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What kind of doctor performs a mastectomy?

What kind of doctor performs a mastectomy?

General surgeon: A general surgeon usually performs these. Some have specislized in breast surgeries. A plastic surgeon may also start the reconstruction during the same surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Mastectomy (Definition)

A mastectomy is complete removal of all visible breast tissue. Different variations exist, some of which spare some or all of ...Read more


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Which type of doctor should I see for a mastectomy?

Which type of doctor should I see for a mastectomy?

General Surgeons: Mastectomies are performed by general surgeons such as myself. This is most commonly done to treat breast cancer but it is an option to prevent breast cancer in high-risk women. Many women opt for simultaneous reconstruction; this is performed by a plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! what do I need to know about buying a mastectomy bra?

Need doctor's help! what do I need to know about buying a mastectomy bra?

Speak to: Your doctor , ( surgeon ) will rx one and direct you to the surgical supply out fits where , will measure you and give silicone prothesis with bra. Most of the time your insurance allows you to have one , every year . Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is an bilateral mastectomy?

Breasts removed : This is the technical way to describe the surgical removal of both breasts, most often performed because of cancer. Sometimes a woman will decide to have a bilateral ("two sides") mastectomy (surgical removal of a breast) if she is at high risk for developing breast cancer. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is bisgaard treatment for mastectomy edema?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is bisgaard treatment for mastectomy edema?

Not recognized Rx: As with many holistic/naturopathic they are not well studied and often fall short of their zealot supporters claims. A more clinical tried and true if Omental tansplant from the abdomin to the axillae ...Read more

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Talked to the doctor nurse on phone yesterday and she says that i would probaly be safe and do a partial mastectomy since there unsure what it is woul?

What prompted that?: If you have had an abnormal mammogram, a biopsy of some form is likely the next step. If you had a biopsy, the details of the pathology should be discussed with a general surgeon to determine your options for what, if anything, still needs to be done. Mastectomy of any nature (partial modified etc.) is usually for cancer. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a bi-lateral mastectomy?

Surgery: Removal of both breasts in male or female. Simple is breast tissue. Radical is more surgery with muscle and more nodes. Usually done for malignancy. ...Read more

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I made ultra sound and the doctor recommended biopsy I am 60 , would it be better to have a mastectomy?

I made ultra sound and the doctor recommended biopsy I am 60 , would it be better to have a mastectomy?

Breast Biopsy: Medical treatments always progress from least invasive to most invasive. A breast biopsy should be done before a mastectomy. The results of the breast biopsy will then guide any further surgical treatment required. ...Read more

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How does the doctor use the lattisimus dorsi for reconstruction of breast after a bi-lateral mastectomy?

How does the doctor use the lattisimus dorsi for reconstruction of breast after a bi-lateral mastectomy?

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. ...Read more

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