Microtia Ear Reconstruction Program

John Reinisch, MD, is an internationally renowned reconstructive surgeon who is a pioneer in corrective surgery for the treatment of microtia. Microtia is a congenital ear deformity that can affect hearing. The team is also highly regarded for their skill in reconstructive techniques for young patients with large or complex vascular and pigmented birthmarks, and cleft lip and palate correction.

Dr. Reinisch, Director of Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, use the MEDPOR® technique in treating microtia. This technique was first introduced in 1991 by Dr. Reinisch and enables children as young as three years of age to undergo the corrective surgery.

Plastic Surgery for Microtia

Our plastic surgery team has the expertise to build new ears, using cartilage from another area of the body.