Houston Plastic Surgeon
6560 Fannin Street, Suite 2200
Houston, Texas 77030 US
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5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction with Latissimus Flap

Dr. Spiegel is absolutely the best surgeon for Breast Reconstruction

Dr. Spiegel is a brilliant surgeon. She is compassionate and treats her patients exactly as all doctors should-like real women with feelings and emotions. Though my reconstruction has been a bit complicated, Dr. S and the entire staff have been wonderful and attentive-especially Nicole, Jackie and Bianca! I appreciate the level of care that I have received throughout the entire process; Having...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

Glad I Went to Dr. Spiegel! - Houston, TX

Dr. Spiegel is wonderful. She truly is the most conscientious, caring physician I have ever come across. She has a presence about her that demands respect from everyone around her. No infections or complications. She is the one you want doing your surgery. Her team is great, everyone is so helpful and returns calls quickly. If it is recommended to do the DIEP flap reconstruction, do it!...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

Breast Reconstruction - Cancer - Houston, TX

She is a rock star - so very competent and human. Every interaction was informative and purposeful, and her staff (Carlos and Jackie) are fantastic. Dr. Spiegel is well known at the hospital - she is specific about how things will be done - and I'm thankful for it! Great results, no infections or complications, and no surprises! She is outstanding and we're very lucky she chooses to do breast reconstruction - she could, no doubt, make a lot more in pure cosmetic surgery because she is so talented. She is a breast cancer survivor's angel! Never imagined it would work out so well!!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

The Only Good Thing About My Breast Cancer Experience - Houston, TX

Dr. Spiegel is so wonderful. I had total confidence, knowing that I was in her hands. She explains everything clearly, and there were no surprises.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

DIEP Flap Surgery with Excellent Result - Houston, TX

My reconstructive surgeries were in 2011. Dr. Spiegel and her staff are very caring, dedicated profesionals. She listens to my concerns, and takes them seriously. I am very pleased with the outcome of my surgeries. This included effective reconnection of my nerves in my breast tissue.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

You Don't Get Better Than This! - Houston, TX

When it comes to ratings-- all of them listed above are 5 Stars; if there were 10 stars offered as an option, I would have clicked all 10 stars. The Golden Star is Dr. Aldona Spiegel-- when compared to any other physicians anywhere else and/or in the same or any other specialty-- she (and her excellent office staff) are at the very top of any list with nobody else even coming close to it!

2 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

Results Are Not Typical - Houston, TX

Dr Spiegel was nice and so was her staff - I am just very disappointed with her work.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

An angel among us!

If angels truly do walk among us, Dr. Aldona Spiegel is one of them. She is an absolutely incredible surgeon and an even more beautiful person. I began my breast reconstruction in 2013, and throughout the entire process, Dr. Spiegel has been most compassionate and extremely caring. She is dedicated to the happiness of her patients and will do everything within her capable hands to make sure...

5 out of 5 stars Mastectomy

Excellent surgeon

Excellent surgeon! She is the best thing that I have ever had as a doctor. She is compassionate and her staff is wonderful and caring ! She is meticulous of her work and you know you are in good hands! I highly recommend her for anyone that will go through with breast cancer! The road is rough with breast cancer but having her as a doctor eases the burden of the disease because she makes...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction with Latissimus Flap

My Perfect Journey

It was one of the greatest experience following the long battle with breast cancer. I have never felt such peace during this journey until the moment I met Dr. Spiegel and her team. They assured me that they would take care of me and provide the best possible medical that I could receive. The experience was amazing. I am so grateful for the care of this team.

