Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital uses advanced 3D CT scan technology for facial reconstructive surgery
Bryan Godoy is a fit and healthy 17-year-old who is extremely active and passionate about sports. He had just graduated high school and was looking forward to starting college when he was accidentally kicked in the face during a soccer game. The bones supporting his left eye and left face were shattered and deformed, pushed inwards by about an inch and pushing his eye and jaw out of place.
“This was one of the worst fractures I have ever seen, even considering cases I have treated following car accidents and in patients who had been bucked in the face by a horse,” said Dr. Jon Mathy, a board certified plastic surgeon with additional subspecialty fellowship training in microvascular surgery and head & neck surgery at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital.
Because of specialists providing expert facial reconstruction surgery that uses cutting-edge 3D CT scan technology, Bryan’s bone fragments were systematically returned to their anatomic positions.
“We are pleased to provide these services to those patients in the Fort Bend community who suffer traumatic facial injuries.”
3D CT scan technology provides Mathy with high-resolution, 3D renderings of a patient’s facial anatomy that he can use to plan individualized treatments to optimize their facial function and aesthetics.
After Bryan’s operation, the Imaging Department at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital performed a fine-cut, high-resolution CT scan of Bryan’s craniofacial bones. These were stitched together into a 3D rendering that allowed Dr. Mathy to assess the outcome of the operation, including hardware positioning and facial symmetry.
“I am so thankful for the level of expert care I received from Dr. Mathy and Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital,” says Bryan. “I can look in the mirror and feel good about myself again.”
For more information about Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, visit houstonmethodist.org/sugarland or call 281.274.7500 for a physician referral.
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