Celebration for breast reconstruction patients and their loved ones, as well as a seminar in honor of breast cancer awareness month.
The 2016 Breast Cancer Summit will focus on the patient education process and the latest developments in detection,treatment, and reconstruction.
An educational day highlighting the various reconstructive options for women with breast cancer.
Social media campaign to increase awareness about breast reconstruction
Northwell Health - Drs. Neil Tanna, Armen Kasabian, Lyle Leipziger, Mark Smith, Adam Perry, Victor Moon
Making decisions about breast reconstructive surgery soon after being diagnosed can be a frightening and overwhelming experience for women with breast cancer. Lack of knowledge about the reconstructive options, and anticipation of the unknown can be a significant source of confusion, doubt, and anxiety for a woman diagnosed with breast cancer.
Northwell Health Plastic Surgeons will facilitate a discussion about the various breast reconstruction options and the latest techniques. In addition, patients who have undergone breast reconstruction will be available to first hand answer your questions. This will be an honest and open discussion of everything you want to know.
All forms of autologous (the woman’s own tissue) or implant-based reconstruction will be discussed. The latest techniques such as preventive mastectomy and reconstruction, nipple or areola sparing mastectomy reconstruction, form stable (gummy bear) implant reconstruction, or partial mastectomy reconstruction will all be reviewed.
Admission is FREE but seating is limited. Register by emailing JWishinsky@northwell.edu or call the Northwell Cancer Institute to reserve your space.
Breast Reconstruction patients and their families are invited to stop by the office through the day for a pink cupcake, a goody bag and to say hi/take a picture with our surgeons.
Office staff will wear pink, have pink balloons etc.
In April, Drs. Randall Feingold, Ron Israeli, Peter Korn, David Light and Jonathan Bank hosted their fifth Uplifting Event, a celebration of their patients. More than 330 breast reconstruction patients, their family and medical staff commemorated significant milestones in their recovery journeys. Also sharing the evening were other surgeons and oncologists who have been integral in the patients’ breast cancer journey.
“The Uplifting Event is something special we wanted to do for our patients and their loved ones; it’s something we feel they deserve after a long road to recovery,” said Randall Feingold, MD, managing partner of NY Breast Reconstruction Associates/Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, PC. “We believe celebration is a crucial component to successful recoveries which is why the group is proud to host events like this one and others that uplift the spirit.”
The theme of the event was “You Are the Champions,” and evening began with guests posing for photos with boxing gloves in front of a step and repeat banner. The formal program commenced in a large room with a boxing ring set up in the middle and seats surrounding it. Donning red boxing robes and their musical instruments, Drs. Feingold, Israeli and Korn, along with two of the practice’s assistants, pumped up the crowd with their renditions “Rocky,” “Eye of the Tiger,” and “We Are the Champions.”
The band’s musical performances and a moving rendition of “Fight Song,” sung by Mollie Sugarman, took turns in the spotlight with a runway featuring female and male models of courage now thriving after breast cancer. Each model received incredible support from the audience. The event also featured the Sisterhood of Support Awards, presented by NY Breast Reconstruction Associates/Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, PC.
The event raised more than $14,000 for the Breast Reconstruction Awareness Fund.