Physician's Voice - Reflections from the Oncoplastic Surgeon

Physician’s Voice

Breast cancer is tough. Making sense of diagnoses and recommendations in dizzying visits to regional medical centers is overwhelming. Maybe you’ve visited with an oncoplastic surgeon (that’s the surgeon in charge of your potential breast reconstruction). Maybe no one’s even mentioned should probably visit one. However, there’s a good chance all your questions come at the wrong time–namely, not when you’re facing the surgeon. And maybe every time your breast surgeon opens his/her mouth, you swear he/she starts speaking another language. That’s why we’re here. Our surgeons are here to address your issues. You need answers from those who’ve spent a lifetime studying the answers and yet have the rare quality of saying them simply for all to understand. Visit often. Send us your questions. Let our physicians contribute to your journey.


Breast Reconstruction for Minority Women:  What’s Different and How Do We Fix It?
22 Sep 2016

Breast Reconstruction for Minority Women: What’s Different and How Do We Fix It?

Submitted by Dr. Frank J. DellaCroce, ITC Advisory Board Member and MD, FACS, from the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery, New Orleans, LA www.breastcenter.com For women who’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer, the emotional blow of mastectomy and the sense of loss that comes with it can leave scars that go far beyond the surface. The daily reminders in the mirror, brought by the empty, scarred chest, can leave a profound feeling...

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Double Mastectomy: Do I Cut Off the Opposite Breast?
13 Mar 2016

Double Mastectomy: Do I Cut Off the Opposite Breast?

Sometimes having many options makes decision making more difficult rather than easier. And deciding whether or not to undergo a mastectomy only on the affected breast, as opposed to both breasts, can be as vexing a decision process as any. Add to this the fact that your head is already spinning from a dozen other issues surrounding your diagnosis of breast cancer, and it’s a...

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Deconstructing Reconstruction – Ask a Surgeon!
01 Mar 2016

Deconstructing Reconstruction – Ask a Surgeon!

Alright, if I ask you what “breast reconstruction” is, hopefully you can provide some sort of answer (if you can’t, take a look around our blog). Some of you can probably even give really lengthy answers that come straight out of scientific journals and include complicated comparisons of the various autologous flaps and types of available implants. Others might stick with, you know, “making new...

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Simplifying Breast Cancer- You Are ALL That Matters
21 Oct 2015

Simplifying Breast Cancer- You Are ALL That Matters

If you’ve heard the words, “your biopsy came back as breast cancer” within the last two weeks, your head is probably spinning.  You’ve heard about more medical specialists (breast surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, geneticists, reconstructive surgeons, breast imaging radiologists, and then some)...