Regenerative Medicine Edition Ep.3: Perspectives in Reconstructive Surgery
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Guest: Richard E. Hayden, M.D.
Host: Darryl S. Chutka, M.D. (@ChutkaMD)
Currently reconstructive surgery involves taking the patient’s tissue from one area of their body and using it elsewhere to rebuild diseased or damaged tissue. Regenerative reconstructive surgery will allow the patient to grow their own replacement tissue from stem cells. This has incredible potential for allowing significantly better reconstructive surgical results. Currently regenerative reconstructive surgery is in its infancy, however in the next several years this should develop into a new standard of care for patients who need reconstructive surgery. This podcast features Dr. Richard Hayden, a reconstructive surgeon/otolaryngologist. We discuss the future of reconstructive surgery using regenerative medicine techniques, the difficulties in enabling patient access to regenerative therapies, the education that’s needed for not only providers but also for patients, and the future of regenerative reconstructive surgery.
Specific topics discussed:
- Role regenerative medicine plays and reconstructive surgery
- Importance in adopting and delivering regenerative care
- Challenges in current standard of care approaches in reconstructive surgery
- Difficulties enabling patient access to regenerative therapies
- Educational needs in regenerative reconstructive surgery
- The future of regenerative reconstructive surgery
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