The three primary options for Microtia reconstruction (Medpor, Rib cartilage graft and prosthetic ear) will be reviewed including the advantages and disadvantages of each. Options for bone anchored hearing devices (both percutaneous and transcutaneous) and how they can be integrated with surgical ear reconstruction will be discussed. A recent technique for combining the Medpor ear reconstruction with a bone anchored device in a single outpatient surgery will be presented.
Course created on December 12, 2014
- Participants will be able to describe the advantages and disadvantages of the different types of surgical ear reconstruction for Microtia.
- Participants will be able to explain the timing and options for Microtia surgery and bone anchored hearing devices.
- Participants will be able to describe the technique of combining ear reconstruction and a bone anchored device in a single outpatient surgery.
|0-5 Minutes||Intro to Treatment Options for Microtia|
|5-10 Minutes||Advantages and Disadvantages of Auricular Prosthesis|
|10-20 Minutes||Advantages and Disadvantages of Rib Cartilage Graft Ear Surgery|
|20-35 Minutes||Advantages and Disadvantages of Medpor Ear Surgery|
|35-40 Minutes||Timing of Bone Anchored implants and ear reconstruction surgery|
|40-50 Minutes||Difference between Transcutaneous and Percutaneous Bone Anchored Implants|
|50-55 Minutes||New Technique: Medpor ear reconstruction with a bone anchored device in a single outpatient surgery|
Sheryl Lewin, MD
Sheryl Lewin, MD, is a Craniofacial trained, board certified Plastic Surgeon who has devoted her career to ear reconstruction. She has performed over 800 surgeries for children with microtia. Dr. Lewin initially planned a career in another field, receiving her undergraduate degree in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley. After graduating, she decided to transition into the field of Medicine.
Dr. Lewin went on to attend Stanford University School of Medicine, and then did her Plastic Surgery Residency training at the University of Southern California. Dr. Lewin then completed advanced training with a focus on Microtia Reconstruction through a fellowship in Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). After working at CHLA for 3 years, Dr Lewin joined the Cedars Sinai Medical Group, where she continued her practice for an additional four years. While at Cedars Sinai, Dr. Lewin held the position of Associate Director of Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery, as well as Director of Microtia Reconstruction at CHLA.
Dr. Lewin started her own practice in 2012 to provide her patients with the highest quality of care through a comprehensive approach to treating microtia. In the same year, she founded a non-profit medical charity, Earicles-Miracles for Ears, dedicated to helping children with Microtia thrive though Education, Advocacy, Research and Surgery.
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