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Doctors Hospital at Renaissance welcomes plastic and reconstructive surgeon

Doctors Hospital at Renaissance Health System this week welcomed Dr. Mauricio De La Garza, a specialty-trained, board eligible plastic and reconstructive surgeon, who joins the Breast Center of Excellence at Doctors Hospital at Renaissance (DHR) and the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Institute at Renaissance.

A native of Monterrey, Mexico. De La Garza trained in General Surgery at Northwestern University in Illinois, at Michigan State University, and at the University of Massachusetts. He then completed an integrated plastic and reconstructive surgery residency at Southern Illinois University Institute for Plastic Surgery.

De La Garza brings extensive experience in breast reconstruction, microsurgery, reconstructive surgery, hand surgery, aesthetic surgery, and treatment for extensive burns and problem wounds. For severely injured patients whose problems cannot be solved by traditional care, reconstructive plastic surgery provides a new outlook on life. Specialized operating tools, precise instrumentation, and superior attention to detail are used to perform intricate operations on even the tiniest of structures. Through such precise surgery, Dr. De La Garza strives to restore function and appearance for patients who suffer from trauma, infection, burns, disease, tumors, disease or birth defects.

Other surgical services De La Garza will provide include:

  • Critical care management
  • Cosmetic surgery – facial, breast, and body contouring surgery
  • Head and neck cancer reconstruction
  • Hernia reconstruction
  • Maxillofacial trauma
  • Post-bariatric reconstructive surgery
  • Skin cancer and reconstruction
  • Trunk and lower extremity wound  reconstruction

Dr. Mauricio De La Garza plays a pivotal role in the comprehensive Breast Center of Excellence program at Doctors Hospital at Renaissance. Using a well-planned, multi-step process, surgical techniques are aimed at reducing scarring and maintaining as much of the breast tissue as possible while removing the cancerous or diseased portion.  Each treatment plan is unique and individually tailored to the patient.

The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, a program administered by the American College of Surgeons, granted the Breast Center at Doctors Hospital at Renaissance a three-year full accreditation designation in 2016. The Breast Center at DHR is a comprehensive program that incorporates the skills of highly trained physicians in the fields of breast disease, breast cancer, surgery, radiology with the latest technology available used to detect and diagnose breast cancers and diseases. As the only accredited breast center in the Rio Grande Valley, the Breast Center at DHR offers world-class, patient-centered medical care for those who are diagnosed with breast cancer or a breast disease.

Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to those centers that have committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance. During the survey process, the center must demonstrate compliance with standards established by the NAPBC for treating women who are diagnosed with the full spectrum of breast disease.  The standards include proficiency in the areas of: center leadership, clinical management, research, community outreach, professional education, and quality improvement.  A breast center that achieves NAPBC accreditation has demonstrated a firm commitment to offer its patients every significant advantage in their battle against breast disease.

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