At times the plant can be unpredictable and full of surprises, just like that old Abominable Snowman traipsing through the deep woods, somewhere in the snowy foothills on a cold winter's day. Daniel Sherbert, M.D., F.A.C.S., of West Maple Plastic Surgery in West Bloomfield, MI, considers himself a healthy mix of surgeon, artist and collaborator. First and foremost, though, he is a highly trained surgeon. Sherbert, who grew up outside Kalamazoo, MI, spent most of the 1980s and early ’90s learning and perfecting his craft. He went to Michigan State University as an undergraduate and followed that with training in general and plastic surgery at Providence Hospital in Southfield, MI.
He capped his schooling off in 1994 with a six-month fellowship with Dr. In 1981, Hartrampf took tissue removed in an abdominoplasty – a “tummy tuck” – and used it to create a new, living breast. Before that, an implant was the only available choice. “It completely revolutionized breast reconstruction,” he says. Now, Sherbert says, this method is the “gold standard” for breast reconstruction surgery. The experience with Hartrampf led to Sherbert’s finesse as a sub-specialist in the field. Emotionally, “I’ve always found that breast cancer was one of the most devastating diseases,” says Sherbert. “Not only to the patient, but to the family.” He was attracted to reconstruction, he says, because “You can truly add a bit of wholeness back to the patient.” With what Sherbert modestly terms a simple act of surgery, his experience has shown that reconstruction can completely change a patient’s outlook on her diagnosis and its treatment – as well as her life and personal relationships. “The simple act of doing an operation can really restore more than a breast,” he says. “We’re restoring a human being again.” The notion of restoration – physical and psychological – is woven throughout Sherbert’s work.
In order to match a new breast with its mate, many elements of cosmetic breast surgery – including reduction, augmentation, and resuspension – can come into play. Sherbert combines these skills, along with his own creativity, to lend a natural, “unoperated” look. And since each person’s anatomy is different, each patient poses a unique assignment. Approximately 60 percent of his practice includes cosmetic breast work and breast reconstruction. He is also accomplished and enjoys other facets of plastic surgery – including facelifts, eye-lifts, liposuction, rhinoplasty and abdominoplasty. Sherbert has also trained in the latest techniques of ultrasonic-assisted liposuction and carbon dioxide laser skin resurfacing. He views his doctor-patient relationships as honest, collaborative efforts. This means Sherbert takes special care to understand each patient’s goals – and in return he educates them about the feasibility of meeting those expectations. “This is an odyssey that we both go through,” he says. After the decision to proceed, “The only thing you are limited by in plastic surgery is your ingenuity,” he says. Because of his expertise (only one other surgeon in the Detroit area has studied with Hartrampf) – Sherbert is in demand. He performs reconstructions out of four local hospitals. His cosmetic surgical procedures are performed at the cosmetic surgical center at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak. Sherbert sees about 700 new patients a year and completes about 100 to 125 breast reconstructions annually. Sherbert has served the metro Detroit area since the beginning of 1994. Although his practice has kept him busy, he spends plenty of off-hours time with his wife, Beth and his children, Griffin, Evan, and Hannah. Michigan State University East Lansing, Michigan Bachelor of Science, 1983 Michigan State University College of Human Medicine East Lansing, Michigan; Doctor of Medicine, 1987 RESIDENCY. Providence Hospital Southfield, Michigan; General Surgery July 1, 1987 – June 30, 1992 Providence Hospital Southfield, Michigan; Plastic Surgery July 1, 1992 – June 30, 1994 FELLOWSHIP. Michigan Board of Medicine ID Number 430-105-1281 Date: 1989 BOARD CERTIFIED. General Surgery, 1995 Plastic Surgery, 1997 ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS. Laser Surgery Course – 1994 OHEP, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan Basic Microsurgery Course – 1994 Craniofacial Institute, Providence Hospital, Southfield, Michigan Oculoplastic Surgery Course – 1994 William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan HONORS. Who’s Who in Young American Men Outstanding Resident in Department of General Surgery, Plastic and Otology, 1992 Outstanding Resident in Providence Hospital, 1992 First Place – Providence Hospital Resident Research, 1992 First Place – Providence Hospital Resident Research, 1993 First Place – Oakland County Health Education program, Resident Research, 1993 Medical Scholars Award, 1993 Second Place – Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons, Research Presentations, 1993 PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS. American Medical Association Michigan State Medical Society Oakland County Medical Society Detroit Surgical Association American College of Surgeons American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons Michigan Academy of Plastic Surgeons Microvascular Society Current Research in Progress: Intraoperative reliability of the TRAM Flap Skin Paddle in Breast Reconstruction Pike Flap for nipple reconstruction Nation Survey of TRAM Flap, use and results Dawn Flap: Breast Reconstruction in the year 2000. West Maple Plastic Surgery The Professional Village of West Bloomfield 5807 West Maple – Suite 177 West Bloomfield, MI 48322.
Phone: 248-865-6400 Fax: 248-865-6404 Email: [email protected] West Maple Plastic Surgery The Professional Village of West Bloomfield 5807 W Maple Rd # 177 West Bloomfield, MI 48322. Phone: 248-865-6400 Fax: 248-865-6404 Email: [email protected] Sherbert Wednesday and Saturday (call for appointment) Dr. Sherbert performs surgeries on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. West Maple Plastic Surgery, with its convenient location, comfortable surroundings and well-trained staff; affords the patient an opportunity to explore their options in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. "Specializing in All Facets of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery." Breast Reconstruction, Breast Augmentation, Facelifts and Browlifts. Daniel Sherbert, M.D., F.A.C.S., of West Maple Plastic Surgery in West Bloomfield, MI, considers himself a healthy mix of surgeon, artist and collaborator. First and foremost, though, he is a highly trained surgeon.
Sherbert, who grew up outside Kalamazoo, MI, spent most of the 1980s and early ’90s learning and perfecting his craft. Our outward appearance is a living mosaic that reflects the many facets of our lives and who we are. Not only genetics but societal demands, busy work schedules, medical conditions and sun damage affect the way we look.