Our services and reputation draw patients from around the world. This spring, Medical Art Prosthetics anaplastologists Greg Gion, MMS, CCA and Shay Kilby, MS, teamed up with plastic surgeon Robert Morin, MD, and Cochlear America’s Vistafix representative Sam Silberman at our office in New York City to install 3 implant abutments for our client from Argentina. Our client lost his ear in an automobile accident.
Our new anaplastologist Shay Kilby, MS of Peekskill, NY, was on location and worked with Mr. Gion to design, fabricate and fit our patient with his new implant-retained auricular prosthesis. The very stable prosthesis was prepared in just a matter of a few days using the newest Vistafix Generation 3 system. Dr. Morin’s surgical revision of remnant soft tissue and placement of the implant fixtures was optimal. This and the selection of Vistafix’s new auricular magnacap magnet combination, created our most secure attachment to date.
The service would not have been possible for this international patient without the coordinated efforts of several professionals who were willing to apply their individual expertise in new and perhaps less predictable circumstances than they were used to in their routine clinical settings. A willingness to work outside of a comfort zone and still meet or exceed expectations is what formed Medical Art Prosthetics. Our willingness to commit time and assume risk in creating new practice relationships still serves as a testament to the passion we have to practice our facial prosthetics specialty in any way possible.
We wish to acknowledge Shay Kilby, MS who coordinated the implant planning and on-site equipment and treatment requirements. We further want to give a special thank you to Ms. Karla Vasquez in the plastic surgery practice of Dr. Morin who initiated contact with Medical Art Prosthetics for the benefit of their patient from Venezuela.