Reconstructive surgery may be applied to any part of the body to correct functional and structural irregularities caused by trauma, infection, disease or congenital defects.
Dr Rahdon specialises in breast reconstruction following breast cancer. He is able to offer all types of reconstruction: implant based, latisimus dorsi and microsurgical free tissue transfer (DIEP flap). The type of reconstruction appropriate for a given patient is dependant on a number of complex factors which will be discussed at the time of consultation. Where possible, Dr Rahdon will perform all major additional surgery in the same session (eg breast reduction to the normal breast) to reduce the number of major surgeries required.
There are many common conditions of the hand requiring surgery. Dr Rahdon routinely performs surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren’s disease, trigger finger release, ganglions and hand trauma including fractures.
Skin cancer surgery
Australia has one of the highest incidences of skin cancer in the world, with a significant percentage requiring treatment from a Plastic Surgeon. Dr Rahdon offers diagnosis and treatment of all types of skin cancer. Simple lesions may be excised and closed directly, but more complex defects may require skin flaps or skin grafts. Small procedures are undertaken at Dr Rahdon’s rooms under local anaesthetic, but more complex cases are performed at St John of God Day Surgery Centre. Dr Rahdon prides himself on meticulous surgery, with neat and tidy “no fuss” dressings using dissolvable stitches.
Cosmetic skin surgery
Many patients seek surgery of the skin for cosmetic reasons, such as mole removal or scar revision. Dr Rahdon is able to provide this service, with the full backup of lasers at the Body Recon Cosmetic Clinic to further fade and troublesome scars.
Dr Rahdon also performs trauma surgery, most often when providing on-call services at Barwon Health. Trauma surgery can range from minor hand and facial trauma, to major trauma requiring microsurgical reconstruction and free tissue transfer on patients that experience home, road and work place injuries. These can range from minor reconstructive surgeries to more in depth work involving skin gafts. Trauma surgery can also include facial fractures.