Brown University Alpert Medical School | Rhode Island Hospital

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Division of Adult Reconstructive Surgery


Division Chief: Dr. Daniel Kwan


Adult reconstructive surgery is a busy service, where we perform various reconstructive procedures to correct defects from head to toe.  Our most common area is post-mastectomy breast reconstruction, using both tissue expanders and autologous tissues, such as free tissue transfer or fat grafting.  We also work with our colleagues in dermatology for Mohs surgery reconstruction, with orthopedic surgeons for complex traumatic lower extremity reconstruction, and with oncologist for reconstruction following ablative surgeries.


Another area of clinic interest is surgical management of complex wounds, including diabetic ulcers, sacral, ischial, and decubitus ulcers. We also work with our general surgery colleagues in complex abdominal wall reconstruction.


Examples of commonly performed reconstructive surgery:


-Breast reconstruction


-Lower extremity salvage


-Abdominal wall reconstruction


-Complex wound management


-Mohs reconstruction




*Brown University Alpert Medical School Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery