Today, Melbourne is at the centre of the world of microsurgery.
The O'Brien Institute has led the way in clinical and experimental research over the past 30 years. The Institute has made striking advances in the delicate craft of replantation surgery and the transfer by microsurgical techniques of body parts and tissue to reconstruct people maimed by trauma, cancer, burns and congenital deformity. In addition to pioneering techniques in reconstructive microsurgery, the Institute carries out internationally recognised scientific research in the fields of Tissue Engineering and Vascular Biology. We also carry out studies on wound healing, nerve regeneration, inflammation, pain, the effects of trauma on tissue, and more recently, prostate cancer.
The Institute’s scientists have pursued excellence and led the way in tissue engineering research. The ability of tissue engineering to restore hope and dignity is close to becoming a reality.