The Impact of a Single Dual-Trained Surgeon in the Management of Mastectomy and Reconstruction

Merisa L Piper, Shelby Nathan, Stacy Henderson, Alfred Lee, Robyn B Broach, Geoffrey Kozak, Harrison Davis, Liza C Wu
The Impact of a Single Dual-Trained Surgeon in the Management of Mastectomy and Reconstruction

Oncoplastic breast surgery is typically performed using a two-surgeon, two-team approach. The authors present their experience with patients undergoing mastectomy and immediate reconstruction performed by a single, dual-trained breast surgical oncologist and plastic and reconstructive microsurgeon.

Patients who underwent mastectomy and/or immediate reconstruction performed by the senior author between 2015 and 2019 were divided into single-surgeon or dual-surgeon cohorts, and matched by age, body mass index, reconstruction type, and cancer stage.

The single-surgeon approach has the potential to decrease patient burden by requiring fewer preoperative and postoperative visits without compromising surgical outcomes or oncologic safety. Further investigation is warranted into the financial implications and patient outcomes.

Read full article here: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35103634/