Reconstructive Surgery deals with reconstructing shape and function which may be abnormal due to inborn errors, injury, or disease. The aim of reconstructive surgery is to allow patients to look and function as normally as possible.
Microsurgery is a subspecialty of Reconstructive Surgery which incorporates the use of a microscope in order to facilitate repair on a microscopic level. Replanting amputated body parts and transplanting healthy tissues to reconstruct wounds requires that these tissues have their blood vessels repaired to reinstate healthy blood flow into these amputated or transplanted body parts. Since these blood vessels can be one millimeter or less in diameter, the use of a microscope and exceptionally steady hands are essential for any successful surgery.
Dr. Jugenburg received extensive training in reconstructive microsurgery during his training in Winnipeg, and then went on to the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center to gain further experience in Microsurgical Cancer Reconstruction. As a result, Dr. Jugenburg is able to offer some of the most advance reconstructive procedures to his patients. Dr. Jugenburg specializes in cancer reconstruction, and has worked at the Toronto General Hospital and Mt. Sinai Hospital in Toronto, providing some of the most sophisticated care to his patients.
For more information on Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Jugenburg has created an information site called Microsurgeon.ca