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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery

Memberships

American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Awards & Recognition

Top Doc-H Texas Online, 2006-2016
Network of Strength Organization, Honoree, “Unsung Heros”, 2009
Stream Award for Excellence in Women’s Health, Texas Medical Center Women’s Health Network, Nominee, 2009, 2014
Super Docs, Texas, 2013-2015
Top Doctor, US News & World Report, 2014
Patient’s Choice Award, Texas Physicians, Vitals 2015
Senior Member-at-Large, American Society Reconstructive Medicine, Leadership Position
Nominee 2016

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Spiegel has hospital affiliations at Houston Methodist Hospital-The Medical Center, Houston, TX. Houston Methodist Hospital Sugar Land, Sugar Land, TX. Houston Methodist West, Katy, TX. The Woman's Hospital of Texas, Houston, Tx. Chi St. Luke's Medical Center, Houston, TX. Texas Children's Medical Center, Houston, TX. Roper St. Francis, Charleston, SC. East Cooper Medical Center, Mount Pleasant, SC. New York Eye & Ear Infirmary, New York, New York..

Education

  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: University of Ottawa Medical School, Canada
    Medical: MD, University of Ottawa Medical School, Canada
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital, General Surgery
    Fellowship: Baylor College of Medicine, Reconstructive Microsurgery & Plastic Surgery

Treatments offered at Center for Breast Restoration

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Can Breast Reconstruction Be Done with the Implant on Top of the Pectoral Muscle?

You ask an excellent question. For many years, we did not perform implant reconstruction above the muscle for fear of capsular contracture. However,... READ MORE

Diep breast reconstruction. Is it really like a tummy tuck?

In my practice, I treat the DIEP flap donor site similarly to a tummy tuck. I make the incision low, so it is hidden by a bikini. This is more... READ MORE

DIEP Flap Vs. LAT Flap for Least Loss of Muscle Strength?

There is a major difference between the latissimus and the DIEP flaps, and that is the incorporation of muscle in the flap. While it is true that... READ MORE

What Does a Reconstructed Breast Look Like?

The appearance of the reconstructed breast is very dependent on the type of mastectomy performed. With a nipple sparing mastectomy that is performed... READ MORE

How bad is numbness after DIEP reconstruction?

This is an excellent question asked by many of my patients. In fact, this is something that i wanted to improve for my patients and now routinely... READ MORE

After Bilateral Mastectomy, my Expanders Are Excruciating

The pain you are experiencing is probably due to the pectoralis muscle that is being stretched by the tissue expander. The newer technique of... READ MORE

Breast Implants After Lumpectomy and Radiation?

Radiation therapy causes fibrosis of tissue, hence the breast usually shrinks and may become slightly stiffer after radiation. So when deciding on... READ MORE

What is Lipofilling and How is It Used for Breast Reconstruction?

Fat grafting techniques have grown in popularity over the past decade. This can range from being used for total volume breast reconstruction by a few... READ MORE

How is Alloderm Used During Breast Reconstruction?

Thank you for your excellent question. Alloderm and other acellular collagen products have revolutionized our results in implant based breast... READ MORE

Are There Nipple Implants for Breast Reconstruction?

You ask an excellent question. Unfortunately we are limited in the projection and shape of implants. We frequently wish we had a choice of implants... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Spiegel

Aldona J. Spiegel, MD has shared 11 before and after pictures from the RealSelf community.

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Experience
Practicing for 16 year.
Board Certifications
Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
Memberships
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Awards & Recognition
Top Doc-H Texas Online, 2006-2016
Network of Strength Organization, Honoree, “Unsung Heros”, 2009
Stream Award for Excellence in Women’s Health, Texas Medical Center Women’s Health Network, Nominee, 2009, 2014
Super Docs, Texas, 2013-2015
Top Doctor, US News & World Report, 2014
Patient’s Choice Award, Texas Physicians, Vitals 2015
Senior Member-at-Large, American Society Reconstructive Medicine, Leadership Position
Nominee 2016
Hospital Privileges
Dr. Spiegel has hospital affiliations at Houston Methodist Hospital-The Medical Center, Houston, TX. Houston Methodist Hospital Sugar Land, Sugar Land, TX. Houston Methodist West, Katy, TX. The Woman's Hospital of Texas, Houston, Tx. Chi St. Luke's Medical Center, Houston, TX. Texas Children's Medical Center, Houston, TX. Roper St. Francis, Charleston, SC. East Cooper Medical Center, Mount Pleasant, SC. New York Eye & Ear Infirmary, New York, New York..
Education
  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: University of Ottawa Medical School, Canada
    Medical: MD, University of Ottawa Medical School, Canada
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital, General Surgery
    Fellowship: Baylor College of Medicine, Reconstructive Microsurgery & Plastic Surgery

