Breast Cancer

There are a number of reasons that a virtual consultation or follow-up might be the best way for you to meet with our providers, and we are excited to connect with you in this way. We’ve put together the information below on what to expect...

Since our recent feature in a media story on sensation-preserving mastectomies, we’ve found that there are a number of misconceptions about the approach and, more generally, on sensation after mastectomies.  Here are some of the most frequent myths and misconceptions about preservation sensation after mastectomy,...

One of the most common operations performed for the treatment of breast cancer is a complete mastectomy, which involves removal of all of the breast tissue.  Mastectomy approaches have evolved over time and many women are now able to safely have nipple-sparing mastectomies in the...

When I was first diagnosed with breast cancer two years ago, it felt like getting diagnosed with something I treat every day was, for the most part, a huge help. I had access to quick reading of my pathology and radiology results by physicians I...

October 22, 2019 In this op-ed, Dr. Anne Peled, MD, a board-certified plastic surgeon practicing aesthetic, reconstructive, and breast cancer surgery in San Francisco, discusses how the prospect of breast numbness after a mastectomy can prevent patients from seeking this life-saving treatment — and how there are new...

Do you know somebody who has had breast, ovarian or any other hereditary cancers? September 29th - October 5th is Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer (HBOC) week and the entire month of October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s a good time to remind ourselves what these weeks and month...

No woman can fully comprehend how breast cancer can affect her life until she experiences it personally. As a breast cancer specialist who is also a breast cancer survivor, I can certainly attest to the gap between understanding the disease and surviving the cancer I...

We are excited to have the results from our combined work on nerve grafting and preservation at the time of nipple-sparing mastectomy and implant reconstruction published in the open access arm of the largest international plastic surgery journal. The study describes our combined work to improve sensation for...