Published: June 16, 2023
LANSING, MI – Sparrow’s partnership with University of Michigan Health is bringing expanded plastic surgery care to Mid-Michigan, including an innovative breast reconstruction procedure that spares muscle and allows for a quicker recovery.
The DIEP flap surgery is one example of the leading-edge procedures that will be offered at the new Sparrow practice that are not available anywhere else in the region. The surgery transfers fat, skin, and blood vessels from the lower belly to rebuild the breast of cancer patients, while minimizing injury to the muscles of the abdominal wall.
The new practice, located at the Sparrow Professional Building in Lansing, integrates the nationally recognized U-M Health plastic surgery program with a local care team so patients can receive the highest quality care close to home. U-M Health’s plastic surgeons are national leaders in cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery.
The partnership will expand or augment the following services at E.W. Sparrow Hospital in Lansing:
- Breast reconstruction and body contouring
- Cosmetic surgery
- General reconstructive surgery
- Skin cancer reconstruction
- Wound care
- Pediatric plastic surgery
In addition to Sparrow, the plastic surgery network includes collaborations with other Michigan hospitals, such as U-M Health-West, Chelsea Hospital, and MyMichigan Health.
A team will work at the practice, led by Andrew Zwyghuizen, M.D., who directs U-M Health’s plastic surgery community network. Noted U-M Health and Sparrow plastic surgeon Paul Cederna, M.D., is a consulting physician for the program and has played a key role in developing and planning the practice.
For more information about plastic surgery services at U-M Health, go to UofMHealth.org/plastic-surgery.
Sparrow is Mid-Michigan’s premier healthcare organization and includes hospitals in Lansing, Carson City, Charlotte, Ionia, and St. Johns, as well as Sparrow Specialty Hospital, Physicians Health Plan, Sparrow Care Network, Sparrow Medical Group, Michigan Athletic Club, and AL!VE. Through our partnerships and the dedication of our 10,000 Caregivers, Sparrow pursues a vision to be nationally recognized as a leader in quality and Patient experience.
For more information, visit Sparrow.org.
About Michigan Medicine:
At Michigan Medicine, we advance health to serve Michigan and the world. We pursue excellence every day in our five hospitals, 125 clinics and home care operations that handle more than 2.3 million outpatient visits a year, as well as educate the next generation of physicians, health professionals and scientists in our U-M Medical School.
Michigan Medicine includes the top ranked U-M Medical School and University of Michigan Health, which includes the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital, University Hospital, the Frankel Cardiovascular Center, Kellogg Eye Center, University of Michigan Health West and the Rogel Cancer Center. The U-M Medical School is one of the nation's biomedical research powerhouses, with total research funding of more than $500 million.
More information is available at www.med.umich.edu.