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Immediate Breast Reconstruction Following Mastectomy Surgery

A new study presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium indicates that very few women opt to have immediate breast reconstruction following a mastectomy, despite the noted benefits of immediate reconstruction.  The study looked at data from nearly 107,000 women who had mastectomy surgery between years 2000 and 2010.  Researchers examined the frequency of breast reconstruction controlling for factors such as age, race, insurance, and total procedure performed in the hospital.  The conclusion was that barely 23% of these women elected to have immediate breast reconstruction.  However, overall results show that breast reconstruction has been on the rise since 2000 – especially in women who have health insurance and in women under the age of 50.  Reasons women cited for not having immediate breast reconstruction included lack of health insurance, other health problems, and rural location without a teaching hospital. Though this study focused on immediate reconstruction – basically, reconstructive surgery that occurs very near the time of the mastectomy, the study did not contemplate the rate of non-immediate breast reconstruction.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 View Update Virtual Consultation

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Dr. Michael Eisemann, Dr. Bradley Eisemann, and the entire staff at Eisemann Plastic Surgery are committed to the health and safety of all of our patients and ourselves.

We are thankful to be connected to Houston Methodist Hospital, one of the most respected hospitals in the country. Because of this, our screening policy is aided by the hospital's official policies and checkpoint screening measures completed prior to entering our building. These measures allow us to do everything we can, at this point in time, to minimize the chance that we expose ourselves or our patients to someone who has been sick or contagious with the virus.

We are set up to perform new consults and patient follow-ups via ZOOM video conferencing.

As of Monday, March 23rd, our office is open. We are open and seeing select patients. If you are currently on the schedule, please call our office if you have any concerns about your own health.

While all major hospitals have stopped elective surgery at this time, we are very selectively performing indicated operative procedures in our procedure room and in our AAAASF certified operating room under local and IV sedation.

As always, both Dr. Michael Eisemann and Dr. Bradley Eisemann are available by phone and email to answer any questions you may have.

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