Patient Stories for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

After quick diagnosis and treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome, Christopher is riding his bike again

Christopher Wise riding his bike
An avid cyclist for 11 years, Christopher Wise had to stop enjoying his daily ride to work after he lost feeling and strength in his right hand and couldn’t grip the handlebar anymore. It wasn’t until Christopher visited University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics for a different issue that he learned he had carpal tunnel syndrome, a condition in which the nerve that provides feeling to the hand gets squeezed and stops functioning properly.

Breast augmentation brightens patient's outlook

Stacy had always been small chested and it began to impact her negatively after she became a mother. Read about how Dr. William Albright of University of Iowa Health Care was able to help her through a successful breast augmentation.

Breast reduction surgery changed Angela's life

I have struggled with my breast size from the time I began puberty.

Reconstructive surgery helps man recover from flesh-eating disease

Micah Smith photo
"Without aggressive treatment by his initial multidisciplinary team, he would not have survived."--Mark Fisher, MD

Cosmetic surgeon calms fears

Katie Moon, of Marion, Iowa, was referred to University of Iowa Health Care by her family doctor in 2016. Katie was uncertain about her decision to have cosmetic surgery, but her surgeon and his team helped calm her fears.

Breast reduction surgeon helped her prepare for surgery — and her life after

One recent patient, who wished to remain anonymous, wanted to share her story about how her surgeon helped her prepare not only for her procedure, but for life after, too.

Cosmetic surgery helps Cedar Rapids woman achieve the legs she's always wanted

Having fought body image issues about her thighs from when she was in elementary school, this Cedar Rapids patient decided to make a change, she came to University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.

Breast augmentation team is 'more than amazing'

Cassidy Abkes, of Shell Rock, Iowa, was interested in having cosmetic surgery in late 2016, and online research brought her to Dr. William Albright and University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.