly for Head & Neck, Breast and Skin cancer and more recently has developed an interest in managing complex abdominal wall hernias.  He trained in Plastic surgery at units in Cambridge, Norwich, Oxford and London. Since taking up his consultant post at Charing Cross Hospital he has developed the reconstructive surgery work there. The unit is recognised for the quality and high success rates for microsurgical free tissue transfer procedures for both breast and head & neck cancer reconstruction. He is a core member of these MDTS as well as the skin cancer MDT at Charing Cross.  Mr. Wood has served on the Specialist Advisory Committee (SAC) in Plastic Surgery and as the lead for National recruitment in Plastic Surgery and Liaison Representative for Scotland. He was appointed Chair, representing Plastic Surgery on the Joint Committee of Surgical Training (JCST) of the Combined Royal Colleges of Surgeons. He has also served as representative on the Breast Training Interface Groups (TIGs) and supervises trainees appointed to the Imperial post. As Chair of the SAC he was a board member of the Plastic Surgery committee for Joint Committee for Intercollegiate Examinations (JCIE) and in was appointed as representative and also as Treasurer of the British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS). Your host, Dr. Vimal Gokani, is a senior Specialty Registrar in plastic surgery in London, England. Your producer & editor, Dr. George Adigbli, is an Academic Specialty Registrar in plastic surgery in Oxford, England. #PRSGlobalOpen #DeepCutsPodcast #PlasticSurgery #GiantsPlasticSurgery
12/5/202240 minutes, 39 seconds
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Dr. Kyle Eberlin: Leveling Up TMR and All Things Nerves- Recorded Live at PSTM22

This special “Leveling Up” episode of the Award-Winning PRS Global Open Deep Cuts Podcast was recorded live at PSTM22 (Plastic Surgery The Meeting 2022) in Boston, Massachusetts. In this episode, Dr. Kyle Eberlin discusses many topics with our host, Dr. Puru Nagarkar: the three most important things Dr. Eberlin expects residents to do in his operating room, what he does to effectively plan and execute complex surgeries, how he has improved his surgical efficiency over time, his approach to time management and juggling the priorities of clinical work, research, and family, how Chess and Squash have made him a better surgeon, how the Interdisciplinary clinic for amputee care at Mass General came about, and why decision-making is probably the hardest part of being a surgeon. Read a recent PRS Global Open article by Dr. Eberlin and co-authors--“Interdisciplinary Care for Amputees Network: A Novel Approach to the Management of Amputee Patient Populations” : https://bit.ly/GOXDeepCutsEberlin   Dr. Kyle Eberlin is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital, as well as the Program Director of the Harvard Plastic Surgery Residency Program and the Associate Program Director of the MGH Hand Surgery Fellowship. He was the 2018 Plastic Surgery Visiting Professor for the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, and the 2020 Traveling Fellow for the American Society for Peripheral Nerve. He is on the Board of Directors for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the Association for Hand Surgery, serves as the Hand/Peripheral Nerve Section Editor of “Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery,” and serves as the Peripheral Nerve Section Editor of “PRS Global Open.” Your host, Dr. Puru Nagarkar, is a board-certified plastic and hand surgeon, and Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. #PRSGlobalOpen #DeepCutsPodcast #PlasticSurgery #LevelingUp #PSTM22
11/21/202257 minutes, 14 seconds
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Dr. Amy Moore: "Everyone Can Be a Shining Light" – A “Giants in Plastic Surgery” Interview

In this convivial “Giants in Plastic Surgery” episode of the PRS Global Open Deep Cuts Podcast, Amy Moore MD discuss her rapid rise to becoming the Chair of the department of plastic and reconstructive surgery at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Recounting the valuable inspiration of Dr. Susan Mackinnon and mentorship she received in academic plastic surgery, Dr. Moore explores both the decisions she made and their inherent trade-offs. Chronicling her experiences of being a mother, surgeon, researcher and leader, Dr. Moore offers insights of value to budding surgeons, and—like Dr. Mackinnon was for her—an example for aspiring women to visualise a career in surgery and research. Read a classic PRS Global Open article by Dr. Moore and co-authors—“Assessing the Prevalence of Microaggressions in Plastic Surgery Training: A National Survey”: https://bit.ly/GOXDeepCutsMoore    Dr. Moore received her medical degree at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and completed her general surgery residency, peripheral nerve research fellowship and plastic and reconstructive surgery fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine. She then completed a hand fellowship at Mayo Clinic. As a committed surgeon-scientist, Dr. Moore has developed a parallel translational science research program with more than $1 million in funding from the Department of Defense (DoD). She has extensively published her clinical and translational research findings with more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and chapters. A passionate educator and a tireless advocate for her mentees, Dr. Moore has lectured at conferences around the world. In 2017, Dr. Moore was designated as the American Society for Surgery of the Hand’s Plastic Surgery Visiting Professor. She was recently named the 2019-20 Plastic Surgery Foundation Visiting Professor, an honour bestowed on select individuals nationally each year. Her dedication to her field is manifested in her service and leadership roles on national and international associations and boards. She serves on the scientific advisory board for the International Symposium of Neural Regeneration and has participated on multiple study sections for the DoD. She also has leadership roles on the Board of the American Association of Hand Surgery and the American Society for Peripheral Nerve. Your host, Dr. Vimal Gokani, is a senior Specialty Registrar in plastic surgery in London, England.  Your producer & editor, Dr. George Adigbli, is an Academic Specialty Registrar in plastic surgery in Oxford, England.  #PRSGlobalOpen #DeepCutsPodcast #PlasticSurgery #GiantsPlasticSurgery
11/7/202240 minutes, 32 seconds
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Dr. Bauback Safa: Leveling Up Phalloplasty

