A 31-year-old member asked:
can there be such a thing as a breast reconstruction specialist?
4 doctor answers
Dr. David Levens answered
39 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: In any field in medicine, there is a wide range of physician experience and expertise. A specialist is a physician that develops expertise in a certain area through proper training and continuing education. Anyone can call themselves a specialist, but is is best for this designation to come from referring colleagues. Continual process improvement can lead to optimal outcomes for patients.
Answered on Aug 12, 2015
Dr. Robert Whitfield answered
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Breast surgery: Three basic forms of breast reconstruction exist. You can use your own tissue, implants or a combination of the previous two techniques. Your own tissue can be used in the form of the diep flap, pap flap, sgap flap or fat grafting. Implants can be done in one stage or two stage. Two stage reconstructions are started by placing expanders at the time of mastectomy. I perform over a 100 a year!
Answered on Feb 26, 2014
Dr. Khashayar Mohebali answered
17 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: Yes, there are plastic surgeons who either exclusively or mostly concentrate on breast reconstruction for breast cancer. Having a higher amount of sugeries be in breast cancer reconstruction, can make you a specialist eventhough there is not specific field named that.
Answered on Mar 18, 2014
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