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Our team of specialists spans from head to toe, addressing over 50 conditions through specialized programs. From cancer-related deformities to traumatic injuries, hand disorders to burn injuries, our core competencies cover the entire spectrum.

Head and Neck

Hand, Wrist and Arms



Foot, Ankle and Legs

Skin and Wounds

Nerve Reconstruction

Gender Affirmation

Blepharoplasty - Eyelid Surgery
Cervicogenic Headaches
Cervicogenic headaches can cause crushing pain within the temporal or frontal regions of the head. Originating in the neck, they are often caused by injury to the cervical spine or compression of the occipital nerves on the back of the head. Our advanced treatments, such as Botox® injections and nerve decompression surgery, offer the chance at pain-free living.
Corneal Anesthesia
Your cornea is the transparent "window" layer that covers your eyes. When the nerve that provides sensation to the cornea is damaged, it can cause a rare condition known as corneal anesthesia, which could result in vision loss. Our innovative corneal reinnervation surgery — offered by only a few surgeons in the world — utilizes a nerve transplant to restore feeling and reinstate vision.
Craniofacial Surgery
A subspecialty of plastic surgery, craniofacial surgery treats conditions that affect the bones and soft tissues of the head and face, such as cleft lip with or without cleft palate surgery and vault remodeling of the skull. With surgeons who have completed specialized fellowships in craniofacial surgery, we help patients develop normal speech development and feeding ability.
Up to 50 percent of people who suffer from a stroke may develop dysphagia, difficulty swallowing that is often painful. Sometimes, dysphagia is severe enough to require a feeding tube for nutrition and tracheostomy tubes for mucous secretions. We offer revolutionary nerve reconstruction surgery that transplants nerves to restore function to the larynx — allowing patients to eat normally again.
Face Lift
Facial Paralysis
Facial expressions are a vital part of communication. When patients lose the ability to express themselves due to facial paralysis from stroke, acoustic neuroma surgery, Bell’s palsy, or trauma, we offer a chance for healing with microsurgical nerve reconstruction surgery. Our innovative procedures include cross-facial grafting, gracilis free flap, hypoglossal or masseter nerve transfers, and many other types of nerve repair and transfers.
Facial Paralysis Surgery
Facial Reconstruction
Our advanced head and neck reconstruction surgical treatments address the functionality and aesthetics of the face, jaw, ears, and skull. Head and neck surgery can help rebuild the face and neck after removing tumors, correct deformities and abnormalities, or aid in slow wound healing. We use flap surgery, skin grafts, and more to help patients look and feel their best.
Graves Disease
Also known as Graves’ ophthalmopathy, this condition affects the orbit around the eye, causing swelling, redness, bulging eyes, and more. Orbital decompression surgery is a revolutionary procedure offered at our clinic to alleviate symptoms and prevent more serious consequences that can occur in extreme cases.
Hypoglossal Nerve Surgery
Neurotrophic Keratitis / Keratophathy
Neurotrophic Keratitis / Keratophathy
Occipital Neuralgia

Occipital neuralgia is when the nerves that run from the top of the spinal cord up through the scalp are injured or inflamed, resulting in painful headaches and tenderness or diminished sensation around the area of the nerve. Our innovative procedures, including Botox® injections and nerve decompression surgery, have helped many headache patients break free from pain.

Orbital Decompression
Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery
Pediatric craniofacial surgery is a term that refers to any surgical procedure used to treat conditions affecting a child’s skull or face, such as congenital anomalies or trauma-related injuries.
Pharyngeal Plexus Surgery
Platysmaplasty - Neck/Chin
Post Traumatic Headache
Up to 75% of people who suffer from a mild head injury experience headaches, and up to 30% of those sufferers develop long-term, chronic pain. Headaches that develop as a result of an injury, such as a car accident or a fall, are classified as post-traumatic headaches. Our innovative nerve decompression surgery can reduce inflammation to provide near-total relief.
Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Surgery
TMJ Headache

Sometimes, chronic headaches occur as a result of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, which result from hyperactivity of the jaw muscles or abnormal contact between bony surfaces. Along with jaw pain, aching may radiate to the side of the head. We offer comprehensive treatment to eliminate your pain, including TMJ denervation.

