Invasive Ductal Carcinoma with DIEP Flap Reconstruction - Amazing Results - Orange, CA

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On Febuary 3, 2016 I was diagnosed with Invasive...

On Febuary 3, 2016 I was diagnosed with Invasive Ductal Carcinoma after a routine annual mammogram and biopsy. Shock, blindsided and numb are just a few words to describe how I felt. Fortunately my OBGYN had set me up with an appointment at Breastlink just 3 days layer. What a blessing! I was seen by Dr. West who explained the testing and choices that were to follow. I was given information on different
reconstruction procedures that could be done immediately following a mastectomy. After researching my options, I chose to investigate the DIEP Flap procedure. Dr. Jonathan Zelken was highly recommended so I made an appointment to see him. Dr. Zelken explained the procedure and examined me to see if was a candidate. He was so clear in his description, so empathetic to my circumstance, and a true professional in every way. I was a good candidate for the surgery and was encouraged to research and call Dr. Zelken with any questions or concerns. I had a mastectomy with DIEP Flap reconstruction on March 15, 2016. It was a big surgery for sure, but I could not be happier with the results. Dr Zelken is an artist and perfectionist while being an outstanding surgeon and a super nice person. I did experience some discomfort post surgery, but nothing that I would classify as severe pain. Dr. Zelekn's follow up care
was just as great as his pre surgery care. I would highly recommend Dr Zelken without hesitation. He will greet you with a hug and be "present" during your entire appointment. He will know your name and make you feel comfortable even when, as a cancer patient, I was frequently on information overload. Thank you Dr. Zelken for guiding me through this process and the amazing result of forming a breast out of my own tissue. I could not be happier with the result.
Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon

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