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Breast reconstruction

This procedure involves reconstruction of a breast that has been removed due to cancer or other disease. Frequently, reconstruction is possible immediately following breast removal (mastectomy), so the patient wakes up with a breast mound already in place, having been spared the experience of seeing herself with no breast at all.

Types of breast reconstruction offered by UF Health surgeons include tissue expander/implant reconstruction, and autologous tissue reconstruction (using your own tissue) including latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flap, and transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous (TRAM) flap.

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National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers-Accredited Breast Center, A Quality Program of the American College of Surgeons

ACS-Accredited Breast Center

The UF Health Breast Center in Jacksonville is an Accredited Breast Center by the American College of Surgeons.

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News and Patient Stories: Breast reconstruction

The 411 on Breast Health

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a significant time of year to educate ourselves about breast health and schedule appropriate screenings.

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What Everyone Should Know About Breast Health 2015

October 16, 2015

“I’m standing up here to tell you that I’ve never had breast cancer,” said Diana Coffman. “Nine years ago, I was literally scheduled to have a double…

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