What is a TRAM flap for breast reconstruction?

TRAM Flap Reconstruction Women have many choices when it comes to breast reconstruction following removal of breast cancer.  Some of the options include implant-based reconstruction and autologous tissue-based reconstruction. One of the more popular autologous tissue-based reconstruction options is the TRAM flap. The TRAM flap (transverse rectus abdominus myocutaneous) is a tissue flap procedure that […]

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New Law Requires Hospitals To Inform Breast Cancer Patients Of Breast Reconstruction Options

While breast reconstruction after a mastectomy is covered by insurers in New York, many poor, minority, and less educated women do not seek out the procedure. Now, NY Gov. David A. Paterson has signed into law a bill that is aimed at reversing this trend. “A disproportionate number of women who are at a socioeconomic […]

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Alloderm in Revisional Breast Surgery

Just got back from the Lifecell Surgeon’s forum in Las Vegas. This was a great meeting about the use of Alloderm (Irradiated Cadaveric Skin) in Breast Reconstruction Surgery and Revisional Breast Surgery. The best new information, however, was about the new applications available for Alloderm use in Revisional Breast Implant surgery including breast lift revision […]

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