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.
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) October 09, 2014
Perimeter Plastic Surgery, a center for plastic surgery in Atlanta, recently announced plans to donate a portion of all breast surgeries to the Susan G. Komen organization during the month of October.
October is recognized as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the United States. The goal for this 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, the five-year survival rate is 98 percent when breast cancer is detected early.
Susan G. Komen is the largest and most well known organization devoted to fighting breast cancer in the United States. With over $1.5 billion raised since its founding and more than 100,000 volunteers, this truly is a worthy and life changing organization. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lifetime, and organizations like Susan G. Komen are doing everything in their power to save lives and abolish breast cancer.
Dr. Mark Deutsch, board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon of Perimeter Plastic Surgery, is a fervent champion of the breast cancer awareness movement and the Susan G. Komen organization. Dr. Deutsch 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. There are several other breast reconstruction surgeries available at Perimeter Plastic Surgery for patients’ convenience, including latissimus flaps, tissue expander reconstruction and TRAM flaps.
Additional training at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston—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.
Dr. Deutsch’s decision to donate a portion of all breast surgeries to Susan G. Komen came 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,” said 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 http://www.perimeterplasticsurgery.com/.