Why Choose Duke
Advanced Microsurgical Techniques
Operating on tiny, delicate tissues under a microscope requires advanced specialty training and years of experience. Our surgeons pioneered some of the microsurgical techniques used today to detach, move and successfully reattach tissue from one area of the body to another. We are one of the few centers in the U.S. with surgeons trained in the highly specialized technique of super microsurgery. It uses ultra high magnification to detach and reattach microscopic tissue and blood vessels.
Our surgeons share their expertise by teaching the latest plastic and reconstructive surgery techniques to doctors who travel to Duke for our courses from across the country and around the world. Our combined skill and leadership mean you work with some of the most knowledgeable and experienced plastic and reconstructive surgeons in the U.S.
Leaders in Hand Transplantation
The head of our hand transplant program helped establish the first hand transplant program in the U.S., where the first hand transplant in the U.S. was performed. She leads research that guides the application of this investigational procedure.