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The history of Plastic Surgery is rooted in Reconstructive Surgery. The word is derived from the greek word “Plastikos” which means to mold. Reconstructive Surgery strives to make whole again, where something was taken away. Both functional and aesthetic deficits caused by cancer resection, trauma, burns or congenital defects can be addressed with Reconstructive Surgery. From breast cancer reconstruction, to facial reconstruction after skin cancer resection, to abdominal wall reconstruction Dr. Tutela has an extensive experience in treating wide range of surgical problems. His experience in microsurgery has enabled him to address even the most challenging cases.

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Recognized Work

Integrated versus Remote Port Tissue Expanders in Implant Based Breast Reconstruction.  Tutela JP, O’Brian M, Kelishadi SS, Chowdhry S, Brooks R, Choo J, Yonick D, Wilhelmi BJ.
Kentucky Society of Plastic Surgeons, Louisville, September 2013

Large-Volume Saline Implants in the High-BMI Breast Reconstruction Patient. Brooks RM, Chowdhry SA, Kelishadi SS, Tutela JP, McCurry TM, Wilhelmi BJ.
(Oral Presentation at Kentucky Society of Plastic Surgeons Meeting; Louisville, KY, USA; September 2013)

Traumatic Dislocation of the Mandibular Condyle into the Middle Cranial Fossa in an Elderly Patient. Tutela JP, Verbist DE, Kelishadi SS, Little JA.
Journal of Craniofacial Surgery 2013 Sep;24(5):1703-5

Continuous postoperative antibiotic irrigation for implant based breast reconstruction. Tutela JP, Boyd TG, Kelishadi SS, Brooks RM, Chowdhry SA, Little JA.
Kentucky Society of Plastic Surgeons, Louisville, September 2012