Plastic surgery treatment options for breast cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Dr. Elliot Hirsch, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and The Chief of Plastic Surgery at Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center, discusses whether a breast cancer diagnosis will require surgery or if there are other options, current treatments, and what women and men can do to improve the healing process. He also discusses what can be done to prevent a dangerous diagnosis.

Dr. Elliot Hirsch is a board-certified plastic surgeon who practices the full spectrum of plastic and reconstructive surgery, specializing in both cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery including breast reconstruction, breast reduction, and breast implant removal and revision. Dr. Hirsch’s primary office is in Sherman Oaks, and treats patients from not only Los Angeles but from all over California and beyond.

Dr. Hirsch grew up in Westlake Village, Los Angeles and attended the prestigious Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland where he graduated with Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Kappa honors, and also received the Kurt P. Richter award for outstanding research in the field of Behavioral Biology. After his undergraduate studies, Dr. Hirsch returned to Southern California for medical school at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, where he graduated with highest distinction and was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society as well as the Order of Arete.

Dr. Hirsch completed his integrated plastic and reconstructive surgery residency at the prestigious Northwestern Memorial Hospital program in Chicago, Illinois where he received several awards for his research and teaching.

Since entering medical school, Dr. Hirsch has been an active researcher in the field of plastic surgery and has co-authored over 40 manuscripts and book chapters, and has received several grants for original research projects and holds patents for wound care devices. Dr. Hirsch is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

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