Month: July 2011

The Boston Channel

There was an article from our group posted this month on the Boston Channel (see below link) related to breast reconstruction using abdominal tissue while preserving muscle… There are several options for breast reconstruction, and each may be better suited for each individual patient…. https://www.thebostonchannel.com/bethisrael/28472497/detail.html

Graduation day

as our nurse in the office coined the phrase when all the steps of breast reconstruction have been completed… I saw a patient of mine yesterday who indeed had finished the last step of breast reconstruction

Making the day

Few things make a breast reconstructive surgeon’s day more than the realization of a patient when a breast reconstruction has restored their sense of being whole…. Thanks very much to the individual who posted a comment on “Light of the End of the Tunnel”- it is also a tribute to our entire staff who help …

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Avoiding radiation

I saw a patient this past week who was deciding between having a lumpectomy with radiation versus undergoing a complete mastectomy… Though everything depends on the pathology of the tumor, etc, and one’s breast surgeon, indeed there are those patients who are able to have a mastectomy and avoid radiation altogether… In reconstructive breast surgery, …

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Light at the end of the tunnel

One of my favorite patients had her nipple-areola tattooing this past week and her husband had remarked to me what a difference breast reconstruction had made in her life… She was a patient who had, from the beginning, several decisions to make relating to chemotherapy and ultimately planning reconstruction. Breast reconstruction, to coordinate with planned …

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