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Great Plains Health brings plastic surgery services to the region

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Great Plains Health brings plastic surgery services to the region

Monday, December 30, 2019

Hospital news

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 30, 2019

CONTACT: Megan McGown, marketing manager

mcgownm@gphealth.org Office: 308.568.7531

North Platte, Neb, December 30, 2019 – Great Plains Health is pleased to announce the expansion of our surgery services to include plastic surgery. The addition of Sean Figy, MD, a fellowship-trained microvascular reconstruction surgeon with Nebraska Medicine marks the first plastic surgery program in North Platte.

“We are pleased to offer such services as breast reconstruction after cancer treatment and body contouring after major weight loss to our patients, right here at home,” said Mel McNea, Great Plains Health chief executive officer. “These are procedures that our residents previously had to drive great distances to receive and now, with the addition of Dr. Figy, these procedures and others are available locally.”

“I am excited to be able to bring reconstructive services to Central Nebraska,” said Dr. Figy. “Partnering with Great Plains Health will allow more Nebraskans to have access to the reconstructive services that they need and deserve.”

Dr. Figy will offer monthly clinic visits and surgical procedures on-site, working with Great Plains Health General Surgery. In addition to breast reconstruction and body contouring, Dr. Figy will also see patients for breast reduction and surgical lymphedema. He is accepting new patients and requires a physician referral.

Dr. Figy attended medical school at the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio. He completed his residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Microsurgery at the University of Massachusetts Medical in Worcester, Massachusetts and his fellowship in reconstructive surgery at Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus, Ohio. In addition to his medical practice, Dr. Figy is also an assistant professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

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About Great Plains Health

Based in North Platte, Nebraska, Great Plains Health is a fully accredited, 116-bed acute-care regional medical center serving western and central Nebraska, northern Kansas and southern South Dakota. With 90 physicians representing nearly 30 medical specialties, the Great Plains Health system offers advanced health care, including heart and vascular, cancer, and orthopaedic surgery services. Great Plains Health is a Level III trauma center, and all of its emergency department physicians are residency-trained and board-certified in emergency medicine. The system employs approximately 1,093 employees and serves a geographic area spanning approximately 16,000 square miles.

The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission and is home to an American College of Surgeons-accredited cancer center and Level II bariatric surgery program. For more information, visit gphealth.org.

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