Breast Reconstruction

Medical treatment for breast cancer is rapidly evolving, and new guidelines for therapy are being released every year. The trend, fortunately for women and their families dealing with breast cancer, is moving more and more towards molecular and genetic treatment options.

In the past few years, we have seen a quantum shift in the treatment of breast cancer. Medical treatments for breast cancer – chemotherapy, hormone treatments, and genetic treatments – have changed significantly, and although no cancer treatment is “easy”, newer therapies are much more effective and patient-friendly than in the past. Likewise, radiation treatments have become more targeted, meaning less “normal” tissue is affected.

Angelina Jolie on TIME Magazine Cover

In 2012, over 286,000 breast augmentations were performed in the United States. In May of 2013, two major breast-health announcements hit the news. First, a study published in the British Medical Journal suggested that women with breast implants have an increased risk of developing breast cancer. What garnered more media attention (including the cover of…

Close Up of Fracture in Jaw Bone

A recent PR piece from MD Anderson about the use of the DaVinci operating robot to perform a muscle-flap breast reconstruction got me thinking about the technology that I use in my own practice and the more important question: Why do I use the “advanced” technology that I do? I’ll be the first to admit…