Center for Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction Blog

Jessica Blazer Story

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.

Libby Haan is Alive... but not Without Battle Scars

Libby Haan is Alive... but not Without Battle Scars

A New York fashion publicist shares her journey combatting cancer and several exhaustive reconstruction surgeries.

Prophylactic Mastectomy On the Rise

According to the National Cancer Institute, prophylactic mastectomies in high risk women may decrease their breast cancer risk by upwards of 90%.

Tissue Preserving Mastectomies

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."

The Breast Center At Omega Hospital
The Breast Center At Omega Hospital

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.

Living the Dream, 3 Reconstructive Surgeries Later
Living the Dream, 3 Reconstructive Surgeries Later

"Let me just say, I'm living the dream!" - Lauren Cahn

A Twin's Healing Gift
A Twin's Healing Gift

When Naomi Whinnie lost her breasts to cancer, sister Nina Hildebrand donated her own tissue to remake them.

Hurricane Katrina: After the Storm

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.