Memorial Sloan Kettering plastic & reconstructive surgeon Michelle Coriddi

Michelle Coriddi, MD

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

Clinical Expertise

Breast Reconstruction (Implant-Based and Autologous Tissue); Head and Neck Reconstruction; Extremity Reconstruction; Mohs Cancer Reconstruction; Surgical Management of Lymphedema

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About Me


MD, University of Rochester School of Medicine


Plastic Surgery - The Ohio State University


Reconstructive Microsurgery - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

I am a plastic and reconstructive surgeon who specializes in reconstruction for people with breast cancer, head and neck cancer, and skin cancer.

I can provide the full range of reconstruction options for cancer survivors, including implants and tissue flaps. Tissue flap reconstruction is also called autologous tissue reconstruction. It uses a person’s own tissue taken from somewhere else on their body. I do a large number of microsurgical breast reconstructions using flaps. These are generally taken from the abdomen, buttocks, or thighs. The tissue is usually skin, fat, and sometimes muscle. At MSK, we use microsurgical techniques to transfer the tissue along with the tissue’s blood supply and avoid hurting important muscles.

I also have particular expertise in performing microsurgical and other techniques for the treatment of cancer-related lymphedema. This painful and chronic condition causes swelling in the arms or legs. New techniques have been shown to provide relief to some people with lymphedema. These include lymphovenous bypass and vascularized lymph node transfer. Immediate lymphovenous bypass can be done at the same time as the surgery to remove the cancer. It may decrease the risk of developing lymphedema. I am doing clinical research to study how these procedures are helping people with lymphedema so that we can continue to perfect them.

Reconstruction involves multiple options, and deciding on the best one is personal. When I meet with patients, they are in the process of cancer treatment, which is often a difficult time with unique challenges. On top of this, they are dealing with questions about how they will look and feel after the surgery to remove the cancer. I take time with each patient to discuss all of their options and the likely outcome of each one. We work together to create a reconstruction plan that is tailored to their wishes and expectations. My patients also know that I am always available for any questions or concerns they have throughout the process.

Reconstruction involves multiple options, and deciding on the best one is personal. I take time with each patient to discuss all of their options and the likely outcome of each one.

Dr. Coriddi


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Research and Publications

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