Vocal Cord Paralysis
After a stroke, patients may experience vocal cord dysfunction, which manifests as a hoarse and/or weakened voice. Though recovery can occur over time, the condition can become permanent for some. Traditional procedures do not restore normal muscle function to damaged areas. We aim to change that with our advanced microsurgical nerve reconstruction surgery, which transplants nerves to reverse vocal cord dysfunction.
Arm & Hand Paralysis
When the nerve plexuses in the arm are damaged, it can lead to arm or hand paralysis, greatly impacting quality of life. We offer nerve transplant surgery to restore function for those with severely damaged nerves. Working with an expert team of transplant specialists, neurologists, immunologists, and infectious disease specialists, we are one of only a handful of centers in the United States that offer this treatment, which draws patients from around the world.
ARMS Clinic
Bicep Injuries
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Chronic Joint Pain
When nerves in your joints are damaged, it can result in significant chronic pain, including burning, stinging, or electric shock sensations. If your pain persists even after orthopedic intervention, we can help. Joint denervation is an advanced nerve surgery we perform to help patients achieve long-term relief.
Chronic Numbness
Chronic Pain
CMC Thumb Arthritis
Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
De Quervain's Tenosynovitis
DIP Arthritis
Distal Radius Fractures
Elbow & Forearm
Extensor Tendon Injuries
Failed Hand Surgery
Flexor Tendon Injuries
Guyon's Canal Syndrome
Hand & Upper Extremity
Problems with the upper extremities can cause functional impairments and chronic pain, which can significantly impact quality of life. We offer advanced treatments, such as nerve transfers and targeted muscle reinnervation (TMR), to help patients regain functionality in their shoulders, elbows, wrists, and hands. Our patient-centered approach to treatment allows us to deliver superb outcomes.
Hand Reconstruction
When patients suffer a traumatic injury or illness that affects their hands, we can provide advanced surgical treatment to help restore function. We’re proud to offer a unique operation to restore the most important part of our hands: our fingers. Our toe-to-hand transplant has helped many patients achieve better function and movement.
Hand, Finger, Arm Replantation & Reattachment
Joint Denervation
Lymphedema causes abnormal fluid buildup, leading to swelling that can restrict range of motion. We are among the few physicians in the world offering advanced treatment for lymphedema. Our cutting-edge microsurgical procedures, such as lymphaticovenous anastomosis (LVA), give patients pain-free movement.
Metacarpal Fractures
Nerve Injuries
Nerve Lacerations
Non-healing Fractures / Non-union Bones
Persistent Stiffness
Phalanx Fractures
PIP Arthritis
Post Trauma
Pronator Teres Syndrome
Radial Tunnel Syndrome
Rheumatoid Arthritis in Hand
Rotator Cuff Injuries
Scaphoid Fractures
Shoulder & Elbow Arthritis
Suprascapular Nerve Entrapment
Targeted Muscle Reinnervation (TMR)
Tendon Injuries
Tennis & Golfer's Elbow
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Toe-to-Finger Transplant
Trigger Finger
Wrist Arthritis
Wrist Drop
Wrist, Hand & Finger
BRCA - Prophylactic Mastectomy & Reconstruction
Women who test positive for the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genetic mutations are at higher risk of developing breast cancer in their lifetime. As a preventative measure, many women elect to undergo a prophylactic (risk-reducing) mastectomy for one or both breasts, followed by breast reconstruction surgery.
Breast Cancer
Breast Reconstruction Revision Surgery

Discover top-quality breast reconstruction revision surgery in NJ, NY, & PA. Achieve the desired results with our expert breast reconstructive surgeons.

