How much does a nipple sparing prophylactic mastectomy cost?
Doctor Answers 3
The chief of breast surgery at a university hospital comes to my office to do the nipple sparing mastectomy
and I do the immediate reconstruction.
Most insurances cover the mastectomy and reconstruction, as long as you can "go out of network".
The quality of the surgery oncologically and aesthetically are determined by the surgeons involved and their
experience working with one another.
The cost is determined by your anatomy(size and nipple position).
Hope this helps
The bigger question is does nipple sparing mastectomy decrease or eliminate your chances of breast cancer?
Leaving some breast tissue under the nipple , for it to survive, in nipple sparing mastectomy may not give you 100% protection. This is a major decision beyond the cost issue alone.
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