← Return to Mastectomy and breast reconstruction pros and cons?

Discussion
kruzin (@kruzin)

Mastectomy and breast reconstruction pros and cons?

Breast Cancer | Last Active: Nov 16 12:15pm | Replies (200)

Comment receiving replies
@bomashisha

I had a double mastectomy with DIEP reconstruction. I had my surgeries in New Orleans with the wonderful doctors at the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery (breastcenter.com). I was very pleased with the way my surgery turned out and love the doctors there. Drs. Scott Sullivan and Frank DellaCroce were the surgeons who performed the reconstruction, and one of the doctors who is no longer there did my mastectomy.

Jump to this post


Replies to "I had a double mastectomy with DIEP reconstruction. I had my surgeries in New Orleans with..."

Thanks you for responding. I actually been looking into these surgeons, they seem amazing, actually just listed to Dr. dellaCroce on podcast, and learned so much from it. But I don't think my insurance will cover, but I'm definitely going to find out. I live in Massachusetts so I'm not sure, but this place would be my first choice.

Dear Kruzin, I had my surgeries back in 2005. They now have their own beautiful facility, as well as additional doctors. I am sure they have newer and more updated procedures and I can assure you, they are up on the latest and greatest. I'd give them a call and discuss your situation and insurance. Maybe they can help you with it. Since you live in Massachusetts, have you checked into Sloan-Kettering in NY? Or perhaps Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston? I know Sloan-Kettering has an excellent reputation. The other thing you could do is call Dr. DellaCroce's office and if you find your insurance won't cover, ask them to recommend a surgeon nearer to where you live. I remember when I had my surgery there were only a handful of surgeons in the country qualified so the choice was much easier. Best of luck and if I can help in any way, just let me know.

can you share with me how your stomach scar is? how visible? does it cause soreness or weakness? thank you