Department of Plastic Surgery in Mata Chanan Devi Hospital was established in year 1993, under the able guidance of Dr. Vijay Kakkar. Initially the department was catering to reconstructive & Trauma surgeries mainly. Now it has expanded the horizons and cosmetic surgeries are routinely being done here. The following Subspecialties in plastic surgery are
Department of Plastic surgery has been recognized as a centre for the treatment of cleft Lip & palate by “SMILE TRAIN” organization of USA, which has got world-wide centres. The treatment is provided free of cost to the patient. This programme is successfully running for the past 4 years with hundreds of poor patients getting benefit out of it.
This includes repair of tissues under microscope, which are very fine and can not be repaired with naked eyes. Repair of small blood vessels (Micro vascular ) and nerves (micro-neural) is carried out under magnification. This kind of repair is required in Trauma like Amputation of finger / Hand / Limb or in free tissue transfers.