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Podcast: Reconstruction Options After Lumpectomy

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edited July 2021 in Breast Reconstruction

Reconstruction Options After Lumpectomy

July 16, 2021

Gary monique

Dr. Monique Gary is a board-certified, fellowship-trained breast surgical oncologist and medical director of the Grand View Health-Penn Cancer Network Cancer Program in Sellersville, Penn., where she also serves as director of the Breast Program. As a physician, advocate, and expert on health and healthcare disparities, she is passionate about developing integrative, holistic, and innovative approaches to cancer treatment, prevention, and general wellness.

Dr. Gary joined us to talk about oncoplastic lumpectomy surgery, which is lumpectomy to remove the breast cancer followed by immediate breast reconstruction. In many cases, lumpectomy and reconstruction are done during the same surgery. The goal is to have the best possible cosmetic outcomes, without the need for any additional surgery to correct any dents or asymmetry.

Listen to the episode to hear Dr. Gary explain:

  • how and why oncoplastic lumpectomy was developed
  • who is and isn't a good candidate for oncoplastic lumpectomy
  • the benefits and drawbacks of oncoplastic lumpectomy
  • things to consider when deciding between lumpectomy and mastectomy

Running time: 25:05

Listen now or read the transcript.