Breast Reconstruction

Welcome to the Friedman Center

Welcome to the Friedman Center—your home for all your breast reconstruction needs. The Friedman Center was created specifically for women who have breast cancer or are at high risk for breast cancer, and offers comprehensive reconstructive and support services in a serene and comforting environment. 

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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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Long Island doctors perform 1st robotic mastectomy, breast reconstruction in US

Doctors at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center have performed the nation’s first-ever double mastectomy and breast reconstruction with the precision help of a robot. This weekend, they used the DaVinci robot to perform the first robotic nipple-sparing mastectomy (NSM) in the United States.

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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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