Dr. Dumanian

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Dumanian is given credit for the development of TMR used to treat this patient in southern Illinois.


Here is a link to an article about our ongoing randomized clinical trial in controlling pain in the limbs of amputees with TMR nerve transfers.



Dr. Dumanian will give three lectures at the AWR meeting this coming June.  The first will be entitled “The tissue response to synthetic and biologic materials”.  The second is “Local and free flap reconstruction”.  The third is “Perforator Sparing:  Why not the standard”.  On June 13, he will be on a panel entitled “Stump the Experts”.  Looks to be a lively meeting!

Dr. Dumanian will present a talk on the use of mesh in abdominal wall reconstruction at the 2014 AAPS meeting in Florida.


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Dr. Dumanian has led an effort to develop a new type of surgical suture for abdominal wall closures.  Called “mesh suture”, the innovative suture design allows the tissues to grow into the suture itself for an improved tissue hold.  Dr. Dumanian’s team will present their findings on experimental rat hernia closures comparing a “mesh suture” with a standard polypropylene suture at the American Hernia Society and the Plastic Surgery Research Council meetings, both in March 2013.

Dr. Dumanian has several presentations at the upcoming microsurgery meeting in Jan 2014.  He will present two abstracts focused on the perceptions and goals of upper extremity amputees along with Dr. Sally Jensen, PhD.  He will also participate on a panel of what is new in abdominal wall (hernia) reconstruction.

We presented a poster on our experience in 24 patients who had recurrent ventral hernias, but who had had a prior bioprosthetic mesh repair.  Most of the patients were repaired successfully with prosthetic mesh.