I Lucked out with Dr. Leber - Mesa, AZ

I'm 9 years out now from my breast cancer and...

I'm 9 years out now from my breast cancer and reconstruction, and I'm still delighted that the doctors Leber were my surgeons. I had nipple-sparing surgery, monitored by Dr. G. so as to be left good material to work with. I am a spa swimmer for exercise, so the reconstructive choice was and is perfect for me. I lost some feeling in my nipples but kept a normal, active life. Cost below is a guess--insurance covered most everything since it was cancer.

Paradise Valley Plastic Surgeon

He happened to be the in-office son of my oncological surgeon--purest luck for me! Dr. Robert was my oncological surgeon, and his son Geoffrey was working in the same Mesa office then. I was lucky to get Dr. Geoffrey before he left reconstruction for aesthetics, solely. Totally professional and caring at all times, my demands for a full double mastectomy were supported, and I felt that all advice was tailored to me and my needs.

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
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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I gave my doctor one month to do the required stretching for reconstruction; it was essential to be across country for a friend's major heart surgery. Then I wanted to complete the reconstruction before the start of the school year. Try not to speed; the doctors know how much time you need. Recovery from the mastectomy was accompanied by pain from stretching that normally takes at least 3 months, I believe. Major ouch!! I'd still do it, but do try not to follow my tough-it-out example. Less than three months for mastectomy and rebuild is probably certifiably insane.
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Oh my gosh, wow!! That is really fast! I'm so glad that you were able to withstand that. No doubt you are an incredibly strong woman!!

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How great to hear that you are still pleased with your results 9 years later. Looking back, what advice do you wish someone had given you when you were at different points in your reconstruction journey?

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