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Plastic And Reconstructive Surgery

From Cancer Patient to Survivor: Judy’s Journey

In the mid-1990s, Judith “Judy” Hogan felt a lump on the back of her neck. Judy’s dermatologist at the time diagnosed her with basal cell carcinoma, a common form of skin cancer that can be caused by numerous factors, including smoking and sun exposure, and had it removed. More…

Chris’ Story: Toe-to-Thumb Transfer

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……

Among Twitter users, plastic surgery could benefit from rejuvenation

When it comes to Twitter, the term “plastic surgery” could use some rejuvenation. In one of the first and largest studies of its kind, a University of Florida Health surgeon and his colleagues analyzed more than 1 million Twitter posts to gauge the public’s sentiment toward plastic surgery……

James’ Story: Toe-to-Thumb Transfer

When James Eisel injured his hand, the team at UF Health Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics Center performed a unique procedure to help restore his quality of life……

Bruce Mast, M.D., Appointed to 2018-2019 Visiting Professor Program

Bruce Mast, M.D., has been selected to participate in the 2018-2019 Plastic Surgery Foundation Visiting Professors program. The foundation works with members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons to support research in plastic surgery, as well as emphasize the importance of bringing new ideas and procedures to…

Bonnie’s Breast Cancer Journey

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 surgeon, Dr. Lisa Spiguel. Our surgeons worked together to get Bonnie where she is today – a thriving, artistic…

UF Health plastic surgeon receives prestigious award

Harvey W. Chim, MD, FACS, associate professor in the division of plastic and reconstructive surgery at the UF College of Medicine, recently received the Gelberman Scholar Award from the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH). This monetary award is given to one young hand surgeon, per year,…