“Welcome to the The Center for Breast Restoration. As a breast reconstruction microsurgeon – and a woman – I understand that the diagnosis of breast cancer can be overwhelming and your choices for reconstruction can add to your uncertainty. My goal is to provide advanced breast restoration procedures in a caring, supportive environment, allowing each woman to successfully rehabilitate from breast cancer or other breast related problems and regain her femininity in a way that enhances positive physical and mental vitality, so that every survivor lives each day to the fullest.
In addition to my thriving practice in Houston, I am married and have three beautiful children, 2 boys and a girl, who keep me on my toes.”
Dr. Spiegel’s clinical expertise is in advanced breast reconstruction techniques and microsurgery, particularly in the area of surgical reconstruction with reinnervated autologous muscle-preserving perforator flaps, including the DIEP Flap, SIEA Flap, SGAP Flap, TUG Flap, and the TAP flap. Dr. Spiegel also specializes in Lymphedema Procedures, advanced Implant and Latissmus reconstruction, and has pioneered Sensory Innervation procedures which have the ability to reestablish sensation to the breast resulting in the most complete form of breast restoration. In addition, she is interested in all aspects of aesthetic surgery and is committed to women’s health issues in plastic surgery.
Dr. Spiegel received her undergraduate degree and doctorate in medicine from the University of Ottawa Medical School, Canada. After graduating with honors, Dr. Spiegel trained in general surgery at the prestigious Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland and completed her plastic surgery residency and a fellowship in microsurgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.
RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS —
Dr. Spiegel travels all over the world as an invited speaker on the different aspects of breast reconstruction, teaches live video demonstrations, and contributes numerous articles and book chapters to medical and scholarly publications, including the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and The Breast Journal. Dr. Spiegel served as Editor for the book Breast Reconstruction – Current Perspectives and State of the Art Techniques which was published in August 2013. In addition, she has pioneered new surgical techniques including sensory innervation procedures. This unique method allows her to microsurgically reconnect the tiny nerves in order to reestablish breast sensation in flap reconstruction.
An active member in the medical community, Dr. Spiegel is involved with numerous professional organizations including:
- American Association of Plastic Surgeons (AAPS)
- American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS)
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
- American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM)
- American Society for Maxillofacial Surgeons (ASMS)
- Group for Advancement for Breast Reconstruction (GABRs)
- Harris County Medical Society (HCMS)
- Houston Society of Plastic Surgeons (HSPS)
- Plastic Surgery Research Council (PSRC)
- Professional Organization of Women (POW)
- Texas Medical Association (TMA)
- Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons (TSPS)
- World Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery (WSRM)
AWARDS & RECOGNITION —
With more than a decade of experience and a respected reputation as one of the most highly skilled and trusted surgeons in the Houston area, Dr. Aldona J. Spiegel is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), and has been named a top doctor by Houston’s popular “Top Docs” magazine every year, since 2006. She has also been awarded Patient Choice Awards for the past several years. Dr. Spiegel is the Director and Founder of the Center for Breast Restoration at the Institute for Reconstructive Surgery at Houston Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas.
We welcome you to schedule a consultation today!
(713) 441-6102 / 877-7-BREAST