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Minas T Chrysopoulo, MD

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Breast reconstruction.

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Dr Chrysopoulo is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM). Dr Chrysopoulo's areas of special interest include breast reconstruction following mastectomy (including DIEP, SIEA, TUG and GAP flap procedures, fat grafting, Alloderm one-step), and scar healing.


Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

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Recent Answers from Minas T Chrysopoulo, MD

2011-11-04 small lump after reconsruction:

Dear Hazel,    Without examining you and knowing your precise surgical history I'm afraid I cannot say what the lump is for sure. It could certainly be the result of a suture. However, with your history

2011-11-03 checking second brest.:

Hi Michelle,    Typically the confirmation that the cancer is gone is obtained from the patholgy results from the surgery. These results should confirm the mastectomy removed all the cancer. If the pathology

2011-11-01 mastectomy and breast reconstruction:

Hi Michelle,    Breast reconstruction can be performed at any time - either at the same time as the mastectomy (preferable) or any time after mastectomy.    "Immediate breast reconstruction" is the term

2010-02-05 DCIS w/small Invasive Cancer & ALH:

Jennifer,    I'm sorry you have to go through all this.     You could have radiation to the remaining breast - this will decrease your risk of the invasive breast cancer coming back. Radiation therapy

2010-02-01 skin sparing mastectomy - prophylactic mastectomy:

Valerie,    Yes, many women choose to undergo skin sparing mastectomy even in the absence of cancer. This is known as "prophylactic mastectomy". Some people refer to it as "preventive mastectomy". We see


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