Behind the Pink Ribbon
Dr. Michael Gimbel | Plastic Surgery Options
Aug 27, 2019 · 48 min
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In this episode, Melissa talks to Dr. Michael Gimbel, her plastic surgeon in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Gimbel addresses the different options available for reconstruction for women diagnosed with breast cancer, as well as the possible advantages and disadvantages. He addresses the current concern related to breast implants. Dr. Gimbel shares his preferred sequence of treatment when other therapies are needed for a patient. He discusses the different options available for nipple reconstruction when a woman is not a candidate for a nipple-sparing mastectomy. He shares how he helps to support women how are struggling emotionally in the process of their cancer diagnosis and decisions to be made. Dr. Gimbel provides tips for seeking out a qualified plastic surgeon.


Dr. Gimbel is an Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh, Department of Plastic Surgery. He currently works at Magee Women's Hospital. He has a focus of general plastic surgery with a specific focus on breast…
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