Dr. Sadik collaborates with Obstetrics & Gynecology, Urology and Colorectal surgeons to address defects after cancer resections or severe soft tissue infections. Methods used for pelvic, vaginal or penile reconstruction are:
Skin grafts – a superficial portion of skin without blood supply taken to cover an open wound or defect
Local/Regional Flaps- flaps consisting of skin/subcutaneous fat, skin/subcutaneous fat/muscle or only muscle to gain soft tissue coverage in areas with severely damaged soft tissue or expected radiation.
Free Flaps (microsurgery) – flaps consisting of skin/subcutaneous fat, skin/subcutaneous fat/muscle, skin/subcutaneous fat/ muscle/bone, or only muscle or only bone that are disconnected from their blood supply and reconnected to the blood vessels near the defect to be filled.