The reconstructive surgeons at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) in Chicago are highly trained and educated to perform reconstructive surgical procedures on many major parts of the human body. Reconstructive and plastic surgery may help repair damage to the body caused by cancer treatments or by the cancer itself. Some reconstructive surgeries are performed to improve function, while others may help patients regain a more normal appearance. Patients being treated for a variety of cancer types, including breast, head, neck and skin cancers, may be candidates for reconstructive surgery.
With many reconstructive surgical treatments to choose from in some cases, it is important for patients to understand their options. The reconstructive surgeons at our Illinois cancer center are available to meet with patients to discuss plastic surgery options and answers questions. Your reconstructive surgery options may depend on many factors, including the location and severity of the damage, prior surgical history, personal preferences, overall health and the likelihood of future cancer treatments. The reconstructive surgeons and other clinicians at our hospital in Chicago work to help patients feel empowered to make informed decisions about their treatment.
Our reconstructive surgeons in Illinois work closely with supportive care clinicians dedicated to delivering whole-patient care. Our supportive therapies are designed to help patients manage cancer-related side effects and support quality of life before, during and after cancer treatment. At our Chicago hospital, we combine advanced cancer treatments with supportive therapies as part of a personalized, integrative care plan designed to treat not just the cancer but the individual fighting it.