Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Contact Information
Telephone: (852) 2255 4394
Fax: (852) 2819 3780
Scope and Service

The Division is composed of experts specialized in various fields of plastic and reconstructive surgery. As a tertiary referral centre, our team handle a wide range of conditions, both congenital and acquired, benign and malignant, not only for Hong Kong patients, but also for those form Asia and worldwide. Our Division is also one of the two major burn centres in the territory and regularly manage severely-burned patients.

Highlights on areas of special interest are shown in the following sections:

Reconstruction of head and neck defects

The Division is actively involved in the head and neck patients management. Both pedicle flaps and microvascular free tissue transfers are used for reconstruction after cancer resections.


Congenital conditions

A cleft lip and palate centre was established in the Queen Mary Hospital in 1991. A multi-disciplinary approach has been adopted. The specialists involved include plastic surgeons, dental surgeons, ENT surgeons and speech therapists. The average number of new cases seen is 35 per year. Appointment can be made by phone call 2255 4177.

We also regularly manage a wide range of other congenital conditions, such as microtia and other external ear anomalies, hemifacial atrophy, and congenital vascular lesions.

(a) Unilateral cleft lip
preoperation

preoperation

postoperation

postoperation

(b) Bilateral cleft lip
preoperation

preoperation

postoperation

postoperation


Burns

Burn patients are managed in a designated ward with isolation facilities. The nurses there are trained in burn wound management. The Division is also in charge of a skin bank for the processing and storage of human allograph skin for the management of extensive burns.

ward

ward

surgical bath

surgical bath

skin bank

skin bank


Facial trauma

It is a common acute surgical condition. Soft tissue repairs are done on admission, while bony fractures are fixed once radiological work-up is completed and the patients' conditions allow. The principles of wide exposure and early rigid fixation with titanium implants are adopted.

injury

injury

X-rays

X-rays

postoperation

postoperation


Breast reconstruction

The demand is ever increasing. Patients are seen in a multi-disciplinary clinic for breast cancer management. Surgery is performed jointly with the breast oncologic surgeon. Immediate reconstruction with autogenous tissue is the preferred approach, while implants are used selectively. TRAM (Transverse Rectus Abdominus Myocutaneous) flaps, both pedicle and free ones were used extensively. Since late 2001, the DIEP (Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator) flap has been adopted to be the routine flap used.


Training

Both Queen Mary Hospital and Tung Wah Hospital are fully accredited training centres for plastic surgery training by the College of Surgeons of Hong Kong. The Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery offers opportunities for local and international fellows and students to attach and learn in the team. Globally-renowned professors are invited to give lectures from time to time. Various courses, including cadaveric and animal dissection workshops, are regularly organized.

Organized Courses
Date Course Course Director
September – December 2013 Comprehensive Wound Care Nursing Course Dr. HP Chung
14-15 November 2014 Plastic Surgery Microvascular Course Drs. HL Liu / YW Chan
September – December 2014 Comprehensive Wound Care Nursing Course Dr. HP Chung
8 August 2015 Wound Care & Plastic Surgery Symposium in Macau Kiang Wu Hospital & Tung Wah Hospital Dr. HP Chung
September – December 2015 Comprehensive Wound Care Nursing Course Dr. HP Chung
5-6 February 2016 Plastic Surgery Microvascular Course Drs. HL Liu / YW Chan
September – December 2016 Comprehensive Wound Care Nursing Course Dr. HP Chung
7 October 2017 Facial nerve symposium Dr. R Chan
September – December 2017 Comprehensive Wound Care Nursing Course Dr. HP Chung
Recent Publications
  • Application of Palpebral Spring in Asian Patients With Paralytic Lagophthalmos. Chan RC, Chan JY. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Jul/Aug;33(4):300-303. doi: 10.1097/IOP.0000000000000775.

  • Clinical Patterns of Melanoma in Asians: 11-Year Experience in a Tertiary Referral Center. Chan KK, Chan RC, Ho RS, Chan JY. Ann Plast Surg. 2016 Feb;77 Suppl 1:S6-S11. doi: 10.1097/SAP.0000000000000731.

  • Treatment of physiotherapy-refractory secondary upper limb lymphedema with vascularized lymph node transfer: A case report with clinical and bioimpedance analysis correlation. Wong MM, Liu HL. Breast Dis. 2015;35(4):263-6. doi: 10.3233/BD-150413.

  • Fat Grafting: A Safe and Effective Treatment of Craniofacial Depression. Li GK, Chung JH, Liu LH, Chow VL, Chan RC, Lau GI. Surgical Practice 2015 Advance online publication. Doi: 10.1111/1744-1633.12114

  • Deltopectoral flap in the era of microsurgery. Chan RC, Chan JY. Surg Res Pract. 2014;2014:420892. doi: 10.1155/2014/420892. Epub 2014 Jan 2.

  • Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck Region in Ethnic Chinese. Chow VL, Chan YW, Chan RC, Chung JH, Wei WI. International Journal of Surgical Oncology, vol. 2011, Article ID 890908, 7 pages, 2011.

Special Clinics
  • Cleft clinic
  • Craniofacial clinic
  • Facial nerve clinic
  • Haemangioma clinic
  • Lymphedema clinic
  • Scar clinic
Training

The Division welcomes local and international fellow attachment. Various courses, for example endoscopic workshops, gastric surgery workshops are regularly organized. We actively participate in international multi-center clinical trials.

Division Chief

     Dr. Jimmy Yu-Wai CHAN陳汝威

Professor Stephen Wing-Keung CHENG

Clinical Associate Professor

  • MBBS(HK), MS(HK), PhD(HK), MRCS, FCSHK, FHKAM
 
Staff List
Name Title Position Staff types Telephone Email
Dr. Joseph Hon-Ping CHUNG
鍾漢平
Division member Consultant / Chief of Service / Honorary Clinical Associate Professor Hospital Authority staff (852) 2255 4394 ---
Dr. Lawrence Hin-Lun LIU
廖軒麟
Division member Associate Consultant / Honorary Clinical Assistant Professor Hospital Authority staff (852) 2255 4394 ---
Dr. Gregory Ian Siu-Kee LAU
劉肇基
Division member Associate Consultant / Honorary Clinical Assistant Professor Hospital Authority staff (852) 2255 4394 ---
Dr. Raymond Wai-Man NG
吳偉民
Division member Consultant (Part-time) / Honorary Clinical Associate Professor Hospital Authority staff (852) 2255 4394 ---