DIEP Flap Reconstruction
One of the most sophisticated surgeries we offer is a combination of implant-based reconstruction with an autologous flap procedure, most often deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flap surgery or latissimus dorsi flap surgery. Combined procedures can help reduce the risk of implant-related complications and provide a more natural appearance than implant reconstruction alone—resulting in elevated patient satisfaction and a better quality of life.
Effects of Radiation on Breast Reconstruction

Learn the effects of radiation on breast reconstruction and complications - symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and available treatments for radiation-related changes in reconstructed breasts.

Explant Surgery
Fat Grafting
Achieve a natural-looking silhouette with a breast augmentation using fat grafting in NJ. Our expert fat transfer surgeons offer patients exceptional results.
Positive BRCA Gene
Post-Mastectomy Pain Syndrome

After a mastectomy, nerve pain can occur in the chest, armpit, shoulder, and/or arm. While pain after breast surgery is common, pain that persists for longer than three months may indicate post-mastectomy pain syndrome, or PMPS. We’re pleased to offer a comprehensive treatment plan that addresses pain with nerve surgery as well as reconstruction to minimize tissue deformities.

TRAM Flap Surgery

Learn about TRAM flap surgery for breast reconstruction after mastectomy. Understand the benefits, techniques, risks, and find skilled surgeons near you

Patients who suffer from difficult and recurrent hernias can find new hope with BARs (Bony Anchored Reinforcement), an innovative procedure developed by the surgeons at The Institute for Advanced Reconstruction. The BARs technique provides support for the lower abdominal wall that is weakened through breast reconstruction. Performed by only a select few surgeons, it has proven to be very effective in restoring abdominal strength.
Capillary Malformation
Capillary malformations (CMs), commonly known as port wine stains, are permanent birthmarks on the face, neck, or scalp, appearing as red or purple spots that can grow larger and thicker over time.
Chest Wall Stabilization
After heart surgery, some patients may find that their sternum does not heal back together properly. Known as sternal nonunion and instability, this condition leaves patients with an unstable chest wall that can be painful or uncomfortable. Our surgeons specialize in chest wall stabilization, using titanium metal plates to give stability through a minimally-invasive procedure. Our technique has helped nearly 100 percent of patients find relief.
Chronic Hernias

