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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.

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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.

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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.

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Help doctors! What're your views on mastectomy?

Often Necessary: Well tolerated operation with benefits in the appropriate patient.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Supposing you get a prophylactic mastectomy, can doctors do breast reconstruction?

Supposing you get a prophylactic mastectomy, can doctors do breast reconstruction?

Yes: Prophylactic mastectomy is performed under certain situations. Once mastectomy is performed, there are various options for breast reconstuction. The most common method is tissue-expansion/implant reconstruction. Autologous breast reconstruction, which uses your own tissue, with or without implants, is another option. Not everyone is a good candidate for each option. Discuss with your surgeon.

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What would doctors recommend, breast reconstruction with mastectomy or lumpectomy?

What would doctors recommend, breast reconstruction with mastectomy or lumpectomy?

Depends: Too many individual factors to give a blanket answer. Most time, radiation is added to lumpectomy patients and this can negatively affect subsequent reconstruction if needed. Both treatments are considered equal in terms or survival with a slight increase in local recurrence with lumpectomy.

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Any advice? What size breast implant do doctors put in when reconstructing the breast after a mastectomy?

Any advice? What size breast implant do doctors put in when reconstructing the breast after a mastectomy?

Size to fit: Your plastic surgeon will take measurements of the chest to help determine what size implants to use. A woman who is 5'2", 100 lbs would not get the same implant as a woman who is 5'9" and 200 lbs for example, so the size varies from person to person.

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I have paronychia that is now a felon. On keflex x2 days not responding (neither is my doctor) it is on mastectomy side and I also take hydroxyurea.

I have paronychia that is now a felon. On keflex x2 days not responding (neither is my doctor) it is on mastectomy side and I also take hydroxyurea.

Time: As long as you do not have redness extending beyond the digit I would give the antibiotics another day or two. Paronychias can lead to abscess development that require drainage. If you have redness extending beyond the digit then you should go to the er if your doctor is not responding.

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How do doctors check for breast cancer after a mastectomy?

How do doctors check for breast cancer after a mastectomy?

General check ups: An oncologist is a cancer specialist who will examine the pateints and look for any local signs of recurrence in the breast (in case the breast was not removed with mastectomy) and also examine the chest area and the opposite breast. There are also blood tests, chest x-ray and ct scans to look for internal spread of cancer in the abdomen.

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is mastectomy and why is it a treatment for breast cancer?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is mastectomy and why is it a treatment for breast cancer?

Yes we can: The best treatment for any early cancer is surgery, i. E. Cut it out! When the cancer is in the breast, patients have a choice to remove just the cancer (called lumpectomy) and save the breast with the help of radiotherapy to the remaining breast. Or opt for removal of the entire breast, which is called mastectomy.

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Do I have to wait until my radiation treatments are over before I can get breast reconstruction? I wanted to get immediate breast reconstruction after my mastectomy, but my doctor says I need radiation and recommended I wait. Why? .

Do I have to wait until my radiation treatments are over before I can get breast reconstruction? I wanted to get immediate breast reconstruction after my mastectomy, but my doctor says I need radiation and recommended I wait. Why? .

Breast Cancer: I perform immediate breast reconstruction on patients every week who will get radiation treatments. I prefer to perform the diep flap for patients who I know will get radiated because I can take care of your own tissue much easier than an implant after radiation. The only time I don't perform or delay the reconstruction is when the tumor is close to the chest wall and maybe difficult to check.

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