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3/6/2016In the past I have been a patient of Dr. Pamela Wrights. I would like to know if anyone at John's Hopkins specializes in removing breast implants? I have had saline breast implants since 1999. I have started to suffer from many of the symptoms that others with mold in their implants have reported. Dr. Wright diagnosed me with fibroid adenoma, which she removed in one breast and inserted a marker. I have been told I have very dense breast tissue and I am almost 50 yrs. I want to have my implants removed, but I want to make sure I go to a dr. that specializes in this. I live in Waldorf, Maryland. I have been to Johns Hopkins in Baltimore and can easily drive to that location. Dr. Donald Fontana is the plastic surgeon who inserted my implants. I see that he is now associated with Johns Hopkins. I want to make sure that I go to the right doctor. Please advise. Thank you.
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3/6/2016our breast reconstruction plastic surgeons are the ones who remove implants as you are describing. call 443-997-9466. Drs Sacks, Rosson and Manahan are the three who do this and can help you.

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