COLUMBUS, OH, Jul 19, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) –At 6:00 pm, July 24, 2012, the Ohio State University Department ofPlastic Surgery will host a public seminar on skin cancerreconstruction and breast surgery at their Columbus plastic surgeryoffices. the doctors will share their knowledge and expertise in acomprehensive overview of available treatments and procedures usedfor the cosmetic surgery, as well as detailed explanations about whenpatients should consider reconstruction and what they can expect. Thedepartment adds that seminars like the upcoming one located at TheEye and Ear Institute play an integral role in helping to achievetheir goal of consistently furthering patient education and providingthe best level of care possible.
the July skin cancer reconstruction seminar is the latest in anongoing series of lectures conducted by the plastic surgeons inColumbus at the Ohio State University. Highlighting multiple cosmeticplastic surgery specialties, the OSU doctors say they hope peoplewill use the seminars as an opportunity to learn about the latestadvancements in the field, as well as an avenue to receive answers tospecific procedural questions. the department says although skincancer reconstruction has consistently been proven an effectiveaesthetic option for individuals having had cancer cells removed,many people continue to remain hesitant when deciding whether or notto proceed with the surgery. Dr. Anne Taylor says the upcomingseminar will provide in-depth information on skin cancerreconstructive surgery, as well as breast surgery, that willhopefully help prospective patients decide if the procedure is rightfor them.
Skin cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in the UnitedStates; however, it is often curable when detected and treated early.Although potentially life-saving, the removal of cancer cells fromthe body or face can leave unwanted marks and noticeable scarring.Dr. Zach Barnes says he encounters many patients who are unaware ofsurgical options designed to restore the skin to a natural look,adding that the seminar is a great place for patients to learn aboutthe different reconstruction options available.
when choosing the right skin cancer reconstruction procedure, the OSUplastic surgeons say a consultation is always necessary. Whileseminars may provide an important informational overview, they say aprivate consultation allows surgeons to customize any procedure tofit each patient’s specific needs, which ultimately helps them offerthe highest level of care. the doctors say they look forward to theopportunity to share their knowledge on July 24, 2012, and they hopemany prospective patients attend as they aim to increase medicalawareness throughout the community.
About Ohio State University Plastic Surgery
the OSU Department of Plastic Surgery is part of the award-winningWexner Medical Center at the Ohio State University. Comprised of ahighly experienced staff, the department utilizes state-of-the-arttechnology, and spans a number of specializations including surgicaloncology, cardiothoracic surgery, and bariatric surgery among others.the department has also been featured in multiple news stories forits innovative methods and procedures. OSU Plastic Surgery strives torestore wholeness to the community through patient care, education,and research.
the department is located at 915 Olentangy River Rd., Ste. 2100,Columbus, OH 43212, and can be reached via phone at 614-259-7920. Thesurgeons can also be contacted online at osuplasticsurgery.com, ortheir Ohio State Plastic Surgery Facebook page.
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SOURCE: the Ohio State University Department of Plastic Surgery
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