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Dr. John W. Shuck joins Houston Methodist Institute of Reconstructive Surgery at Willowbrook

Dr. John W. Shuck joins Houston Methodist Institute of Reconstructive Surgery at Willowbrook

Dr. John W. Shuck joins Houston Methodist Institute of Reconstructive Surgery at Willowbrook

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December 27, 2018
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Dr. John W. Shuck joins Houston Methodist Institute of Reconstructive
Surgery at Willowbrook
 
HOUSTON – Dec. 20, 2018 – John W. Shuck, MD, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon, recently joined Houston Methodist Institute of Reconstructive Surgery at Willowbrook.
Shuck received his medical degree at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. He completed his internship in general surgery and his residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. He completed his fellowship in reconstructive microsurgery at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
According to Shuck, in reconstructive surgery every incision should be exact. “With every operation, you’re striving for true perfection,” he said. Shuck elected to complete an additional year of fellowship training in microsurgery, which enables him to perform extremely intricate reconstructions. “Microsurgery involves tissue transplantation from elsewhere on the body and reconnection of the tiny blood vessels, nerves, bones and tendons as a major component of that,” said Shuck. “It’s a very fine surgery done under a microscope. Although it’s technically difficult, microvascular surgery is my first and biggest love in plastic surgery.”
“Microsurgery allows us to do microvascular reconstruction, which can be used all over the body,” said Shuck. “So much of reconstructive plastic surgery requires a transfer of healthy skin using local tissue. But there are a lot of areas on the body where there isn’t enough healthy tissue to cover an area so we have to take it from somewhere else on the body. That’s when the microvascular tissue transfers come into play.”
Having trained extensively in the field, Shuck also performs the full spectrum of facial and body cosmetic surgery.
Shuck’s clinical expertise includes:
 
Reconstructive Surgery
  • Abdominal wall reconstruction
  • Breast reconstruction
  • Head and neck cancer reconstruction
  • Lower extremity reconstruction
  • Lymphedema surgery
  • Skin cancer/Mohs reconstruction
 
Aesthetic Surgery
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Body contouring
  • Breast augmentation/lift
  • Facelift
  • Fat grafting
  • Liposuction
  • Rhinoplasty
 
   
“My job as a plastic surgeon is very personal to me. I pour my life into it,” said Shuck. “My highest priority is doing the right thing to help people and make them happy with the results.”
 
To schedule an appointment with Shuck, call 281.737.4560.
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About Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital
Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital is a 312 bed, not-for-profit, faith-based hospital, which is part of Houston Methodist. The hospital has expanded in Northwest Houston to serve the comprehensive health care needs of the growing community.
Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital has been named a Magnet recognized health care facility by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®.
Houston Methodist Willowbrook is ranked No. 7 in the Houston metro area and No. 11 in Texas by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best Hospital” in 2018.
Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital specializes in cardiology and cardiovascular services, neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedics and sports medicine, and comprehensive cancer services. Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital has a Breast Care Center, Cancer Center, Imaging Center, Infusion Center, Sleep Center, and Surgical Weight Loss Center and operates a Childbirth Center with a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
For more information about the comprehensive services available on the Houston Methodist Willowbrook campus and to learn about upcoming events, please visit houstonmethodist.org/willowbrook. To find a physician, call 281.737.2500.
 
About the Houston Methodist Institute for Reconstructive Surgery
The plastic and reconstructive surgeons of Houston Methodist Institute for Reconstructive Surgery are dedicated to helping patients restore form and function lost to trauma, tumor, disease and congenital differences. Our doctors and their teams provide comprehensive, state-of-the-art care in the following areas:

 
Innovative surgical techniques offer new and dramatic treatment options for restoring contour, movement, and sensation. Using advanced surgical treatment in a caring environment, our surgeons have helped many individuals regain a productive, fulfilling lifestyle.
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