Diep flap scheduling
I had a mastectomy in January 23 (a recurrence after previous lumpectomy in 2014).
Because I’ve had radiation previously I had an expander put in during the mastectomy. I healed well and have a low oncotype like I did last time so don’t need chemo and cleared to schedule Diep flap— I was a bit surprised to learn. I can’t get in till July (6 months after mastectomy).
I know there is a lot to coordinate between operating room time and surgeons but I am wondering if this is a problem because I live in New York City and go to NYU LANGONE that’s massive or do others experience this type of scheduling issue across the country. It made me a bit uneasy like don’t you guys do this all the time lol. I can’t help but wonder if I went to Sloan Kettering, if they would be able to take me sooner because cancer is all they do.