Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Created in 1985, the Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery of the Michigan State University Department of Surgery utilizes the most up-to-date techniques in the field of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery.

MSU Health Care Surgery provides patients peace of mind through our successful outcomes which are supported by our:

  • Fellowship training
  • Board-certified general and plastic & reconstrutive surgeons
  • Number of cases performed
  • Comprehensive care from our highly skilled team

 

Meet the Surgeons

Andrew Zwyghuizen, MD

Andrew Zwyghuizen, MD, is a board-certified plastic & reconstructive surgeon, specializing in breast & aesthetic plastic surgery. He is an assistant professor, section chief of plastic surgery, and associate chair of the Department of Surgery at Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine.

Dr. Zwyghuizen is a Michigan native who grew up in Rockford, just north of Grand Rapids. He completed his pre-medical training at Hope College in Holland, Michigan, graduating with dual degrees in Biochemistry and Psychology. He obtained his medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee, where he also completed a year as a plastic surgery research fellow
through the Medical Scholars program.

For his plastic surgery training, he returned home to complete a prestigious 6-year integrated plastic surgery residency at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He achieved board certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) in 2011.

Dr. Zwyghuizen serves as medical director for MSU Health Care Surgery and plastic surgery at Sparrow Hospital. He serves as medical director for MSU Aesthetic & Laser Treatment Center.

In addition, he maintains a busy clinical practice in breast reconstruction, breast & body contouring, and facial cosmetic surgery. Academically, he continues original research in patient satisfaction through the journey of breast reconstruction.

Outside of clinical medicine, Dr. Zwyghuizen directs the support team for the MSUHealth electronic medical record as Chief Medical Information Officer for MSU Health Care.

Stephanie Bray, MD, MS, FACS

Stephanie Bray, MD, MS, FACS, is a fellowship-trained, board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon specializing in craniofacial & pediatric plastic surgery. She is an assistant professor and chief of craniofacial & pediatric plastic surgery in the Department of Surgery at Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine.

Dr. Bray received her medical degree from Indiana University's School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana. She then completed her five-year General Surgery residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas, with an additional year for laboratory research.

Dr. Bray continued her training by completing a three-year plastic & reconstructive surgery fellowship at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She then went on to complete specialty fellowship training in craniofacial surgery & pediatric plastics at Riley Children’s Hospital at Indiana University in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Dr. Bray received her board certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery in 2018.

Dr. Bray serves as a MSU Health Care plastic & reconstructive surgeon with special interests in pediatric plastics (including cleft lip/palate, general pediatric plastics and pediatric hand anomalies), orthognathic jaw surgery, and craniomaxillofacial reconstruction and trauma. She also has interests in clinical and basic science research in pediatric plastic problems, specifically cartilage and bone abnormalities and reconstruction.

James HW Clarkson, MD, FRCSC, FRCS.plas, MSC

James HW Clarkson, MD, FRCSC, FRCS.plas, MSC, is a fellowship-trained, board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, specializing in hand and micro-vascular surgery. He is an assistant professor and chief of hand management unit in the Department of Surgery at Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine.

Dr. Clarkson received his medical degree in 1995 from the Royal London Hospital of England. He completed general & plastic surgery trainings in England and Scotland from 1995-2008. In 2008–2010, he perfected his training through a hand and micro-vascular surgery fellowship from Keinert Institute in Louisville, Kentucky. He is a board-certified plastic & reconstructive surgeon from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

In 2010, Dr. Clarkson joined MSU where he has established the Department of Surgery Hand Management Unit providing specialized treatments of all hand and wrist conditions. His desire to provide exceptional patient care and total comfort has led to the expansion into wide awake surgery.

His desire to provide exceptional patient care with better access and greater safety has led to an increase in the range of surgeries that may be offered in the office, assisted where needed by Virtual Reality distraction. His research studies include Virtual Reality technologies for enhanced patient care and comfort. Other research includes the development with MSU Engineering of devices that help to standardize patient outcome assessment. At Sparrow Hospital, Dr. Clarkson provides hand and facial trauma care, hand and wrist surgery, and wound reconstructive services. He is the Medical Director of the Sparrow Wound Clinic.

Meet the Surgical Physicians Assistants

Our surgical physicians assistants provide surgical support services including:

  • Preoperative assessment
  • Intraoperative first assisting
  • Perioperative medical management
  • Postoperative care
  • Triage
  • Wound care
  • Splinting
  • Casting
  • Education, counseling, coordination and continuity of care for our patients
Miranda Cristales, PA-C Ashley Day, PA-C

Miranda Cristales, PA-C

Miranda Cristales, PA-C, is a certified surgical physicians assistant with a focus in plastic & reconstructive surgery.

