I’m honored to be able to contribute to such an amazing organization that continues to impact thousands of lives every day.
Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) October 01, 2015
For the third year in a row, Atlanta-based Perimeter Plastic Surgery will be participating in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by donating a portion of all breast surgeries for the month of October to the Susan G. Komen organization.
“We support Susan G. Komen each year as one of our primary philanthropic activities because the need to find a cure for breast cancer and support those who suffer from it is so great,” says Mark Deutsch, MD, a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon and medical director of Perimeter Plastic Surgery.
The goal for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is to educate the public on what breast cancer is and what steps can be taken to prevent it. According to the National Cancer Institute, about 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point in their lifetime. The good news is the five-year survival rate is 98 percent when breast cancer is detected early.
Dr. Deutsch is a fervent champion of the breast cancer awareness movement and the Susan G. Komen organization. He is one of the few surgeons in Atlanta who specializes in DIEP Flap Reconstruction, a procedure that takes abdominal tissue to reconstruct patients’ breasts, resulting in a flatter stomach and natural-looking breasts. Additional training at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas—one of the foremost breast cancer centers in the world—qualifies Dr. Deutsch as one of the most respected and capable breast reconstruction surgeons in Atlanta.
Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit group. Since its founding in 1982, Komen has funded more than $800 million in research and provided $1.7 billion in funding to screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs serving millions of people in more than 30 countries worldwide.
Dr. Deutsch’s decision to donate a portion of all breast surgeries to Susan G. Komen comes not only from his frequent interactions with patients who survived breast cancer, but also to honor his own mother who is a breast cancer survivor.
“This is a cause that’s very near and dear to my heart, not only because of the survivors I have worked with in the past, but also because of my mother,” says Dr. Deutsch. “I’m honored to be able to contribute to such an amazing organization that continues to impact thousands of lives every day.”
About Perimeter Plastic Surgery:
Dr. Mark Deutsch is the founder of Perimeter Plastic Surgery and a top plastic surgeon in Atlanta. He is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and performs a variety of cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries. In addition to his work in the United States, he travels annually to South America to perform volunteer procedures. For more information about Dr. Deutsch and Perimeter Plastic Surgery, please visit perimeterplasticsurgery.com.