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Questions about Mastectomy with Flap Reconstruction.
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|1/13/2007||I am very concerned about the risks involved in s-gap surgery. I know it is a long surgery and I am scared to be on the operating table at all, let alone more than 10 hours. If the tissue does not take the new site how long before you know if it has failed? How often does that happen? How long is typical recovery? Can you have a skin saving mast without being completely scarred laterally through the breast, or does the breast always need to be cut entirely open to perform this surgery successfully?|
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|1/14/2007||the key is having someone do it who is expert and does them a lot. 10 hours?? for one side??? hhmm, doesn't sound right. not our experience at hopkins anyway... 6 hours (mast with s-gap)would sound more accurate. not sure where you are going but you might want to consider coming to us. call 443-287-2778 and ask for an appt with Dr. Flores. skin sparing mastectomy for us is done all through the tiny opening of the areola space. no long horizontal incision.|
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