Category Archives: Breast Cancer

Dr. Beckenstein Brings BRA Day USA 2017 Back to Birmingham!

Dr. Beckenstein brings BRA DAy USA 2017 back to Birmingham! "This is our 4th consecutive year celebrating BRA DAy USA" states Dr. Beckenstein. " It stands for breast reconstruction awareness day and is celebrated to educate women, health care providers, and the public about the option of breast reconstruction following mastectomy or lumpectomy. it is celebrated on …

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Nipple sparing mastectomy and reconstructions unique to Birmingham

If you are looking for nipple sparing mastectomy and reconstructions unique to Birmingham, check into the practice of Michael S. Beckenstein, M.D. Dr. Beckenstein has specialized in breast reconstruction for over 20 years. He has been teaming up with breast surgeons (Tim Bullock, M.D., Philip Fischer, M.D., April Maddux, M.D., David Rader, M.D., and Susan Winchester, …

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You Can Ask for Your Own Breast Reconstruction

Did you know you can ask for your own breast reconstruction? You can chose any surgeon you want and any option available to you! You do not have to have that choice made by your general or breast surgeon. If this surgeon recommends a reconstructive surgeon for you and you want to use another, you simply …

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Another Successful BRA Day Celebration in Birmingham

2016 has had another successful BRA Day Celebration. BRA Day USA is an event to bring awareness of breast reconstruction. It stands for Breast Reconstruction Awareness. It is amazing that 40% of women, who are facing mastectomy do not know immediate breast reconstruction is an option. The have their mastectomy and walk around with that terrible …

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Prevent Extinction of Birmingham Breast Reconstruction

With the current status of healthcare, especially its economical status, we are seeing some unforeseen casualties. One of them may be immediate breast reconstruction after mastectomy. Some plastic surgeons in Birmingham cite financial reasons for not referring women to have immediate breast reconstruction. "This is doing an immense disservice to these women who have been recently diagnosed with breast cancer," …

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Do Not Let the Alabama Breast Reconstruction Law Be Threatened!!!

The Alabama Breast Reconstruction Law was introduced by Roger Bedford , Jr and passed by the Alabama legislature. This law was introduced because over 30% of Alabama  breast cancer patients did not have breast reconstruction because they were not informed about this option during their consults for their mastectomies. This bill mandates that insurance carriers pay …

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New Birmingham Nipple Reconstruction in With Immediate Return to Normal Life

Birmingham, Alabama Breast cancer patients now have an option for nipple reconstruction that enables them to return to normal activities immediately after! Alabama breast reconstruction specialist, Michael S. Beckenstein, M.D. has introduced this to his patients three years ago. "We have well over 100 women who have successfully had this reconstruction and the results are better than any …

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Alabama Breast Cancer Cooperative: Where Have You Been!

A new approach to the treatment of breast cancer has arisen in Birmingham Alabama. Plastic surgeon Michael S. Beckenstein, M.D. has launched this new concept as a cooperative.My approach differs from the common Comprehensive breast cancer centers that just about every institution has. The word institution is the key here as they act and treat patients …

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Nipple Sparing : A New and Exciting Era of Mastectomy and Breast Reconstruction is Here!

Alabama Breast reconstruction specialist Michael S. Beckenstein is pleased to introduce the concept of Nipple Sparing mastectomy with reconstruction. While he has been performing it for several years, he has teamed up with noted oncologic breast surgeon Dr. Susan Winchester, of Birmingham Breast Care, to perform this in tandem. These two surgeons have worked together for …

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