The ASPS Health Care Education program was designed to provide tools to help physicians make informed decisions about medical care delivery and treatment. These Physician Counseling Guides provide information about a variety of reconstructive plastic surgery procedures.

Counseling Guides

Breast Reconstruction Physician’s Counseling Guide
This counseling guide covers post-mastectomy breast reconstruction, reduction mammaplasty and gynecomastia.
Hand Surgery Physician's Counseling Guide
This counseling guide covers various aspects of hand surgery, including history, examination, observation, early care and definite treatment.
Pediatric Plastic Surgery Physician's Counseling Guide: Soft-Tissue Injuries and Superficial Burns
This counseling guide covers pediatric plastic surgery topics that include soft-tissue injuries of the face, animal bites and superficial burns.
Pediatric Plastic Surgery Counseling Guide: Congenital Anomalies
This counseling guide covers pediatric plastic surgery topics that include cleft lip, cleft palate, pigmented skin lesions, ear and hand malformations and breast anomalies.
Wound Care Physician’s Counseling Guide
This counseling guide covers wound care topics that include bleeding, suturing principles, wound dressings and bites.