The board-certified plastic surgeons at Plastic Surgery Group are the primary breast reconstructive surgeons for the Breast Health Clinic — a state-of-the-art program that integrates and streamlines the diagnosis, treatment, and reconstruction surgery for women with breast cancer.
In 2010, the Breast Health Clinic opened at the new $300 million Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgical Centre. The mandate of the Breast Health Clinic is for women to receive imaging (ultrasound, mammogram, and/or MRI), biopsy, and diagnosis of any suspicious lump within 21 days. If a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, the Breast Health Clinic immediately connects the woman with one of the surgeons at the Plastic Surgery Group.
At your initial consultation, your reconstructive plastic surgeon will discuss all your options for breast reconstruction and help you decide which one works best for you. Your breast reconstructive surgeon will work closely with you and your medical team to provide you with a cohesive, coordinated treatment plan. There are two types of surgery which can be used for breast reconstruction: Autologous Breast Reconstruction and Breast Implant Reconstruction. The goal is to be able to offer immediate breast reconstruction for every woman who wants one, while also meeting the tight timeline of urgent cancer surgery.
To learn more about how you may benefit from direct to implant reconstruction or to schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons, please contact our Surrey office today.