The Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Burns Surgery was established in July 2015. Although in its nascent stage, it is already making its presence known- not just nationally but in the international arena also.
The department works in collaboration with various other departments such as neurosurgery, cardiac surgery, orthopedic surgery etc. The endeavor of this young and enthusiastic team of surgeons is to reduce the morbidity and provide functionality by reconstructive and microsurgical procedures thereby providing an improved quality of life to the patients.
It caters to almost all emergency hand injuries, microvascular reconstruction for complex limb trauma, post burn reconstruction, maxillofacial trauma, oncoplastic reconstruction, aesthetic breast surgery, oncoplastic breast reconstruction and other congenital anomalies like cleft lip, cleft palate, syndactyly, polydactyly, camptodactyly, hypoplastic thumb deformity, etc.
The teamwork in collaboration with orthopedic surgery to run the Hand Clinic, with the department of orthodontics to run the Cleft Clinic, with the department of Dermatology to run the aesthetic clinic, with the department of neurosurgery to run the brachial plexus injury clinic and the amputation clinic along with PMR.
There is a dedicated team of physiotherapists that play a key role in the rehabilitation of post traumatic as well as post operative cases.
The team caters to JPN Apex Trauma Centre, Dr. R. P. Center for Ophthalmic Sciences, Centre for Dental Education and Research, Dr. BRAIRCH, CN Centre and main AIIMS hospital.
Currently, the department has six faculty members, Prof. Maneesh Singhal (Head of Department), Dr. Shashank Chauhan (Assistant Professor), Dr. Raja Tiwari (Assistant Professor), Dr. Shamendra Anand Sahu (Assistant Professor), Dr. Raj Kumar Manas (Assistant Professor) and Dr. Rakesh Dawar (Assistant Professor). The MCh (Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery) program was started in January 2016 with an annual intake of four M.Ch. residents.
Being on the organizing committee of the World Trauma Congress 2016 and the host to the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India annual conference 2016 this new department is actively involved in research and education.
During the Puttingal Temple fire disaster at Kollam, Kerala, the team flew down for one week to lend their helping hand and expertise.
The department has recently installed a hyperbaric oxygen therapy monochamber to assist in the management of difficult wounds.
At present, a one of a kind, state of the art Burns, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Centre is in the midst of construction. This centre will cater to one thousand burn patients annually with facilities that are unavailable anywhere else in the country.
In the future, along with the Burns, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Centre, a dedicated skin bank along with facilities for composite tissue allotransplantation are in the pipeline.