I feel my experience of a double mastectomy and breast reconstruction was made much better with the services from Dr. Wheeler and the staff. My journey began after having my yearly mammogram and subsequent appointments my primary doctors’ office scheduled. More images done- leading to a lumpectomy at my decision. However lab results showed the lumpectomy was not successful, so off to next... more
Botched breast reconstruction. ( I later found out that this was not an appropriate surgery for my situation.) After the initial complaint that "something had gone wrong" she stopped returning my phone calls. I did not have a good experience at all with this Dr. My advice would be to check out Seattle if there is no other Dr. in Spokane who is better rated (which there wasn't at the time for... more
I was searching for a way to minimize or even possibly eleminate my chances from falling into my mothers footsteps, by not becoming another statistic. Not becoming another woman to battle for her life with breast cancer. I opted for a BPM. On September 27,2011 I went in for surgery to make this possible.This surgery was almost 6 hours long. I elected to do immediate reconstruction. This... more
In December 2008, the devastating diagnosis came, I had breast cancer. After my bilateral mastectomy, chemo, and radiation; my oncologist told me to wait a year before beginning breast reconstruction. My initial thought was "why on earth would I want those back". However, over the course of a year living without breasts came some realities....women's clothes are made for women... more
It is hard to find a doctor that you can trust. I was diagnosed with breast cancer last year and was forced to go through a bilateral mastectomy surgery with reconstruction at the age of 31. Dr. Wheeler made me feel so comfortable and put my mind at ease during a very difficult and stressful time. When I felt that everything was falling down and there was no light at the end of the tunnel he... more
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