comscoreProphylactic Surgery for Women at High Risk: Part 1

Prophylactic Surgery for Women at High Risk: Part 1

Alan Stolier, MD, FACS discusses types of prophylactic surgeries for breast cancer risk reduction.
Oct 19, 2016

Dr. Alan Stolier has more than 35 years of experience in surgical oncology. He specializes in the surgical treatment of breast cancer and is a pioneer in the development of nipple-sparing mastectomy. Dr. Stolier also focuses on breast cancer genetics and the associated care of women who have a BRCA gene mutation.

Listen to the podcast to hear Dr. Stolier talk about:

  • how much each type of prophylactic surgery (breast, ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus) can reduce risk

  • who is most likely to benefit from prophylactic surgery

  • women who shouldn’t consider prophylactic surgery

  • whether there is an optimal age for prophylactic surgery

Listen to part 2 of the series.

About the guest
Alan Stolier, MD, FACS

Affiliations: Ochsner Baptist, St. Charles Surgical Hospital, Center for
Restorative Breast Surgery

Areas of specialization: surgical oncology, breast surgery, nipple-sparing

Dr. Alan Stolier is a surgeon at the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery in New Orleans, LA.

— Last updated on June 29, 2022, 2:45 PM

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