In this “Leveling Up” episode of the Award-Winning PRS Global Open Deep Cuts Podcast, Dr. Bauback Safa discusses the following: the feedback loop between simple and complex cases; how even the most difficult surgery is based on the common building blocks; the similarity between jazz and hand surgery; how the ability to see and apply tension separates the average surgeon from the great surgeon; the importance of taking the time at the beginning of a surgery to set up the field for success; key technical pearls on toe to thumb surgery, placing a tourniquet, microsurgical suturing, and doing an end to side anastomosis; his approach to flexor tendon repairs including the DOLLS stitch for spaghetti wrists; how to choose a sub-specialty if you are a student or a resident still trying to decide on a path; and his approach to the phalloplasty patient - how to set up an effective system of care, indications and preoperative counseling, the technical difficulties to avoid, and the refinements he has made over the years based on the pitfalls he has encountered along the way. Read a recent PRS Global Open case report by Dr. Safa and co-authors Drs. Lin, Chen, and Cheng— "Immediate Lymphovenous Bypass Treated Donor Site Lymphedema during Phalloplasty for Gender Dysphoria”: https://bit.ly/DeepCutsSafa Dr. Bauback Safa is a plastic surgeon at the Buncke Clinic in San Francisco, California and is also a clinical assistant professor at Stanford University and at the University of California San Francisco. Dr. Safa is the Medical Director of the San Francisco Transgender Institute, a multi-disciplinary center providing comprehensive care to transgender and non-binary patients. He and his team have performed more than 700 Phalloplasty surgeries since 2012. Your host, Dr. Puru Nagarkar, is a board-certified plastic and hand surgeon, and Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. #PRSGlobalOpen #DeepCutsPodcast #PlasticSurgery #LevelingUp
10/24/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 4 seconds
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Dr. Foad Nahai: "Excellence and Sacrifice" – A “Giants in Plastic Surgery” Interview

In this “Giants in Plastic Surgery” episode of the PRS Global Open Deep Cuts Podcast, Foad Nahai MD, FACS reflects on his illustrious career, which began at medical school in the UK before settling in the United States in search of opportunities more likely to embrace his foreign background. In this absorbing episode, Dr. Nahai glowingly recounts his experiences at Emory University amid a nourishing community of ambitious colleagues and inspirational mentors who helped his career flourish. With nostalgic candor, he recognises the sacrifices he and his family made to enable him to become a talented surgeon for his patients. Read a classic PRS Global Open abstract by Dr. Nahai and co-authors— “Hand, Craniofacial, Aesthetic, and Microsurgery Fellowship Selection Criteria: A National Program Director Survey” : https://bit.ly/GOXDeepCutsNahai Foad Nahai is a former Maurice J. Jurkiewicz chair in Plastic Surgery and Professor of Surgery at the Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Aesthetic Surgery Journal and the past president of several organisations including the American Association for the Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the International Society of Plastic Surgery. Professor Nahai has published over 250 peer reviewed articles, edited or co-edited 12 textbooks, covering all aspects of reconstructive and aesthetic plastic surgery in his writing. Dr. Nahai has taught his innovative techniques to plastic surgery residents, who ultimately have been placed throughout the country in private practice and academic programs. Spanning the globe, at both in-person and video conferences, Dr. Nahai shares his expertise and techniques to advance the field of Plastic Surgery at large. Foad Nahai, MD is often referred to by his medical peers as a man of great modesty, and at the same time, is considered to be one of the most respected plastic surgeons not only in the United States but internationally. Having served as both President of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and President of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, has given him an ideal stage to influence the specialty worldwide. In addition to numerous professional honours and awards, Dr. Nahai has been listed in “Best Doctors in America,” “Best Doctors in Atlanta,” and in W Magazine as one of the top plastic surgeons in the world. He has been invited to lecture and demonstrate plastic surgical procedures all over the world. Your host, Dr. Vimal Gokani, is a senior Specialty Registrar in plastic surgery in London, England. Your producer & editor, Dr. George Adigbli, is an Academic Specialty Registrar in plastic surgery in Oxford, England. #PRSGlobalOpen #DeepCutsPodcast #PlasticSurgery #GiantsPlasticSurgery
10/10/202244 minutes, 10 seconds
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Dr. Prosper Benhaim: Leveling Up “Eating Your Meat and Potatoes”

