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Microvascular and Reconstructive Surgery


The Department of Head and Neck Surgery

Microvascular and Reconstructive Surgery

From its founding in 1995 by Dr. Keith Blackwell, the Microvascular and Reconstructive Surgery section has been at the forefront of surgical expertise. Surgeons within the Department of Head and Neck Surgery have an extensive experience with this state-of-the-art reconstructive surgical method, treating more patients than most, if not all, other medical centers in the United States. This is a technically demanding surgical technique in which tissue grafts harvested from the arms, legs, abdomen, and back are transferred to the mouth, throat, or face to replace missing tissues.

Patient Care
Candidates for this surgery include patients who suffer from the effects of cancers or tumors of the head and neck and their treatment, including the effects of radiation therapy. Patients with severe traumatic injuries of the face or neck may also be candidates for this type of reconstruction.

For more information, please visit the Microvascular and Reconstructive Surgery page on the Department of Head and Neck Surgery website.

Telephone Number
(310) 206-6688 Appointment, information and referral

Provider Specialty
Blackwell, Keith MD Otolaryngology / Head & Neck
Nabili, Vishad MD General Surgery; Otolaryngology / Head & Neck
Head & Neck Surgery

Body System Location
Ear, Nose and Throat