The Delay Phenomenon in Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction
Delayed DIEP flap Phenomenon, Breast Reconstruction
Interview with Dr. Robert J. Allen, MD, the pioneer of the muscle-sparing DIEP flap in breast reconstruction. Dr. Allen gives a comprehensive overview of his work and describes the "delayed phenomenon" in Breast Reconstruction surgery for those affected by breast cancer.
The disease is anaplastic large-cell lymphoma, a rare cancer of the immune system. It is not breast cancer, but develops in tissue around the implant.
Meet Jessica Blazer, a young mom who had a double mastectomy which has taken an emotional toll on her. She met with Dr Robert Allen who performed her microsurgical breast reconstruction. The DIEP flap procedure, pioneered by Dr Robert Allen, was the best option for Jessica who is now living a wonderful life and feeling whole again.
A New York fashion publicist shares her journey combatting cancer and several exhaustive reconstruction surgeries.
According to the National Cancer Institute, prophylactic mastectomies in high risk women may decrease their breast cancer risk by upwards of 90%.
Because research has shown that the radical mastectomy is no more effective than less extreme forms of mastectomy, the medical community has since focused on tissue preservation and the concept that "less is more."
At Omega Hospital’s new breast center, doctors and staff combine state-of-the-art medical care with personalized treatment in a comfortable environment that makes things as easy as possible on patients as they fight breast cancer.
"Let me just say, I'm living the dream!" - Lauren Cahn
When Naomi Whinnie lost her breasts to cancer, sister Nina Hildebrand donated her own tissue to remake them.
When Hurricane Katrina blew onto the Gulf Coast, Linda Knowles had a month-old breast cancer diagnosis and an appointment to have lifesaving surgery at a New Orleans hospital.