Shriners Hospitals for Children Surgeon Featured in Plastic Surgery News

Dr. Maguina, Plastic Surgeon

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Pirko Maguina, M.D., a plastic and reconstructive surgeon at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California, is featured in the September 2015 issue of Plastic Surgery News, the official magazine of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Dr. Maguina is profiled in the magazine’s Surgeon Spotlight, where he says the best part of being a plastic surgeon is “the ability to help others.” Dr. Maguina has traveled abroad on more than 30 medical trips to underserved countries to operate on children with burns, cleft lips and other conditions requiring reconstructive surgery.  At the Shriners Hospitals for Children in Sacramento his work is focused on helping children in need of reconstructive surgery to regain normal function, health and appearance.  The plastic surgery care extends to children with congenital abnormalities as well as children living with wounds, scars and other differences caused by accidents.

“The children we see in our clinic may be challenged both physically and emotionally by congenital or acquired problems” says Dr. Maguina. “It is our mission to improve their lives through plastic surgery. Through a comprehensive team approach that includes families, nurses, therapists and surgeons we can restore a child’s health and appearance. It is incredibly rewarding to see them overcome any problems that bring them to us and watch them grow and live life without the limitations that come with being different.”

A native of Germany, Dr. Maguina is fluent in three languages – German, Spanish and English.  He studied medicine in Lima Peru before completing his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital and his fellowship training at the University of Illinois in Chicago and the University of California, Davis Medical Center.

Dr. Maguina is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Burn Association, and the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgery, the American Association of Pediatric Plastic Surgeons. He chairs the Continuing Medical Education Committee at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California and will be installed as president of the Greater Sacramento Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons in January 2016.

Located at 2425 Stockton Boulevard in Sacramento, Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California is a regional pediatric medical center providing care to children with orthopaedic conditions, spinal cord injuries, burns, cleft lip, scars from any cause and other complex surgical needs. There are no barriers to care as admission is based on age and diagnosis.   Care is provided regardless of the family’s ability to pay. For further information call (916) 453-2000 or learn more here.

 

Media Contact:  Catherine Curran | Public Relations (916) 453-2218 | ccurran@shrinenet.org

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