Long Island Doctors Perform 1st Robotic Mastectomy, Breast Reconstruction in US

Posted By American Med Spa Association, Monday, March 19, 2018

NEW HYDE PARK, Long Island (WABC) -- Doctors at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center have performed the nation's first-ever double mastectomy and breast reconstruction with the precision help of a robot.

This weekend, they used the DaVinci robot to perform the first robotic nipple-sparing mastectomy (NSM) in the United States.

The patient, 45-year-old Elodie Trouche, tested positive for the potentially life-threatening BRCA gene in 2015 and searched for surgeons who would perform the mastectomy and reconstruction robotically. A nipple-sparing mastectomy is a procedure that preserves a woman's entire breast, including the existing, natural nipple and areola.
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