Aldona Spiegel, MD
Aldona J. Spiegel, MD is an advanced breast reconstruction surgeon who founded and serves as director of the Center for Breast Restoration at The Methodist Hospital’s Institute for Reconstructive Surgery in Houston, Texas. As a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in breast reconstruction and microsurgery, Dr. Spiegel provides patient-focused care that is tailored to help women recover physically and emotionally after a mastectomy.
Her surgical expertise is in autologous (free flap) breast reconstruction procedures that use the patient’s own tissue to make new breasts. Dr. Spiegel has performed more than 1,500 breast reconstruction procedures and pioneered new techniques to improve post-mastectomy outcomes. She now offers the ReSensation℠ technique, which can potentially reestablish sensation in the chest by reconnecting the nerves in the free flap with those in the chest during autologous reconstructive surgery.
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.
Dr. Spiegel earned her undergraduate degree and doctorate in medicine from University of Ottawa Medical School, Canada. After graduating with honors, she trained in general surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, and completed her plastic surgery residency and fellowship in microsurgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.
Dr. Spiegel is an active member in the medical community and participates in numerous professional organizations, including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM), AAPS-American Association of Plastic Surgeons (AAPS), Plastic Surgery Research Council (PSRC), World Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (WSRM), Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons (TSPS), Houston Society of Plastic Surgeons (HSPS), and Co-Founder for Advancement for Breast Reconstruction (GABRs). She regularly speaks at conferences about breast reconstruction, teaches live surgery both nationally and internationally, and frequently contributes articles and book chapters to medical publications like The Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Pioneering sensory nerve repair during breast reconstruction
Dr. Spiegel strives to provide advanced breast restoration procedures in a caring, supportive environment. Her clinical expertise includes muscle-sparing autologous breast reconstructions like DIEP, SIEA, SGAP, TUG and TAP flaps, as well as restoring sensation to the breasts through sensory nerve repair. Her other specialties are lymph node transfer for lymphedema and advanced breast implant reconstruction and fat grafting techniques.
At the Center for Breast Restoration, Dr. Spiegel also runs a support group called the Pink Sisters that consists of former patients who help women going through their breast reconstruction journey.
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