Double Board Certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery and The American Board of Surgery, with several years of experience, Dr. Kongkrit Chaiyasate provides patients with state-of-the-art care at the Center of Craniofacial, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Microsurgery at Beaumont hospital.
Dr. Chaiyasate holds special interests in craniofacial reconstruction cleft lip and palate, craniosynostosis, Apert and Crouzon syndrome, Treacher Collins syndrome, Hemifacial Microsomia, Goldenhar syndrome, and other Craniofacial Syndromes.
Dr. Chaiyasate has extensive experience in cancer reconstruction using microvascular free tissue transfer to rebuild a face, a jaw, a nose and an ear.
He also offers reconstructive options to patients following breast cancer. Using his artistic skills and his unique microvascular talents, Dr. Chaiyasate also has performed DIEP (Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator) flap breast reconstruction more than 500 cases since 2011. Dr. Chaiyasate also offers other innovative perforator flaps breast reconstruction including SIEA (Superior Inferior Epigastric Artery), SGAP (Superior Gluteal Artery Perforator) flap, IGAP (Inferior Gluteal Artery Perforator) flap and TUG (Transverse Upper Gracilis) flap. Dr. Chaiyasate is one of only a few surgeons in Michigan who are qualified to perform these surgeries and is able to consistently achieve excellent results.
Dr. Chaiyasate graduated with his medical degree and completed a residency in General Surgery from Chiang Mai Medical School in Thailand, before coming to the US to further pursue his training. He completed additional residencies in General Surgery at Providence Hospital and Medical Centers as well as in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Detroit Medical Centers/Wayne State University School of Medicine.
To further his training and offer specialized services, Dr. Chaiyasate also completed fellowships in Craniofacial Surgery and Pediatric Plastic Surgery through Washington University School of Medicine and in Reconstructive Microsurgery and DIEP flap breast reconstruction at Ohio State University Medical Centers and The James Cancer center. He completed several additional certifications in specialized areas of surgery, including microsurgery and maxillofacial surgery.
Throughout his training and practice experience, Dr. Chaiyasate has participated in numerous research studies and contributed to peer-reviewed publications including the New England Journal of Medicine detailing advances in general and plastic surgery techniques.
He has also presented his findings at local hospitals and national society meetings, and has received several accolades for his extracurricular work. He is one of the editorial board members of European Journal of Plastic Surgery. He is also a quality improvement reviewer for the Smile Train foundation. His expertise has been cited in numerous local and national media outlets. Please refer to our In the Media page for more details and to watch video clips.
Dr. Chaiyasate is a member of several prestigious medical societies including The American Society of Plastic Surgery, The American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, The American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, The American College of Surgeon, and The American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association.
He is holding a position as Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, a director of Reconstructive Microsurgery and a co-director of Ian Jackson Craniofacial & Cleft Palate Clinic.
Dr. Chaiyasate In The Media
SAVAGED IN HER COT Girl who had her face bitten off by a RACCOON aged just three months is given a replacement nose and ear.
A TEEN whose face was eaten by a raccoon when she was a baby has received a new man-made nose and ear. Charlotte Ponce, 14, from Michigan in the US, was attacked by the pet as she lay in her cot at just three months old…
Dr Chaiyasate took cartilage from Charlotte’s ribs and carved it into the shape of an ear using a computer-generated template…
Russian boy’s recovery involves mother’s love..
Elena Chubanyuk kisses her son, Denis, 5, during a checkup at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak on Feb. 3. Denis is being treated for Apert Syndrome. The congenital disorder caused his skull plates to fuse too early, while his brain was still growing rapidly. “I am just thankful,” she said of his treatment.
“Helping people, it’s what I like to do. It’s life-changing. It’s a privilege to be able to do this.” – Dr. Kongkrit Chaiyasate
Rebuilding a face..
Dr. Kongkrit Chaiyasate, a plastic surgeon at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, reshaped cartilage from Charlotte Ponce’s ribs to rebuild an ear destroyed in a raccoon attack.
In April, Dr. Kongkrit Chaiyasate removed cartilage that connects Charlotte Ponce’s ribs to her sternum. He reshaped the tissue into a roughly C-shaped framework of an ear.
“We do the plumbing work so the new ear stays alive, It’s all about the circulation.” – Dr. Kongkrit Chaiyasate
Mauled by raccoon, she’s inspiring others
Charlotte Ponce is hoping this surgery will mean she can finally wear earrings. The 14-year-old from Spring Lake was back at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak on Thursday, years after a raccoon mauled her face when she was a baby. She has had more than a dozen reconstructive surgeries since then.
Charlotte is “a fighter,” Dr. Chaiyasate said. “She’s never cried. With every surgery, she’s never complained.”
The Face Savior
Beaumont plastic surgeon takes on what others said couldn’t be done, gives patients new life.
“Many of my patients were told things could not be done for them, so I have a responsibility when I look at a patient who comes to me hopeless.” – Dr. Kongkrit Chaiyasate