Chronic Hernias

Chronic Testicular Pain
Persistent pain in the testicle or testicles can significantly interfere in daily activities and cause negative emotional and psychological side effects. Our experienced surgeons perform microsurgical denervation of the spermatic cord, an innovative procedure that interrupts pain signals to alleviate chronic testicular pain.
Episiotomy Pain
During child birth, a doctor may need to do an episiotomy where a cut is made in the perineum to widen the opening for the baby to come out. Recovery can be painful and some patients may develop nerve damage, called pudendal neuralgia, that causes intense pain and long-term pelvic discomfort.
Erectile Dysfunction
When pills and injections no longer work for those with erectile dysfunction, advanced surgery can help. Our state-of-the-art nerve transfer procedure employs a genitofemoral to cavernous nerve transfer to restore erectile function and change the lives of many who may have previously lost hope.
Hernia Repair
A hernia is a hole in the muscular wall of the abdomen through which intestines or other organs can protrude and be trapped under the skin. If these organs become compressed or strangulated, the results can be deadly, so it is important to take hernias seriously. We perform surgery to close the hole in the abdominal wall, mostly on an outpatient basis.
Obturator Nerve Pain
The obturator nerve is part of the peripheral nervous system in the groin and helps provide movement and sensation to the inner thigh and supports balancing, rotating, extending your leg, flexing your hip, and other motor functions. People with obturator nerve pain may experience pain, weakness, numbness, tingling, and changes in sensation in their groin area due to an obturator nerve injury. 
Piriformis Syndrome
When the piriformis muscles compress the sciatic nerve, it can lead to pain, tingling or numbness in the buttocks — a condition known as Piriformis Syndrome. When non-operative treatment has been exhausted, we offer hope with surgical intervention. Decompression of the sciatic nerve in the buttocks can help many patients find relief from their symptoms.
Preservation of Erectile Function
Pudendal Nerve Entrapment Syndrome
Sports Hernias
Sternal Nonunion
Vascular Anomalies
A vascular anomaly is a birthmark or growth resulting from an abnormal formation of arteries, veins, or capillaries, resulting in both functional and cosmetic issues for many. We take a multidisciplinary approach to treatment, combining medication, laser therapy, and advanced surgical procedures.
Bone Grafting
Chronic Joint Pain
Femoral Neuropathy
Femoral neuropathy causes individuals to lose sensation or the ability to properly move parts of their leg and occurs due to damage to the femoral nerve located between the upper thigh and groin on each leg. The femoral nerve helps with movement and sends signals to the brain to communicate sensations, including pain and temperature.
Foot Drop
Foot drop results in difficulty lifting the front of the foot, caused by an underlying condition that is often due to a nerve injury. To restore functionality, our expertly trained surgeons offer nerve decompression surgery, nerve reconstruction, tendon transfer, and more. Most patients experience full recovery, with improved mobility and no pain.
Limb Paralysis
Paralysis is the loss of the ability to move some or all of the body. It can have many different causes, and it may be temporary or permanent. If you are experiencing permanent paralysis due to an accident or a stroke, our team can offer hope with reconstructive nerve techniques to help restore function.
Limb Salvage
When a limb is threatened by disease or trauma, our reconstructive plastic surgeons work together to develop a comprehensive, multidisciplinary plan to save the limb and/or maximize the function of the limb. Our surgeons use a combination of techniques for limb salvage, including skin flap surgery and nerve grafts — embracing a holistic approach that helps us achieve superior outcomes.
Meralgia Paresthetica
Morton's Neuroma
The Institute for Advanced Reconstruction offers peroneal nerve injury surgeries for those suffering from Morton's Neuroma. Learn more about Morton's Neuroa treatment and symptoms.
Nerve Decompression Surgery in Foot
Neuroma & Phantom Limb Pain
After the loss of a limb, some patients experience chronic pain, either due to a neuroma in the residual limb or from phantom limb pain in a limb that has been amputated. This burning, aching, or electric-type pain can significantly impact a patient’s quality of life and functionality. Our advanced nerve surgery techniques, such as Targeted Muscle Reinnervation (TMR) surgery, can restore function to remaining muscles and alleviate pain.
Peroneal Nerve Compression
Plantar Fasciitis
When the ligament supporting the arch of the foot becomes inflamed, pain can occur at its attachment to the heel bone, leading to a condition known as plantar fasciitis. Our treatment options for plantar fasciitis include Plantar Denervation and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injection Therapy, two groundbreaking techniques that help you achieve pain-free walking.
Reconstructive Surgeries
When injuries in your lower extremities interfere in your ability to live your best life, we can help. Our foot and ankle specialists perform advanced nerve surgery to treat conditions affecting the lower extremities, such as foot drop, neuroma formation, phantom limb pain, and more. With our groundbreaking care, patients are able to regain independence and comfort.
Targeted Muscle Reinnervation (TMR)
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
Diabetic Neuropathy
FLAP Surgery
Skin is our body’s most vital organ, providing protection from infection and disease. When skin is damaged due to trauma or injury, we become vulnerable to complications. Our specialists employ cutting-edge surgical procedures, such as skin grafts and skin flap surgery, to permanently replace missing or damaged skin.
Hidradenitis Suppurativa
Hidradenitis Suppurativa is a chronic, often debilitating condition that causes painful nodules and abscesses around the apocrine sweat glands. When conservative treatments aren’t enough, we use advanced surgery to restore movement and reduce pain. Working with a plastic surgeon and rheumatologist, our team will tailor your treatment plan to your needs.
Hidradenitis Suppurativa Excision Surgery
Pilonidal Cysts
A pilonidal is a cyst or abscess near or on the natal cleft of the buttocks that can become infected, causing pain and discomfort. Our surgeons perform a unique procedure that combines cyst excision and flap closure with laser hair removal, both treating the cyst and preventing its recurrence — improving quality of life for our patients.
Post-Surgical Wounds
Pressure Ulcers
Skin Graft Surgery
Wound Debridement
When patients develop wounds that won’t heal, they are at risk for infection or more serious consequences such as amputation. We help patients manage and heal their open wounds. For severe wounds, we offer reconstructive procedures such as skin grafts or skin flap surgery to provide a covering for open wounds.
Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy
Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy occurs when the peripheral nervous system is damaged due to cancer treatment drugs. When these nerves get damaged, sensations in your skin, muscles, and joints can change, causing pain and difficulty with fine motor skills that can interfere with everyday life. The condition can involve a single affected nerve or many nerves symmetrically on both sides of the body. 
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

