Center For Restorative Breast Surgery Surgeons Named to Prestigious Best Doctors in America® 2014 List

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Breast Reconstruction Surgeons Frank DellaCroce, MD, FACS; Scott Sullivan, MD, FACS; Christopher Trahan, MD, FACS and Breast Surgical Oncologist Alan Stolier, MD, FACS of the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery and St. Charles Surgical Hospital have again been named to the list of Best Doctors in America®. Only five percent of physicians in America earn this prestigious honor, which is decided by the largest ongoing, peer-reviewed survey in the medical industry.

'We are proud to be included on this list and we will continue to focus on providing women that final link in the circle of treatment, a return to wholeness, and an overall sense of recovery,' states Dr. Sullivan.

Breast Reconstruction Surgeons Frank DellaCroce, MD, FACS; Scott Sullivan, MD, FACS; Christopher Trahan, MD, FACS and Breast Surgical Oncologist Alan Stolier, MD, FACS of the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery and St. Charles Surgical Hospital have again been named to the list of Best Doctors in America®. Only five percent of physicians in America earn this prestigious honor, which is decided by the largest ongoing, peer-reviewed survey in the medical industry. Selections to the list are based on surveys of more than 53,000 medical experts in over 450 specialties and subspecialties worldwide; physicians cannot pay to be included on the list and they are not paid for their input. The only way to be recognized as one of the Best Doctors in America® is for a doctor to earn high marks for clinical ability from his or her peers. According to Best Doctors, Inc., doctors are asked questions which include, “If you or a loved one needed a doctor in your specialty, to whom would you refer them?"

Best Doctors, Inc. evaluates the review results and verifies additional information to meet inclusion criteria. The experts who are part of the database provide the most advanced medical knowledge to patients with serious conditions, allowing patients to make medical decisions with confidence. Dr. Stolier, a breast surgical oncologist, along with Drs. DellaCroce, Sullivan and Trahan, are international leaders in all breast cancer reconstructive surgery options including state-of-the-art techniques, such as DIEP, Stacked DIEP, the Gluteal Hip Flap, and the revolutionary Body Flap procedures that offer breast reconstruction without sacrifice of important functional muscles. Having performed more than 5000 breast reconstruction surgeries for women facing breast cancer, far more than any other physicians worldwide, they have pioneered many of the revolutionary procedures at the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery including the ground-breaking immediate reconstruction option—the nipple sparing mastectomy. “We are proud to be included on this list, and we will continue to focus on providing women that final link in the circle of treatment, a return to wholeness, and an overall sense of recovery,” states Dr. Sullivan.

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About Center for Restorative Breast Surgery:
The Center for Restorative Breast Surgery was established to serve as a dedicated center of excellence for women seeking the most advanced methods of breast reconstruction. Frank DellaCroce, M.D., FACS; Scott Sullivan, M.D., FACS; Chris Trahan, M.D., FACS; M. Whitten Wise, M.D. and Craig Blum, M.D. are pioneers in the art of rebuilding breasts lost to cancer, preventive mastectomy, developmental defects, and deformities associated with previous surgery. Their sophisticated microsurgical techniques allow for recreation of the breast with natural tissue while preserving strength and restoring beauty. Together, with Board Certified Breast Surgical Oncologists Alan Stolier, M.D. and Laura Lazarus, M.D., they comprise a group of international leaders in breast cancer surgery options, pioneering groundbreaking procedures including nipple sparing mastectomy, the Stacked DIEP, the gluteal hip flap, and the revolutionary BODY LIFT Flap. They have performed thousands of breast reconstruction procedures for women facing breast cancer, seeking BRCA risk reduction, or searching for solutions to existing breast deformities. Their Center is tailored and staffed to cater to the needs of clientele who travel from all over the world for their services.

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