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Breast Reconstruction

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Breast Reconstruction

I do very, very little post mastectomy breast reconstruction these days.  I have not contracted with insurance companies for many years and very few patients are interested in paying out-of-pocket for procedures that are almost always covered by insurance.  And (I hate to admit this) I am not up to date of the latest techniques.  I recommend you contact a surgeon who does a lot of breast reconstruction.  There is one exception to this and that is fat transfer.  I have done several cases on ladies with divots or asymmetry secondary to having lumpectomies and sometimes radiation.  I accept these patients on a case by case basis but patients need to understand that it is still their responsibility to pay for the procedure and then seek reimbursement from their insurance company. 

The Polyclinic, Swedish Medical Center and the University of Washington are just a few examples of organizations that have excellent reconstructive surgeons.  You may want to ask your breast surgeon or oncologist or contact one of the many breast cancer support groups for recommendations.

Please read: Why I don’t contract with insurance companies