Dr. Aldona J. Spiegel understands the anxiety and uncertainty many women face when it comes to choosing the most suitable breast restoration option for them. Her goal is to provide not only the most advanced breast restoration procedures, but also a caring and supportive environment—allowing each woman to complete a successful rehabilitation from her breast cancer battle. Dr. Spiegel is committed to providing superior, patient-focused care and preparing the next generation of surgeons to meet the highest standards of excellence. This vision combines a dedication to advanced research, exceptional education, and the development of new, less invasive treatments and procedures.
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 later, doctorate in medicine from the University of Ottawa Medical School in Canada, graduating with honors. She trained in general surgery at the celebrated Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Her fellowship in reconstructive microsurgery and specialization in plastic surgery were completed at Baylor College of Medicine where she was requested to serve as Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery. Subsequently, Dr. Spiegel has traveled to renowned centers in the United States and abroad for focused studies in advanced breast reconstruction. Board Certified in Plastic Surgery, Dr. Spiegel has trained with leading reconstructive surgeons around the world, developing and improving upon techniques to help minimize the aftereffects of breast cancer on a woman’s body.
Dr. Spiegel’s research interests are in flap perfusion and clinical trials in breast reconstruction outcomes. She has done extensive work in reinnervation of breast flaps. She is a much requested speaker and teacher at national and international forums regarding her clinical and research interests.
Dr. Spiegel has contributed numerous articles and book chapters to medical and scholarly publications, and she is also on the editorial board of several prestigious medical journals.
A Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), Dr. Spiegel is an active member in the medical community and is involved with numerous professional organizations including:
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
- American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM)
- World Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery (WSRM)
- Plastic Surgery Research Council (PSRC)
- Texas Medical Association (TMA)
- Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons (TSPS)
- Harris County Medical Society (HCMS)
- Houston Society of Plastic Surgeons (HSPS)