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Galen Perdikis, MD, MBChB

Nashville, TN

Vanderbilt Plastic Surgery

1301 Medical Center Dr., Suite 3701
Nashville, TN 37232

Galen Perdikis, MD, MBChB

Dr. Galen Perdikis is a plastic surgeon at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. He is a professor and chair of the Vanderbilt Department of Plastic Surgery.

With clinical areas of interest in aesthetic and breast reconstructive surgery, Dr. Perdikis’s specialties include breast reconstruction using microsurgery and the surgical management of lymphedema for women in recovery from breast cancer and mastectomy.

Dr. Perdikis also offers ReSensationSM, a surgical technique that has the potential to restore sensation to the breasts of women who undergo DIEP flap or other autologous (free flap) breast reconstruction. Flap reconstruction is a procedure in which plastic surgeons recreate breasts uses a woman’s own tissue, usually taken from the abdomen, buttocks or thighs. With the addition of ReSensation to flap reconstruction surgery, surgeons use magnification to reattach nerves in the chest with nerves in the transferred tissue. Over time, the nerves regenerate, potentially returning sensation to reconstructed breasts.

This advanced technique shows the promise of revolutionizing free flap reconstruction and aims to become the standard of care.

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Dr. Perdikis received his medical degree from University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He served as house officer at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa, and senior house officer at West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom. He completed a general surgery residency and a research fellowship at Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska, as well as a fellowship in plastic surgery at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville.

Advancing breast reconstruction microsurgical techniques

Dr. Perdikis’s previous positions include serving as professor and chair of the Division of Plastic Surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. He has presented his research on numerous topics in plastic surgery and breast reconstruction outcomes at national and international conferences and has served journals editorially and as a reviewer. Dr. Perdikis is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, American Society of Plastic Surgeons and holds memberships with Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons.

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