A study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery by seven surgeons from the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery in New Orleans says a larger number of breast cancer patients who were not eligible for certain reconstructive surgeries are now candidates for a complex nipple sparing breast reconstructive surgery using their body’s own tissue. The surgeons have pioneered a new technique that will allow for patients to receive a full breast lift or breast reduction after undergoing a nipple-sparing mastectomy. According to the report, before this discovery, “women with large or sagging breasts are often not offered preservation of their nipple complex due to the inabilities to elevate the nipple position after mastectomy.”
Dr. Frank J. DellaCroce, M.D., FACS, head author on the case and one of the founders of The Center for Restorative Breast Surgery, stated, “It is essential that women know about this advancement before being talked into cutting away their nipples to tighten the extra skin over an implant-based procedure. No one thought this was possible before now, and the importance of this discovery cannot be overstated. As nipple sparing mastectomy becomes more common, we can now offer the same extraordinary outcomes to women with drooping breast or those with very large breasts.”
Harch Hyperbarics Inc and Family Physicians Center in Marrero have donated 40 Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy treatments to the Anba Dlo VIII Halloween Festival. Dr. Paul Harch, a Hyperbaric and Emergency Medicine physician, has used the Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy treatment for several neurological conditions and is considered a world-renowned authority on the subject. Patients who use the treatment are put in a pressurized hyperbaric chamber that uses 100 percent pharmaceutical grade medical oxygen. This treatment has been used to treat patients with a multitude of illnesses and injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries, post-concussion syndrome, cerebral palsy, autistm, Alzheimer’s, stroke and dementia. The auction for these treatments is Sept. 2-Oct. 17. Those interested in the treatment are advised to consult their physician beforehand.
Any questions regarding the auction itself can be directed to Dan Walker by calling 940-1130.