Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery

Doug Helm, MD, Reconstructive Surgeon
Meet Dr. Helm

While the main goal of cancer care is to treat the disease, some treatments can leave patients with major changes to their bodies or even a loss of function. Obviously, this can result in a poor quality of life. Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center in clinical affiliation with South Shore Health specializes in treating the whole patient from diagnosis through to survivorship and beyond. Our reconstructive surgeons specialize in procedures that correct any physical changes caused by cancer-related treatments while restoring normal function.

Our multidisciplinary approach to care means our experts in reconstructive surgery work closely with patients’ primary care teams, helping us achieve the best possible outcomes. In many cases, reconstruction is performed immediately after the tumor has been removed, while the patient is still in the operating room.

  • General plastic surgery reconstruction
  • Reconstructive surgery of defects in the head, neck, breast, torso and limbs
  • Complex microsurgery reconstruction 
  • Complex wound management
  • Reconstruction for skin cancer patients

Reconstructive Surgical Team

Doug Helm, Plastic Surgeon, Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center

Douglas L Helm, MD

Hand Surgery
Plastic Surgery