Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Quality Measures
The Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center provides treatments that range from elective cosmetic surgery to procedures done in conjunction with the treatment of serious conditions such as cancer, head or jaw abnormalities, hand conditions, repair of scars or injuries or weight loss.
The Center's plastic surgeons work closely with all of the programs at Cedars-Sinai, including the Saul and Joyce Brandman Breast Center, the Cedars-Sinai Orthopaedic Center, the Cedars-Sinai Center for Weight Loss and others.
All of the physicians in the Cedars-Sinai Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery are board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. A Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgeons has met the board's requirements for education, experience, safety and ethics.
A Multidisciplinary Approach From a Team of Experts
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's Breast Reconstruction specialists have expertise in a wide range of breast reconstruction procedures. This includes many types of reconstructive surgery that are performed immediately after mastectomy. Such reconstructions included insertion of tissue expanders and/or implants, and TRAM (transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous), DIEP (deep inferior epigastric perforator) and latissimus dorsi flaps.
The table below shows the volume and type of breast reconstruction procedures done at Cedars-Sinai over the past three years.
Breast Reconstruction Procedures:
With breast prosthesis
With tissue expander
With latissimus dorsi flap
With other techniques
With transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap (TRAM)
In 2012, Cedars-Sinai physicians also performed 93 nipple areoloa reconstruction procedures.
By collaborating closely with the breast cancer surgeons, oncologists and radiologists in the Breast Center, these surgeons offer integrated options to complement the screening, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. This team approach, combined with leading-edge research,* allows for the opportunity for improved results.