The Institute for Plastic Surgery offers some of the finest facilities and most highly qualified staff in the nation. The team is committed to achieving the highest standard of excellence in all areas of reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. Reconstructive plastic surgery strives to restore appearance and function for patients with defects resulting from trauma, infection, tumors, burns, birth defects or disease. Cosmetic or aesthetic plastic surgery attempts to improve the patient's appearance.
Created at SIU School of Medicine in 1973, the Springfield, Illinois-based Institute has grown to include an outstanding team of physicians, a thriving residency and fellowship program, an excellent hand surgery and therapy center, and attractive facilities. The Institute is known nationally and internationally for its work in many areas including microsurgery, hand surgery and therapy, reconstructive surgery, aesthetic surgery, and specialized care in the treatment of burns and problem wounds.
The professional staff offers hand and upper extremity rehabilitation, back-to-work programs, cosmetic counseling, laser surgery and skin care programs.