Microsurgery is verly loosely defined as surgery requiring an operating microscope. In fact it encompasses much more than this simple definition. The specialty itself is two parts surgical science, one part art and is directed by an experienced microsurgeon to assist in the recovery and healing of a wide array of medical issues, from emergency amputations to reconstoration of the human breast.
The microsurgery service at The Buncke Clinic began in 1970 after Harry Buncke took delivery of the second operating diploscope in North America. We pioneered microsurgery right here in San Francisco starting with Harry Buncke's work and continuing today with the most advanced microsurgical techniques available.
Here is a list of some the microsurgical procedures we do. It gives you an idea of the breadth of the specialty, and the value it has in treating conditions from head to toe:
Surgery of the Hand and Reconstruction of the Hand
Reconstructive Surgery of the Breast
Peripheral Nerve Surgery
Gender Reassignment Surgery
Reconstructive Surgery of the Head and Neck
Lower Extremity Reconstruction
Complex Wound Reconstruction
Finger/Hand/Upper & Lower Extremity Replantation
Replantation of All Body Parts
Free Tissue Transplantation of Flap Tissue to Body Parts