Dr. Kanchwala is the Chief of the Section of Plastic Surgery at Pennsylvania Hospital and an Associate Professor of Surgery at Penn Medicine. As a Reconstructive Microsurgeon, the focus of Dr. Kanchwala’s practice is on the reconstruction of the breast after mastectomy using a patients’ own tissues. After training at the University of Pennsylvania and at the MD Anderson Cancer Center, Dr. Kanchwala has performed over 1800 microsurgical breast reconstruction procedures. He has contributed over 80 original articles to the clinical literature and routinely lectures both nationally and internationally on advanced breast reconstruction techniques.
The focus of Dr. Kanchwala’s research is on improving outcomes in reconstructive surgery for the breast. Recently, Dr. Kanchwala has pioneered new techniques which allow for a minimally invasive approach to reconstruction which enhances both patient recovery and aesthetics. The goal of this work is to eliminate the use of narcotic pain medication for patients undergoing breast reconstruction.