In this “Leveling Up” episode of the Award-Winning PRS Global Open Deep Cuts Podcast, Dr. Prosper Benhaim discusses how the movie "The Matrix" and the band Pink Floyd apply to surgery, how to become more efficient at any operation, how he melds orthopedic surgery, general surgery, and plastic surgery styles into his approach, his unique technique for treating Dupuytren's with collagenase, the effectiveness of marcaine for postop pain control, the scratch collapse test, and several technical pearls of distal radius plating, the dorsal wrist approach, zone 2 flexor tendon repairs, trigger fingers, flexor tenosynovitis, and carpal tunnel releases.  Dr. Prosper Benhaim is an Associate Professor and the Chief of Hand Surgery at UCLA in Los Angeles, California. He has written and lectured extensively on the treatment of Dupuytren's contractures of the hands. Your host, Dr. Puru Nagarkar, is a board-certified plastic and hand surgeon, and Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Read a recent PRS Global Open article on the topic of Dupuytren’s: “Treatment Options for Dupuytren’s Disease: Tips and Tricks” by Denkler, Park, and Alser: https://bit.ly/GOXDeepCutsDupuytrens #PRSGlobalOpen #DeepCutsPodcast #PlasticSurgery #LevelingUp
9/26/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 4 seconds
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Dr. Susan Mackinnon: "A Whirlwind of Zen" – A “Giants in Plastic Surgery” Interview

In this “Giants in Plastic Surgery” episode of the PRS Global Open Deep Cuts Podcast, Susan E. Mackinnon MD offers a scientific and spiritual reflection on her paradigm-shifting career as an academic plastic surgeon. Touching on her heritage of strong women, her immediate family and her mentors, Dr. Mackinnon identifies her elements of support and her inspiration to support future generations of academic surgeons. Read a classic PRS Global Open article by Dr. Mackinnon and co-authors Drs. Domeshek, Novak, Patterson et al.— "Nerve Transfers—A Paradigm Shift in the Reconstructive Ladder:” https://bit.ly/DeepCutsMackinnon Dr. Susan E. Mackinnon earned her medical degree from Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, in 1975 and completed a plastic surgery residency at the University of Toronto in 1980. She went on to complete fellowships in neurosurgical research at the University of Toronto and Hand Surgery at the Raymond Curtis Hand Center in Baltimore before returning to the University of Toronto taking a staff position at Sunnybrook Health Science Centre for almost a decade. Very quickly, she established an international reputation as an expert in brachial plexus and peripheral nerve surgery in addition to building an extensive portfolio in basic science research investigating the pathophysiology of peripheral nerve injury, regeneration and allotransplantation. She performed the world’s first nerve allotransplantation in 1988 and is considered a leading expert in the field of peripheral nerve surgery. She was awarded the Gold Medal Award in Surgery by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons on Canada in 1988. She briefly transferred her practice to the Toronto General Hospital before being recruited to St. Louis in 1992 where she is currently the Chief, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine and Shoenberg Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. In addition to her work in nerve transplantation, Mackinnon has developed a number of nerve transfer techniques in which healthy nerves are rerouted into areas left paralyzed by damaged ones. Her areas of clinical interest in peripheral nerve surgery include hand, upper extremity and lower extremity injury; carpal tunnel syndrome; tarsal tunnel syndrome; thoracic outlet syndrome; brachial plexus injury; cumulative trauma disorder; nerve compression; facial palsy; and hand and upper extremity disorders and injuries. Susan Mackinnon has been a phenomenal contributor to the fabric of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery with leadership positions as President of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, the Plastic Surgery Research Council and the American Association of Hand Surgery. In 2013, she was awarded the Jacobson Innovation Award by the American College of Surgeons. This award honours living surgeons who have developed original and significant surgical techniques. Dr. MacKinnon received the prestigious awards because of her leadership in the innovative use of nerve transfers. Susan joins a list of remarkable individuals including Harry Buncke, Paul Tessier and John Burke who have changed the landscape of surgical practice. Finally, Susan has been a remarkable mentor and source of inspiration to hundreds of plastic surgery trainees. Your host, Dr. Vimal Gokani, is a senior Specialty Registrar in plastic surgery in London, England. This episode was produced & edited by Dr. George Adigbli, an academic specialty registrar in plastic surgery in Oxford, England. #PRSGlobalOpen #DeepCutsPodcast #PlasticSurgery #GiantsPlasticSurgery
9/12/202252 minutes, 3 seconds
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Dr. Paul Pin: Leveling Up “Doing What Looks Good”

