Expertise in microsurgery
Mayo Clinic doctors trained in hand and reconstructive surgery have special training for performing microsurgery.
Microsurgery involves operating in very small surgical areas, usually repairing small blood vessels and nerves. To perform microsurgery, surgeons use microscopes to magnify the surgical area and use small surgical tools to repair or mend blood vessels and nerves. Microsurgery is an important part of performing a hand transplant.