Women's Health Menu Bone Density Boutique Breast Cancer Clinical Trials High risk/genetics Survivorship CareGrams Care Team Certifications Community Partnerships Imaging Mammography Diagnostic Mammography Success Stories St. Elizabeth Women’s Health – Breast Reconstruction The St. Elizabeth Breast Center is proud to offer our patients the full spectrum of breast reconstruction services. Breast reconstruction is offered both for women with breast cancer and those with genetic conditions that put them at an increased risk for breast cancer. Our Breast Center team understands how difficult the loss of a breast related to breast cancer can be for our patients. We are committed to helping our patients regain their self-image and confidence through breast reconstruction. The St. Elizabeth Breast Reconstruction Clinic The St. Elizabeth Breast Center provides our patients with an innovative new approach to learning more about the breast reconstruction process. Our Breast Reconstruction Clinic is a unique setting for our plastic surgeons, physicians, nurses, therapists, care coordinators and additional members of the Breast Care team to work together to coordinate breast reconstruction within a patient’s overall treatment plan. The clinics provide the opportunity to see all your care providers in our Breast Center. This collaborative approach to care aligns with the full spectrum of breast reconstruction services provided at St. Elizabeth. When does breast reconstruction occur? At the St. Elizabeth Breast Center, your cancer treatment plan is tailored specifically for your needs. Breast reconstruction can occur at different times throughout the course of treatment. Our team of Breast Care specialists consider a number of factors when evaluating the timing for breast reconstruction, including the type of cancer treatment recommended, medication regimens and the patient’s preference. Sometimes breast reconstruction starts immediately after breast cancer surgery; other times, it might be delayed until after the cancer treatment is completed. Breast Reconstruction Clinic – how does it work? The supportive team at the St. Elizabeth Breast Reconstruction Clinic understands that you may have a range of emotions about your breast reconstruction. We have designed our clinics to take you step by step through the reconstruction process with compassionate, personalized care. Just know that all of your feelings are normal and respected in this space. We’re here to help you make the best decision for you and your body. When attending our Breast Reconstruction Clinic, you will go through the following steps at your appointment: Initial consultation – you will meet with our nurses and medical assistants to review your medical history and gather information. Plastic surgeon – the next step is meeting with one of our plastic surgeons to discuss your unique situation and goals for breast reconstruction. Medical exam – to assess which breast reconstruction options are available to you based on your personal medical history. Discussion – after the exam, you and your plastic surgeon will discuss what breast reconstruction options are available to you. This open and honest discussion will help you decide together what breast reconstruction path is the best fit. Care coordinator – our administrative team will help to schedule the surgery, work with your insurance company and coordinate the treatment plan with all members of your care team. Pre-operative visit – prior to any surgery, you will return to see the plastic surgeon again for a pre-op visit. You and your surgeon will review the surgical plan in detail and review any questions you may have. Contact us to learn more If you are newly diagnosed with breast cancer, you will be referred to our plastic surgery group once your cancer treatment plan is in place. If you have already completed treatment and are interested in learning more about breast reconstruction, please call (859) 572-3485 for more information.