In this “Leveling Up” Episode of the Award-Winning PRS Global Open Deep Cuts Podcast, Dr. Paul Pin discusses the importance of having a detailed surgical plan while minimizing thinking during the actual execution of a surgery, the necessity of being open to learning new techniques at any stage in one's career, the role of honesty in surgery, the benefits of spending time having friendly conversations with patients, the blue button vs the yellow button on the Bovie, his approach to training residents, how he is an outlier in his abdominoplasty technique, and why overreliance on numbers and measurements can be dangerous. Dr. Pin is the Chief of Plastic Surgery at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas and is a Clinical Instructor of Plastic Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical School, as well as Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at Texas A&M Medical School. He has been in practice for over 30 years, and has been instrumental in the training of many plastic surgeons at UTSW over the years. Your host, Dr. Puru Nagarkar, is a board-certified plastic and hand surgeon, and Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Read a recent PRS Global Open article on the topic of abdominoplasty: “Mesh Repair of Rectus Diastasis for Abdominoplasty is Safer than Suture Plication” by Sood, Janes, Shah et al: https://bit.ly/DeepCuts_Pin #PRSGlobalOpen #DeepCutsPodcast #PlasticSurgery #LevelingUp
8/29/20221 hour, 1 minute, 10 seconds
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Dr. Elizabeth Hall-Findlay: Leveling Up Breast Reduction

In this “Leveling Up” Episode of the Award-Wining PRS Global Open Deep Cuts Podcast, Dr. Elizabeth Hall-Findlay gives a deep dive into the superomedial pedicle vertical breast reduction, how and why she developed the technique, the use of liposuction, how to manage the inframammary fold, how to transition to the technique if you are not already experienced with it, the modification to the approach in an augmentation mastopexy, and her approach to quilting sutures and TAP blocks in abdominoplasty. Dr. Elizabeth Hall-Findlay is one of the most well-known names in the world of aesthetic breast surgery. She has written and lectured extensively on the breast reduction technique named after her. She is board certified in both Canada and the United States and practices in Banff, Alberta, Canada. Your host, Dr. Puru Nagarkar, is a board-certified plastic and hand surgeon, and Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Read a recent PRS Global Open article on the topic of Breast Reduction: “Superior Pedicle Breast Reduction with Prefiguration of Final Shape: A 10-year Retrospective Study” by Klinger, Klinger, Maione et al: https://bit.ly/DeepCuts_LU_HallFindlay #PRSGlobalOpen #DeepCutsPodcast #PlasticSurgery #LevelingUp
8/1/202254 minutes, 54 seconds
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Dr. Fred Menick: Leveling Up Nasal Reconstruction

In this “Leveling Up” episode of the PRS Global Open Deep Cuts Podcast, Dr. Fred Menick talks about his time in practice in Guam, how to identify the normal, why the subunit principle of nasal reconstruction works, how nasal reconstruction is like skeletal reconstruction, the importance of not using local anesthetic and always having a lifeboat ready, and why being meticulous is the most important thing in surgery. Frederick J. Menick, MD was called "the finest nose maker in the history of medicine" by Dr. Burt Brent, himself a master of ear reconstruction. He is a two time winner of the James Barrett Brown Prize from the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, presented annually to the author of the most significant contribution to the specialty of Plastic Surgery. His book, Aesthetic Nasal Reconstruction - Principles and Practice, a two volume work published in 2018, has set the standard of care for nasal reconstruction. Dr. Menick started in practice in Tucson, Arizona in 1983 and retired in April 2022. Your host, Dr. Puru Nagarkar, is a board-certified plastic and hand surgeon, and Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Read a recent PRS Global Open article on the topic of nasal reconstruction: “Two or Three? Approaches to Staging of the Paramedian Forehead Flap for Nasal Reconstruction” by Oleck, Hernandez, Cason, et al: https://bit.ly/DeepCutsNasalRecon #PRSGlobalOpen #DeepCutsPodcast #PlasticSurgery #LevelingUp
7/18/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 33 seconds
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Dr. Ron Zuker: “The Smile Doctor” – A “Giants in Plastic Surgery” Interview

In this “Giants in Plastic Surgery” episode of the PRS Global Open Deep Cuts Podcast, Ronald M. Zuker MD describes his journey through medicine and plastic surgery, from treating patients in Peru on a river boat he built, to forming lasting relationships with the families of patients he has treated, and transforming surgical treatment of Moebius syndrome. He also passes on his pearls of wisdom on achieving success in one’s career and at home. Read a classic PRS Global Open article by Dr. Zuker and co-authors Joseph Catapano MD, Daniel Demsey R.B MD, Emily Ho BSc, OT Reg. (Ont.), Med and Gregory Borschel MD—“Cross-Face Nerve Grafting with Infraorbital Nerve Pathway Protection: Anatomic and Histomorphometric Feasibility Study”: https://bit.ly/DeepCutsZuker  Dr. Ronald Zuker—also known as “the Smile Doctor”—is a Plastic & Reconstructive surgeon at the Hospital for Sick Children In Canada, with an international reputation for his expertise in cleft lip and palate management. He is the former medical director of Sick Kids’ Cleft Lip and Palate Program which helps over 120 newborns and 3500 children each year; the largest of its kind in North America. In addition to full professorship at the University of Toronto, he currently co-directs the Facial Paralysis Clinic at Sick Kids. Dr. Zuker is a pioneer in the field of microsurgery and has received several accolades for his achievements. Your host, Dr. Vimal Gokani, is a senior Specialty Registrar in plastic surgery in London, England.  This episode was produced & edited by Dr. George Adigbli, an Academic Specialty Registrar in plastic surgery in Oxford & Aylesbury, England.  #PRSGlobalOpen #DeepCutsPodcast #PlasticSurgery #GiantsPlasticSurgery
7/5/202239 minutes, 55 seconds
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Dr. Steven Moran: Leveling Up “Blue Collar Surgery"

