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Amanda K. Silva, MD

Amanda K. Silva, MD
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Specialties

  • Aesthetic Procedures
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Conditions treated

    Facial palsy,  Facial trauma,  Lymphedema,  Breast reconstruction for breast cancer,  Facial reconstruction for cancer,  Head and neck reconstruction for cancer,  Lower extremity reconstruction for cancer and trauma,  Skin cancer,  Facial paralysis
  • About

    Amanda Silva, MD, is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon with a particular interest in complex reconstruction. After she finished her plastic surgery training at the University of Chicago, she completed an additional year-long fellowship in reconstructive microsurgery at New York University. She has experience in many areas of reconstructive surgery including advanced techniques in free flap breast reconstruction after cancer, lymphedema surgery, lower extremity salvage, and facial and head and neck reconstruction including facial reanimation for facial nerve injuries.

    In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Silva is passionate about continued research. She is interested in investigating ways to improve the patient experience and outcomes in complex reconstruction, and fostering better collaboration amongst surgical sub-specialties to better patient care. She has been published in several peer-reviewed journals, including Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Annals of Surgical Oncology, and Head & Neck.

    Faculty Rank

    Assistant Professor of Surgery

    Degree

    University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas

    Residency

    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.

    Fellowship

    Microsurgery and Complex Reconstruction, New York University Medical Center, New York, N.Y.

    Certifications and Special Training

    American Board of Plastic Surgery

  • Procedures performed

    • Mohs reconstruction
    • Head and neck reconstruction for trauma and cancer
    • Limb salvage
    • Breast cancer reconstruction
    • Microvascular free flap reconstruction head to toe
    • Local and pedicled flaps for reconstruction throughout the body
    • Botox
    • Nerve transfers
    • Facial reanimation for facial palsy
    • Breast reconstruction - perforator free flaps (for example DIEP) and implant based
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