Patient Stories

Plastic surgery physicians and team at The University of Kansas Health System provide patients with treatment options that are often on the cutting edge. Meet a few of our patients and learn about their successful treatments.

Julie and Steve Hunter

Weekly Dose of Laughter Eases Reconstruction
Breast reconstruction nurse helps patient Julie Hunter and her husband through recovery.

Lori Baerg

Knowledge Is Power
Offered many options for breast reconstruction, Lori Baerg chose DEIP (deep inferior epigastric perforator flap).  

Missy McCoy

Comfortable and Confident After Reconstruction at 28
Breast cancer patient Missy McCoy's story about breast reconstruction and feeling like herself again.

Jane Ann Williams

Completing the Look with Breast Reconstruction
Following a double mastectomy, breast cancer patient Jane Ann Williams is pleased with the results of her breast reconstruction surgeries.

Brandon Smith

Motivated Survivor Overcomes Burn Accident in Record Time
When a gasoline can exploded, Brandon Smith learned life can change in an instant. Read his story of his recovery from an accident through quality care and family support.

Steve Pelegrin

Rapid Action is First Step in Saving Arm
Read Steve Pelegrin's story of his woodworking accident and successful replantation surgery.

Elizabeth Usovicz

Westwood Patient Grateful For Care
Elizabeth took a nasty fall in her home that caused a traumatic injury to her face. Today, she looks and feels like her former self.