A latissimus (LAT) flap is a procedure where part of the muscle on the back is used to do a reconstruction. A small segment of skin is also included with that muscle to do a reconstruction of the breast on the same side. The majority of the time a tissue expander and implant is used on these cases because the muscle does not provide a huge amount of volume to the reconstruction. ...read more about Breast Reconstruction With Latissimus Dorsi Flap
The Breast Reconstruction Blog
Learn about the latest news, technology, and research around breast reconstruction surgery.
by: Gary Arishita, MD
It is estimated that in 2013, more then 232,000 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer with over 64,000 being diagnosed with an in-situ breast cancer. Of these women, half will be treated wtih lumpectomy and radiation treatments. ...read more about Radiation and Breast Reconstruction with Implants
If you’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer, chances are you’ve probably seen members of your medical team writing a lot of notes in your chart. These notes are a very important part of your medical history and help each doctor keep track of your particular case in detail. ...read more about Keeping Track of Your Medical History
In terms of the results and the psycho-social benefits, reconstruction at the same time as the mastectomy is generally considered to be better.
"Immediate reconstruction" is the term used when the reconstruction is performed at the same time as the mastectomy. "Delayed reconstruction" usually takes place several months after the mastectomy but there is no set time limit. Reconstruction can be performed literally years after the mastectomy. ...read more about What is the best timing for breast reconstruction surgery?
The San Antonio Business Journal announced the top 51 winners of the annual "Best Places to Work Awards" today, featuring the top companies with the best places to work in 2013.
PRMA physicians and staff are honored to be featured as one of the winners this year!
Out of over 200 nominations, PRMA made the cut in the top 51 with the top 2 winners being announced at the June 13th awards luncheon at the JW Marriott.
Winners were chosen based on the results of an online survey conducted by Quantum Workplace and completed by the companies employees. ...read more about PRMA Named One of San Antonio's Best Places to Work by the San Antonio Business Journal
It is widely known that tobacco use can cause health issues, but for those patients undergoing breast reconstruction, the effects can be even more devastating.
Many patients are surprised to learn that they cannot smoke for at least six weeks before and six weeks after breast reconstruction surgery.
So why do we ask you to quit smoking? ...read more about Why you shouldn’t smoke if you’re having breast reconstruction
The winners of the Healthcare Hero award were announced this past Friday, recognizing some of San Antonio’s leaders in the health and biomedical fields.
Out of more than 75 nominations, the doctors and staff of PRMA are honored to be the 2013 winners of the Healthcare Innovator award for innovative technology, procedures, programs and services. ...read more about PRMA Named Healthcare Hero – Wins Healthcare Innovator Award