I was overwhelmed with information after I was diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time in 25 years and was told mastectomy was my best option on one side because of previous radiation and lumpectomy. I opted for bilateral mastectomy, but the previous radiation and surgery on one side posed potential complications. I am so grateful that I was referred to Dr Ram Kalus by a friend who... more
I was diagnosed with Stage 0 breast cancer after a lumpectomy in September 2014. My breast surgeon gave me a couple of treatment options (1) more surgery to have clear margins from the cancer that was removed, followed by radiation, and then be on a medication for 10 years or (2) bilateral mastectomy and reconstructive surgery. Considering my age (35 at the time of diagnosis) and having 3... more
It was a plastic surgery nightmare. I was referred to Dr. Harvey by my surgeon, Dr. Stanley Wilson. I trusted Dr. Wilson and did not know Tracy Harvey, but trusted him because of Dr. Wilson. Dr. Harvey was terrible, arrogant, & did not know what he was doing. I developed capsular contractures in both breast. Both breast were very, very hard, & not once after the surgery did Dr. Harvey even... more
In April, I underwent a prophylactic bilateral mastectomy with mapping and removal of my sential lymphnodes. I chose to do a two step reconstruction. Tissue expanders and then a changeout to permanent silicone implants. I also plan on doing nipple reconstruction.
So far, I am pleased with the experience. I have had a few issues that have come up since my changeout. I have a minor chest wall... more