Q&A: Ask The Doctor

Q&A: Ask The Doctor

Q: How long is the surgery for a single mastectomy and reconstruction using my own abdominal fat? A: Hi Patricia. Thank you for your question. The total time for a given surgery is variable and depends on many details. In general, when we have a patient going through...
Q&A: Ask The Doctor

Q&A: Ask The Doctor

Q: I am a former patient of Dr. Craigie – I had a DIEP and GAP a few years ago, and just saw your Facebook post about ReSensation. Not sure if I would be a candidate, but I might be interested in this, depending on what’s involved and if insurance would...
New year, New and Improved Body

New year, New and Improved Body

It’s a new year and that means a new beginning. For many people, a new year also means focusing on improving your health and your body, especially after several months of eating sweets and high fat, but very tasty, holiday meals. Perhaps it’s finally time to have the...
Q&A: Ask The Doctor

Q&A: Ask The Doctor

Q: My breast lay flat and hang. What can be done about that? A: Hi, Thank you for your question! If you have experienced changes in the shape and size of your breasts, you are not alone. Even if they haven’t changed and you would desire to have them not as...
Q&A: Ask The Doctor

Q&A: Ask The Doctor

Q: After being diagnosed in November 2016 with DCIS, I opted for a double mastectomy with lat flap reconstruction which I had on Feb. 7, 2017. Since Feb. 8, 2017, I have been in constant pain with a feeling like dental floss is wrapped around my back to the front and...
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Q&A: Ask The Doctor

Q: I recently had a double mastectomy and immediately had reconstruction. This followed by two more surgeries to remove the expander on one side. I developed a massive infection. I received three different antibiotics and a unit of blood. My hgb dropped to 6. I still...