Discover the causes, symptoms, and risk factors of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), a chronic and debilitating condition. Learn about effective treatments here!

Decompression Surgery
Diaphragm Paralysis
Your phrenic nerve communicates with your diaphragm, which controls your ability to breathe. Damage to the phrenic nerve can lead to diaphragm paralysis. Our surgeons pioneered world-class treatment for phrenic nerve injury in order to reverse diaphragm paralysis. We are the only known center in the world to offer innovative surgical treatment for phrenic nerve damage.
Nerve Compression Syndrome
Nerve compression syndrome can occur when tissue swelling or damage puts pressure on a peripheral nerve connected to a limb, such as your wrist, elbow, shoulder, hip, buttock, or leg. There are many types of nerve compression syndromes, some of which you may have heard of before. Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common type of nerve compression syndrome.
Nerve Grafts
Nerve Reconstruction Surgery
When patients experience disfiguring or disabling disease and trauma, nerve reconstruction can provide new hope for healing. Our world-renowned physicians have pioneered several advanced procedures, including our groundbreaking phrenic nerve reconstruction surgery and brachial plexus reconstruction. We use specialized techniques to restore form and function through nerve grafts, nerve transfers, nerve transplants, and more. 
Nerve Transfers
Nerve Transplantation
Piriformis Syndrome
Post-Stroke Treatment
Swallowing difficulties following a stroke can make eating challenging. Many individuals have had little hope and have had to rely on a feeding tube for nutrition — until now. Our specialists offer a groundbreaking procedure that transplants nerves to restore function to the portions of the larynx that are not working properly, allowing patients to resume an oral diet and greatly improving their quality of life.
Pressure Sore Management
Pressure sores are injuries affecting the skin and underlying tissues, often occurring on bony areas such as the heels, ankles, hips, and tailbone. Those with a medical condition that limits their ability to change positions are most at risk. We offer many procedures to treat and manage pressure sores, including flap surgery and nerve grafting, to relieve discomfort.
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal cord injuries can result in loss of sensation, movement, or the ability to breathe unassisted. We perform surgical procedures that can restore a patient’s sense of independence and freedom, including phrenic nerve surgery to help patients breathe without a ventilator and nerve grafting with flap surgery to restore sensation to the hip and buttock areas in paraplegics with recurrent pressure sores.
Ventilator Dependency
Many conditions can cause patients to become dependent on a ventilator to breathe. We offer several treatment options that restore a patient's ability to breathe independently, including surgically implanting a diaphragm pacemaker or phrenic nerve stimulator. We also perform our revolutionary phrenic nerve reconstruction surgery, which can include nerve decompression and nerve grafting to improve function.
Gender Affirmation
We understand that everyone's journey is unique. Whether you are cis, trans, or non-binary, we work closely with you to identify the best surgical and nonsurgical options to meet your needs, expectations, and goals. Our variety of feminizing and masculinizing procedures follow a multidisciplinary approach informed by the World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH) guidelines.
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Specializing in rare and uncommon conditions, The Institute provides access to the world's most accomplished doctors, state-of-the-art surgical techniques, and advanced medical technologies. Our proven track record speaks volumes, turning the seemingly impossible into reality.

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Dedicated to cutting-edge research, we're not just treating conditions; we're advancing medical frontiers. Our relentless pursuit of breakthroughs, coupled with a collaborative problem-solving approach, places us at the forefront of the advanced reconstruction industry. Leaders seek us out for the latest innovations, knowing that we persistently raise the bar on what's possible.
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