In this “Leveling Up” episode of the PRS Global Open Deep Cuts Podcast, Dr. Steven Moran discusses why he calls himself a “blue collar surgeon,” creating the defect, how to teach a resident to put in a K wire, why some things can only be learned at the school of hard knocks, the nuances of harvesting the MFC flap and reducing a distal radius fracture, the critical little details in pediatric hand surgery, and how to be a lifelong learner. Read a recent PRS Global Open article by Dr. Moran and colleagues: “Reconstruction of Oncologic Sternectomy Defects: Lessons Learned from 60 Cases at a Single Institution” by Banuelos, Abu-Ghname, Bite,  Moran, et al:  https://bit.ly/DeepCutsMoran Dr. Steven Moran, MD is a hand surgeon, microsurgeon and reconstructive plastic surgeon at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota, in the Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. He is the Surgical Director of the Essam and Dalal Obaid Center for Reconstructive Transplant Surgery and the Director of Hand Transplant as well. He is the present chair of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Mayo, and the recipient of the Godina Fellowship from the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery. Your host, Dr. Puru Nagarkar, is a board-certified plastic and hand surgeon, and Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. #PRSGlobalOpen #DeepCutsPodcast #PlasticSurgery #LevelingUp
6/20/202253 minutes, 17 seconds
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Dr. Greg Buncke: "Remember the Innovators" – A “Giants in Plastic Surgery” Interview

In this “Giants in Plastic Surgery” episode of the PRS Global Open Deep Cuts Podcast, Gregory Buncke MD talks to us about independent training facilities, how patient care lies at the center of his joy as a Plastic Surgeon, and the legacy of his father, Harry Buncke, as an innovator of microsurgery. Read a free, recent PRS Global Open article by Dr. Buncke and co-authors Sonu Jain MD, Jason Nydick DO, Fraser Leversedge MD, Dominic Power MD, Joseph Styron MD PhD, and Bauback Safa MD—“Clinical Outcomes of Symptomatic Neuroma Resection and Reconstruction with Processed Nerve Allograft”: https://bit.ly/DeepCutsBuncke Dr. Greg Buncke is a plastic, hand, and microsurgeon and Assistant Professor at Stanford University Medical School and UCSF in California. He received his MD from Georgetown University in Washington, DC. He completed his residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Stanford University and did a fellowship in Hand and Microsurgery at the Davies Medical Center in San Francisco, where he remains in practice. Dr. Buncke is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and has a Certificate of Added Qualification in Surgery of the Hand. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of several societies, including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Dr. Buncke has published numerous articles related to a wide variety of plastic, hand and microsurgery topics. Your host, Dr. Vimal Gokani, is a senior Specialty Registrar in plastic surgery in London, England. This episode was produced & edited by Dr. George Adigbli, an Academic Specialty Registrar in plastic surgery in Oxford & Aylesbury, England. #PRSGlobalOpen #DeepCutsPodcast #PlasticSurgery #GiantsPlasticSurgery
6/6/202235 minutes, 36 seconds
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Dr. Don Lalonde: Leveling Up Wide Awake Surgery

In this “Leveling Up” episode of the PRS Global Open Deep Cuts Podcast, Dr. Don Lalonde talks about the new rules for flexor tendon repairs, appropriate intraoperative and postoperative analgesia, and the benefits of wide awake procedures for all types of plastic surgery. Read, for free, a recent PRS Global Open article by Dr. Lalonde on this topic: “How to Minimize the Pain of Local Anesthetic Injection for Wide Awake Surgery” by Joukhadar and Lalonde: https://bit.ly/DeepCutsLalonde Dr. Don Lalonde is a professor in the division of plastic and reconstructive surgery at Dalhousie University in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. In 2009, he became the first Canadian plastic surgeon to be elected to chair the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is also a Past President of the American Association for Hand Surgery, Past President of the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons, and Past Chairman of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) specialty committee of Plastic Surgery and the examination board in Plastic Surgery. He currently serves as the “Hand” Section Editor for PRS Global Open. Your host, Dr. Puru Nagarkar, is a board-certified plastic and hand surgeon, and Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. #PRSGlobalOpen #DeepCutsPodcast #PlasticSurgery #LevelingUp
5/23/202252 minutes, 20 seconds
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Dr. Peter Neligan: "Looking Back from Day 1 of Retirement" – A “Giants in Plastic Surgery” Interview

