In the editorial, Dr. Baker addresses her fellow breast surgeons. Her message is that success in mastectomy patient care should no longer be measured by how high we can push reconstruction rates (as a surrogate for access to care), but rather by how high we can manage to push patient satisfaction regardless of surgical choice. And she says that, “Patients deserve information about [AFC]… and access to these procedures, just as they deserve information about and access to PMBR [post-mastectomy breast reconstruction].”
We thank Dr. Baker for this great and informative editorial, and we hope it becomes widely read in the surgical professional community! It’s now archived on our Provider Resources page.