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 Resensation®, 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.
Residency: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia and Lahey Clinical Medical Center in Burlington, Massachusetts
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