Welcome to 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 with breast reconstruction. We offer a multidisciplinary 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. We are committed to coordinating the care between the different departments that constitute our team. These may include:
- Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- Surgical Oncology
- Medical Oncology
- Radiation Oncology
- Cancer Risk Assessment
- Physical Therapy
- Cancer Support Groups
View videos of Dr. Song and his colleagues discussing breast cancer treatment at the University of Chicago Medical Center.
Our specialty at the University of Chicago Center for Breast Reconstruction is to use your own tissues to recreate your breast. We offer state of the art, advanced microsurgery to reconstruct your breasts with your 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.
At the University of Chicago Center for Breast Reconstruction, we are proud to offer women advanced, cutting edge reconstructive options that are at the forefront of medicine. You may choose from several different options for breast reconstruction: from using your own tissues to using implants or a combination of your own tissues and implants. Because we provide the full spectrum of reconstructive options we recommend an individualized plan for reconstruction that is based on your priorities, needs, and physique.
Please refer to the following links below to learn more details about individual procedures.
- Lower Abdominal Tissue: DIEP & SIEA
- Thigh: TUG
- Back: Latissimus Dorsi Flap & TAP flap
- Buttocks: SGAP
- Implant Reconstruction
- Oncoplastic Reconstruction
Learn more about breast cancer treatment through a patient testimonial and listen to Dr. Song discuss breast cancer care and research.
View a video of Dr. Song and his colleagues discussing the University of Chicago style of surgery. It's all about you; helping you understand and helping you heal.