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These wounds healed faster and were stronger, earlier, than those that weren't treated," said Dr. Berish Strauch, of the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Albert Einstein, in whose lab the study was done.
Dr. Herman will co-edit the textbook with Berish Strauch, M.D., F.A.C.S., Chairman Emeritus of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.
Dr. Strauch also currently serves as president of the World Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery.
The textbook will contain over 40 chapters written by experts from all regions of the world, in addition to contributions from Drs.
Herman and Strauch.
Dr. Strauch is an internationally known plastic surgeon, board certified in general surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery and hand surgery.
He received his medical degree form Columbia University in 1959, completed residency at Roosevelt Hospital in Plastic and Reconstructive surgery of the hand in 1961 and was a surgical fellow at Stanford University Hospital, 1966-1968.He is currently the chairman of the Department of Plastic Surgery at Montefiore Medical Center and is a founder and first president of the American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, and has been an officer and committee member in numerous regional, national, and international professional organizations.He is the senior editor of the three-volume Encyclopedia of Flaps, the senior author of the Atlas of Microsurgical Flaps, and co-author of the Atlas of Hand Anatomy.He is also the founder and ongoing Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery.Dr. Strauch has conducted extensive clinical research using the SofPulse device and is the author of the study demonstrating the angiogenic properties of the SofPulse technology.
"The radical weight loss following gastric by-pass leads to improved blood pressure, and in many patients improves or eliminates diabetes symptoms," said Berish Strauch, MD, chairman of the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Montefiore Medical Center.
"Nevertheless, patients are left with a massive sagging of the entire body that leads to severe medical and cosmetic deformities," added Dr. Strauch, who now finds that 80 percent of his surgical practice involves post-bariatric surgery patients.
"It is truly gratifying to be able to give these patients the body they have dreamed of having."
"A traditional abdominoplasty (tummytuck) is insufficient for these patients, who after this kind of extreme weight loss require a special operation called a circumferential adbominoplasty, a type of complicated, mid-body lift, which we have modified," he continued.
Circumferential abdominoplasty is more extensive than a standard tummy tuck, and involves additional operating room time, more blood loss and increased recovery time.
After recovery, typically three months later, further body contouring procedures are considered such as brachioplasty (trimming underarm 'wings') as well as thigh, neck, face and back lifts.
"We trim excess skin from the stomach, thighs and buttocks in one operation, rotating the patient carefully on the operating table during the surgery," Dr. Strauch said.