Suhail Kanchwala

Suhail K Kanchwala , MD

Philadephia, PA

Penn Plastic Surgery Perelman

3400 Civic Circle Blvd., South Pavillion, 1st Floor
Philadephia, PA 19104

PennMed Plastic Surgery Logo Transparent

Suhail Kanchwala, MD

Dr. Suhail K. Kanchwala is a plastic surgeon at Penn Medicine in Philadelphia. An associate professor of surgery in the Division of Plastic Surgery at Pennsylvania Hospital, Dr. Kanchwala specializes in breast reconstruction using advanced microsurgical and laparoscopic techniques.

Penn Medicine plastic surgeons perform approximately 700 autologous (free flap) breast reconstructions annually, the highest volume free flap reconstruction center in the United States. At Penn Medicine, Dr. Kanchwala led a team of plastic surgeons in performing the first robot-assisted bilateral DIEP flap breast reconstruction, in which tissue is taken from the abdomen to form new breasts.

Dr. Kanchwala also offers Resensation®, a surgical technique used during free flap breast reconstruction to reconnect nerves in the newly formed breast with those in chest. Reconnecting the nerves using the Resensation method has the potential restore sensation in reconstructed breasts.

Affiliated Hospitals

  • PennMed Plastic Surgery Logo
Medical Degree: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Resensation Blog

Christine
how resensation® helped one woman love life again

Christine assumed numbness would be a part of life post-mastectomy. Resensation showed her, you don’t have to accept the inevitable.

Read More
Building community when diagnosed with breast cancer

Building a supportive community when diagnosed with breast cancer or BRCA is vital. Here are tips to get started.

Read More
Resensation patient
real talk about breast cancer and resensation®

We’re here for you with some real talk about what it’s like having breast cancer, and the Resensation technique.

Read More
Resensation patient
breast cancer and resensation in your words

For those beginning their breast cancer journey, we reached out to our community for their words of encouragement.

Read More
More Blog Articles