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Peter W. Henderson, MD MBA FACS

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Peter W. Henderson, MD MBA FACS

Dr. Peter Henderson is a double board-certified reconstructive plastic surgeon and microsurgeon who specializes in all forms of breast reconstruction (especially tissue-based techniques, including DIEP flap) and lymphedema treatment.


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Meet Dr. Peter Henderson

Peter Henderson, MD MBA FACS is a reconstructive surgeon and microsurgeon based in New York City who focuses on breast reconstruction and lymphedema treatment.  He is CEO and Director of Surgical Services at Henderson Breast Reconstruction.  Additionally, he is an Associate Professor of Surgery (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery) and Director of Research at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Dr. Henderson received a bachelor of art degree from Harvard University, a medical degree from Weill Cornell Medical College, and a master’s of business administration degree from the Stern School of Business at New York University. 
He completed his general surgery and plastic surgery residencies at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell.  He then completed a fellowship in reconstructive microsurgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.  In addition, he was the Chief Research Fellow in the Laboratory for Bioregenerative Medicine and Surgery during his general surgery residency.   
Through a range of surgical approaches and techniques, he is committed to helping patients restore, maintain, or improve their function and appearance. Dr. Henderson’s clinical care is supported by his research and academic pursuits in the field of microsurgery and breast reconstruction.   
Dr. Henderson is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and member of many professional societies. He was awarded the Dicran Goulian Prize for Academic Excellence in Plastic Surgery and the Bush Award for Excellence in Vascular Biology. He has authored or co-authored more than 75 peer-reviewed publications and textbook chapters and more than 120 research abstracts, and has given invited lectures nationally and internationally. 

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Facilities

Mount Sinai Hospital

Mount Sinai West
Mount Sinai Morningside
Mount Sinai Beth Israel
New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
Phillips Ambulatory Care Center
The Blavatnik Family - Chelsea Medical Center at Mount Sinai

Patient Testimonials

I am so grateful that I met Dr peter Henderson. I met other surgeons before him and never get peace of mind. But once I met him it was immediate peace of mind. He was very patient and he explains everything in detail so that I completely understands. I have number of health issues and he was very careful with me. He even rescheduled my surgery on the same day of the first scheduled date. Simply because I took one of my meds that that I shouldn’t have taken. Even with consent of all my other doctors that is safe because it was over 12 hours, he said not going to run a risk with me because my situation is a very serious one. And even healing faster that I was told I would because of my health. I have seen other surgeon in the ER and they told you had a very good surgeon. I thought that I might have has an infection, turns I didn’t have any infection. He went above and beyond to take care of me. I would 100% recommend him to anyone, you will be in good hands. In fact I already did and they are so pleased with results that they want to to go my surgeon. His work is A and I don’t think anyone could have done a better job. I love my new breast and feel so much better and confident about myself. He gave me exactly what I ask for. He explained that it wasn’t guaranteed but he will do best, bit he was able to achieve exactly what I ask for. Thank you sir and continue provide the best quality work. I appreciate you. 1
Dr Henderson was the first doctor I have had in so long who sat down and listened to me. He listened to my concerns and my expectations and wishes, and he was patient. He responded carefully and with kindness, and I wish I felt this heard in all of my doctor appointments.
Dr. Henderson is highly skilled and a thoughtful, kind doctor. Very pleased with my results.
Procedures

Procedures Performed

Breast Implant Removal

Breast Lift

Breast Reconstruction

Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction

Free Flap Breast Reconstruction

Lymphedema Treatment

Ask A Surgeon

Ask a Surgeon

Dr. Peter Henderson participates in the ASPS Ask A Surgeon service. View responses to public questions below.

Bilateral mastectomy after complication using filler injection.

Breast Implant Removal

Member Response:

Thanks for sharing your story. Must be a difficult situation to be in. As someone who helps a lot of women who have had foreign body injections into the breasts, and have tried everything from minimal surgery (try to remove just targeted areas) to more aggressive surgery (near-total mastectomy), I am increasingly confident that many women would be well-served by having the more aggressive approach. Our ability to reconstruct after total mastectomy is very good (especially when using your own tissue, which avoids the need for another, albeit safer, foreign body such as in intact implant), and the degree of benefit that can be obtained from a limited approach is always underwhelming. It is certainly a major decision, and I encourage you to fully discuss with multiple surgeons before settling on a course, but all things being equal I would not shy away from the more aggressive approach. Hope this is helpful, and good luck!

