At The University of Chicago Center for Breast Reconstruction, our goal is to save lives from breast cancer and increase patient satisfaction and quality of life. We offer a multi-disciplinary approach to optimizing the treatment of breast cancer and breast reconstruction, and we work closely with all aspects of our multi-disciplinary team to create a plan of care from diagnosis to treatment to reconstruction that is optimized to each individual patient.
Our specialty at The University of Chicago Center for Breast Reconstruction is to use your patient’s tissues to recreate the breast. We offer state of the art, advanced microsurgery to reconstruct breasts with patient’s own skin and fat while minimizing the effects on the areas from which we harvested the tissues. Because of our close communications with our breast surgeons, we offer a different approach to breast conservation therapy (lumpectomy or partial mastectomy) that includes a multidisciplinary approach to oncoplastic surgery.
We routinely care for patients to optimize the postoperative shape of the breast as well as provide any balancing procedures that may need to be done on the other breast.
Head & Neck Reconstruction
Our surgeons perform organ-sparing and reconstructive techniques to restore physical appearance and function for patients with head and neck defect or deformity secondary to cancer, trauma or congenital development. Patients are often referred for complex wounds that have developed as a complication of prior treatment, such as soft-tissue wounds, and osteoradionecrosis. Our plastic surgeons work in collaboration with Head and Neck Surgery Oncology to provide comprehensive care for patients with head and neck malignancy.