how does radiation affect implant reconstruction
Radiation and Breast Reconstruction with Implants

Share on Facebook Twitter Linkedin Author: Dr. Gary Arishita Is implant breast reconstruction safe after radiation therapy?  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 in-situ disease. Of these women, half will be treated with lumpectomy and radiation treatments. Radiation […]

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Keeping Track of Your Medical History

Share on Facebook Twitter Linkedin Should you keep track of your medical records?  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 […]

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What is the best timing for breast reconstruction surgery?

Share on Facebook Twitter Linkedin Author: Dr. Minas Chrysopoulo What is the best timing for breast reconstruction surgery? In terms of the psycho-social benefits and cosmetic results, breast reconstruction at the same time as the mastectomy is preferred whenever possible. “Immediate reconstruction” is the term used when reconstruction is performed at the same time as […]

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The Five Do’s and Don’ts of Breast Cancer Reconstruction

Share on Facebook Twitter Linkedin Author: Dr. Steven Pisano What tips do surgeons offer when planning for breast reconstruction?    Do’s: Do seek experience. Breast reconstruction is complicated. Broadly speaking, there are two main categories of breast reconstruction—implant based and tissue based. Within each of these categories there are many options. Seek a practice whose physicians […]

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Awards Received by PRMA Plastic Surgery

July 08, 2020 Share on Facebook Twitter Linkedin PRMA Named Healthcare Hero – Wins Healthcare Innovator Award 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 […]

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TRAM Flap vs DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction – How Are They Different?

Share on Facebook Twitter Linkedin Author: Dr. Minas Chrysopoulo Is there a difference in recovery between the different abdominal flap breast reconstruction options? A study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery examined the abdominal recovery rates and patient satisfaction after breast reconstruction with different abdominal flaps: the DIEP, SIEA  and muscle-sparing free TRAM. The SIEA (superficial inferior epigastric […]

Diet, Physical Activity and Your Breast Cancer Risk

Share on Facebook Twitter Linkedin Do diet and exercise impact your breast cancer risk?  We all know that eating healthy and staying active is super important, but how much do daily habits like diet and exercise affect your cancer risk? Much more than you probably think, say researchers. Every year more than 572,000 Americans die […]

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Tune in to PRMA Plastic Surgery’s Live Q&A Session!

Share on Facebook Twitter Linkedin Are you considering breast reconstruction and have questions regarding your options or would like more information on a specific procedure? PRMA Plastic Surgeons Dr. Oscar Ochoa and Dr. Gary Arishita will answer your breast reconstruction questions live on Friday April 5th from 10am-12pm central time. You can submit your questions […]

A Closer Look Into Nipple Sparing Mastectomy
A Closer Look Into Nipple Sparing Mastectomy

Share on Facebook Twitter Linkedin There have been a lot of questions recently regarding nipple sparing mastectomy, so I wanted to provide a closer look at the topic. What is a nipple sparing mastectomy? A nipple sparing mastectomy is a technique that preserves the nipple, areola, and all the breast skin. With a nipple sparing […]