When a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, surgery is typically part of her treatment plan. And breast surgery can have a tremendous impact on a woman - both physically and emotionally. Physicians at CHI Memorial understand the needs of breast cancer patients and work together to make treatment as seamless as possible.
As part of this collaborative approach, the breast surgeon and reconstructive surgeon work as a team, planning the surgery to provide the best medical and cosmetic outcomes. Although the primary goal is to remove the cancer, how a woman feels about herself after surgery is also very important. Breast surgery can influence a woman’s self-confidence and self-esteem. It can serve as a reminder of her cancer. Breast surgeons work closely with reconstructive surgeons to provide patients the best cosmetic outcome possible.
As a designated Breast Center of Excellence, experts at the MaryEllen Locher Breast Center offer a number of other advanced breast reconstruction options.