The most common perforator flap procedure Dr. Melendez performs is the DIEP (deep inferior epigastric perforator) flap, in which excess skin and fat along the lower portion of the abdomen are used to create a new ‘natural’ breast after a mastectomy. He also offers SIEA (Superficial Inferior Epigastric Artery) and TUG (Transverse Upper Gracilis) flaps as well as tissue expanders, implants, and fat grafting for breast reconstruction.
- American Board of Plastic Surgery
Subspecialties / Interests
perforator flap breast reconstruction (including: DIEP [deep inferior epigastric perforator] flap
SIEA [Superficial Inferior Epigastric Artery]
TUG [Transverse Upper Gracilis] flaps)
Education & Training
Ross University School of Medicine - Roseau, Commonwealth of Dominica, West IndiesMedical School
Long Island Plastic Surgical Group - New York, NYResidency
Johns Hopkins Hospital - Baltimore, MDFellowship
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