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Breast Augmentation and Radiation post 7 years

Breast Augmentation

Member Response:

Great question. Whether it is at the same time as the breast surgery (“immediate setting”) or at any point after that, even years later (“delayed reconstruction”), you always have options to make breasts smaller, bigger, or to change their shape. In your case, there are multiple ways that the breasts can be enlarged, though the fact that you’ve undergone radiation may impact the exact details available to you. I recommend that you discuss with a surgeon who is able to offer the full range of reconstruction options (including advanced tissue-based options, which can be used as a stand-alone procedure, or in conjunction with implants). This way you will be sure to have been offered all available options, and you can work with that surgeon to find the option that is best for you. We can help connect you with such a surgeon in your home southeastern region, or we can personally help by discussing your options via a virtual/telehealth visit. You deserve this. Good luck!

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Breast reconstruction

Breast Reconstruction

Member Response:

I'm sorry that the operation that she underwent did not give her the relief that it usually does for most women. And to have such issues arise at such a young age is unfortunate. Even though it has been 4 years I definitely recommend that she discuss with the surgeon who performed the operation (fortunately there is almost always something that can be done if an operation has not gone as well as you had hoped). If meeting with that surgeon does not provide a good pathway towards improvement, then I wholeheartedly suggest that she seek a second opinion from a different surgeon so that she can get another opinion and perspective on the circumstances. Best of luck!

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Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm Eastern Time (UTC -05:00)
10 Union Square East (at 14th Street)
Suite 2L
New York, NY, USA 10003
Testimonials

