Patient Resources

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Patient Resources

Ask the Doctor: Should I complete radiation before or after I have DIEP?

Q:  Hello. I am planning on having a double mastectomy with immediate diep flap reconstruction. The issue is that I have stage 1 invasive ductal carcinoma with a 12mm lump in my left breast. I won’t know if I will need radiation until after surgery. I was told by my...

Moving through recovery: healthy habits help post-surgery healing

At the beginning of any new year, a lot of us set goals to achieve in the days, weeks, and months ahead. But, did you know that one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions can also positively impact your surgical experience? While getting in shape can seem like a...

In Her Words: Ann Ramsdell

I had the pleasure of talking with Ann Ramsdell, a master-certified life coach specializing in coaching and providing emotional support for breast cancer patients. We discussed her journey as a breast cancer survivor and women’s health advocate, as well as her...

Health Insurance 101 – Open Enrollment

It’s time for open enrollment time for most insurance providers! We get a lot of questions this time of the year about insurance choices and what might be the most advantageous to our current and future patients in the coming year. Don’t let the opportunity pass you...

Ask The Doctor: Nipple Size Change

Question: Does the nipple size change when you go on hormones for mtf or can that be changed during surgery? Answer: That hormone question would be a good one to ask your breast surgeon who performs your mastectomy. Our services are limited to the reconstruction...