George H. Landis, MD, is board certified in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery with a commitment to caring for women in their journey through breast cancer care and to enabling patient to return to the best "new normal" life as possible.
Dr. Landis is board certified in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and is experienced in all types of Breast Reconstruction with a specialized expertise in microsurgical techniques including DIEP flap, Free TRAM flaps, and Vascularized Lymph Node Transfer for lymphedema.
After completing his training in general surgery and plastic surgery at the University of Minnesota, he practiced as a full-time faculty member at the University of Minnesota medical Center dedicated to the education of future surgeons in the care of complex reconstructive surgery patients with advanced techniques. While at the University Minnesota, Dr. Landis conducted scientific research looking at the integrity of silicone gel breast implants and wrote and produced educational materials for plastic surgeons seeking advanced training in breast reconstruction.
Dr. Landis continues to utilize the most advanced techniques including microsurgery, autologous fat grafting, acellular dermal matrix, in vascularized lymph node transfer to care for women as they recover and rebuild their lives.
The concept behind DIEP Flap surgery may seem relatively simple: a surgeon removes lax skin and tissue from the abdominal area, and uses that tissue to reconstruct the breast area. The surgeon, however, must carefully remove microscopic blood vessels from the abdominal muscle and reattach them to blood vessels in the breast area. This is an extremely tedious procedure that must be performed with the aid of a microscope, and not all plastic surgeons have the microsurgical expertise required to perform DIEP Flap and other autologous breast reconstruction surgeries.