A breast cancer diagnosis is a life changing event. It traumatizes both the body and the spirit. It disrupts a person’s life and forces them into a world that is unfamiliar and stressful. Doctors’ appointments, imaging studies, blood tests, genetic testing, and various treatment options (surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, hormonal therapy)… Trying to research different reconstruction techniques on your own from random online sources is frustrating and often not very productive.
Dr. Albright appreciates how much patients have to deal with, and his goal is to simplify your individualized reconstruction options. He wants his patients to understand how options differ and why one approach is better and worse than another. He is here to answer your questions, and ensure that you are confident with your reconstruction plan.
Dr. Albright will support your choice to pursue breast reconstruction at the time of your mastectomy (immediate reconstruction) or to delay your reconstruction until after your cancer treatments are completed (delayed reconstruction). He does not pressure patients into surgery, and will always encourage his patients to make the best decision they can at that time.