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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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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 »
Abdominal Muscle - Why Save It? by Dr. C Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Most women that have looked into breast reconstruction know about the TRAM flap. The TRAM uses lower abdominal skin, fat, and varying amounts of abdominal muscle to reconst ... Read on »
Fat Grafting in Breast Reconstruction - What's the Scoop? by Dr. C Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Fat grafting has been in the news a fair amount so I thought I'd give you a brief run-down of what's involved.... Fat grafting is a fairly new technique in breast su ... Read on »
Reconstructing Breasts with Sensation by Dr. C Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Most women facing mastectomy and breast reconstruction want to know what kind of feeling their new breast(s) will have. Unfortunately mastectomy leaves many women with ... Read on »
DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction by Dr. C Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Here's a short video about DIEP flap breast reconstruction after mastectomy.... details about the procedure and why it has become the gold standard in breast reconstruction. ... Read on »
Alloderm Breast Reconstruction by Dr. C Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Alloderm is now being used routinely in breast reconstruction. Here's what you need to know... First off, what is it? AlloDerm is derived from donated (cadaveric) hu ... Read on »
"Fighter" by Dr. C Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer This film is dedicated to all who fight breast cancer.... past, present, and future. Read on »
Breast Reconstruction Can Be Performed Any Time by Dr. C Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Did you know breast reconstruction can be performed at any time, even years after a mastectomy? "Immediate breast reconstruction" is performed at the same time as the m ... Read on »
Breast Reconstruction Makes Breast Cancer Patients Whole Again After Mastectomy by Dr. C Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Alarmingly, 70% of American women facing surgery for breast cancer are not told about the option of breast reconstruction. Perhaps one of the best things about breast r ... Read on »
Improve How Your Scars Heal by Dr. C Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Wounds need a lot of energy to heal well. Since energy can only come from food, it is vital to eat healthily especially before and after surgery, or after an injury. Crucial ... Read on »
Traveling for Breast Reconstruction - Help with Travel and Accommodation Costs by Dr. C Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer A growing number of breast cancer patients are now choosing to travel for their care, particularly for some of the more advanced breast reconstruction procedures. Insurance ... Read on »
Tattoos that tell Breast Cancer Stories by Dr. C Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Thank you to all our Facebook fans who submitted pictures of their breast cancer related tattoos. As a special thank you, all the submissions were included in this film, 'Br ... Read on »
Questions To Ask Your DIEP Flap Surgeon by Dr. C Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer If you are considering DIEP flap breast reconstruction finding the right surgical team is key. Before choosing a DIEP flap surgeon be sure to ask the following questions ... Read on »
Texas Bill Mandates Breast Reconstruction Discussion Before Breast Cancer Surgery by Dr. C Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Currently only 30% of breast cancer patients are informed of their breast reconstruction options before mastectomy or lumpectomy. New legislation is being proposed in T ... Read on »
Breast Reconstruction With Tummy Tissue (Abdominal Flaps) by Dr. C Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer DIEP flap? TRAM flap? SIEA flap? With so many breast reconstruction options available these days it's difficult to understand what these terms really mean and what the diffe ... Read on »
Travelling for Breast Reconstruction Just Got a Lot Cheaper by Dr. C Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Great news! Well, to be honest, it's not really "news" anymore since it happened a few of months ago but I have come across several patients that didn't know about this so I ... Read on »
How To Boost Healing After Surgery by Dr. C Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Wounds need a lot of energy to heal well. Since energy can only come from food, it is vital that patients eat as healthily as possible especially before and after surgery. C ... Read on »
Breast Reconstruction: New Video Discusses Latest Breast Reconstruction Options by Dr. C Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Breast reconstruction surgery restores something that nature has provided but cancer has taken away. Unfortunately, most American women with breast cancer do not even ... Read on »