Surgery

Breast Reconstruction Q&A by Alexis L. Parcells, MD

Breast Reconstruction Q&A by Alexis L. Parcells, MD

Q: What initial misconceptions do women have about breast reconstruction? A: It’s important to educate patients on the sequence and timing of reconstructive surgeries. Most women are hoping the reconstruction can be completed at the same time as their cancer surgery. I hope one day that’s possible as well, but for most patients that’s not yet the best strategy. Most…

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Medical Success Q&A

Medical Success Q&A

Q: You’re often asked to participate in the management of patients about to undergo mastectomy for breast cancer diagnosis. Does a particular case come to mind? A: A patient was sent to me by her breast surgeon with very large, sagging breasts and a plan for non-nipple sparing mastectomy of one breast. Q: How did you handle this patient’s condition?…

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