Dr. James Shire specializes in head & neck surgery, plastic surgery in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
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Dr. James Shire identified specializing in
Head & Neck SurgeryHead & Neck Surgery
A plastic surgeon with additional training in plastic and reconstructive procedures within the head, face, neck and associated structures, including cutaneous head and neck oncology and reconstruction, management of maxillofacial trauma, soft tissue repair and neural surgery. The field is diverse and involves a wide age range of patients, from the newborn to the aged. While both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery are practiced, there are many additional procedures which interface with them. and Plastic SurgeryPlastic Surgery
A plastic surgeon deals with the repair, reconstruction, or replacement of physical defects of form or function, involving the skin, musculoskeletal system, craniomaxillofacial structures, hand, extremities, breast and trunk, and external genitalia. He/she uses aesthetic surgical principles not only to improve undesirable qualities of normal structures but in all reconstructive procedures as well. A plastic surgeon possesses special knowledge and skill in the design and surgery of grafts, flaps, free tissue transfer and replantation. Competence in the management of complex wounds, the use of implantable materials, and in tumor surgery is required.. He is certified in Plastic Surgery.
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Dr. Shire attended medical school at University of Toledo Medical College of Ohio at Toledo and graduated in 1981 having 33 years experience.
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