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Category: Reconstruction

Who Should Be On Your Core Team During Your Breast Cancer Journey?

Posted September 20, 2023

As a breast cancer reconstruction surgeon, I have come across numerous patients who may not be aware of the importance of having a core team of experts when facing a breast cancer diagnosis. This marks the beginning of a challenging and transformative journey, where having a dedicated team becomes essential. In order to navigate the […]

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Breast Reconstruction Post-Ops’ Requirements and Restrictions

Posted May 01, 2023

I often discuss breast reconstruction surgery with my patients, which is a surgical procedure to rebuild a breast removed due to cancer or other medical reasons. The procedure may involve using either an implant, tissue, and/or fat from another body part to reconstruct the breast. After the surgery, following specific post-operative instructions are essential to […]

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Love During the Journey of Breast Reconstruction

Posted March 02, 2023

As a physician specializing in breast reconstruction, I understand that a breast cancer diagnosis can profoundly impact a woman’s physical, emotional, and psychological well-being. The journey of breast reconstruction is an essential part of breast cancer treatment that can help women regain their confidence, self-esteem, and quality of life. However, the process of breast reconstruction […]

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What Is Fat Grafting?

Posted November 02, 2022

Fat grafting is a surgical procedure where fat is taken from one area of the body, through liposuction, processed, and then grafted (injected) into another area of the body. Liposuction is first performed on the chosen donor site (often the abdomen or thighs) under general anesthesia. The harvested fat is then processed and prepared for […]

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Silicone Breast Implant Ultrasound

Posted August 09, 2022

Breast implants are FDA-approved devices and are an important option for breast reconstruction and breast augmentation. Silicone implants are closely monitored by the FDA to ensure safety. Although the risk of implant rupture is relatively low over the lifetime of the device, implant screening is a priority to ensure implant safety. Currently, the FDA recommends […]

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Trends In Breast Reconstruction Surgery

Posted March 23, 2021

Breast reconstruction procedures have advanced over the past decade, allowing patients more than ever the freedom of choice. From a surgeon’s perspective, the more choices we have the better we can tailor the operation to the patient. I would like to share some of the trends in breast reconstruction and how these advances in the […]

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Reconstruction Options

Posted February 26, 2021

My personal approach for breast reconstruction after risk reduction mastectomy is primarily to educate the patient as to the best estimate of their risk, the ramifications of the reconstructive options, as well as exploring their personal psychological viewpoint on this choice. Most patients have fears and anxieties that need to be discussed to help them […]

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Breast Cancer Center Programs

Posted May 29, 2018

If you haven’t heard already, I wanted to be sure you know about the great programs Houston Methodist Hospital Cancer Center has put together at no cost to help support you through your breast cancer journey.  They include a guided tour at a local grocery to learn more about healthy food choices, a beauty workshop […]

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Ladies Night Out: Positively Pink for Breast Health

Posted September 22, 2017

Houston Methodist Breast Care Center  and Houston Methodist Cancer Center are hosting a ladies night out, Positively Pink for Breast Health at Hotel ZaZa on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from 6-8pm.  Please join Drs. Luz Venta, Breast Radiologist, Tejal Patel, Breast Medical Oncologist, Sherry Lim, Breast Surgeon and Aldona Spiegel, Breast Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon for […]

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Healthy Food Information & Store Tour

Posted September 22, 2017

Houston Methodist Cancer Center Survivorship Series  Whole Foods Market on Kirby Join the oncology team at Houston Methodist Hospital and fellow cancer survivors for a store tour to learn about smart food shopping and healthy eating choices. Learn how to choose and shop for foods that are fresh and healthy to support your well-being. Sample […]

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