Rodger Brown, MD
Rodger Brown, MD is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon in the West Houston/Katy, Texas, area. As the founder of Brown Plastic Surgery and a partner at Houston Methodist Institute for Reconstructive Surgery, he strives to provide each patient with a personalized experience and optimal results through technical excellence and compassionate care.
Dr. Brown has a special interest in breast reconstruction for women who have undergone a mastectomy to treat breast cancer. He offers autologous (free flap) breast reconstruction such as the DIEP flap, which uses a woman’s natural tissue to recreate breasts. He also offers ReSensationSM, a surgical technique that offers the potential to restore sensation to the breasts of women after mastectomy. ReSensation is available to women who choose reconstruction using natural tissue.
Women who have delayed reconstruction may be candidates for ReSensation, as long as the type of reconstruction they choose is flap reconstruction using natural tissue.
Dr. Brown was born and raised in the Houston area. He graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science from Baylor University and earned his medical degree with honors from Baylor College of Medicine in the Texas Medical Center in Houston.
During medical school, he fell in love with plastic surgery, a specialty that requires creativity, problem solving and technical skill that can make a direct and immediate impact on patients’ lives. As a resident in integrated plastic surgery at Baylor College of Medicine, he worked with many national leaders in the field at Houston Methodist Hospital, Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Texas Children’s Hospital and Ben Taub Hospital.
Listening to Patient’s Breast Reconstruction Goals
After completing his plastic surgery residency, Dr. Brown joined the faculty at Baylor College of Medicine as an assistant professor of plastic surgery. In 2014, he was chosen for the Outstanding Teaching Faculty award by residents.
He listens to his patients’ concerns and works with them to attain their goals. Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Brown also has a special interest in facial reconstruction after trauma and skin cancer, and cosmetic surgery. When not taking care of his patients, Dr. Brown enjoys spending quality time with his wife and children, traveling, playing golf, and scuba diving.
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