Many women facing breast cancer today are not aware of the full range of innovative options available to them for breast reconstruction. To help them feel whole again, Lenox Hill Hospital is hosting a free community event during Breast Cancer Awareness Month to empower women in their decision-making process.
The event will offer women considering a mastectomy or lumpectomy after breast cancer – or as a preventive measure – an opportunity to learn about the latest reconstruction techniques from a panel of surgical experts. Lenox Hill breast surgeons are at the forefront of innovation in breast reconstruction, performing 3D microsurgery, robotic mastectomy and reconstruction, lymphatic reconstruction, as well as pioneering work to enhance recovery after reconstructive surgery. Attendees will also have a chance to meet with former patients to hear their stories and see their results first-hand.
Real Women, Real Results, the free breast reconstruction education event will take place on Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Bruno Lecture Hall – 100 East 77th St., New York, NY.
Attendees will have the opportunity to:
- Hear from an expert panel of oncologic and reconstructive surgeons
- Get information about the different types of breast reconstruction procedures
- Learn what to consider when choosing a procedure that is right for you
- Meet with past patients and hear their stories
- Participate in small group “show-and-tell” sessions with former patients showing the results of their reconstructive procedures
The following Lenox Hill Hospital surgeons will participate in the awareness event:
- Oren Lerman, MD, Plastic Surgeon
- Wojciech Dec, MD, Plastic Surgeon
- Jennifer Lehman, MD, Breast Surgeon
The panel session will be followed by Q&A and Show-and-Tell. Light refreshments will be served.
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About Lenox Hill Hospital
Lenox Hill Hospital, a member of Northwell Health, is a 652-bed, fully accredited, acute care hospital located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side with a national reputation for outstanding patient care and innovative medical and surgical treatments. US News & World Report has ranked the hospital among the nation’s top 50 in Cardiology and Heart Surgery and among the top 10 hospitals in the state of New York with a total of 11 “high performing” designations for its clinical performance in Cancer, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Ear, Nose & Throat, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology and Urology. For more information, go to www.lenoxhillhospital.org.