In this “Giants of Plastic Surgery” episode of the PRS Global Open Deep Cuts Podcast, Peter Neligan FRCS(I), FRCSC, FACS joins us on the first day of his retirement to reflect on his glistening career, family life, illness, and how he achieved success in Plastic Surgery. Read a classic PRS Global Open article by Dr. Neligan and co-authors Guillermo Artero MD, Marina Ulla MD, and Claudio Angrigiani MD—"Bilateral Anatomic Variation of Anterolateral Thigh Flap in the Same Individual:” https://bit.ly/NeliganDeepCuts Dr Peter C. Neligan received his medical education at the University of Dublin, Trinity College, graduating MB, BCh, BAO in 1975. He obtained his FRCS in general surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 1980 and subsequently trained in Plastic Surgery in Dublin. In 1983 he moved to Toronto for fellowship training at the University of Toronto, completing fellowships in surgical research, pediatric plastic surgery, microvascular surgery, and burn surgery. Having obtained his FRCS in Plastic Surgery, Dr. Neligan established practice in Sudbury, Ontario in 1987 before returning to the University of Toronto in 1991 to take up a position at the Wellesley Hospital as Director of the Ross Tilley Burn Unit. In 1993 he moved to Toronto General Hospital where he specialized in oncologic reconstruction and reconstructive microsurgery. Dr. Neligan served as Chief of Plastic Surgery at TGH from 1996 until 2007. In 1996 he was appointed Chair of the University Division of Plastic Surgery. In 1999 he was appointed the Wharton Chair in Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, the first endowed chair in Plastic Surgery in Canada. Dr. Neligan moved to Seattle, WA in July 2007 where he is now a Professor at the University of Washington in the Departments of Surgery and Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery. He is active in numerous societies, and is past president of the Plastic Surgery Foundation, The American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery and the North American Skull Base Society. Dr. Neligan currently serves on the Board of Directors for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and is a past member of the Board of Directors for the American Head and Neck Society. He is the immediate past Chair of the Advisory Council for Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery at the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Neligan has authored 7 books, over 70 book chapters, and over 170 peer-reviewed papers. He is the series editor of the third edition of the 6-volume set, Plastic Surgery, considered to be the bible of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has made over 200 peer-reviewed presentations at national and international meetings as well as delivering numerous invited lectures. He has served as Visiting Professor to numerous institutions nationally and internationally. He sits on the Editorial Board of five journals and is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery. Your host, Dr. Vimal Gokani, is a senior Specialty Registrar in plastic surgery in London, England. This episode was produced & edited by Dr. George Adigbli, an academic Specialty Registrar in plastic surgery in Oxford & Aylesbury, England. #PRSGlobalOpen #DeepCutsPodcast #PlasticSurgery #GiantsPlasticSurgery
5/9/202241 minutes, 15 seconds
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Dr. Justin Sacks: Leveling Up Macro Before Micro

In this “Leveling Up” episode of the PRS Global Open Deep Cuts Podcast, Dr. Justin Sacks talks about dealing with the macro before the micro, discusses how to get consistently good results in microsurgery, describes how to harvest the supraclavicular flap for lymphedema, and explains what in the world the acronym "ABC, ED, PAD, GL" means. Read two recent PRS Global Open article from Dr. Sacks: “Pushing the Needle of Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Where Do Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons Stand?“ by Khetpal, Reátegui, Lopez, Sacks, and Prsic: https://bit.ly/SacksDeepCuts “Complications and Patient-reported Outcomes after TRAM and DIEP Flaps: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis” by He, El Eter, Yesentharao, Hung, Owens, Persing, and Sacks: https://bit.ly/DeepCutsSacks2 Dr. Justin M. Sacks is the Shoenberg Professor and Chief, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in the Department of Surgery at Washington University in St. Louis (WashU). He recently spent the last decade at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where he was the Vice-Chair of Clinical Operations and Director of Oncological Reconstruction. His surgical practice encompassed head to toe cancer and traumatic reconstruction. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery. He is a founding member of the American Society of Reconstructive Transplantation. Currently, he is the immediate past-Chair of the Plastic Surgery Research Council. Your host, Dr. Puru Nagarkar, is a board-certified plastic and hand surgeon, and Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. #PRSGlobalOpen #DeepCutsPodcast #PlasticSurgery #LevelingUp
4/25/20221 hour, 20 minutes, 29 seconds
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Dr. Osvaldo Saldanha: "Innovating Against the Odds" – A “Giants in Plastic Surgery” Interview

In this “Giants of Plastic Surgery” episode of the PRS Global Open Deep Cuts Podcast, Osvaldo Saldanha MD joyfully takes us through his journey to becoming a plastic surgeon and his drive to improve the safety of lipoabdominoplasty and return it to Brazil’s plastic surgery toolkit. To learn more about lipoabdominoplasty, read “Standards and Trends in Lipoabdominoplasty” by O’Kelly, Nguyen, Gibstein et al for free on PRSGlobalOpen.com: https://bit.ly/LipoabdominoplastyOKelly   Dr. Osvaldo Saldanha is Past President of the Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery, Current Scientific Program Director of the SBCP, and Chairman of “Dr. Ewaldo Bolivar de Souza Pinto” Plastic Surgery Residency Program – Unisanta, Santos, Brazil. He is also Board Member of Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery, International Associate Editor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and a reviewer for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (APS) and Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Plástica. Dr. Saldanha and his contributors are among Brazil's leading plastic surgeons who have helped pioneer lipoabdominoplasty safely and effectively. Your host, Dr. Vimal Gokani, is a senior Specialty Registrar in plastic surgery in London, England. This episode was produced & edited by Dr. George Adigbli, an academic Specialty Registrar in plastic surgery in Oxford & Aylesbury, England. #PRSGlobalOpen #DeepCutsPodcast #PlasticSurgery #GiantsPlasticSurgery
4/11/202219 minutes, 51 seconds
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Dr. Amy Moore: Leveling Up “Respect the Nerve”

