We found 3 providers matching breast reconstruction and who accept Community Care Network near New Haven, CT.

Showing 1-3 of 3
Selecting one of the sort options will cause this page to reload and list providers by the selected sort order.
Dr. James Grant Thomson, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
330 Cedar Street; Po Box 208041
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. James Thomson practices plastic surgery and hand surgery. He studied medicine at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Thomson completed a residency program at Montreal General Hospital. Dr. Thomson's areas of expertise include the following: general reconstruction, free flap breast reconstruction, and head and neck cancer reconstruction. Dr. Thomson takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks French. His professional affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Thomson welcomes new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction, TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Down Syndrome, Wrist Problems, Endoscopic Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, Burn ... (Read more)

Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Neurosurgery
Yale New Haven Shoreline Medical Center; One Long Wharf Drive
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. John Persing works as a plastic surgeon and neurosurgeon. Patient ratings for Dr. Persing average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Persing's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Persing takes. Dr. Persing welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at the University Medical Center, Tucson, Dr. Persing attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction, TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Head and Neck Surgery, General Surgery
330 Cedar Street; Boardman Building 3rd Floor Box 208041
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Deepak Narayan specializes in plastic surgery, head and neck surgery, and general surgery and practices in New Haven, CT and West Haven, CT. His professional affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Narayan honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Narayan's education and training includes medical school at Madras Medical College and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

All Interests: Port-Wine Stains, Cosmetic Surgery, Parotid Cancer, Salivary Gland Tumor, Sarcoma, Fractures, ... (Read more)

Conditions / Treatments

Insurance

Reviews

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

What is Breast Reconstruction?

Breast reconstruction is surgery to restore the appearance of the breast, usually after a mastectomy. The choice of how to proceed after the removal of a breast is a deeply personal one, with some women opting to wear a prosthetic form in a bra, and others choosing to embrace their new breastless form as a reminder of their strength and survival. Those options are perfectly acceptable, but many women feel most comfortable with their missing breast tissue surgically replaced. Breast reconstruction can be part of a patient’s return to normal after experiencing breast cancer.

There are a few different methods used to create the round shape of the breast on the chest. A flap of fat, skin, and muscle can be taken from the side, abdomen or buttock and implanted on the chest to create a breast from the patient’s own tissue. Alternatively, the skin over the chest may be gradually stretched to allow for the placement of an implant. Stretching of the skin is done using expanders, which are similar to breast implants, except they increase in size when saltwater solution is injected into them. Many women also choose to combine the flap procedure with implant placement to achieve their desired result. Once the new breast shape is formed, a nipple can be created and even tattooed to match the other side.

Reconstruction may be done in a single surgery or broken up into multiple procedures:

  • Immediate reconstruction rebuilds the breast right after mastectomy. This method is not recommended if additional chemotherapy or radiation is needed after surgery.
  • Delayed reconstruction occurs after chemotherapy or radiation has been given. These treatments may decrease the volume or alter the color of the reconstructed breast, so they should be completed before the breast is rebuilt. This type of reconstruction may happen weeks, months, or even years after mastectomy.
  • Staged reconstruction splits the reconstructive process into two parts. The first part inserts temporary expanders to stretch the skin and is done immediately after breast removal surgery. The second part replaces the expanders with implants after chemotherapy or radiation treatments have been given.
Breast reconstruction is not perfect. The two breasts may not always look exactly identical, although they will be close. There may be small scars, and a loss of sensation in the reconstructed breast. A reconstructed breast will not produce milk, so you may have trouble breastfeeding. Still, reconstruction is a great option for women who want that part of their appearance back.

Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.