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Lisa Alexander and her horses

Back on the saddle

Published: Aug 5th, 2019

After recovering from a mastectomy, Lisa Alexander sought out UF Health Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics Center problem-solver, Bruce Mast, MD, FACS, to get back on the saddle.

Chris' hand after surgery

Chris’ Story: Toe-to-Thumb Transfer

Published: Jul 5th, 2019

After Chris lost his thumb and index finger, Harvey Chim, M.D., and the team at UF Health performed a life-changing operation that would enhance his quality of life…

Bonnie’s Breast Cancer Journey

Bonnie’s Breast Cancer Journey

Published: Nov 6th, 2018

Bonnie Green’s journey through breast cancer was mitigated by the support and expertise she received from UF Health plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Mark Leyngold and UF Health breast cancer […]

Plastic surgeon saves little girl’s leg

Plastic surgeon saves little girl’s leg

Published: Jul 27th, 2018

In the past, severe leg injuries would lead to amputations. However, with new surgical techniques, our board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Harvey Chim, is able to change lives. Learn […]

Read the Summer 2017 issue of The Stitch

Published: Aug 31st, 2017

3D modeling helps plastic surgeons, neurosurgeons complete cranial reconstruction

Published: Jun 7th, 2017

Flanked by a surgery resident and a technician, surgeon Jessica Ching, M.D., holds a 3D model of a patient’s skull. She carefully turns the model over in her hands, considering […]

Better options for mastectomy and breast reconstruction

Published: Apr 25th, 2014

The news hit Tracy Cantella like a load of bricks: She had BRCA 1, the gene infamous for greatly increasing a woman’s risks of breast and ovarian cancer. She had […]

Surgeon’s personal attention helps family fight cancer

Surgeon’s personal attention helps family fight cancer

Published: May 25th, 2012

Heather Smith was just 25 years old in 2005 when she learned she had breast cancer. She received the diagnosis on her daughter’s second birthday. “It was kind of a […]