April 3, 2009 - John David Rosdeutscher, M.D., plastic surgeon, will present "An Overview of Plastic Surgery and Advances in Wound Care." This Summit Prime Lunch & Learn will take place on Tuesday, April 21 at 11:30 a.m. at Summit Medical Center in Classrooms D/E. At that time, Dr. Rosdeutscher will educate attendees on cosmetic surgery, reconstructive surgery, and the advances in wound care.
Dr. Rosdeutscher will briefly discuss common procedures and capabilities of plastic and reconstructive surgery including facial lifts, cleft palates, breast implants, nasal surgery, and injury treatments. Dr. Rosdeutscher has seen the differences that plastic surgery can make in a person's life both physically and emotionally. Plastic and reconstructive surgery both enhance or restore the body and also gives the patient more self confidence.
Wound care is another facet of plastic surgery, and more than 5 million people suffer from chronic, non-healing wounds that linger despite conventional management. Diabetics account for a significant number of chronic wounds. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) approximately 12% of U.S. adults with diabetes had a history of foot ulcer, a risk factor for further ulceration or lower extremity amputation.
An estimated 542,000 adult Tennesseans live with the disease, and the number is growing. Tennessee's diabetes prevalence rate of 9.1 percent exceeds the national rate of 7.3 percent of the population. The percentage of Tennessee adults with diabetes almost doubled between 1996 and 2005, from 5.0 percent to 9.1 percent.
Wounds come from a variety of different medical conditions, and they don't heal for many reasons. Acute non-healing wounds are those that have failed to heal following four weeks of standard medical care. Diabetes, cardiac and vascular disease, cancer trauma, obesity, venous thrombosis, and complications from surgery are just conditions that can prevent wounds form healing.
Dr. Rosdeutscher is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He earned his medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and performed his residency training at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine as well as University of Louisville Health Sciences Center.
If you are interested in learning more about wound care, plastic surgery, or reconstructive surgery, then please register for this FREE lunch and learn event. Reservations are required and can be made by calling TriStar Medline at (615) 342-1919..
Summit Medical Center is a 188-bed regional medical center serving the residents of Davidson, Wilson and surrounding counties. Summit offers a full range of services including emergency, medical, surgical, obstetric, oncology, psychiatric and diagnostic services. The hospital also offers the latest advances in imaging services, including the area's first hospital based 64-slice CT scanner. For more information, call TriStar MedLine at (615) 342-1919 or (800) 242-5662.