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Questions about Mastectomy with Flap Reconstruction.
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|3/29/2012||Hello! I have an appointment with Dr. Tsangris and Dr. Sacks on April 16th to discuss risk reduction bilateral masetomy with reconstruction. I leaning towards implants vs having a deip flap. Truthfully I am concerned how long I would be under anesthesia. I more concerned about waking up in the middle of my surgery. Can you give me an idea how long each surgery would be? This may help with my decision and with questions I may have during my visit. Thank you for all you do.|
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|3/29/2012||First, you are carefully monitored throughout your surgery. the length of time you are under isn't problematic. Its like an airplane- you want a good pilot doing the take off and the landing for you! our anesthesia team is terrific. no one has ever awakened during a case because of the monitoring being done. you are out!!! sleeping while they rebuild you. 3 hours usually for bil mast with tissue expanders. closer to 6-8 hours for bil mast with diep flaps. I personally am an anesthesia risk and had bil diep flap and would do it again in a heart beat. i hope to meet you when you come! focus on your long term goal.L|
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