Listen as Dr. Lebovic explains what oncoplastic surgery is.
I am Dr. Gail Lebovic, I am an oncoplastic surgeon and have specialized in breast healthcare for almost 20 years. I’m director of Women’s Health Services for the Cooper Clinic here in Dallas and McKinney, Texas.
Oncoplastic surgery is a new subspecialty of surgery. It’s very pertinent to women who have breast issues that require surgery such as cancer and what it is, is the combination of sort of plastic and reconstructive techniques or aesthetics, the way the breast looks, and cancer surgery. So, even though when we’re taking care of the cancer primarily, we want to make sure that it looks as best as it can be.
About Dr. Gail Lebovic, M.D., M.A., F.A.C.S.:
Dr. Gail Lebovic is the President of the American Society of Breast Disease (ASBD). She earned a B.A. in physiology and anatomy and a master's in endocrinology from University of California, Berkeley. In 1986, she received her medical degree from George Washington University School of Medicine. After an internship at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, she performed her surgical residency at Stanford University Medical Center and completed two fellowships – one in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the breast and another at the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Lebovic is certified by the American Board of Surgery and her areas of special medical interest include diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the breast, and management of congenital breast deformities. She has also invented several medical devices and co-founded a number of companies in the area of women's health including Biolucent, Inc., makers of the MammoPad™ breast cushion designed to make mammography more comfortable.