On her 52nd birthday, Rita “Cookie” Relan of Slidell learned she would have to have a mastectomy to treat cancer in the ducts of her breast. In November 2006, a month after her diagnosis, Dr. Agustin Suarez, a breast surgeon with Hemataology & Oncology Specialists, removed the affected breast tissue, and plastic surgeons Drs. Frank J. DellaCroce and Scott Sullivan, of the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery (CRBS) in New Orleans, rebuilt her breast using fat from her own body – all during the same surgery….
More than 180,000 women in the U.S. will face a diagnosis of breast cancer this year the American Cancer Society estimates. Each case will be unique, but doctors who treat the disease say most of these women have one wish in common: To get through their treatment and put the unhappy episode behind them….
An interview with two women who were able to take control of their futures by taking advantage of genetic testing and preventative surgery. Features a short interview with Dr. DellaCroce….
Stephanie Landry tells her story of breast cancer survival in this segment on FOX8. Features a short interview with Dr. Sullivan about the Center’s technique for breast reconstruction….
Plastic surgeons Frank DellaCroce, MD, and Scott Sullivan, MD, are partners with similar experience in performing breast reconstruction procedures for mastectomy patients that use the body’s own tissue. Dr. DellaCroce happens to be left-handed, and Dr. Sullivan is right-handed, producing mirror-image surgical skills. … “One surgeon using GAP Flaps to reconstruct both breasts at once…