PRMA Performs Record Breaking 9500th Flap-Based Breast Reconstruction Procedure
The team at PRMA Plastic Surgery | Center for Advanced Breast Reconstruction in San Antonio, Texas has set a new practice record after completing their 9,500th free-flap breast reconstruction procedure.
Free-flap breast reconstruction is today’s most advanced breast reconstruction technique and utilizes the patient’s own skin and fat from another area of the body to recreate a “natural,” warm, soft breast after breast cancer surgery. This safe and natural implant alternative option for breast cancer provides patients another choice for reconstruction. PRMA’s most requested procedure is the DIEP flap. Similar to the more commonly known TRAM flap, the DIEP flap uses the patient’s lower abdominal tissue but spares all abdominal muscles. This advanced technique provides patients a faster recover with fewer abdominal complications.
Patients seeking flap-based breast reconstruction procedures are also likely candidates for sensory nerve reconstruction. This procedure reconstructs the nerves that supply feeling to the breast that are cut by the mastectomy. By reconstructing the nerves, patients can enjoy improved return of sensation to the reconstructed breast. Unfortunately, very few centers in the world offer this additional technique. PRMA has been successfully performing sensory nerve reconstruction to restore feeling after a mastectomy for over 15 years.
With the completion of the 9,500th free-flap breast reconstruction procedure, PRMA Plastic Surgery remains one of the busiest breast reconstruction centers in the World.
“It is a great honor to be part of a team with such a rich tradition of excellent patient care,” shares Dr. Andrew Gassman, the newest surgeon to join the PRMA team. “Years and years of procedure fine tuning with individualized care means our patients truly benefit from both efficiency and experience. What a privilege it is to get to perform this record-breaking procedure alongside Dr. Ochoa.”
Dr. Ochoa agreed saying, “It is a blessing to serve so many patients. Providing our patients advanced breast reconstruction options and helping restore a sense of wholeness after breast cancer is what we all love most about coming into the office each day.”
In addition to advanced free-flap breast reconstruction options, PRMA also offers patients TruSense℠, implant-based reconstruction options, nipple-sparing mastectomy, aesthetic flat closure, lymphedema surgery and more.
It is a great honor to be part of a team with such a rich tradition of excellent patient care, shares Dr. Andrew Gassman, the newest surgeon to join the PRMA team. Years and years of procedure fine tuning with individualized care means our patients truly benefit from both efficiency and experience.