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    lizib4u asked a questionBreast Cancer

    post trans flap procedure complication

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      nancyjac

      As far as your insurance goes, I would follow up on that. If your PCP, oncologist, or current plastic surgeon, refers you to a different plastic surgeon for a second opinion, that is a consult, not a "new visit". If your oncologist's office has an insurance expert (most of them do) you might want to discuss this with him/her and see what they can do to help. Must large insurance companies have case works or patient advocates that can help. I can assure you that your insurance company would rather pay a different surgeon to do it right the first time rather than paying the original one to do it over and over again.

      about 4 years ago
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      Carol-Charlie

      A dear friend of mine developed an infection and they delayed any work on reconstruction for months and months.... When the surgeon completed the procedure she looks just perfect... I find that when I want something... I want it now... It's like asking God for patience and demanding it now.... Doesn't work that way. My niece said that the reconstructed bresta sit deeper in her chest wall, as they had removed the underlying muscles, etc. She's 45 and told me she probably wouldn't do the reconstruction again, if doing it over... But we both agree... Thank God we're alive and the cancer was thrown in the trash. I do think you could call your surgeon;s office and ask them the question you've posted here. They'll be glad to help you ease your mind, or bring you in sooner.

      about 4 years ago
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      LisaD@StF

      This should be addressed by your plastic surgeon and sooner than later. Always best to call for any new symptom or change so that your surgeon can get you in sooner an visually check the area and address any problem that may exist or relieve your concerns that something may be wrong. I encourage to always contact any of your MD's for any new concerns.

      about 4 years ago
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