Breast Cancer

One of the most frequent questions I get asked when I speak to patients about recovering after surgery is when they can exercise again. I love having active and healthy patients and strongly encourage exercise before and after surgery, but always spend a lot of...

What is Fat Grafting & How Is It Used in Reconstruction? What is Fat Grafting? Over recent years, taking fat from one part of the body and using it to add volume to another part of the body has become increasingly popular.The question arises: What is fat...

Anne Peled M.D. discusses Oncoplastic Surgery benefits and how it can have a positive effect on the lives of breast cancer reconstruction patients during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. https://youtu.be/8QkKVQEG-w4 ...

What is “oncoplastic” breast surgery? Although many patients are aware of breast reconstruction following mastectomy, many do not know about the option of breast reconstruction done at the time of lumpectomy. What is "oncoplastic" breast surgery? Oncoplastic surgery is the term used to describe rearranging the...

Prepectoral (or "above-the-muscle") breast reconstruction is an innovative, less invasive, breast reconstruction approach with quicker recovery, less pain, and better outcomes than older approaches that place implants under the muscle. In this approach, implants are covered with a skin substitute that helps protect the implant and...

After finding out you need surgery, the next step is to find the right surgical team for you, which can feel stressful and overwhelming, especially after a new breast cancer diagnosis.  Here are some suggestions on how to choose the ideal breast surgeon. Seek out...

As a breast cancer surgeon, I get asked all the time about the best ways to reduce your risk of breast cancer.  For some women with a higher than average risk due to family history or a genetic mutation associated with breast cancer, discussing medical...

Once you’ve spoken with your family members about their cancer history, you should discuss what you’ve learned with your doctor. Depending on your family or personal history of cancer, you may be recommended for genetic counseling or testing. Genetic testing for breast cancer is typically...