Cancer Care can be Be-You-tiful!
We live in difficult times spotted with polarized political and media influences, progressive health insurance limitations and a healthcare culture promoting mid-level provider care over face-to-face patient-physician communication. Many would argue that this perfect storm of negative influences has promoted a less-than-attractive story for breast cancer survivorship. The liberating pink days of the past have been replaced by Go-Fund-Me campaigns and near-sighted care interventions that often neglect the long-term psychosocial welfare of our survivor-sisters.
With Dr. Marga survival is personal.
Please know that breast cancer care and survival does not have to be impersonal, isolating nor unattractive. We strive to evaluate and treat each patient as an individual, not only with regard to unique health care issues, but with respect for an individual’s beliefs, culture, family aspirations, job requirements, love of sports, involvement in hobbies and personal aesthetic norms. As such, our practice is female-owned and all female-directed. Cancer care is board-certified physician-directed and delivered in the intimacy of a solo-practioner’s private office. No surgical resident-physician nor medical student will be involved in your care. Cleanliness, tasteful artistic surroundings, cotton exam table linens and pink-ribboned patient gowns highlight the uniquely feminine aspect of our practice. Attention to detail is our mantra.
- Female-owned and all female-directed
- Cancer care is board-certified physician-directed+ Intimacy of a solo-practitioner’s private office adjacent
to Roper St. Francis Hospital in historic downtown
Charleston, South Carolina.
- No surgical resident-physician nor medical student
will be involved in your care.
- Cleanliness, tasteful artistic surroundings, cotton
exam table linens and pink-ribboned patient gowns
highlight the uniquely feminine aspect of our practice.
- Attention to detail is our mantra.
Expert Breast Healthcare and Aesthetics by Dr. Marga – That’s All We Do!
Typical evaluations include three in-person consultations prior to any surgical intervention. The initial consult is focused on a detailed intake protocol addressing your unique medical conditions, review of prior breast cancer diagnostic testing and interventions and a detailed physical examination. Follow-up consultation times include a review of treatment options as breast conservation vs. mastectomy and the potential need and timing for chemotherapy and radiation. All means of breast aesthetics to promote symmetry after cancer care and all means of breast reconstruction both implant-based and natural muscle-sparing microsurgical options are reviewed. Typical case study photos are provided for your review. A detailed discussion of procedure-associated risk and benefits are addressed in the setting of informed consent. Ample time with “Dr. Marga” is provided to ensure that each of your questions are addressed to your satisfaction before moving forward. We encourage that you be accompanied by a family member to aide in comfort and communication given the personal nature of your diagnosis and treatment plan. Please allow 2-hours for each consult. All of our facilities are handicapped accessible. Free parking is provided immediately adjacent to our office buildings.
All post-operative care is physician-directed on a weekly schedule. Traveling patients are asked to send forward digital photos of surgical sites and feedback is provided in a timely fashion. “Dr. Marga’s” direct line is provided for urgent care issues as is her email for less time-sensitive questions or concerns. Local patients are seen weekly in-person for dressing changes and ongoing counsel.
Please know that breast reconstruction is best interpreted as a “staged” intervention i.e. a sequence of surgical procedures to attain the best aesthetic outcome acceptable to the individual patient. As such, each patient will have unique physical and emotional challenges. Topics addressed on this website can only represent typical patient experiences. Surgical outcomes are not guaranteed as complications do occur. Further, each patient has a unique ability to conform to post-operative instructions. We strive to provide a uniquely personal cancer care plan to achieve the highest level of beauty without sacrificing function or muscle strength for each and every patient.