A 36-year-old member asked:
How long does a double mastectomy take?
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Dr. Barry Rosen answered
33 years experience in General Surgery
2-5 hours.: The length of surgery is dependent on the technique (simple-, modified radical-, nipple sparing-, etc) and whether reconstruction is performed simultaneously. A bilateral simple mastectomy alone may take less than 2 hours; this time may increase 1-3 hours with reconstruction.
Answered on Feb 18, 2019
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