There is nothing “plastic” about Dr. Joseph Banis, Louisville’s best surgeon. He is a wonderfully caring and compassionate plastic surgeon with exceptional surgical skills, confidence to match, and a sense of humor that lifts his patients above their fears. His skilled hands can fix a person’s natural “flaws” or even the accidental ones. I had one of those “accidental skin flaws” due to trauma caused by numerous leg fractures. In March, Dr. Banis restored the skin on my leg from the top outer layer, down deep to the bone, with what is known as a free flap skin graft. He and his surgical team removed everything that was “dead,” and replaced it with living skin, tissue, blood vessels, muscles and hair follicles. Thanks to him, the affected area on my leg is ‘beautifully’ restored and healed. It is difficult to describe my gratitude for Dr. Banis’ dedication to restoring wounded skin. He has gone above and beyond to ensure continued optimum healing. He and his staff at the Wound Care Institute have had everything to do with helping me heal on the outside as well as on the inside.