Dr. Harness shares if oncoplastic surgery is an inpatient or outpatient procedure.
Dr. Harness, M.D.:
If you are doing a reshaping of the inside of the breast, generally those can be done within 23 hours. It depends on what else is going on. If you have taken out lymph nodes, probably that’s an inpatient procedure. If you are doing an implant, that’s generally an inpatient procedure. If you are rotating tissue in as part of reshaping or reforming the breast, those are inpatient procedures.
About Dr. Harness, M.D.:
Dr. Jay Harness, M.D., is the Director at St. Joseph Hospital Comprehensive Breast Center. Practicing medicine for 35 years, Dr. Harness specializes in general surgery and medical oncology. Graduating medical school from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, he conducting his internship and residency at the University of Michigan Medical Center. Recognized nationally and internationally for his work in breast and endocrine surgery, Dr. Harness is the immediate past-President of The American Society of Breast Surgeons and is President-elect of Breast Surgery International. Dr. Harness can assist patients in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
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