Plastic surgeons at Mercy Clinic Plastic Surgery specialize in a broad range of plastic and reconstructive surgeries and treatments. The wide spectrum of surgeries they perform throughout the body help improve appearance, form and function. Plastic surgery is dedicated to the reconstruction of facial and body defects due to birth disorders, trauma, burns and disease. Reconstructive surgery is generally performed to improve functions, but may also be done to create a normal appearance. In addition to caring for patients in the Mercy Hospital St. Louis Burn Unit, Dr. Smock and his colleagues at Mercy Clinic Plastic Surgery provide comprehensive care for burn patients through rehabilitation and reconstruction.