There are many different breast reconstruction options that our surgeons perform including techniques that use your own tissue, techniques that use breast implants, and techniques that use a combination of your own tissue and a breast implant.
Our reconstructive surgeons are part of the breast cancer multidisciplinary treatment team. This team also includes physicians from general surgery, radiation oncology, radiology, and pathology. Nurses, social workers, and rehabilitation specialists,
including physical therapists and occupational therapists, also work together to provide our patients comprehensive care.
If You're Considering Breast Reconstruction...
Reconstruction of a breast that has been removed due to cancer or other disease is one of the most rewarding surgical procedures available today. New medical techniques and devices have made it possible for surgeons to create a breast that can come close
in form and appearance to matching a natural breast.
But bear in mind, post-mastectomy breast reconstruction is not a simple procedure. There are often many options to consider as you and your doctor explore what's best for you.
This information will give you a basic understanding of the procedure -- when it's appropriate, how it's done, and what results you can expect. It can't answer all of your questions, since a lot depends on your individual circumstances. Please be sure
to ask your surgeon if there is anything you don't understand about the procedure.