I just read that there New York Gov. David Paterson signed legislation requiring all hospitals to tell female patients about options for reconstruction after mastectomy; it is amazing that it has required a mandate for patients to find out about their options in one state….. however, I tell my patients that even in this country […]
I had a patient today who asked that we remove her chemo therapy port… as part of the steps of breast reconstruction,we were also performing some balancing/touch-up’s to the breast reconstruction and the chemotherapy port (which is placed for intravenous placement of chemotherapy medication) is often visible on the upper part of the chest under
Patients always call asking me if they are a candidate for a DIEP flap. There are not many things that are absolute exclusions. To determine if you are a candidate, you need to come in for a consult. Even if you are overweight or have had previous abdominal surgeries, you may still be a candidate.
If you have had breast reconstruction, please take a few minutes to complete this survey from the Cancer Support Community. Your responses, all confidential, will help design more resources and information for women considering this surgery. https://www.thewellnesscommunity.org/fm/Media/Wellnet/Summer-2010/Breast-Reconstruction-Surgery.aspx