SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Bryan Gawley has collaborated with Dr. Ned Snyder IV to create the Arizona Center for Reconstructive Breast Surgery. Located at Dr. Gawley's north Scottsdale facility, Dr. Gawley and Dr. Snyder work together to perform breast reconstruction procedures for patients who have previously undergone a mastectomy.
While our surgeons do not perform the mastectomy procedure, we work with the best oncologic breast surgical specialists in the valley. Dr. Gawley and Dr. Snyder perform an array of reconstruction options, including bilateral mastectomy, flap reconstruction, and oncoplastic breast surgery. One breast reconstruction technique they perform is the DIEP flap reconstruction technique.
The DIEP Flap Procedure
This reconstruction option uses a patient's own fat to reform the breast mound. During the procedure, skin, fat, and blood vessels are removed from the wall of the lower abdomen and moved to the chest. Blood vessels from the flap removed from this flap are then reattached to the chest using microsurgery. A DIEP flap is considered a muscle-sparing flap procedure since no muscles are cut or removed. This often allows for most patients to recover more quickly than other types of flap procedures.
About the Surgeons
Dr. Gawley is board-certified by the American board of plastic surgery and specializes in both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the body, breasts, and face. He is also the founder of Gawley Plastic Surgery and the Chief of Plastic Surgery at the HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center.
Dr. Snyder is also board-certified by the American board of plastic surgery, and specializes in DIEP flaps and microsurgical breast reconstruction. Practicing in Austin, TX, he has completed a rigorous breast reconstruction fellowship under the renowned microsurgeon, Professor Philip Blondeel in Belgium.
The Arizona Center for Reconstructive Breast Surgery strives to create a memorable experience for each patient by going above and beyond expectations. They combine innovative technology, expertise, and training with genuine compassion, to help each patient with their aesthetic or reconstructive goals.
For more information regarding the Arizona Center for Reconstructive Breast Surgery, visit https://azbreastcenter.org or call 480-842-8606.
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