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Stephanie Caterson, MD

Boston, MA

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Brigham and Woman's Hospital

1153 Centre St., Suite 2B
Boston, MA 02130

Stephanie Caterson, MD

Stephanie A. Caterson, MD is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. She offers a variety of aesthetic and reconstructive surgeries, and has a special interest in breast reconstruction using microsurgical techniques.

As director of the Perforator Flap Breast Reconstruction Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dr. Caterson is committed to offering the latest microsurgical breast reconstruction advances to her patients. Over a decade ago, she launched the hospital’s DIEP flap program, which uses a patient’s abdominal tissue, including skin, fat and blood vessels, to create a new breast after a mastectomy.

Dr. Caterson also offers ResensationSM, a surgical technique that has the potential to restore sensation in the breasts of women who have had a mastectomy and choose flap breast reconstruction using their natural tissue. During the Resensation procedure, Dr. Caterson reattaches nerves in the tissue flap with nerves in the chest, using a nerve allograft (donated nerve) to bridge the gap and support nerve regeneration.

The more you can help women look and feel the way they did before the mastectomy, the more you can potentially improve their psychological health and all-around health.

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Dr. Caterson received her medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia in 1999, and completed residencies at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia in 2004 and Lahey Clinical Medical Center in Burlington, Massachusetts, in 2008. She completed a fellowship in microsurgical breast reconstruction at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in 2007.

In addition to the DIEP flap, Dr. Caterson also offers multiple other types of flap breast reconstruction surgeries, including the DUG flap, SGAP flap, SIEA flap and TUG flap.

Meeting patients’ breast reconstruction goals

Dr. Caterson believes in providing compassionate, patient-centered care to help women feel confident in their decisions regarding breast reconstruction. She is an assistant professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School, and is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

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