Gayle Gordillo, MD, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

My name is Gayle Gordillo. I’m an associate
professor of plastic surgery and I specialize in hemangiomas and problem wounds. One of
my real areas of specialty is chronic wounds and particularly pressure ulcers, so patients
with bed sores. They’re fairly complicated and not a lot of physicians have expertise
to provide really global management. They typically involve spinal cord injury, mobility
issues, infection, soft tissue coverage and defects and that’s where the plastic surgery
part comes in. But I view myself as a real resource regionally for expertise in dealing
with that problem. My patient care philosophy is that I try to treat someone the way that
I would want my own family member treated. So while they’re not my family member, I view
that person as somebody’s mother, sister, wife that everybody deserves care and they’re
all coming to me for help. And that’s my job is to give them help. I think one of the things
that really motivates me is making a difference in people’s lives. And the beauty of plastic
surgery, and I I really think this is where plastic surgery and research have much in
common, is that they’re both creative problem solving. So when I see a patient with a problem
wound I know I have a certain bag of tricks that I can apply and it’s very creative in
terms of how you choose to approach that wound to solve that problem. I come from a big family
and I like to spend time with my brothers and sisters. I also have two children of my
own. I like to be active so I like to play golf, I like to ski, I like to be outdoors,
I like to travel. In plastic surgery, probably more than any other specialty, we have our
unique ability to improve the quality of people’s lives. So that also can frequently involve
a change in their body image. When you’re talking about chronic wounds and you can solve
the problem, they no longer have wound care or pain that to me is is what I find the most
rewarding in plastic surgery, is solving a really difficult problem.

1 thought on “Gayle Gordillo, MD, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

  1. Dr. Gordillo is the only reason why I still have my left leg. She NEVER stops looking for the RIGHT answer to a specific treatment "quandry". No matter how hopeless a situation might look to the other physicians involved in the treatment, she takes on each step of the treatment as if it were up to her alone for a family member. I have nothing but the utmost respect and admiration for her professionally and personally. She is a genuinely good & kind lady. I would highly recommend her to anyone with a complex wound no matter how severe. 😇 She was an answer to a prayer for me. I am forever grateful for her devotion to her profession & endless expertise.

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