In this episode of Leveling Up, Amy M. Moore MD FACS talks about developing a deep respect for the nerve, why the tenotomy scissor is the best scissor, and how the OR is her sanctuary. Read a recent PRS Global Open article from Dr. Moore: “Lower Extremity Nerve Transfers in Acute Flaccid Myelitis Patients: A Case Series” by Amy M. Moore, Carrie Roth Bettlach, Thomas T. Tung, Julie M. West, and  Stephanie A. Russo. Read the article for free on PRSGlobalOpen.com: https://bit.ly/MooreDeepCuts Dr. Amy Moore is Professor and Chair of the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at The Ohio State University.   Her clinical expertise and Department of Defense funded research are focused on improving outcomes after nerve injuries in adults and children. Your host, Dr. Puru Nagarkar, is a board-certified plastic and hand surgeon, and Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. #PRSGlobalOpen #DeepCutsPodcast #PlasticSurgery #LevelingUp
3/28/202253 minutes, 50 seconds
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Dr. Ruth Waters: Raising a Family, Training in Plastic Surgery, and Fighting Cancer – A “Giants in Plastic Surgery” Interview

In this “Giants in Plastic Surgery” episode of the PRS Global Open Deep Cuts Podcast, Ruth Waters FRCS (Plast.) discusses her remarkable journey, her family,  and overcoming challenges while maintaining compassion and kindness. For further reading on some of the themes discussed in this podcast, read the following collection of free PRS Global Open articles gathered to commemorate Women’s History Month 2022: https://bit.ly/GOX_WHM22 Dr. Ruth Waters is a consultant plastic and reconstructive surgeon at The University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust in Birmingham, England. She is the former President of the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons. She has a specialist interest in aesthetic and reconstructive mircosurgery of the breast. She also has interests in skin oncology, skin lasers, and microvascular surgery. Your host, Dr. Vimal Gokani, is a senior Specialty Registrar in plastic surgery in London, England. This episode was produced & edited by Dr. George Adigbli, an academic Specialty Registrar in plastic surgery in Oxford & Aylesbury, England. #PRSGlobalOpen #DeepCutsPodcast #PlasticSurgery #GiantsPlasticSurgery
3/14/202223 minutes, 32 seconds
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Dr. Milton Armstrong: Leveling Up Patient Care

In this “Leveling Up” episode of the PRS Global Open Deep Cuts Podcast, Dr. Milton Armstrong talks about taking care of the whole patient and not just specific plastic surgery problems, staying humble, and becoming an accidental YouTube star. For further insights on some of the topics discussed in this podcast, read the following PRS Global Open article for free: “Ethnic and Gender Diversity Comparison between Surgical Patients and Caring Surgeons” by Noel, Berg, Onyango, and Mackay:  https://bit.ly/EthnicGenderDiversity Dr. Milton B. Armstrong is the Chief and Plastic Surgery Fellowship director of the Division of Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina.  He is a director of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and a member of the Board of the Directors of the American Association for Hand Surgery. Your host, Dr. Puru Nagarkar, is a board-certified plastic and hand surgeon, and Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. #PRSGlobalOpen #DeepCutsPodcast #PlasticSurgery #LevelingUp
2/28/202254 minutes, 40 seconds
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Dr. Elizabeth Hall-Findlay: Misogyny, Motherhood, and Mentorship — A “Giants in Plastic Surgery” Interview

In this “Giants in Plastic Surgery” episode of the PRS Global Open Deep Cuts Podcast, Dr. Vimal Gokani meets master surgeon Dr. Elizabeth Hall-Findlay for an engaging discussion exploring her surgical journey, influential mentors, challenges of inequity in surgery, and striking a healthy “work-personal” balance. For further reading on some of the topics discussed in this podcast, read the following PRS Global Open articles for free: "Gender Bias in the Integrated Plastic Surgery Residency: A Snapshot of Current Trends" by Karamanos, Julian, Wampler et al: https://bit.ly/GenderBiasPSTrends “State of Gender Diversity and Equity Policies within Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Canada” by Retrouvey, Jakubowski, Lipa et al: https://bit.ly/DEICanadaPS “A Primer for Success as an Early Career Academic Plastic Surgeon” by Lin, Barker, Khansa, and Janis: https://bit.ly/PSCareerSuccessPrimer Dr. Elizabeth Hall-Findlay has been practicing plastic surgery in Banff since 1983. She has had extensive training in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery in both Canada and the United States. Dr. Hall-Findlay completed her plastic surgery residency in San Francisco and New York City and is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC). She is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Your host, Dr. Vimal Gokani, is a senior Specialty Registrar in plastic surgery in London, England. This episode was produced & edited by Dr. George Adigbli, an academic Specialty Registrar in plastic surgery in Oxford & Aylesbury, England. #PRSGlobalOpen #DeepCutsPodcast #PlasticSurgery #GiantsPlasticSurgery
2/14/202222 minutes, 52 seconds
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Dr. Timothy Schaub: Leveling Up Pediatric Microsurgery

