Austin Location: Synergy Plastic Surgery
11200 Manchaca Road, Suite 201, Building 2
Austin, TX 78748
Phone: (512) 244-1439
Fax: (512) 244-1445

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Round Rock Location: Synergy Plastic Surgery
7700 Cat Hollow Drive #103
Round Rock, TX 78681
Phone: (512) 244-1444
Fax: (512) 244-1445

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Synergy Plastic Surgery: Mahlon Kerr, MD, FACS

SPY Technology Hits Austin and Changes the Face of Breast Reconstruction

SPY Technology Hits Austin and Changes the Face of Breast Reconstruction

Local area hospitals have been rapidly acquiring a new technology to assist plastic surgeons in the battle against breast cancer.  Called the “SPY,” the technology allows plastic surgeons to view blood vessels in real time and helps to ensure better outcomes in breast reconstruction patients.

Local plastic surgeon Dr. Mahlon Kerr explains how the spy has been something he has used for many years but its arrival in Austin is something new.  “I helped with some of the original SPY studies when I was located at the Huntsman Cancer Hospital in Utah, the imaging technology is unique in plastic surgery and can really benefit breast cancer patients by improving their reconstructive outcomes.”

After arriving in Austin several years ago Dr. Kerr started looking for ways he could bring SPY to the area.  The small imaging company ended up signing a larger distribution contract and Dr. Kerr was able to bring the first SPY machine to Round Rock Medical Center last year.  Since then nearly every hospital in the area where surgeons are performing breast cancer surgery has adopted the technology.

Dr. Kerr states, “SPY can really change the game in avoiding common complications in mastectomy patients and prevent increased costs from needing to return to the operating room to correct problems.”  The technology is painless and takes only minutes.  Plastic surgeons use a camera set to a near infrared level to actually see a special dye as it runs through blood vessels in the skin.  “This allows us to know which areas of the mastectomy flaps have good versus bad blood flow and as a result take steps to remove the poorly perfused areas before they can cause a problem during recovery.”

Dr. Kerr uses this technology on every mastectomy reconstruction patient he treats, and has noticed a difference in his outcomes and patients are always thrilled to learn how technology can help them heal faster and avoid complications.

To learn more about how you can have SPY technology be a part of your breast reconstruction, call us at 512.244.1444 or visit us at www.synergyplasticsurgery.com

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Austin: (512) 244-1439
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Austin Location: Synergy Plastic Surgery
11200 Manchaca Road, Suite 201, Building 2
Austin, TX 78748
Phone: (512) 244-1439
Fax: (512) 244-1445

Monday: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Tuesday–Thursday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
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Round Rock Location: Synergy Plastic Surgery
7700 Cat Hollow Drive #103
Round Rock, TX 78681
Phone: (512) 244-1444
Fax: (512) 244-1445

Monday: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Tuesday–Thursday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
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Dr. Mahlon Kerr and Dr. Ross Blagg are highly regarded plastic surgeons who specialize in cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery at their offices in Round Rock and Austin, Texas. Dr. Kerr is certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery. Patients travel from throughout the Southwest to have Dr. Kerr or Dr. Blagg perform breast enhancement surgery such as breast augmentation, breast lift, and breast reduction. They also specialize in body contouring procedures, including plastic surgery after weight loss, liposuction, and tummy tucks. In addition, Synergy Med Spa offers a range of nonsurgical cosmetic procedures, including BOTOX® Cosmetic and injectable fillers. Dr. Kerr and Dr. Blagg serve communities surrounding Northern Austin and other cities, including Killeen, Cedar Park, Leander, and Pflugerville.

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