Houston, TX (PRWEB) September 11, 2012
Research reveals that 70 percent of women eligible for breast reconstruction are not being informed of their options. This year, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and The Plastic Surgery Foundation have established BRA Day USA to take place on October 17, 2012. The Goal of BRA Day USA is to ensure that all breast cancer patients are fully informed of their surgical options and supported by a team of medical professionals working together for the patient’s best interest.
Basu Plastic Surgery will be hosting a Question & Answer Symposium at North Cypress Medical Center on October 15, 2012 from 5-7pm. This event is open to breast cancer patients and their families and friends to gain more knowledge about their options for breast reconstruction in Houston. Dr. Basu will be giving a presentation about breast reconstruction and answering questions about the different options for breast reconstruction. Dr. Basu and Dr. Kim have also invited their current breast reconstruction patients to attend the event and have asked them to share their personal stories about breast reconstruction.
Dr. Basu and Dr. Kim want to make sure breast cancer patients know that they are not alone when making this important decision and that they are informed of their choices. “Studies show that almost two-thirds of women facing breast cancer were never told about their options for breast reconstruction and restoration after their cancer treatment," said Dr. Basu. “As a community of health care providers, we need to do a better job educating our patients about their options. And the good news – breast reconstruction is covered by insurance as part of their cancer treatment plan.”
About Dr. Basu & Dr. Kim
Dr. Bob Basu is also a board certified plastic surgeon and is the Chief of Plastic Surgery at North Cypress Medical Center. He is recognized as a national leader in his field and serves as the Chairman of the Patient Safety Committee and member of the Ethics Committee for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Basu specializes in advanced tissue-only breast reconstruction with the muscle-sparing DIEP flap procedure.
Dr. Sugene Kim is a double board certified plastic surgeon and serves as medical director of SGK Plastic Surgery. She brings her training in cosmetic plastic surgery from New York City to The Woodlands and Katy communities. She is among a select group of plastic surgeons in the region outside the Texas Medical Center who completed the prestigious microsurgery fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center where she focused heavily on advanced techniques in breast reconstruction including muscle-sparing tissue-only DIEP flap reconstructions.
Both Drs. Basu and Kim were the first to pioneer and successfully perform the first DIEP flap breast reconstruction in The Woodlands and North Houston. They both have a strong reputation for their natural results and expedited recoveries in cosmetic plastic surgery including breast augmentation / lifts, mommy makeover procedures, and weight loss contouring.