Texas Plastic Surgeons Launch New Website Resource for Mastectomy Patients

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Board-certified plastic surgeons establish website to help patients learn about wide array of breast reconstruction techniques available after mastectomy.

Plastic, Reconstructive & Microsurgical Associates (PRMA) of South Texas, a leading breast reconstruction surgery practice in San Antonio, is announcing the launch of http://www.prma-Enhance.com, an informative and educational new website that explains the various ways women's breasts can be recreated after mastectomy.

"If a woman chooses to replace her breasts after mastectomy, she has many reconstructive options to choose from," says Minas Chrysopoulo, MD. "Contemporary breast reconstruction techniques can achieve stunning results, but not all options are right for everyone. Women have the right to decide for themselves which procedure is the most appropriate for them. To do that, they need objective information to understand the various methods available, and what each entails in terms of surgery, recovery and cosmetic outcome."

All too often, women aren't even aware of what these options are. Recent studies show that many physicians who diagnosis women with breast cancer or discuss treatment fail to provide referrals to plastic surgeons or even mention the possibility of breast reconstruction.

Easily-navigated, http://www.prma-Enhance.com provides comprehensive current information about various breast reconstruction techniques, including the use the patient's own living tissues as well as implants. Online visitors can review illustrated descriptions of each procedure, including the DIEP, SIEA, GAP, TUG, TRAM and Latissimus Dorsi flaps, as well as implant reconstruction. A comprehensive photo gallery is also available for viewing of before-and-after patient photos. They'll also find answers to frequently asked questions, information about insurance coverage (including each state's laws covering a woman's right to reconstruction), a frequently updated Breast Reconstruction Blog, and the latest news about breast cancer and related research. Visitors to http://www.prma-Enhance.com can also gain a patient's perspective by reading comments from women who have undergone breast reconstruction, and one patient's intimate and detailed diary of her own reconstructive experience.

"Women who are curious or confused about their breast reconstruction alternatives can learn about the various reconstructive procedures, see actual patient results, and review the background and experience of PRMA's surgical team; they can do all this at their leisure from the privacy of their homes," says Chrysopoulo.

PRMA board-certified surgeons Drs. Gary Arishita, Minas Chrysopoulo, Peter Ledoux, Chet Nastala, and Steven Pisano specialize in breast reconstruction following mastectomy, with a special emphasis on advanced microsurgical breast reconstruction techniques using the patient's own tissue. PRMA serves patients from within Texas and across the U.S., performing more than 400 microsurgical breast surgeries annually. They are in-network for most U.S. insurance plans. Visit http://www.prma-Enhance.com or contact 800-692-5565 for more information about breast reconstruction or to schedule a consultation.

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