Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Andrew Gassman, MD

Assistant Professor, Surgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

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
  • MD, Loyola University, Maywood, IL
Training
  • Fellowship, Breast and Reconstructive Microsurgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
  • Fellowship, Vascularized Tissue Engineering, Burn Shock Trauma Institute, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL
  • Residency, General Surgery, Loyola University, Maywood, IL
  • Residency, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Board Certification
  • Surgery

Publications

Selected 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.

Gassman AA, Sinno S, Milner R, Gamelli RL. Case Report: Pyoderma Gangenosum: A new complication after groin exposure for attempted Endovascular Aortic Stent-Graft Placement. Vascular. 2011, Sept 1. Epub.

Gassman AA, Kuprys T, Ucuzian AA, Brey E, Matsumura A, Pang Y, Larson J, Greisler HP. Three Dimensional 10% Cyclic Strain Reduces Bovine Aortic Endothelial Cell Angiogenic Sprout Length and Augments Tubulogenesis in Tubular Fibrin Hydrogels. Published abstract. Journal of Surgical Research. February 2010; Volume 158, Issue 2, Pages 171-442.

Cheng MH, Brey EM, Allori AC, Gassman A, Chang DW, Patrick CW Jr, Miller MJ. Periosteum-guided prefabrication of vascularized bone of clinical shape and volume. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2009 Sep; 124(3): 787-95.

Brewster LP, Washington C, Brey EM, Gassman A. Subramanian A, Calceterra J, Wolf W, Hall CL, Velander WH, Burgess WH, Greisler HP. Construction and characterization of a thrombin-resistant designer FGF-based collagen binding domain angiogenesis. Biomaterials. 2008 Jan;29(3):327-36. Epub 2007 Oct 22.

Patel PK, Morris DE, Gassman A. Complications of orthognathic surgery. J Craniofac Surg. 2007 Jul; 18(4): 975-85.

Patel PK, Gassman A, Han H. Craniofacial, Orthognathic Surgery. eMedicine. Web Md. June 28, 2006.

Gassman AA, Greisler HP. Engineering Microcirculation. Tissue Engineering: From Lab to Clinic. Springer 2010.

Gassman AA, Mehta A, Thomas C, Fisichella PM. Eventration disease of the abdominal wall In: Hernias: Types, Symptoms and Treatment Publisher: Nova Publisher, 2011.