I was diagnosed with stage I breast cancer in 2007 and although I'd heard of Dr. DellaCroce, I decided that I should stay near home (Los Angeles). I interviewed two DIEP surgeons and with the hearty recommendation of one of them by my breast surgeon, I made my choice. I nearly lost the left flap one week post-op, and then had a complication he wasn't comfortable addressing. I found it necessary to leave his care and find another surgeon. There were so many rave reviews about Dr. DellaCroce on breast cancer bulletin boards that I knew where I needed to go. I've had five surgeries with Dr. D as he has patiently and miraculously taken a poorly done stage I DIEP and transformed it. My mistake in not going to the best first has been very costly in travel expenses, time and effort, but I am so happy that I ended up in New Orleans with Dr. DellaCroce. My result is not quite as good as it could have been had I started with him, but still fabulous and my doctors at home are in awe of what Dr. D has done for me. You know a surgeon is excellent when he not only has his own great outcomes, but is also able to repair poor results obtained elsewhere. My well-known busy oncologist sees a lot of reconstructed breasts. He is thrilled for me and has said, "this is A+ breast reconstruction" and "it doesn't get any better than this". The staff at the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery is a group of the kindest, most thoughtful people you'll ever meet and they will take care of everything for you, making your time with them stress-free and healing. The Center's web site is at breastcenter.com and you can view photos of many women who've been blessed to have been restored by Dr. DellaCroce. Dr. Sullivan gets rave reviews too, but I have not had any personal experience with him.
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