Cancer Reconstruction Surgery
Dr. Rumalla enjoys helping patients through their breast and skin cancer recovery. He works with several dermatologists and breast surgeons in the area to provide reconstructive options. Dr. Rumalla believes that reconstruction should fit into the larger picture of positively treating cancer itself.View transcript
I became a doctor because I wanted to help people with their medical conditions. Though my cosmetic and esthetic practice are extremely important to me, the opportunity to be involved with cancer reconstruction, including breast and skin cancer reconstruction, allows me to fulfill that goal. We work with many dermatologists in the area and several breast surgeons in the area in providing very important reconstructive options to these patients undergoing very difficult situations. Women who have breast cancer have many options in terms of their reconstruction, and it's really important that we describe them and explain it to them during their consultation. First and foremost, reconstruction should fit into the more important and broader picture of curing the patient and treating the cancer itself. We work hand in hand with both the breast surgeon and the oncologist to ensure that breast reconstruction is a healthy part of the process and not something that gets in the way.