Reinventing Autologous Breast Reconstruction to Reduce Pain and Post-surgical Opioid Use

Dr. Suhail Kanchwala's goal was improving his patients’ post-surgical experience when he sought to develop a new method for autologous breast reconstruction. Host Jennifer Caudle, DO discusses the results of Dr. Kanchwala's search which has brought a new technique to the field, along with an array of benefits for patients, including reduction of post-surgical pain and opioid use.

 

Related Links:

Suhail Kanchwala Profile
Blog: Developed at Penn Medicine, Mi-DIEP Approach to Breast Reconstruction Virtually Eliminates Need for Post-Surgical Opioids
News Release: Penn Medicine Celebrates Reconstruction Milestone
News Release: Penn Medicine Surgeons Perform World’s First Robotic Bilateral Breast Reconstruction
Clinical Brief: Minimally Invasive Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator (mi-DIEP) Breast Reconstruction for Pain Reduction, Improved Cosmesis

 

 

 

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