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Numbness After Mastectomy and Breast Reconstruction

Frank DellaCroce, MD, discusses why numbness happens after mastectomy and reconstruction, how different types of surgery affect numbness and the possibility of sensation returning, and why more research into nerve grafts is necessary.
Sep 17, 2020
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In this podcast, Dr. Frank DellaCroce talks about why numbness happens after mastectomy or breast reconstruction and factors that can affect how much sensation returns.

Listen to the podcast to hear him explain:

  • the differences between immediate and delayed reconstruction and how each procedure can affect the potential for sensation to return

  • the difference between implant reconstruction and autologous reconstruction and how each procedure can affect the potential for sensation to return

  • how the type of mastectomy can affect the potential for sensation to return

  • why we need more research on using nerve grafts to possibly help sensation return

About the guest
 
Frank DellaCroce-suit-headshot
Frank J. DellaCroce, MD, FACS

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

Areas of specialization: plastic surgery, breast reconstruction, plastic
and reconstructive microsurgery

Dr. Frank DellaCroce, or "Dr. D" as he has come to be known, is a founding partner of the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery and St. Charles Surgical Hospital in New Orleans. Board-certified in plastic surgery, Dr. D has performed thousands of reconstructive procedures,
both for women diagnosed with breast cancer and women at high risk of the disease who choose to have prophylactic breast removal. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of numerous professional societies, including the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, and the World Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery. He also has been named one of the “Best Doctors in America.”

— Last updated on February 10, 2022, 7:39 PM

 
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This podcast episode made possible by the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery.

 
 
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