St. Mary’s Breast Center now featuring Hidden Scar breast cancer surgery and breast reconstruction
Advanced surgical approach leaves little to no visible reminder of the cancer
When 36-year-old Jessica Downing of Proctorville was told she was at high risk for breast cancer through the St. Mary’s Hereditary Cancer Risk Assessment Program, she decided to have a double mastectomy.
HUNTINGTON — St. Mary's Breast Center announced it is one of the first hospitals in the United States to adopt the PhotonVue Fluorescence Imaging System to benefit women needing plastic and reconstructive surgery for breast cancer, the hospital announced last week.
The PhotonVue technology uses fluorescence imaging to help surgeons intraoperatively assess blood flow to the skin and nipple following a mastectomy, the center said in a news release.
For Dr. John Bauer, plastic surgery is more than just nose jobs. It’s a way of helping people.
Pinn Memorial Baptist Church hosted a “Restoring Breast Beauty after Cancer” educational health symposium in partnership with Penn Medicine’s Plastic Surgery division, on April 22.
The symposium was organized to inform women, especially Black women, about breast cancer basics and their options for breast reconstruction following a mastectomy, or breast removal.
DIY breast reconstruction: Device lets women do part at home
This might be the ultimate do-it-yourself project: Doctors are testing a device that would let women do part of their own breast reconstruction at home.
It's aimed at not only making treatment more comfortable and convenient, but also giving women a sense of control — something cancer often takes away.
Device Allows Some Breast Reconstruction at Home
Local invention made Houston international hub for breast implants, reconstruction
The 29-year-old single mother of six had never given much thought to her breast size. But when a plastic surgeon at Jefferson Davis, Houston's charity hospital, offered to bring her up to a C-cup free of charge, Timmie Jean Lindsey said yes.
It was 1962, before the government regulated the use of medical devices, and Lindsey quietly became the world's first recipient of modern breast implants.
"She trusted us without any hesitation," recalled Dr. Thomas Biggs, the...
San Antonio medical technology company Acelity L.P. Inc., which sells advanced wound care and regenerative medicine products, saw its net loss widen by 14.2 percent in the second quarter compared to the same period last year, but marked its seventh consecutive quarter of revenue growth.
The company — which is not publicly traded, but is owned by a private equity consortium — achieved its biggest gains in regenerative medicine, such as products used to build soft tissue...
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