Patient Testimonials

I am so grateful that I met Dr peter Henderson. I met other surgeons before him and never get peace of mind. But once I met him it was immediate peace of mind. He was very patient and he explains everything in detail so that I completely understands. I have number of health issues and he was very careful with me. He even rescheduled my surgery on the same day of the first scheduled date. Simply because I took one of my meds that that I shouldn’t have taken. Even with consent of all my other doctors that is safe because it was over 12 hours, he said not going to run a risk with me because my situation is a very serious one. And even healing faster that I was told I would because of my health. I have seen other surgeon in the ER and they told you had a very good surgeon. I thought that I might have has an infection, turns I didn’t have any infection. He went above and beyond to take care of me. I would 100% recommend him to anyone, you will be in good hands. In fact I already did and they are so pleased with results that they want to to go my surgeon. His work is A and I don’t think anyone could have done a better job. I love my new breast and feel so much better and confident about myself. He gave me exactly what I ask for. He explained that it wasn’t guaranteed but he will do best, bit he was able to achieve exactly what I ask for. Thank you sir and continue provide the best quality work. I appreciate you. 1
Dr Henderson was the first doctor I have had in so long who sat down and listened to me. He listened to my concerns and my expectations and wishes, and he was patient. He responded carefully and with kindness, and I wish I felt this heard in all of my doctor appointments.
Dr. Henderson is highly skilled and a thoughtful, kind doctor. Very pleased with my results.
I had a consultation with Dr. Peter Henderson for a breast reduction in July. He made me feel comfortable, addressed all of my questions & concerns, and walked me through each step of the process. I did not feel rushed as I have in other offices. My insurance approved the procedure which I had at the end of September. His office was very accommodating in working with my schedule. Janequa is very knowledgeable and a great liaison to Dr. Henderson. This was my first surgery and I had a few concerns while healing. Janequa and Dr. Henderson answered these concerns with urgency and care each time. I am so happy with my results as well as how my consultation, surgery, and follow up was treated. Thank you for all you have done for me!
Due to my endometriosis I had so many visits to hospitals and a lot of surgeries, my experience with doctors are not very pleasant. The fact that some doctors forget that they went to school for so many years to study a career that could change a lot of ppl’s life and their families, but some of them forget on their way every single reason why they became doctors. Dr Peter Henderson it’s just the kind of doctor that you want to see when you go to a hospital. He is kind, very polite and profesional, listens and he explains every single detail of the process before and after in such a perfect way. The time for the appointments is not that far… I had a breast reduction at 14St with him and if you are reading this because you’re are looking for a good surgeon, Dr Henderson is the right one. Now I am trusting him for my daughter’s surgery ✨🙏🏽✨ Oh! By the way, when he is removing the tubes of draining you won’t feel any pain at all…. I thank him so much for changing my life, my breast it’s just perfect! God may bless you Dr Henderson and I hope God granted you with a lot of health so you can keep doing such a great job. 💛
I’m very thankful for the Doctor Peter Henderson the best surgeon who has ever operated me and he changed my life completely I recommend him 100% the best doctor ever.
Dr. Henderson is an excellent Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon! He treated me very well and was very patient with me. He explained the procedure very well and told me exactly what he would do and how it would take place. I truly appreciate all the time and effort that both he and his team took to help me get my lymphedema finally removed from my arm. I thoroughly look forward to working with him again for a second similar procedure! You won’t be disappointed with him and his wonderful team!
This was another great experience.The staff was very knowledgeable, professional from beginning to end. My procedure was done by Doctor Peter Henderson, Doctor Henderson himself was very professional an patient answering all my questions and taking time to explain everything step by step he made me feel comfortable. I am extremely happy with the results so far being one month post op, I'm very pleased!. Thank you Doctor Henderson for making my dream come true. If you’re looking for a great plastic surgeon with a great amount of experience and expertise He’s definitely a great!
Dr.Henderson is very professional with his patients. I been going to his office for over 3yrs. I’m one of his patients that had reconstruction surgery from breast cancer that other doctor did and I wasn’t please with my breast. I was feeling very insecure about my breast but once I saw Dr. Henderson he reassured me that he with make me secure again which he did. I love Dr. Henderson.
I am very thankful for dr. P. Henderson! And for his team! He every time paid attention for all my questions and he did my breast reconstruction after mastectomy perfect! I happy that I met him. Thank you for all team too.
Dr. Henderson did spectacular work and I STRONGLY RECOMMEND him. The check-in process was seamless and the procedure was painless, efficient and, most importantly, successful. He followed up multiple times to check in on my recovery. Dr. Henderson’s skills and empathy were on full display throughout my procedure. I’m so grateful to have been under the care of Dr. Henderson and his colleagues.
had breast cancer in my left breast and settled for a mastectomy for both breast. Dr. Henderson performed the reconstruction. His team was very professional and caring during my recovery post surgery. Dr. Henderson is an awesome doctor who is humble for a surgeon and continues to follow up with my care. It will soon be a year and look forward to my next follow up appointment.
I am so thankful to have found Dr. Henderson to guide me through my post cancer breast reconstruction journey. When I met him I had already had 2 “failed” flap reconstructions, and had been through multiple procedures due to necrosis, an extrusion, etc. Dr. Henderson is so empathetic and willing to do what will make me feel whole. He gives options, is open to discussion and best of all- he is has the skills, experience, and education to make it all come together. Hopefully I am nearing my end stages of reconstruction and I see and feel myself coming back to “myself” with more confidence and comfort after each stage. I’ve been a tough, tough case… but he has always kept me optimistic and encouraged and improving. The whole team has been an amazing support, I highly recommend Dr, Hendersons office for anyone needing reconstruction or cosmetic procedures, he is truly a quality surgeon and human being.
Dr. Henderson and the staff at Mt. Sinai were courteous, professional and respectful at every appointment during my journey. They continue to be accomodating and thoughtful. The follow up care was professional even when I had to reach out to the doctor on the weekend. I will continue to use this team as long as medically necessary and have already recommended them to my colleagues.
After consulting with four plastic surgeons, I went with Dr. Henderson for my reconstruction of my left breast. I am a breast cancer survivor, and noticed as I got older, my breasts became less symmetrical. From the moment I met him and after he examined me, I became at ease and knew that he was the one for my surgery. During our conversation, he was positive as to how to proceed due to the difficulty of where my tumor had been located. He listened to my concerns and he diligently explained what he could do for best results. His bed side manners and professionalism are exceptional. Therefore, I give Dr. Henderson an A rating.
I am happy I found dr Henderson and a team I can trust. He has done a phenomenal job and I am in love with my results so far I am still a little swollen and sore due to me getting my procedure done recently but so far I am in love my back feels so much lighter and better due to lighter chest I strongly recommend to anyone who is in need of a reduction everyone is respectful and understanding very professional.
I was fortunate enough to stumble upon Dr. Peter Henderson among my hours of research for breast reduction surgeons. Though the consultation appointment took about a 4 month wait, it was well worth it. He is in high demand and I now know why. I procrastinated my reduction for many years and now wish I would've done it sooner, it completely changed my life. Dr. Henderson gave me better results than I could have ever imagined. During my recovery process I googled every complication that imaginable, and I came across some pretty scary stuff. It made me realize that my surgery went so perfect and I couldn't have picked a better surgeon. I had absolutely no incision openings, no infections, and believe it or not ZERO PAIN. I didn't even use the pain medication prescribed to me. If you are considering Dr. Henderson for a breast reduction, just go for it. 2

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