In this “Leveling Up” episode of the PRS Global Open Deep Cuts Podcast, Dr. Timothy Schaub talks about his approach to difficult pediatric microsurgical reconstruction, treating congenital hand anomalies, and incorporating trainees into the process. To learn more about Dr. Schaub’s approach to complex pediatric reconstruction, read the following PRS Global Open article: “Composite Anterolateral Thigh and Fascia Lata Free Flap for Abdominal and Groin Reconstruction in a Pediatric Patient” by Lacey Pflibsen MD, Chad Teven MD, Jaclyn Lundberg BS, Melinda Mabee PA-C, Erin Garvey MD, Katherine Davenport MD, Jacob Hammond MD, and Timothy Schaub MD. Read the article for free on PRSGlobalOpen.com: https://bit.ly/SchaubLevelingUp Dr. Timothy Schaub is a board certified hand, plastic and reconstructive surgeon with extensive experience in reconstruction of complex extremity injuries and congenital hand anomalies, and serves as the director of both the Hand & Microsurgery Program and the Complex Wound Program at Phoenix Children's in Phoenix, Arizona. Your host, Dr. Puru Nagarkar, is a board-certified plastic and hand surgeon, and Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. #PRSGlobalOpen #DeepCutsPodcast #PlasticSurgery #LevelingUp
1/31/202259 minutes, 15 seconds
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Dr. Jeffrey Janis: “Building the Plane While Flying It” – A “Giants in Plastic Surgery” Interview

In this “Giants in Plastic Surgery” episode of the PRS Global Open Deep Cuts Podcast, Dr. Vimal Gokani speaks with world renowned academic plastic surgeon, and PRS Global Open Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Jeff Janis about luck, determination, family life, and success. Read this recent PRS Global Open article from Dr. Janis: “Assessing the Prevalence of Microaggressions in Plastic Surgery Training: A National Survey” by Micheline F. Goulart MD, Maria T. Huayllani MD, Julie Balch Samora MD PhD MPH, Amy M. Moore, MD, and Jeffrey E. Janis MD, FACS. Read the article for free on PRSGlobalOpen.com: https://bit.ly/JanisGiantsinPS Dr. Janis is a board-certified plastic surgeon, and Professor of Plastic Surgery at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Chief of Plastic Surgery at University Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Your host, Dr. Vimal Gokani, is a senior Specialty Registrar in plastic surgery in London, England. This episode was edited by Dr. George Adigbli, an academic Specialty Registrar in plastic surgery in Oxford & Aylesbury, England. #PRSGlobalOpen #DeepCutsPodcast #PlasticSurgery #GiantsPlasticSurgery
1/17/202233 minutes, 36 seconds
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Dr. Gregory Buncke: Leveling Up Replantation

In this “Leveling Up” episode of the PRS Global Open Deep Cuts Podcast, Dr. Gregory Buncke talks about his approach to replants, how he can be efficient but also obtain excellent long term outcomes, how to sequence the surgery, venous flaps, and other hand surgery intricacies. To read more by Dr. Buncke about his approach to hand reconstruction, read the following “Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery-  Global Open” article: “Clinical Outcomes of Symptomatic Neuroma Resection and Reconstruction with Processed Nerve Allograft” by Sonu Jain MD, Jason Nydick DO, Fraser Leversedge MD, Dominic Power MD, Joseph Styron MD, Bauback Safa MD, and Gregory Buncke MD. Read the article for free on PRSGlobalOpen.com: https://bit.ly/BunckeLevelingUp Dr. Buncke is a board certified plastic, hand, and microsurgeon, and is the Director of the Buncke Clinic in San Francisco. Your host, Dr. Puru Nagarkar, is a board-certified plastic and hand surgeon, and Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. #PRSGlobalOpen #DeepCutsPodcast #PlasticSurgery #LevelingUp
1/3/20221 hour, 15 minutes, 7 seconds
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Announcing the PRS Global Open Deep Cuts Podcast

Talks at meetings or articles in journals and textbooks don't always tell the whole story of the field of plastic surgery. With the Deep Cuts podcasts, PRS Global Open delves into the details that are often hidden from view. In the "Giants of Plastic Surgery", Dr. Vimal Gokani and Dr. George Adigbli investigate what drives and motivates the most influential names in our field, while with "Leveling Up", Dr. Puru Nagarkar reveals the little technical details in a surgeon's repertoire that make all the difference. Deep Cuts will be available every other Monday, starting January 3, 2022! All plastic surgery articles discussed or referenced can be read for free on www.PRSGlobalOpen.com.
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