NEW ORLEANS, April 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Center for Restorative Breast Surgery in New Orleans proudly announces the release of its updated and groundbreaking smartphone app. In 2013, the Breast Center App was the first and only app of its kind, designed for women who are newly diagnosed with breast cancer and those looking for more information on the newest and most sophisticated reconstructive techniques available following a mastectomy. Three years later, it has been completely updated with the addition of innovative features designed to give women improved access and understanding of what can be done to restore and protect their wholeness when facing breast cancer. It is available for both iPhone and Android devices and can be downloaded for free.
The most unique feature of the App, the revolutionary Procedure Wizardsm, is a first for this type of technology and uses a proprietary and complex computer based algorithm to provide a personalized set of reconstructive option choices tailored for the individual body type, diagnosis, and outcome preferences. The user anonymously enters answers related to their situation and the Procedure Wizardsm automatically provides a personalized analysis. The data is confined to the individual user's device and isn't transmitted outside the App to protect privacy and provide a secure user experience. "We encourage women to explore this part of the app as a first step in learning about their options," states DellaCroce. "They can schedule an appointment, call, or email directly from their iPhone or Android device, to further discuss those options once they have the opportunity to be educated privately and conveniently from the palm of their hand."
Developed by the renowned surgeons at The Center for Restorative Breast Surgery and the St. Charles Surgical Hospital—the only hospital in the world dedicated to state-of-the-art breast reconstruction surgery—the comprehensive App is a useful tool for all women, especially those without immediate access to highly specialized breast reconstruction options. One patient stated "I live in an area where my reconstructive options were limited, my surgeon didn't have experience with many microsurgical techniques, but this app uncovered new options for me, and even allowed me to input my personal case information to generate my "best possible options."
Here's what you can expect from the Breast Center App:
- Unique, groundbreaking Procedure Wizardsm to help users learn what reconstructive options may be best suited for them.
- All new and updated "What to Ask" section designed for patients to use as a starting point for interviewing
providers and selecting the best options for their care.
- A list of reconstructive options with detailed information about each procedure with "before and after" photos.
- Ability to schedule and track appointments.
- Take notes and record messages or reminders to yourself.
- Get acquainted with the Breast Center Care Team and contact them directly from the app to optimize
convenience and personal attention.
The Center for Restorative Breast Surgery, affiliated with the St. Charles Surgical Hospital—the only hospital in the world dedicated to breast reconstruction for women facing breast cancer—was established to serve as a dedicated center of excellence for women seeking the most advanced methods of breast reconstruction. Craig A. Blum, MD; Frank J. DellaCroce, MD, FACS; Scott K. Sullivan, MD, FACS; Chris Trahan, MD, FACS; and M. Whitten Wise, MD are pioneers in the art of rebuilding breasts lost to cancer, preventive mastectomy, developmental defects, and deformities associated with previous surgery. Their sophisticated microsurgical techniques allow for recreation of the breast with natural tissue while preserving strength and restoring beauty. Together, with our Breast Oncology team Surgical Breast Oncologist W. Karl Ordoyne, M.D., FACS and Clinical Breast Oncologist Alan Stolier, M.D., FACS, they comprise a group of international leaders in breast cancer surgery options, pioneering groundbreaking procedures including nipple sparing mastectomy, the Stacked DIEP, the Gluteal Hip Flap, the BODY LIFT Flap®, and the APEX Flap. They have performed thousands of breast reconstruction procedures for women facing breast cancer, seeking BRCA risk reduction, or searching for solutions to existing breast deformities. Their Center is tailored and staffed to cater to the needs of clientele who travel from all over the world for their services. For more information please visit www.breastcenter.com or www.scsh.com.
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