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Robotic Breast Reconstruction with the DIEP Flap Procedure

The Friedman Center is proud to announce that it is now performing robotic-assisted breast reconstruction surgery. This revolutionary technology is providing patients better outcomes and shorter recovery times from reconstruction procedures. What Is Robotic-assisted Surgery? Robotic-assisted surgery is minimally invasive surgery that is done with

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Friedman Center Debuts LAP Flap Procedure for Breast Reconstruction

Women who undergo breast reconstruction have a range of procedures to choose from. There’s flap reconstruction, in which the new breast is formed from donor tissue from another site on their body. Implant-based reconstruction allows women to choose between saline and silicone implants, smooth or textured. And hybrid reconstruction uses a combination of both approaches, tissue and implant together.

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Together, We Are Stronger

Community helps us thrive, especially when we’re facing difficult moments in our lives. Connecting with other women who are undergoing breast reconstruction is a great way to tap into a network of support, encouragement, and hope.

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Northwell opens $3M Center for Breast and Lymphatic Surgery

Northwell Health has opened a $3 million, 4,600-square-foot outpatient comprehensive reconstructive breast and lymphatic surgery center designed for women with breast cancer or a genetic predisposition for the disease. Surgeons at the Gerald J. Friedman Center for Breast and Lymphatic Surgery specialize in breast and lymphatic reconstruction, have pioneered many advances in the field and are recognized internationally as leaders in research and innovation.

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Life After Breast Reconstruction

It was not an easy decision to remove both of my breasts. I come from a family infiltrated by breast cancer, and genetic testing revealed that I had an 87% risk of contracting breast cancer in my lifetime. So when I ultimately chose to have a preventative double mastectomy, I knew that although I would be losing my breasts, I would be gaining a sense of security and peace of mind.

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Breast Cancer Awareness and BRA Day

The Friedman Center kicked off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a fundraiser to raise money for breast cancer research. We’ll also be hosting several events for BRA (Breast Reconstruction Awareness) Day throughout October.

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New Advances in Breast Surgery

Congratulations to Neil Tanna, one of the Friedman Center’s physicians, on his role in the first robotic mastectomy! Robotic mastectomy is a cutting-edge surgical technique that can significantly reduce the size of breast surgery scars.

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