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Are you a patient of Aldona J. Spiegel, MD?

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction with Latissimus Flap

Dr. Spiegel is absolutely the best surgeon for Breast Reconstruction

Dr. Spiegel is a brilliant surgeon. She is compassionate and treats her patients exactly as all doctors should-like real women with feelings and emotions. Though my reconstruction has been a bit complicated, Dr. S and the entire staff have been wonderful and attentive-especially Nicole, Jackie and Bianca! I appreciate the level of care that I have received throughout the entire process; Having...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

Glad I Went to Dr. Spiegel! - Houston, TX

Dr. Spiegel is wonderful. She truly is the most conscientious, caring physician I have ever come across. She has a presence about her that demands respect from everyone around her. No infections or complications. She is the one you want doing your surgery. Her team is great, everyone is so helpful and returns calls quickly. If it is recommended to do the DIEP flap reconstruction, do it!...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

Breast Reconstruction - Cancer - Houston, TX

She is a rock star - so very competent and human. Every interaction was informative and purposeful, and her staff (Carlos and Jackie) are fantastic. Dr. Spiegel is well known at the hospital - she is specific about how things will be done - and I'm thankful for it! Great results, no infections or complications, and no surprises! She is outstanding and we're very lucky she chooses to do breast reconstruction - she could, no doubt, make a lot more in pure cosmetic surgery because she is so talented. She is a breast cancer survivor's angel! Never imagined it would work out so well!!


Before and After Photos




Can Breast Reconstruction Be Done with the Implant on Top of the Pectoral Muscle?

You ask an excellent question. For many years, we did not perform implant reconstruction above the muscle for fear of capsular contracture. However,... READ MORE

Diep breast reconstruction. Is it really like a tummy tuck?

In my practice, I treat the DIEP flap donor site similarly to a tummy tuck. I make the incision low, so it is hidden by a bikini. This is more... READ MORE

DIEP Flap Vs. LAT Flap for Least Loss of Muscle Strength?

There is a major difference between the latissimus and the DIEP flaps, and that is the incorporation of muscle in the flap. While it is true that... READ MORE

What Does a Reconstructed Breast Look Like?

The appearance of the reconstructed breast is very dependent on the type of mastectomy performed. With a nipple sparing mastectomy that is performed... READ MORE

How bad is numbness after DIEP reconstruction?

This is an excellent question asked by many of my patients. In fact, this is something that i wanted to improve for my patients and now routinely... READ MORE

After Bilateral Mastectomy, my Expanders Are Excruciating

The pain you are experiencing is probably due to the pectoralis muscle that is being stretched by the tissue expander. The newer technique of... READ MORE

Breast Implants After Lumpectomy and Radiation?

Radiation therapy causes fibrosis of tissue, hence the breast usually shrinks and may become slightly stiffer after radiation. So when deciding on... READ MORE

What is Lipofilling and How is It Used for Breast Reconstruction?

Fat grafting techniques have grown in popularity over the past decade. This can range from being used for total volume breast reconstruction by a few... READ MORE

How is Alloderm Used During Breast Reconstruction?

Thank you for your excellent question. Alloderm and other acellular collagen products have revolutionized our results in implant based breast... READ MORE

Are There Nipple Implants for Breast Reconstruction?

You ask an excellent question. Unfortunately we are limited in the projection and shape of implants. We frequently wish we had a choice of implants... READ MORE

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