Plastic Surgery is a unique discipline, in that it does not refer to the surgery of a particular region or part of the body. It is derived from the Greek word ‘plastikos’ which means ‘to mould’. Plastic surgery has many further subdivisions like reconstructive microsurgery, aesthetic surgery, paediatric plastic surgery, hand surgery, treatment of burns and their sequelae etc.
The department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery has well qualified surgeons who have undergone extensive training in reputed institutions. Specialized plastic surgical procedures ranging from correction of birth defects repair of complex defects following excision of malignancies, soft tissue repairs following trauma, to the entire range of cosmetic surgery are performed at the department.
The department actively coordinates with other departments like neurosurgery, and orthopedics to manage all soft tissue defects as well as chronic wounds. The plastic surgeons are proficient in micro vascular surgery and a large volume of micro vascular procedures like replantation of amputated parts and transfer of tissue from one area to another for coverage of soft tissue defects are performed on a routine basis.