The staff at Dr. Merrick's office are tremendous! They know me by name and always take the time to make me feel welcomed and safe. The time sitting in the waiting room is not long and the staff make sure to make me feel comfortable.
I sought out Dr. Merrick to fix the numbing in my hands. Within weeks of my first appointment, I was scheduled for surgery and the numbness is completely gone! Dr. Merrick truly listens when you explain where it hurts and has the drive to make it better.
Dr. Merrick has a truly gifted bedside manner. He listened when I tried to explain the source of my elbow pain – which had been hurting for years even after a previous surgery and physical therapy. He did not dismiss my pain, but, rather, offered ideas of where the pain may be and then proceeded to fix my elbow.
Carolina J. (hand surgery, elbow surgery)
Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
Dr. Merrick is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who has extensive experience in reconstructive surgery. Whether the result of an accident or birth defect, Dr. Merrick works with patients of all ages and is here to help you find the best option for you. His extensive list of reconstructive procedures and services includes:
Reduction of breast size and breast lift by surgery.
Breast reconstruction is achieved through several plastic surgery techniques that attempt to restore a breast to near normal shape, appearance and size following mastectomy.
Any variety of surgical procedures that can increase mobility, restore lost sensation and/or create cosmetic improvements to areas of the body affected by burns.
A separation of the upper lip and/or the roof of the mouth.
Congenital hand abnormalities
Refers to any physical deformity that is present at birth.
A self-contained sac of fluid or semifluid matter that is formed in human or animal tissue.
- Dressing care
Also known as otoplasty - can improve the shape, position or proportion of the ear. It can correct a defect in the ear structure that is present at birth, or it can treat misshapen ears caused by injury.
The breaking of a bone or cartilage.
- Facial Nerve Reconstruction
- Multi-disciplinary involvement
A surgical procedure to remove hanging fat and skin after massive weight loss.
- Pediatric reconstruction
Post MOHS reconstruction
A surgical procedure that’s used when skin cancer is like an iceberg. Beneath the skin, the cancerous cells cover a much larger region and there are no defined borders.
Post trauma flap surgery
Surgical techniques used to reposition your own skin, muscle and fat to reconstruct or cover your breast.
- Reconstructive surgery
Scar revision can include anything from topical treatments to surgery and is meant to minimize a scar so that it is more consistent with your surrounding skin tone and texture.
- Skin cancer surgery
- Wound care