Clinical Services

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  • Oculoplastics and Reconstructive Surgery

    University of Mississippi Medical Center offers the expertise of an oculoplastic and reconstructive surgeon, a board-certified ophthalmologist who has completed additional fellowship training in plastic surgery as it relates to the eyes and their surrounding structures.

    Our oculoplastic surgeon deals with the management of problems of the eyelids, orbits, lacrimal system and adjacent face. Since many of these diseases can affect your eyesight, an oculoplastic surgeon is a highly qualified physician who can deal with these problems while caring for your eyes.

    UMMC's oculoplastic surgeon also specializes in chemical injections, such as Botox Cosmetic, and cosmetic surgery of the eyelids.


    Our skilled oculoplastic surgery team provides procedures and treatments including, but not limited to:

    • Blepharoplasty
    • Ptosis
    • Ectropion
    • Entropion
    • Tearing
    • Thyroid eye disease
    • Trauma
    • Orbital diseases
    • Eyelid lesions and cancers
    • Chemical injections
    • Anophthalmos

    Minor procedures

    Surgery is frequently performed comfortably in the office under local anesthesia. Fasting is not required for surgery performed in this setting, and there is no need for you to arrive early for your scheduled procedure, simply arrive at the scheduled time for your procedure. Typical procedures performed in the minor procedure room take less than 1 hour. All surgeries performed in the office are “outpatient."

    Day surgery center

    Surgery that may be more extensive or require sedation is performed in the “same day surgery center” on the University of Mississippi Medical Center campus. Surgery in this setting is typically done under light IV sedation, but sometimes general anesthesia is required. Most surgeries performed here are also “outpatient." You are required to arrive earlier than your surgery time and refrain from eating or drinking beginning at midnight prior to your surgery.