The surgeons of NYGPS are recognized within the medical community for their expertise in plastic and reconstructive surgeries including: Direct-to-Implant (One-Step) breast reconstruction and DIEP (free tissue transfer) breast reconstruction; microsurgery to treat trauma injuries, severe wounds and burns, and repair, reattach or replace damaged limbs; and pediatric cranio-facial surgery. Read the surgeons’ bios and medical procedure fact sheets here:

Press Materials

C. Andrew Salzberg, MD – Media Bio

Dr. C. Andrew Salzberg, a board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, is an associate professor at NY Medical College and Chief of Plastic Surgery at Westchester Medical Center and St. John’s Riverside Hospital at Dobbs Ferry Pavilion. He also operates at the Institute for Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery within the Hudson Valley Hospital Center and at The Mt. Sinai Hospital Center in New York City.

Direct-to-Implant or “One-Step” Breast Reconstruction Fact Sheet

Mastectomy is the surgical removal of breast tissue to treat or prevent breast cancer, and breast reconstruction is the surgical procedure to restore the breast’s shape, size and appearance. Mastectomy with breast reconstruction is an option for women being treated for breast cancer, or women at high genetic risk or strong family history of breast cancer.

R. Michael Koch, M.D. – Media Bio

Dr. Koch, a board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, is Assistant Professor of Surgery at the New York Medical College and Chief of the Microsurgery and Replantation service at the Westchester Medical Center. He is a partner with the New York Group for Plastic Surgery.

Microsurgery Fact Sheet: Advanced Reconstruction to Repair Serious Injuries, Improve Cancer Cosmetic Outcomes

Plastic surgery is usually associated with cosmetic procedures like facelifts or rhinoplasty, but also plays a critical role in treating severe injuries and wounds. Reconstructing deformities from accidents, birth defects or major cancer surgery are part of the daily challenge faced by a plastic surgeon.

Pediatric Plastic Surgery Fact Sheet

Each year 150,000 children in the United States are born with birth defects. Many birth defects cause physical deformities and asymmetry, or uneven appearance, of the face or body. The physical and emotional impact on affected children and their parents can be enormous. There are very few plastic surgeons who specialize in treating complex (complicated) deformities of the face and body in children. Advancements in the specialties of pediatric plastic surgery and craniofacial (skull and head) surgery are creating exciting new options for children with many of the common, as well as complex, birth defects.