Darl Vandevender, MD


Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Associate Professor

Languages Spoken


Clinical Expertise

  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Breast Cancer Reconstruction
  • Burn Reconstruction
  • Cosmetic Breast Surgery
  • Facial Rejuvenation
  • Facial Rejuvenation
  • Free Tissue Transfer
  • Mandibular Reconstruction
  • Mohs Micrographic Surgery Reconstruction
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Scar Removal
  • Reconstructive Surgery

About Dr. Vandevender

Family Time

Medical Education

Medical School
University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago
Loyola University Medical Center - Surgery: General Surgery
Loyola University Medical Center - Plastic Surgery
Medical College of Wisconsin - Surgery: Hand Surgery

Board Certification

Plastic Surgery - General Cert: AM Board of Plastic Surgery
Surgery - General Cert: AM Board of Surgery


  • Can't have one without the other: Component separation plus mesh for repairing difficult incisional hernias O'Halloran, E. B.; Barwegen, C. J.; Dombrowski, J. M.; Vandevender, D. K.; Luchette, F. A., Surgery
  • Comparing patient satisfaction in bilateral and unilateral breast reconstruction Sinno, S.; Salvino, M. J.; Vandevender, D., Plastic Surgical Nursing : official journal of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgical Nurses
  • Heads-Up 3D Microscopy: An Ergonomic and Educational Approach to Microsurgery Mendez, B. M.; Chiodo, M. V.; Dalal, N.; Levine, J.; Bose, L.; Vandevender, D.; Patel, P. A., PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY
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  • Management of thoracic aortic graft infections with the omental flap Shah, S.; Sinno, S.; Vandevender, D.; Schwartz, J., ANNALS OF PLASTIC SURGERY
  • Assessing the safety and efficacy of combined abdominoplasty and gynecologic surgery Sinno, S.; Shah, S.; Kenton, K.; Brubaker, L.; Angelats, J.; Vandevender, D.; Cimino, V., ANNALS OF PLASTIC SURGERY
  • Intermeshing breast reconstruction and postmastectomy radiation Sieber, D. A.; Vandevender, D. K.; Albuquerque, K. V., Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy
  • Long-term results of microvascular free-tissue transfer reanimation of the paralyzed face: three cases. Leonetti, J. P.; Zender, C. A.; Vandevender, D.; Marzo, S. J., Ear, nose, & throat journal
  • Use of human acellular dermal matrix for hernia repair: friend or foe?. Candage, R.; Jones, K.; Luchette, F. A.; Sinacore, J. M.; Vandevender, D.; Reed, R. L., 2nd, Surgery
  • Facial paralysis associated with glomus jugulare tumors. Leonetti, J. P.; Anderson, D. E.; Marzo, S. J.; Origitano, T. C.; Vandevender, D.; Quinonez, R., Otology & Neurotology
  • Impact of mandibular condyle preservation on patterns of failure in head and neck cancer Petruzzelli, G. J.; Cunningham, K.; Vandevender, D., Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Management of scalp toxic epidermal necrolysis and cranial osteomyelitis with serratus anterior myocutaneous pedicle flap: a case report. Levitt, M. R.; Benedict, W. J.; Barton, K.; Melian, E.; Gamelli, R. L.; Vandevender, D.; Rosseau, G.; Prabhu, V. C., Journal of Burn Care & Research
  • Combined anterior and anterolateral approaches to the cranial base: complication analysis avoidance, and management., Origitano, T. C.; Petruzzelli, G. J.; Leonetti, J. P.; Vandevender, D., Neurosurgery
  • Closure of complex lateral skull base defects. Marzo, S. J.; Leonetti, J. P.; Petruzzelli, G. J.; Vandevender, D., Otology & Neurotology
  • Prediction of postoperative seroma after latissimus dorsi breast reconstruction Randolph, L. C.; Barone, J.; Angelats, J.; Dado, D. V.; Vandevender, D. K.; Shoup, M., Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Posterior marginal mandibulectomy in the management of cancer of the oral cavity and oropharynx. Petruzzelli, G. J.; Knight, F. K.; Vandevender, D.; Clark, J. I.; Emami, B., Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
  • Reconstruction of defects of the cranial base Bull, W. J.; Vandevender, D.; Cimino, V. G., Techniques in Neurosurgery
  • The use free tissue transfers in acute thermal and electrical extremity injuries Stefanacci, H. A.; Vandevender, D. K.; Gamelli, R. L., Journal of Trauma
  • Incidence of intercostobrachial nerve injury after transaxillary breast augmentation Ghaderi, B.; Hoenig, J. M.; Dado, D.; Angelats, J.; Vandevender, D., Aesthetic surgery journal / the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic surgery
  • Management of malignant tumors of the anterior and anterolateral skull base. Origitano, T. C.; Petruzzelli, G. J.; Vandevender, D.; Emami, B., Neurosurgical Focus
  • The influence of reconstructive modality on cost of care in head and neck oncologic surgery Petruzzelli, G. J.; Brockenbrough, J. M.; Vandevender, D.; Creech, S. D., Archives of Otolaryngology--Head & Neck Surgery