Sensitized Breast Reconstruction
Restoring Sensation in the Breast After Mastectomy in the setting of Autologous Breast Reconstruction (DIEP Flap Reconstruction).
After a mastectomy is performed and the breast tissue is removed, the nerves that supply feeling to the breast are also severed. This results in permanent loss of sensation and numbness of the breast skin that is left behind.
Using a new technique of breast neurotization we can now restore sensation in the breast. Neurotization is repair of the nerve and is performed during breast reconstruction procedures. Using a nerve graft to reconnect nerves in the chest, can lead to growth of the nerve(s) and restoration of sensation in the breast.
Review from S.F. | Source: Google | Dec 19, 2020
“After I was diagnosed with breast cancer, my breast surgeon referred me to Dr Bedri for breast reconstruction following a bilateral mastectomy. From the first consultation, I immediately knew I was in the best hands. Dr Bedri changed an experience that could have been mournful and traumatic into one that I can actually describe as “pleasant.” I felt 100% confident that I could not be in better hands. You will not find a more skilled and capable surgeon. Further, Dr. Bedri’s bedside manner is unsurpassed; he is patient and compassionate and will take as much time as necessary to answer every little question. I am so grateful for all he has done for me–I feel beautiful and like myself. I also am so grateful to his PA and office staff–every single one of them is kind, patient and helpful. Look no further–Dr Bedri and his staff at ECAPS are top-notch.”