DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction

DIEP flap breast reconstruction results in the creation of a "natural" breast without muscle removal. One in nine women develops breast cancer during her lifetime, with many requiring mastectomy for treatment. A significant percent of these women choose breast reconstruction after mastectomy. The psychological and emotional benefits associated with breast reconstruction can be huge.

DIEP Flap vs. TRAM Flap
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With the Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator no muscle is removed. The perforating vessels with the overlying flesh are removed and the muscle is left in place. Patients recover quickly with usually only a three-day hospital stay. The abdominal scar is placed low on the abdomen because no muscle is removed. The perforator blood vessel dissection increases operating time but the body tolerates superficial surgery well.

There are very few surgeons who are capable of performing this reconstruction and Dr. Keller is proud to be one of the pioneers in this new technique. Take a moment to browse the many resources on this site related to DIEP flap surgery by clicking the links on the lefthand side of the page.

About Dr. Alex Keller

Dr. Keller has experience performing over 1,000 DIEP flap breast reconstructions, with a success rate of better than 99.5%. He has been recognized as one of "America's Best Doctors" by his peers, and is nationally renowned for his work in the area of breast reconstruction. He has been performing flap procedures in the same location for more than 14 years with a highly trained surgical team at Long Island Jewish Hospital, a major cancer center. The skill and experience of Dr. Keller and his team contribute to a smooth surgery and recovery.

To find out more about DIEP flap breast reconstruction on Long Island and the New York metro area, click here to request a phone consultation from Dr. Keller, a renowned plastic surgeon specializing in reconstructive flap procedures. You can also call the practice at 516-482-1100 to schedule an appointment.

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