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Northwestern Medicine Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Lake Forest Hospital

In Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital


Let our team help restore your normal. Every woman is unique. That’s why we tailor our consultation and reconstructive recommendations to you – every step of the way.

Experience Matters
The plastic surgery experts at Northwestern Medicine offer innovative, effective solutions for a wide range of reconstructive options including use of your own tissues or prosthetic implants. Dr. Michael A. Howard's promise is personalized, comprehensive and compassionate care that will help to restore your body image and confidence. His training and decades of experience in advanced micro-surgery provides additional surgical and treatment options for your individualized plan of care.

Your Own Tissues
We specialize in breast reconstruction using your own tissue - a leading-edge option for women preferring to avoid the use of synthetic materials.

We value building relationships with our patients and are committed to listening, understanding your needs.

Parking and Transportation

The hospital Main Entrance is located at 1000 North Westmoreland Road. Both valet and self-parking options are available in Parking Lots 1 and 2.

Patients of the Cancer Center at Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital can use the hospital’s dedicated North Entrance and Parking Lot 1.

The Emergency Department and Maternity Services are located inside the hospital’s South Entrance. A circle drive can be used for patient drop-off, while close self-parking is available in Lot 3.

Patient parking for the Bays (900) and McGaw (800) medical office buildings is located just east of the McGaw Medical Building. Patients and visitors can also park in a new lot adjacent to the 700 building.

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  • Breast Cancer Reconstruction
  • Body Contouring
  • Breast Aesthetic/Body
  • Reconstructive Microvascular Surgery
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Targeted Muscle Reinnervation

Why Choose Us

Northwestern Medicine is proud to have five hospitals ranked among “America’s Best” by U.S. News & World Report for 2023-24. Anchored by Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the only Illinois hospital on the national Honor Roll for 12 straight years, our clinical and administrative staff and medical and science faculty come together every day with a shared commitment to superior quality, academic excellence, scientific discovery and patient safety.

With Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, we’re dedicated to consistently providing high-quality, cost-effective, patient-focused care. We seek to improve the health of the communities, individuals, family and friends we serve by delivering a broad range of services with leading medicine and compassion. Because what makes us better, makes you better.