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Physical therapy after breast cancer surgery

Patients often ask what exercises they can do after their breast cancer surgery (mastectomy and reconstruction). A patient of ours recently told me about this website, Most patients should begin these exercises and stretches at some point following surgery. Be sure to ask Dr. Chang or Dr. Kind when it would be safe to begin. Physical therapy can also be a big help for patients to regain the range of motion and strength that can be lost during the recovery period.

Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day

Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day is coming October 15, 2014.

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Expertise in breast reconstruction

Since forming Kind Chang Plastic Surgery less than 2 years ago, Dr. Gabriel M. Kind and Dr. David S. Chang have performed over 200 microsurgical breast reconstructions together with over 99% success rate.  Breast reconstruction using your own tissue can result in a life-like reconstruction that is durable without the need for an implant.  If you are considering a DIEP flap or other microsurgical reconstruction after mastectomy or partial mastectomy, learn all of the options and make sure that this is the right operation for you.  Dr. Kind and Dr. Chang have over 25 years of combined experience performing these procedures and can discuss the pros and cons with you, so you can make an informed decision.

Breast Cancer Connections Q & A

Dr. Chang will be the invited guest at the Breast Cancer Connections Q&A in Palo Alto on Thursday, June 19, 5:30pm – 7:00pm.
Where: BCC – 390 Cambridge Avenue, Palo Alto

This is an informal session where a medical professional from various breast cancer specialties will address your medical questions and concerns. If you don’t have questions, join us to just learn more about breast cancer, and network with others.  For questions please call the Helpline at (650) 326-6686 or toll free (888) 222-4401.

Nipple-sparing mastectomy is option for BRCA carriers


While nipple-sparing mastectomies are feasible in BRCA carriers and select breast cancer patients,  not all patients will be a good candidate for this approach.  It is important to get all the information from your plastic surgeon about the pros and cons.  Dr. Kind and Dr. Chang have extensive experience reconstructing breasts following nipple-sparing mastectomies.  They will give you the information you need to make the best decision.

Upcoming presentations:

Dr. David S. Chang, MD, FACS
Annual Breast Cancer Connections Conference
Weekly Q&A
Thursday, February 27, 2014
390 Cambridge Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306

Program is free of charge.  Call 50-326-6686 or 888-222-4401 to register.


Training Doctors in Chile

santiagoDr. Kind travels this week to Santiago, Chile to help introduce SERIscaffold, a new product used in breast surgery, to South American plastic surgeons. Dr. Kind was invited by Allergan, Inc., to present his experience with this new implant. The meeting will include presentations and demonstrations in the lab and the operating room. Already FDA approved, SERIscaffold appears to offer many advantages to patients who require soft-tissue support in both reconstructive and cosmetic surgery.

Upcoming Presentation

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Dr. Gabriel M.  Kind, M.D
Annual Breast Cancer Connections Conference
Weekly Q&A
Thursday, October 24, 2013
390 Cambridge Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306



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Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day

Dr. Kind and Dr. Chang are proud participants of Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day. They support a woman’s right to knowing her options when facing breast cancer.

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‘Mommy makeover’ trend in plastic surgery,0,4510552.story

More and more women are choosing to have plastic surgery following childbirth.  Dr. Kind and Dr. Chang have experience in body contouring after pregnancy.  For a consultation, please contact our office.