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Imaging post flap surgery
Posted by Helen on February 16, 2017, 8:40 pmUser logged in as post
Hello Dr. D, I am still doing great after a wonderful DIEP flap with you in 2011. My question is, what to do about check ups? Insurance won't pay for MRI unless there is an abnormal mammogram. But it is my understanding that a mammogram would be hard to read because it is not really breast tissue. So I am concerned because I haven't had any imaging (just clinical breast exams) since my flap surgery. What do you think? P.s., getting my reconstruction with you was the best decision I have ever made. I'm the patient who named my chocolate lab after you!