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Dr. Matthew R. Kaufman

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Phone: (732) ***-****  HQ Phone
The Institute for Advanced Reconstruction
535 Sycamore Ave
Shrewsbury, New Jersey 07702
United States

Company Description: This Institute for Advanced Reconstruction is one of the nation's most respected plastic reconstructive surgery centers. From nerve reconstruction procedures such...   more
Background

Employment History

  • Cancer Reconstruction and Microsurgery Consultant for the Head and Neck Oncology Group
    The Plastic Surgery Center
  • Partner
    The Plastic Surgery Center
  • Surgeon
    Neary
  • Cancer Reconstruction and Microsurgery Consultant for the Head and Neck Oncology Group
    Central New Jersey
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery
    Drexel University College of Medicine

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • undergraduate degree
    State University of New York at Binghamton
  • State University of New York at Syracuse
  • M.D. , Celebrates His Landmark Phrenic Nerve Surgery
  • MD
  • MD FACS
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Web References
Eidosmed: Patented line of surgical measurement tools
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Matthew Kaufman, MD
Dr. Kaufman is a surgeon at the Institute for Advanced Reconstruction. He is double-boarded in Plastic Surgery and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He trained at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Manhattan and at UCLA.
Matthew Kaufman, MD is Only ...
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Matthew Kaufman, MD is Only Known Expert to Perform This Procedure
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SHREWSBURY, N.J., Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Don Bird underwent phrenic nerve surgery with Dr. Matthew Kaufman in November 2011.
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According to Dr. Kaufman of The Institute for Advanced Reconstruction, such a recovery is remarkable due to the fact that Bird's phrenic nerve was completely degenerated. Kaufman states that Bird's example, as well as others, has shown that "we have clearly demonstrated that the surgery works to reverse diaphragm paralysis, as well as the efficiency and safety of the surgery. Since 2007, Kaufman has performed this surgery on well over 100 patients from ages 9 to over 70 from around the U.S. and various other countries with an 80% success rate.
The phrenic nerve controls function of the diaphragm muscle - the primary muscle involved in breathing. Injuries to this nerve cause difficulties in breathing, as well as infection, such as dangerous bouts of pneumonia. Until now, treatment options for phrenic nerve injury have been limited to either nonsurgical therapy or diaphragm plication, neither of which attempts to restore normal function to the paralyzed diaphragm.
Kaufman, who also performs phrenic nerve surgery to free spinal cord injury patients from ventilator dependency, states, "Time and again, phrenic nerve patients are told they just have to live with the damage and restrictions. We have overwhelming evidence that is not the case."
Recently, Dr. Kaufman and colleagues published an article in the November 19, 2013 edition of The Annals of Thoracic Surgery.
Dr. Patel Selected for 2012’s Who’s Who in America- The Plastic Surgery Center, New Jersey
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Dr. Matthew Kaufman
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Dr. Matthew Kaufman
Practice News
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Dr. Matthew Kaufman
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Congratulations to Dr. Andrew Elkwood and Dr. Matthew Kaufman of The Plastic Surgery Center.
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Margaret is awaiting surgery with Dr. Matthew Kaufman to implant a diaphragm pacemaker, which will allow her to breathe independently, without the need for long term ventilator support.
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Matthew Kaufman, M.D., who specializes in treatments for swallowing disorders after stroke, diaphragm paralysis, and spinal cord injuries, will perform this unique procedure. The visiting doctors will observe this procedure and other surgeries performed by the Center's nerve specialists: Michael Rose, M.D., Andrew Elkwood, M.D., Matthew Kaufman, M.D., Tushar R. Patel, M.D., and Russell Ashinoff, M.D.
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Dr. Matthew Kaufman, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon at The Plastic Surgery Center and The Institute for Advanced Reconstruction in Shrewsbury, said that Conlon's experience is not a common problem.
But as necessary as the cardioversion was, "because the phrenic nerve is in contact with portions of the heart, it's possible it was susceptible."
According to Kaufman, the phrenic nerve connects the brain and spinal cord to the diaphragm muscle, which is responsible for the respiratory force that the lungs rely on to inflate and take in air.
"Damage to the right or left phrenic nerve can be caused by inadvertent trauma to the neck, chest, spine or various parts of the body from an accident, surgery, etc.," he said.
But while modern treatment for general nerve injuries got its start in World War II, little had been done in the specialized and lesser-seen field of phrenic nerve damage until the past decade.
"We reasoned that, if other peripheral nerves outside of the spinal cord could be repaired, why not the phrenic nerve? said Kaufman of the expertise he has become recognized for nationally since 2007 using advanced microsurgical techniques.
Kaufman is board certified in both plastic surgery and otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, and was trained at The Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan. Kaufman has patients worldwide who have received his phrenic nerve surgery.
The surgery
After using electrodiagnostics to identify Conlon's exact "zone of injury" and provide a roadmap of the damage done, Kaufman performed a precise, two-step process to help repair the 5- to 6-centimeter portion of Conlon's right phrenic nerve that had been affected.
"First, we applied decompression to the nerve to free it up and release it from the scar tissue - or compression - that was tethering it," he said.
Advanced Reconstruction - Nerve Decompression
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Dr. Matthew Kaufman
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Margaret is awaiting surgery with Dr. Matthew Kaufman to implant a diaphragm pacemaker, which will allow her to breathe independently, without the need for long term ventilator support.
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Matthew Kaufman, M.D., who specializes in treatments for swallowing disorders after stroke, diaphragm paralysis, and spinal cord injuries, will perform this unique procedure. The visiting doctors will observe this procedure and other surgeries performed by the Center's nerve specialists: Michael Rose, M.D., Andrew Elkwood, M.D., Matthew Kaufman, M.D., Tushar R. Patel, M.D., and Russell Ashinoff, M.D.
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