Imagine doing needlepoint or other sewing with a thread smaller in diameter than a human hair. That's what Dr. Merrell do routinely with microsurgery - not needlepoint, but sewing together tiny nerves, arteries, and veins. Dr. Merrell is one of only a few fellowship trained microsurgeons in the Hampton Roads area. His expertise allows him to apply this technique to a variety of reconstructive and cosmetic surgeries. Tissues from one part of the body can be moved to another area restoring form and function after surgery for cancer, or to correct congenital or traumatic deformities.
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This young boy lost the bone in his upper arm due to infection. Using microsurgery, a living non-weight bearing bone was taken from his leg to rebuild his arm. At right he is shown one year later with a normal healthy arm.