Breast reconstruction surgery in Israel
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Breast Reconstruction Surgery in Israel

Breast reconstruction surgery in IsraelBreast reconstruction surgery following a radical mastectomy or a lumpectomy (wide local excision) is designed to restore the shape and look of the breast.

There are two tactics in regards to this type of surgery:

Delayed Breast Reconstruction Surgery

The first suggest it is not performed immediately following a [[mastectomy/lumpectomy]] as subsequent radiation therapy (if indicated), will negatively impact the surgery’s results. In this case reconstructive surgery takes place about 8 weeks following the completion of radiotherapy or 3 to 4 months after the first operation. This allows the plastic surgeon time to plan the procedure ahead, thus avoiding any surprises, relating to the mastectomy/lumpectomy surgery.

There are several treatment possibilities when the breast reconstructive surgery is delayed:

  • Two-stage operation with implantation of expander and correction of breast asymmetry

Cost of treatment is made up of:

  • Includes routine preparative preparation (ECG, chest X-ray and an anesthesiologist’s consultation)
  • 2 surgeries, with 24 hour hospitalization after each
  • Disposable surgical materials and equipment
  • One-stage latissimus dorsi flap reconstruction with expander.

Cost of treatment is made up of:

  • Includes routine preparative preparation (ECG, chest X-ray and an anesthesiologist’s consultation)
  • 1 surgery and 2 days of hospitalization
  • Disposable surgical materials and equipment
  • One-stage free flap breast reconstruction (skin and fat tissue from abdomen)

Cost of treatment is made up of:

  • Includes routine preparative preparation (ECG, chest X-ray and an anesthesiologist’s consultation)
  • 1 surgery and 3 days of hospitalization
  • Disposable surgical materials and equipment

Preoperative investigations:

  • Breast US scan, 3D mammography and consultation with mammalogy radiologist
  • Blood panel (incl. tumour markers)
  • Oncologist’s consultation
  • Plastic surgeon’s consultation

You will need to remain in Israel for approximately 5 to 7 days following your discharge.

Immediate Breast Reconstruction Surgery

The second tactic involves breast reconstruction surgery immediately post mastectomy/lumpectomy.

Advantages:

  • Only 1 surgery and one anesthesia
  • Possible to achieve very high degree of symmetry along the nipple line
  • Latest-generation of implants from US and Brazil do not lose their shape during XRT.

The most common method of reconstruction when both surgeries are performed together is latissimus dorsi flap with expander. Prior to your procedures you will have a plastic surgeon’s consultation.

Cost of treatment is made up of:

  • 1 surgery and 2 days of hospitalization
  • Disposable surgical materials and equipment

Immediate breast reconstruction procedures take place at the state-of-the-art [[Assuta Hospital]].

Delayed reconstructions are performed at either Assuta or [[MC Ramat-Aviv]].

Please note that the suggested treatment (by a specialist recommended by us) will take place at Assuta Medical Center, which is the best hospital in Israel. If you would like, we can instead arrange treatment for you at one of Israel’s public hospitals. In such case, the cost of the surgery (not including the logistics package) will be lower by 20 to 30 per cent. However, while we can guarantee that the surgery will be performed by one of that hospital’s top experts, the decision regarding which physician will depend on the hospitals’ schedule.