I Didn't Want to Do It, But...- Chicago, IL

I am from a family with a lot of cancers, one of...

I am from a family with a lot of cancers, one of which was breast cancer for my mom, sister, and maternal aunt. So when my breast started to "misbehave" (atypical ductal hyperplasia), I knew the wait and see approach wasn't a good answer for me. Two friends from my neighborhood had dealt with breast cancer and had used the team of Bethke and Kim. I went running with my slides and was told that I could take my breasts now with no cancer and have an easier surgery or I could wait for cancer. It was a very hard decision for me as I really felt my natural breast were pretty awesome. Dr. Kim was amazing in his reassurance he would do a great job on my new breasts and spent a lot of time helping me understand that with this surgery, I was leaving my worries for cancer in the operating room. It has been 3 months since my final reconstruction, and I couldn't be happier with me decision to use Dr. Kim.

Chicago Plastic Surgeon

Wonderful doctor who has helped three of us in my neighborhood feel beautiful after our breast reconstructions.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
4 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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I'm so glad to hear things went well for you. I too have a family history of breast cancer, so of course have thought about what I would do in your position. I can only imagine how difficult that decision must actually be when you are faced with it. I'm so glad you don't have to live with the worry of breast cancer - strong decision!!

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