Breast Reconstruction in The Woodlands, TX
Breast Cancer Treatment Options
When a woman has been diagnosed with breast cancer, she oftentimes is offered a lumpectomy (and radiation) as a means of treating her cancer. While this is a procedure that is time-tested and well accepted, it can in some situations deform the breast, depending on the size and location of the lump removed in relation to the size of the breast. If this deformity is realized after the radiation is complete, it is often impossible to fix or improve.
There are certain patients that have either a very large breast or a ptotic (sagging) breast that might benefit from an “oncoplastic” reduction or lift. Essentially, this is where we anticipate part of the breast being removed during a lumpectomy and plan a breast reduction (or lift) around it to improve the end cosmetic result. It allows the breast surgeon to take a better specimen, which only helps the patient’s long-term outcome. It creates breasts of a more normal shape and size, which allows for better radiation delivery, improved symptoms of back and neck strain, and better cosmesis. Then, once this is complete, she is ready to finish her treatment with radiation.
What his patients have to say …
“Being diagnosed with breast cancer was a scary and stressful time for me. Dr. Gordley took his time explaining my options and helped me through the whole process. He took away a lot of the anxiety I came in with and actually gave me things to look forward to. I thank him dearly for being a great and caring doctor with hands that do fabulous work.”