New Surgery Spotlight: DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction

Take a look at August’s Surgery Spotlight featuring Maurice Nahabedian, MD performing a delayed left breast reconstruction using a deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flap reconstruction on a 43-year-old woman who has had prior radiation therapy. DIEP flaps are frequently chosen for autologous reconstruction because they can be harvested with no muscle and minimal fascial sacrifice. In this video, observe how Dr. Nahabedian marks the surgical site and begins his dissection. Once the internal mammary artery and vein are exposed, and the DIEP flap has been elevated watch Dr. Nahabedian’s microsurgery technique as the new breast is reconstructed. The video is now streaming for free on PSEN, or can be purchased as part of an online course to receive CME credit.

Dr. Nahabedian‘s primary areas of interest are breast reconstruction with perforator flaps that include DIEP, SGAP, and SIEA flaps. He has performed over 1,000 breast reconstructions using flaps, as well as over 600 reconstructions using implants. He has also conducted numerous research projects on breast reconstruction, breast reduction and microsurgery, which have been published and presented in journals and at meetings around the world. Dr. Nahabedian is a Professor of Plastic Surgery at Georgetown University and Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery at John Hopkins University. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, American Association of Plastic Surgeons, and the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery.

Past Surgery Spotlight programs remain freely available to view on PSEN. Hard copies of these programs can also be purchased from the PSEN DVD Library. Surgery Spotlight is a video-based product line produced by the Plastic Surgery Education Network (PSEN).

PSEN at Plastic Surgery 2012

PSEN recorded more than 60 hours of panels and lectures at Plastic Surgery The Meeting in New Orleans at the end of October. We were also on site with a booth in the exhibit hall and video news crew. (You can see our news coverage in the video above).

Some of the clinical panels and lectures recorded are being turned into online CME courses, but most of them will be made available on PSEN for free to members. We’ll be rolling these out on the site in batches over the coming month. The first batch —  covering blepharoplasty and fat grafting in facial and breast procedures are online to watch now!

Plastic Surgery 2012 also marked the debut of the PSEN app for iPad/iPhone®. The app allows users to view videos and presentations, read case reports and complete CME courses in one user-friendly app. The app also features the International Clearinghouse of Meetings with an option to add an event to your device’s calendar. Attendees of Plastic Surgery The Meeting test drove the app at the PSEN booth in the exhibit hall. Each tester was also entered to win an iPad. Learn who won by watching the video below. The app is available for download in the app store. Search PSEN or click here.

New Surgery Spotlight features Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy

In the new Surgery Spotlight Arthur Salibian, MD teams with oncologic breast surgeon Jay Harness, MD, to demonstrate a nipple-sparing mastectomy (NSM) performed through an inframammary approach. Watch a preview to the exclusive HD video program above.

Dr. Arthur Salibian is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon with more than 35 years of experience in Orange, Calif. Dr. Jay Harness is a breast cancer surgeon specializing in oncoplastic reconstruction and nipple-sparing mastectomy. He has a private practice in Orange, Calif. that focuses on complete breast health.

Purchase the online course to earn CME credit or watch the surgery video for free on PSEN.

The Surgery Spotlight DVD Library is available to purchase on PSEN. Surgery Spotlight is a video-based product line produced by the Plastic Surgery Education Network (PSEN).