An innovative microsurgical procedure, DIEP (Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator) flap breast reconstruction, is now available to mastectomy patients of Bon Secours Charity Health System.

The DIEP flap procedure is the most advanced form of breast reconstruction available today. The surgery uses the patient’s own abdominal skin and fat to reconstruct a natural, warm, soft breast after mastectomy.

The DIEP flap preserves all the abdominal muscles. Only abdominal skin and fat are removed similar to a “tummy tuck”. Patients experience less pain after surgery because of this, enjoy a faster recovery and maintain their abdominal strength long-term.

The skin and fat below the belly button feels very similar to breast tissue. It is the perfect choice to replace the breast tissue removed by the mastectomy. The blood vessels (“perforators”) that keep this skin and fat alive lie just beneath or within the abdominal muscle. A small incision is made in the abdominal muscle to access these vessels.

This procedure is being performed by Dr. Laura Sudarsky, Chief of Plastic Surgery at Good Samaritan Hospital along with a highly skilled team of micro surgeons.
DIEP Flap Reconstructive Surgery Featured in the Times Herald Record

"New Breast Reconstruction Option Available Locally to Mastectomy Patients"

From The Article: There are many options open to today's mastectomy patients, and Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern has recently added another: the DIEP flap reconstruction.
New Breast Reconstruction at Good Samaritan Hospital (See Below Article)
Courtesy: Times Herald Record


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