In Coding
Apr 1st, 2014
Coding breast reconstruction can be difficult, but knowing procedures and diagnoses helps. By Victoria M. Moll, CPC, CPMA, CPRC Breast cancer is responsible for the death of one in every 36 women in the United States. Women who undergo a mastectomy to remove malignant tissue are faced with an array of reconstructive options, including flaps ...
Sep 1st, 2012
By Govind Acharya, MD, FACS Reconstructive plastic surgeons offer several procedures for breast reconstruction. Many women opt for immediate breast reconstruction at the time of mastectomy. Here, we will discuss immediate breast reconstruction using expander-implant and dermal allograft. Breast Reconstruction Progresses in Three Stages Stage 1 A patient is scheduled for mastectomy by her oncologic ...