Burn Injury Surgery

Learn More About Burn Injury Surgery at Aurora Health Care

What is Burn Injury Surgery?

Once severe burns have healed, patients often require reconstructive surgery to improve both function and appearance of the affected area(s). Our burn injury services focus on caring for patients once they have recovered from the initial trauma of their burns. Successful scar tissue treatment often requires months of care to be most effective, and we will work with patients throughout that recovery period.

How is the Procedure Performed?                        

Surgery to correct burn injuries will vary from patient to patient and may involve different surgical techniques depending on the severity of the burn injury. If you have questions about how your burn injury surgery will be performed, contact a board certified reconstructive plastic surgeon at Aurora Health Care for a consultation.

In most cases, you will be given anesthesia to keep you from feeling pain during the procedure. Your surgeon will recommend either intravenous sedation or general anesthesia.

The actual type of procedure will vary depending on the severity of the burn injury and the extent of the skin area to be treated. One of the most common types of burn injury surgery is a skin graft. During a skin graft procedure, healthy tissue will be removed from one area of your body and transplanted to the area being treated after a burn. There are two types of skin grafts: split-thickness grafts (transplanting only a few layers of the outer skin) and full-thickness grafts (transplanting the entire bottom layer of skin).

Why Should I Choose Aurora Health Care for Burn Injury Surgery?

Reconstructive plastic surgeons at Aurora Health Care have years of experience and perform hundreds of reconstructive surgeries every year. They understand what an important and life-changing decision you have in front of you, and they will work with you to make sure you get the best care possible. Our staff will be with you every step of the way to help and support you through the process.

Experience and Expertise

Every reconstructive plastic surgeon at Aurora is board certified and dedicated to your safety. With years of experience and thousands of successful procedures behind us, Aurora’s multidisciplinary team focuses entirely on developing and delivering a treatment plan tailored to your needs.

Success and Safety

At Aurora Health Care, your safety is our first priority. We go to great lengths to make sure that every procedure we perform is both safe and successful.

Is Burn Injury Surgery Covered by Insurance?

Burn injury surgery is a reconstructive procedure, and therefore it should be covered by your health insurance plan. However, your insurance plan may cover only a portion of the total fee. If you’re concerned about your insurance coverage, speak with a customer representative at your insurance company.

How Do I Find a Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon at Aurora Health Care?

Learn more about our board certified reconstructive plastic surgeons or schedule a consultation.

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