The goal of Care New England Plastic, Reconstructive, and Hand Surgery are to offer patients access to the most advanced treatment options available in a private, comfortable environment. Our providers seek to offer patients the highest standards in patient experience, surgical outcomes, and well-being. This includes a unique confidence in your surgical team surgical care team, in the office staff, and in your journey to a more healthful you.
The team offers some of the most advanced tools for assessment, including 3-D surgical planning with Vectra imaging. Our commitment is to the well-being of patients throughout the aesthetic or reconstructive surgery process. Our program offers the newest, evidence-based approaches, using a patient’s own tissues when possible, to facilitate a well-healed, natural-appearing result.
Our team offers a full range of cosmetic and hand surgery including:
The team offers surgical repair or reconstruction to improve a wide range of conditions resulting from:
Our multidisciplinary approach to injuries and disorders of the elbow, wrist, and hand involves not only board-certified surgeons but also hand therapists, and physicians in other disciplines including rheumatology and dermatology. We are experts in state-of-the-art operative and non-operative care. The goal of hand surgery is to improve functionality and flexibility, as well as to improve the appearance of the hand. We treat the full spectrum of hand conditions including:
*For more information on these conditions please visit the American Society for Surgery of the Hand
The Care New England Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery works collaboratively with all medical teams and specialized units throughout Care New England for seamless and exceptional care for patients as they are referred to needed services offered locally. Some services may include:
With the advanced virtual imaging software of the Vectra XT 3D Imaging System, patients can see post-operative results before surgery. Patients can see themselves and peer into the future to see how the face, breasts, and body will look after surgery. The floor-mounted device works to assess, educate, and simulate possible outcomes. This comprehensive imaging capability allows an individual to see a simulation of what they will look like the following surgery.
The image shows each person’s body as it actually looks and can be viewed from any angle. The virtual image can be adjusted into the exact shape someone wishes to achieve. Someone will stand in front of the imager and pictures will then be taken by the machine. The software will then be utilized to make visual presentations.
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As part of your pre-operative preparation, you’ll complete an assessment at Kent Hospital’s Ambulatory Surgery Center. During this appointment, you’ll have labs drawn and an EKG test, as well as a chest X-ray, if necessary. You’ll also meet with an anesthesiologist and review your current medications.
You will be notified about required appointments, because you may not need all of them. All tests can be performed on the Kent Hospital campus.
You will be contacted by our office only if we find issues with your results. Otherwise, your results will go directly to the surgical team. If you want copies of your results, we can provide them at the time of your post-operative appointment or are accessible through MyChart.
Prior to your procedure, you will have a preoperative visit in which your plastics team will discuss the specifics of your surgical procedure and take the time to go over any preoperative workup you may need. They will also ensure you have all the proper instructions and paperwork at this time and answer any questions you may have. These visits are typically done at the Providence office but can be arranged in East Greenwich as well.
Prior to your surgery, you may be asked to:
Preoperatively, the plastics team will discuss with you:
Do not eat or drink (including water) from midnight the night immediately before surgery, unless otherwise instructed. Do not wear makeup, jewelry, contact lenses, or body piercing items. Be sure your responsible adult companion accompanies you to the surgery location.
Our commitment is to the well-being of patients throughout the aesthetic or reconstructive surgery process and recuperation. Our program offers the newest, evidence-based approaches, using a patient’s own tissues when possible, to facilitate a well-healed, natural-appearing result.
Benjamin Christian, MD, and Erik Hoy, MD, offer their board-certified, fellowship-trained plastic surgical advice in a comfortable and confidential environment that allows patients to express their goals for surgery, and help the surgical team to allow patients to achieve those goals.
Dr. Christian offers a broad range of reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery and hand surgery services to adults and children of all ages. He is board-certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery and has additional training and certification in surgery of the hand. Dr. Christian is an affiliated provider with Brigham and Women’s Hospital.