Surgeons in the Division of Plastic Surgery strive to combine the science of medicine with the art of patient care in their practices, which include the Center for Aesthetic Surgery at the Baylor College of Medicine Lee and Joe Jamail Specialty Care Center, Ben Taub Hospital, Methodist Hospital, MD Anderson Cancer Center, the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, and the pediatric clinics and hospital services at Texas Children’s Hospital. Larry H. Hollier, Jr., M.D., leads a team of 10 surgeons who perform a wide variety of reconstructive and other plastic surgery procedures on patients of all ages.
At Texas Children’s, a multidisciplinary team of otolaryngologists, dermatologists, radiologists, neurosurgeons, speech therapists, and genetic counselors works together to provide specialized care in the treatment and surgical correction of craniofacial abnormalities, cleft lip and palate, and in the management of both complex and common congenital abnormalities and vascular birthmarks.
In addition to reconstructive surgery services for the pediatric population, the division provides full spectrum adult in-patient and out-patient care. At the Center for Aesthetic Surgery, an ultra-modern facility fully equipped to support state-of-the-art surgical techniques and surgical care, faculty surgeons address the cosmetic and reconstructive surgery needs of hundreds of patients each year.
Division faculty members also pursue a wide variety of clinical and basic science research projects. The majority of this work focuses on improving the care of patients with facial injuries or congenital deficiencies. The division, for example, is currently leading a large-scale study of outcomes in pediatric craniofacial surgery. Faculty members have also been studying new and better treatments for mandibular fractures, including studies evaluating the biologic response to resorbable plate and screw fixation, and a clinical study to determine the optimal method to stabilize mandibular fractures.
The Plastic Surgery Integrated Residency Program is one of the top plastic surgery residency programs in the country and one of the oldest in the United States. It is a multi-institutional, integrated, six-year residency, fully accredited by the Residency Review Committee for Plastic Surgery and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.