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Andrew Gassman, MD

Associate Professor, Surgery

Andrew Gassman
For Patients
About Me

Clinical Interests

  • Breast reconstruction
  • Head and neck reconstruction
  • Lower extremity reconstruction
  • Body contouring
  • Complex wound reconstruction
  • Burn wound reconstruction
  • Skin cancer reconstruction
  • Cosmetic surgery of face
  • Cosmetic surgery of breasts
  • Cosmetic surgery of abdomen, thigh and buttocks
  • Non-invasive cosmetic procedures
  • Injectable cosmetic filler
  • Botox injection and other neuro modulators
  • Fat grafting
  • Cosmetic buttock augmentation/lift
  • Facial re-animation

Research Interests

  • Pain reduction after breast reconstruction
  • Enhanced recovery pathway after complex reconstruction
  • Multi-free flap breast reconstruction
  • Perforator free flap reconstruction
  • Fat grafting
  • Remote ischemic preconditioning
  • Tissue engineering
Education, Training & Credentials

Educational Background

  • Fellowship, Breast and Reconstructive Microsurgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Department of Plastic Surgery, Dallas, TX, 2016
  • Residency, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, 2015
  • Residency, General Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL, 2012
  • Fellowship, Vascularized Tissue Engineering, Burn Shock Trauma Institute, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL, 2009
  • MD, Loyola University, Maywood, IL, 2005
  • BA, Chemistry, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA, 2000


  • Surgery

Digital Bibliography

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Additional Publications

Gassman AA, Metha A, Bucholdz E, Abthani A, Santaniello J, Guerra O, Thomas C. Positive outcomes with Negative pressure therapy over primarily closed large abdominal wall reconstruction reduces surgical site infection rates. - Hernia 10/2014

Gassman AA, Fernando E, Holmes C, Kapur U, Eberhardt J. The Development of Cerebral Metastasis after Medical and Surgical treatment of Anal Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Case Reports in Surgery - 2012

Al-Nouri O, Krezalek M, Hershberger R, Halandras P, Gassman A, Aulivola B, Milner R. Failed superficial femoral artery intervention for advanced infrainguinal occlusive disease has a significant impact on limb salvage. Journal of Vascular Surgery. 2012 Jan 5... Expand