BIOGRAPHY
Name

Manny Trujillo Jr, MD

Biography

After graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Gardner-Webb University in North Carolina, Dr. Trujillo obtained his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia. He then completed a rigorous training program in General Surgery at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. During his residency, he discovered his passion for plastic surgery: both cosmetic and reconstructive. He then made the decision to perform another 3 years of specialized training in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Emory University, a world-renowned epicenter for plastic surgery. After graduating, Dr. Trujillo decided that he wanted to return to the upstate South Carolina area that he grew to love during his general surgery training. He has been welcomed back by both his general and plastic surgery colleagues and provides a skilled addition to the strong plastic surgeons in the area. Outside the hospital, Dr. Trujillo will be found enjoying time with his wife and four children. He also enjoys teaching and participating in healthcare innovation projects.

Topics

Ventral Hernia

A hernia occurs when there is a hole in the muscles of the abdominal wall, allowing a loop of intestine or abdominal tissue to push through the muscle layer. A ventral hernia is a hernia that occurs at any location along the midline (vertical center) of the abdomen wall. There are three types of ventral hernia: Epigastric (stomach area) hernia, Umbilical (belly button) hernia, Incisional hernia.

Breast Augmentation

Watch below as I discuss the different types of breast implants. Breast augmentation and augmentation mammoplasty are plastic surgery terms for the breast-implant and the fat-graft mammoplasty approaches used to increase the size, change the shape, and alter the texture of the breasts of a woman.

Hiatal / Paraesophageal Hernia

Hiatal hernias occur due to a loss of tension at the point where the esophagus enters the abdomen and becomes the stomach (phrenoesophageal membrane). This allows the gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) to migrate superiorly into the chest. Hiatal hernias occur in four types: Type I (sliding hernia; most common), Type II (GEJ remains in abdomen but top segment of stomach herniates... Continue Reading

Inguinal / Femoral Hernia

Hernias occur due to the protrusion of an organ or tissue through a defect or weak spot in the connective tissue of the body wall. The most common location of herniation is within the abdominal wall, particularly in the groin (inguinal region). In the groin, the majority of hernias occur through the inguinal canal, which can be classified as direct... Continue Reading

Micromastia (Small Breasts)

Micromastia (or hypomastia, breast hypoplasia) is a medical term that describes (subjectively) small breasts. This definition should be distinguished from “amastia” which literally describes that absence of breast tissue. Because the diagnosis of micromastia is not based on objective criteria, the definition is only applied when the patient perceives a small breast deformity. “Relative micromastia” has been used to describe... Continue Reading

Nerve Injury

Nerves are specialized bundles of tissue that transmit signals throughout the body. Nerve injury is a relatively common condition that can occur from different types of damage to the nerve. Nerves can be cut by sharp objects. They may also be damaged by pressure or stretch that may result from fractures, dislocation, crush injuries, or other traumatic injuries. Nerve injury... Continue Reading

Tendon Injury

The body moves through the coordinated action of bones, tendons, and muscles. Muscles are connected to bones by tendons, and muscles transmit force through tendons to pull bones. Tendons can be injured from instantaneous overload, chronic overuse, forced stretch or a combination of mechanisms. Tendons can also be cut, or lacerated, by sharp objects, bites or trauma. Tendon injury can... Continue Reading