Plastic Surgery Research Facilities
The SIU School of Medicine Microsurgical Surgery Research Laboratory is approximately 1200 square feet located on the third floor of the basic science and teaching facility. The laboratory is staffed by three full-time research technicians. The lab has two surgical microscopes with double head, one with foot control similar to microscopes in the operating room. This helps simulate OR situations in teaching medical students and residents. It also has one compound microscope connected with TV and video to observe and record microcirculation studies.
The elective "Introduction to Microsurgery" offered to 3rd and 4th year medical students is taught in this lab by the staff. The lab is equipped with anesthesia equipment etc, to handle various teaching and research studies. The lab is also equipped for "Burn" research with (special water bath, incubators) thermal and electrical burn devices.