I came across a great article about finding a DIEP flap surgeon
while I was researching breast reconstruction options. Thought others might benefit from it too.
I personally found this article really useful. While there are plenty of DIEP flap surgeons across the country, I didn't realize so few of these "specialists" perform DIEP breast reconstruction routinely
. Some docs advertizing the procedure have not necessarily performed that many DIEP flaps at all!! Not very comforting.
The article above was very useful in educating me as to which questions to ask to ensure the surgeon we chose had the necessary experience. There are also a bunch of links in the article to other sites listing DIEP docs around the country (now that you know what questions to ask). Hope others find the article as useful as I did.
The same website also has some good info about the DIEP flap
as well as breast reconstruction options