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Minas Chrysopoulo MD
Works at PRMA Plastic Surgery | Center for Advanced Breast Reconstruction
Attended University College London
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"Too many decisions meant it became too complicated for me..." #BreastReconstruction #BRCA 
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Why media coverage of alternative #cancer cures is dangerous.
Michael Marshall: A Mirror Online report on a breast cancer patient who refused medical treatment for so-called natural alternatives ignores the health risks
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Although commonly perceived as a less distressing operation, implant-based #BreastReconstruction  may be more painful during the immediate postoperative hospitalization than muscle-sparing abdominal free flaps.
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What is a CT angiogram and do you need one before #DIEPflap #BreastReconstruction?
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No increase in complications of implant #breastreconstruction in patients over age 65, reports Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 
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What is a #Nipple-Sparing mastectomy? 
Nipple-sparing mastectomy is the latest evolution in mastectomy technique. The procedure preserves the entire skin envelope and nipple areola. Only the underlying breast tissue is removed. When combined with immediate breast reconstruction, nipple-sparing mastectomy provides superior cosmetic results without compromising cancer treatment. At PRMA, we routinely offer nipple-sparing mastectomy to appropriate candidates. The procedure can be perform...
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#ALCL is a very rare type of cancer but all women who have or are considering #BreastImplants need to know about it.
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The same risks apply for implant-based breast reconstruction Linda. 
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"Medicine cannot achieve its potential if it ignores the voice of thinking patients".
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#Smoking's toll goes far beyond lung cancer; study ties more deaths and diseases to tobacco use.
Breast cancer, prostate cancer, and even routine infections. A new report ties these and other maladies to smoking and says an additional 60,000 to 120,000 deaths each year in the United States are probably ...
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Impact of #radiation on optimal timing of flap #BreastReconstruction and the "delayed-immediate" approach.
By: Courtney Floyd and Dr. Minas Chrysopoulo If I know I will have to have radiation, and I want the DIEP flap, should I have immediate or delayed breast reconstruction?
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Should you get the #BRCA test?
BRCA testing is done for people with a strong family history of breast or ovarian cancer. Last fall, one of my colleagues at BFFL CO discovered that she was BRCA positive. Her mother also tested positive. Naturally, they both had a number of question...
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Plastic Surgeon, Microsurgeon
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Breast Reconstruction, Cosmetic Surgery
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  • PRMA Plastic Surgery | Center for Advanced Breast Reconstruction
    Plastic Surgeon & Microsurgeon, present
  • C&H Scientific, Inc
    Chief Science Officer
  • Dean Medical Center, Dept of Plastic Surgery
    Plastic Surgeon & Microsurgeon, 2004 - 2006
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Board certified plastic surgeon & microsurgeon in San Antonio, Texas passionate about breast reconstruction.
Introduction

"Dr C" is routinely featured in the media for his contributions to the field of breast reconstruction and has been the featured "expert guest" on various shows. He has authored and co-authored several book chapters and scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals, and has been an invited speaker on expert breast reconstruction panels at various regional and national academic conferences. Dr C has also served on the National Board of Medical Examiners.

Dr C was named one of "America's Top Surgeons" and was recently chosen as the recipient of the Doctors' Choice Award for Plastic Surgery in San Antonio. He was also a recipient of the San Antonio Business Journal's "Top 40 Under Forty" Award in 2007. Dr C, his partners, and the PRMA staff were also honored to be the 2013 winners of the San Antonio Business Journal's "Health Care Heroes Award" for innovation in medical technology, procedures, programs and services.

Dr C is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and is also an active member in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, the Plastic Surgery Education Foundation, the San Antonio International Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and the Texas Medical Society.

Dr C and his partners at PRMA Plastic Surgery are In-Network for most US insurance plans and routinely welcome patients from across and outside the US. PRMA is located in San Antonio, Texas.


Education
  • University College London
    Bachelor of Science in Advanced Anatomy and Morphology (BSc) Medical degree (MBBS)
  • Shriners Hospital
    Burn Fellowship
  • University of Texas at San Antonio
    General Surgery
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Plastic Surgery
  • Indiana Hand Center
    Hand & Microsurgery
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A leading doctor is calling on hospitals to offer breast cancer patients a new gene test to indicate if they need chemotherapy.

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More Women Undergoing Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy | Yahoo Health
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The Breast Cancer Reconstruction Blog: BRCA 1 & 2 Gene Testing: What...
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The BRCA 1 and 2 gene mutations, and a handful of other (rarer) gene mutations, account for about 10% of all breast cancer cases. The abnorm

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The Breast Cancer Reconstruction Blog: Breast Reconstruction Can Be Perf...
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Did you know breast reconstruction can be performed at any time, even years after a mastectomy? "Immediate breast reconstruction" is perform

8 Things Cancer Taught Me About Christmas
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Eight years ago, just before Christmas, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I remember that Christmas more clearly than any other, perhaps b

The PRMA Breast Cancer News
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The PRMA Breast Cancer News, by Dr C | PRMA: updated automatically with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos.

Who Is at Risk for Developing Keloid Scars? - Scars and Spots
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Unfortunately, even though many people might want reassurance that their surgery, piercing, or other skin injury will not lead to a keloid s

Obesity, smoking increase risk after immediate breast reconstruction wit...
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New research findings published in the December issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons confirm that factors such as smokin

Best Way to Get Rid of Mastectomy Scars - Scars and Spots
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Mastectomy scars can, unfortunately, be quite extensive. If breast reconstruction is not performed at the same time as the mastectomy, the r