GARDEN CITY, N.Y., June 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Roger Simpson, MD, FACS, President and a partner at Long Island Plastic Surgical Group (LIPSG) and director of the burn center at the Nassau University Medical Center, has been invited to present three papers at the International Facial Nerve Symposium at Harvard University, from June 30 to July 2, 2013, with plastic surgeons from all over the world expected to attend.
The papers to be presented are:
- Outcome of the smile in facial paralysis reanimation - An objective evaluation of post surgical results grading facial movement
- Contiguous temporalis and masseter muscle transfer for reanimation of the smile in facial paralysis
- Correction of the lower eyelid in facial paralysis - a function of orbital anatomy
According to Dr. Simpson, who is fortunate to have three papers selected, "The Harvard symposium is a meeting of physicians, therapists and psychologists, all dedicated to the patient with acquired and congenital facial paralysis. The three lectures will present surgical techniques for reanimating the paralyzed smile and eyelids with reproducible and long standing results. One presentation will propose a grading system to classify the results of facial paralysis reanimation after surgery, something not yet consistently accepted."
Dr. Simpson went on to add: "Techniques and treatments from all over the world are shared for the betterment of the patient. Few specialists in the country concentrate in this field."
Dr. Simpson has been the director of the residency training program in plastic and reconstructive surgery at Nassau University Medical Center (NUMC) for the last 20 years. He is also the chief of plastic and reconstructive surgery, director of the burn center and chief of the hand surgery service at NUMC. Dr. Simpson is an assistant professor of clinical surgery at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Dr. Simpson also directs LIPSG's Center for Facial Paralysis where he provides state-of-the-art, life-altering surgery to restore function to patients' paralyzed facial nerves caused by stroke, disease or traumatic injury. Dr. Simpson also focuses on burn reconstruction and hand surgery as well as performing general plastic and reconstructive surgery.
About Long Island Plastic Surgical Group
For 65 years, Long Island Plastic Surgical Group has been dedicated to providing compassionate and comprehensive care, while pioneering and performing the most advanced reconstructive and cosmetic surgical procedures. As the largest and longest running private academic plastic surgical practice in the nation, LIPSG surgeons have more than 250 years of combined experience as leaders and innovators in the field. The size of the practice and diversity of expertise is reflected in its 10 specialty centers: Skin Care and Age Management; Non-invasive and Surgical Facial Rejuvenation; Pediatric Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery; Facial Reanimation and Peripheral Nerve Repair; Microsurgery and Hand Reconstruction; Breast and Body Cosmetic Surgery; Burns and Complex Wound Management; Breast Reconstruction Surgery; Post-Weight Loss Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery; and Migraine Treatment. For more information about LIPSG, visit lipsg.com.
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