Introducing Dr. Fausto Viterbo, the first micro plastic surgeon who has invented a nerve transplant technique as a solution for male impotency. Dr. Viterbo recently spoke as a guest speaker at the ISAPS open forum for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery at the newly renovated Miami Convention Center, where global doctors come from all over the world to speak and hear about new techniques. Dr. Viterbo discovered a unique way to connect peripheral nerves, which grow together with a six-hour non-invasive surgery. The procedure involves cutting a healthy nerve and connecting end-to-end to a non-healthy nerve. The Brazilian doctor states, “Any nerve can be used as a donor nerve, as I found in my PhD thesis. I began using it on the face, to connect the healthy side of the face to the paralyzed side. I have been able to treat paraplegics with lack of sensation. I have helped patients regain their sense of smell.”
In 2011, Dr. Viterbo decided to use the same method on patients with prostate cancer. Sixty percent of patients were able to resume normal sexual activity. The other forty percent were able to resume many healthy sexual activities including ejaculation. Therefore, nerve grafts in other fields have led him to this new discovery in the field of men and impotence. Dr. Viterbo uses both general and epidural anesthetics. Full results for the procedure have been seen in one year, and he has seen improved quality of life in 100% of patients.
More about Dr. Fausto Viterbo:
Dr. Fausto earned completed both General surgery residence and plastic surgery residence, including cosmetic surgery. His specialty is facial-palsy treatments and developed techniques to improve facial conditions and has worked on young children as well, improving their smiles and saving them from atrophy, improving the muscles in the face. He has helped patients with hip trauma after motorcycle accidents, and with the addition of nerve grafts, the patient improved. Elderly patients have also immensely benefitted from his procedure. He is also working on nerve grafts on the areola for those with silicone implants.
More about the ISAPS:
The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) is the world’s leading professional body for board-certified aesthetic plastic surgeons. Founded in 1970, ISAPS membership includes over 3,200 of the world’s best known and respected reconstructive and aesthetic plastic surgeons in 103 countries on every continent reflecting the true international mission of the organization. The ISAPS charter was signed at the United Nations. The Society was founded to provide a forum for the interchange of ideas and knowledge for the advancement of aesthetic plastic surgery. In addition, ISAPS has become the gold standard for providing continuing education to its members in new procedures, techniques and options in aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. ISAPS surgeons are members of their national societies of plastic surgery and, in this regard, ISAPS serves as an important bridge among many different professional societies and organizations.