Miranda doubled majored in biology & spanish for her bachelors from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. She then earned a masters of physician assistant studies from Grand Valley State University.

Miranda's areas of interest include integrative health & wellness, mental health, healing unintegrated personal, intergenerational, historical and cultural trauma, and teaching the next generation of medical providers compassion and respect for all beings.

Ashley Day, PA-C

Ashley Day, PA-C, is a certified surgical physicians assistant with a focus in plastic & reconstructive surgery.

Ashely earned a bachelors of science in animal science from Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. She then earned a masters of physician assistant studies from Grand Valley State University.

Ashely' s areas of interest include breast reconstruction, preoperative care, and postoperative care.

Services & Patient Resources

  • Breast & Cosmetic Surgery
    • Breast surgery
      • Breast reconstruction
      • Breast reduction (reduction mammaplasty)
      • Breast augmentation (augmentation mammaplasty)
      • Breast lift (mastopexy)
    • Body contouring
      • Tummy tuck (panniculectomy/abdominoplasty)
      • Liposuction
      • Fat grafting
      • Arm lift (brachioplasty)
      • Thigh lift
      • Body lift
    • Facial and neck rejuvenation
      • Face lift (rhytidectomy)
      • Neck lift
      • Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty)
      • Nose reshaping (rhinoplasty)
      • Botulinum toxin injection
      • Filler injection
  • Craniofacial & Pediatric Plastic Surgery
    • Cleft/lip palate spectrum
    • Head shape abnormalities
      • Syndromic craniosynostosis
        • Apert, Crouzon, Muenke, Saethre-Chotzen, Pfeiffer)
    • Pierre Robin sequence
    • Congenital ear malformations
      • Microtia
      • Lop/cupped ear
      • Constricted ear
      • Prominent ear
      • Ear molding
    • Jaw deformities
      • Cleft related
      • Non cleft related/idiopathic/syndromic (Goldenhaar syndrome)
    • Vascular malformations
    • Pediatric Hand
      • Syndactyly, polydactyly, constriction band syndrome, clinodactyl
    • Genetic Hand abnormalities
    • General pediatric plastics
    • Pediatric facial and hand trauma
      • Pediatric breast/body reconstruction
        • Poland syndrome, juvenile breast hypertrophy, gynecomastia, etc.
    • Facial trauma and reconstruction
    • Facial skin cancers
      • Basal cell, squamous cell, melanoma
    • Facial asymmetry

    Learn more about MSU Health Care's Craniofacial & Pediatric Plastic Surgery services.

  • Hand Management Unit
    • Peripheral nerve compression syndromes
    • Hand and wrist osteoarthritis
      • Basal joint arthroplasty
      • Carpal bone instability and SLAC wrist
      • Scapholunate ligament reconstruction
      • Proximal row carpectomy
      • Four corner fusion
      • Isolated carpal fusion/carpectomy
      • Total wrist fusion
      • Finger fusion and implant arthroplasty
    • Rheumatoid hand and wrist
      • Radio-ulnar joint implant arthroplasty with the APTIS joint prosthesis
      • Synovectomy
      • Tendon reconstruction/transfers
      • MCPJ arthroplasty
    • Wrist arthroscopy
    • Arthroscopic Triangular Fibrocartilage repair
    • Management of common congenital hand differences:
      • Syndactly, polydactyly, constriction bands, clinodactyl
      • Madelung deformity
    • Ganglions and mucous cysts
    • Upper limb soft tissue and skin tumors
    • Osteomyelitis, infection and hand wound management
    • Nerve palsy and tendon transfers
    • Scar release
    • Aesthetic Hand rejuvenation with injectables and laser
    • Hand Trauma Management

    Learn more about MSU Health Care's Hand Management Unit.

  • Partnership with MSU Breast Center

    We work closely with our partners in the MSU Breast Center which was first opened in January of 1992 at MSU’s Clinical Center. Now located in the MSU Health Care Surgery clinic at the Eyde Building, the mission of the center is to provide comprehensive, specialized breast health care in a personalized, sensitive manner.

    As board-certified plastic & reconstructive surgeons, we are proud to be a part of a team that provides a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of breast cancer including our board-certified
    genetics nurse - Mary Smania, DNP, FNP-BC, AGNBC, and board-certified & fellowship trained
    surgical oncologist - Harvey Bumpers, MD, FACS.

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Location

Hours

Monday 8:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am-5:00pm
Thursday 8:00am-5:00pm
Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed