At Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Southwestern Regional Medical Center (Southwestern) in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the reconstructive surgery department is responsible for repairing, reconstructing and restoring areas of the body damaged by cancer treatments, employing a variety of plastic and reconstructive surgical procedures. Our skilled reconstructive surgeons have years of experience in performing surgical procedures on many areas of the body. Patients who have been diagnosed with certain cancers, including head, neck, skin or breast cancer, may be candidates for reconstructive surgery.
Reconstructive surgeons at CTCA® in Tulsa are highly trained and educated to perform the complex procedures often involved in helping cancer patients before, during and after cancer treatment. Some reconstructive surgeries are performed with the goal of improving the patient’s physical function, while others may help restore a more normal appearance. Cancer treatment in some patients may cause physical side effects, such as scars or limb loss, as well as emotional issues like depression, low self-esteem or feelings of isolation. Consulting with a reconstructive surgeon at our cancer center in Oklahoma may be an important first step in helping patients regain their confidence, dignity and sense of self.
Rola E. Eid, DO, FACOS, is the Medical Director of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Plastic Surgeon at our Oklahoma cancer center. Dr. Eid joined the staff at Southwestern in 2008 as a resident in general surgery. In 2013, Dr. Eid rejoined CTCA as Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon. Dr. Eid has received advanced training in numerous plastic surgery procedures, including breast reconstruction and microsurgery. She is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, as well as in General Surgery.