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Know your rights. Federal law mandates that breast reconstruction be covered by insurance companies.
The number of breast reconstruction procedures performed in the US rose from 79,000 in 2008 to 102,000 in 2014, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. However, many mastectomy patients are unaware that federal law guarantees them the right to coverage of reconstruction, writes plastic surgeon Laurence Arnold. A multidisciplinary care team gives breast cancer patients the best chance of getting the optimum treatment and having the best possible outcome, Arnold writes. http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/hcsDBXBbceCSAvyvCidKqMCicNvIde?format=standard
Breast Cancer Forum Tuesday April 14, 2015
Dr. Chang and Dr. Kind will be speaking about decision making in breast reconstruction on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 6:00-7:30.
Location: Samuel Merritt University Health Education Center located at 400 Hawthorne Ave, Rm 103, Oakland.
No matter what your individual circumstances may be, the decision to undergo breast reconstruction can be a difficult one. Come hear the experts talk about the options and latest advances in breast reconstruction.
Call 510-204-56556 to reserve your seat.
DIEP flap offers a natural breast reconstruction without implants.
This recent piece by ABC News highlights some of the advantages of using your own tissue for breast reconstruction after mastectomy. Dr. Chang and Dr. Kind perform approximately 100 of these procedures each year. The procedure can be performed immediately at the time of a mastectomy or after a mastectomy has been done. Most patients are a candidate for this operation. Call our office to schedule a detailed consultation.
Dr. Chang to speak at Bay Area Cancer Connections Q&A
Dr. Kind will speak at 11th Annual Bay Area Cancer Connections Conference
Saturday, November 1, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Oracle Conference Center.
Dr. Kind will speak about breast reconstruction.
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, http://breastcancerrehabilitation.com. 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.
For more information go to http://www.bradayusa.org/
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.