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Dr. C Medical Doctor

San Antonio, Texas
Board certified plastic surgeon specializing in breast reconstruction after breast cancer.
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What Does Breast Reconstruction Involve? by Dr. C Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer If you're considering breast reconstruction, it's important to know that achieving the best results usually involves several stages and takes time. BEFORE ski ... Read on »
PRMA performs 5,000th Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction by Dr. C Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Congratulations PRMA! 5,000 microsurgical breast reconstructions ... and counting. I couldn't be more proud of the team! Dr C ***** PRMA specializes in st ... Read on »
BRCA 1 & 2 Gene Testing: What Does A Positive Test Mean And Should You Get Tested? by Dr. C Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer The BRCA 1 and 2 gene mutations, and a handful of other (rarer) gene mutations, account for about 10% of all breast cancer cases. The abnormal genes affect about ... Read on »
Has Your Partner Been Diagnosed With Breast Cancer? by Dr. C Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer In the vast majority of cases, a breast cancer diagnosis affects more than one person. All the focus understandably centers around the patient in formulating the best treatm ... Read on »
How Is Nipple Reconstruction Done? by Dr. C Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Nipple reconstruction is offered as part of the breast reconstruction process, unless of course the patient has undergone a nipple-sparing mastectomy . Reconstructing the ni ... Read on »
Are you a BRCA Patient Interested in Prophylactic Mastectomy & DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction? by Dr. C Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Angelina Jolie's decision to have prophylactic mastectomies and immediate breast reconstruction earlier this year has prompted women across the country to look into their he ... Read on »
Vascularized Lymph Node Transfer for Lymphedema by Dr. C Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Vascularized lymph node transfer is the latest surgical option for the treatment of lymphedema. The procedure was first described several years ago and has continued to evol ... Read on »
Vascularized Lymph Node Transfer For Lymphedema by Dr. C Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Vascularized lymph node transfer is the latest surgical option for the treatment of lymphedema. The procedure was first described several years ago and has continued to evol ... Read on »
Prophylactic Mastectomy - is it right for you? by Dr. C Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Having prophylactic mastectomy is a very personal choice. There is no "right answer", only what you consider is best for you. Women who are at high risk of developing b ... Read on »
Nipple Delay Surgery by Dr. C Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Angelina Jolie recently shared her BRCA+ diagnosis and brave decision to undergo prophylactic nipple-sparing mastectomy and immediate breast reconstruction. As part of her s ... Read on »
Can Breast Cancer return in a Reconstructed Breast? by Dr. C Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Some women are scared to consider breast reconstruction after a mastectomy because they think it will increase the risk of the breast cancer coming back. This is a common mi ... Read on »
Considering Breast Reconstruction? by Dr. C Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Are you considering breast reconstruction? Would you like to know more about your reconstructive options? Do you have questions about a specific procedure? T ... Read on »
Should I have Breast Reconstruction Now or Later? by Dr. C Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer With so much to think about after a breast cancer diagnosis, many patients facing mastectomy do not fully understand how the timing of breast reconstruction influences how t ... Read on »
Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy by Dr. C Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Nipple-sparing mastectomy in conjunction with immediate breast reconstruction is becoming more and more popular so I thought a blog post about it was in order... A ni ... Read on »
Who is NOT a good DIEP flap candidate? by Dr. C Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer With more women becoming aware of DIEP flap breast reconstruction as an option, the question of who is and who isn't a candidate is coming up more often. As a rule, wom ... Read on »
Breast Reconstruction Before and After Pictures by Dr. C Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer As this video of before and after pictures shows, breast reconstruction has come a long way over the last few years. When breast cancer is diagnosed at an early stage and im ... Read on »
My DIEP Flap Journey - Why I traveled from California to San Antonio for my Breast Reconstruction by Dr. C Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer A big "thank you" to Sharon Pira from Monterey, California for sharing her DIEP flap journey with us.... "I was diagnosed with breast cancer in September 2011 and u ... Read on »
BRA Day SA - Join us! by Dr. C Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer I have to say, it's about time. Finally, there is a national push to increase awareness about breast reconstruction. For years I have had to console ladies who were ... Read on »
One-Step Reconstruction with Implants and Alloderm by Dr. C Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer The most common method of breast reconstruction currently performed in the US uses temporary implants ("tissue expanders"). These are exchanged later at a second surgery for ... Read on »
BRCA Testing: What it means for you by Dr. C Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer By: Brandy Korman If you have a family history of breast cancer, chances are that you have been BRCA tested or are considering it. BRCA is an acronym for BReast C ... Read on »