What is Mastectomy?
Mastectomy is a surgical procedure which involves either partial or total removal of breast tissue. It helps to treat or prevent breast cancer and reduce the chances of developing breast cancer. Breast reconstruction may be done along with this surgery. There are different types of Mastectomy techniques and they are:
What are the advantages of Mastectomy?
Some of the advantages of Mastectomy are the following:
What are the indications of Mastectomy?
Indications of Mastectomy are the following:
What is the preparation for Mastectomy?
What are the steps involved in Mastectomy?
General steps of Mastectomy are the following:
What is the postprocedure care/recovery care for Mastectomy?
Who can perform Mastectomy [Right specialist type for Mastectomy]?
Mastectomy can be performed by a General Surgeon.
What is the cost of Mastectomy?
Cost of Mastectomy depends on factors such as:
The minimum cost for Mastectomy may be Rs.2,00,000
An average cost for Mastectomy may be Rs.2,50,000
The maximum cost for Mastectomy may be Rs.3,50,000
Cost for unilateral Mastectomy may be 1,50,000
Cost for bilateral Mastectomy may be 3,45,000
Is Mastectomy major surgery or minor surgery?
Mastectomy is major surgery as it involves permanent removal of either one or both breasts.
What is the eligibility criteria for Mastectomy?
People who can undergo Mastectomy are:
What is the ineligibility criteria for Mastectomy?
People who cannot undergo Mastectomy are with breast cancer that can be treated with other options.
What are the risks and complications associated with Mastectomy?
Risks and Complications associated with Mastectomy are:
How long does it take to complete Mastectomy?
Mastectomy may take almost 2-3 hours to complete. Sometimes it may take more than the usual time depending on the condition of the patient.
What is the recovery time?
Individuals who undergo Mastectomy may take 4-6 weeks to recover completely.
What is the success rate of Mastectomy?
The success rate of Mastectomy depends on the following factors:
However, the success rate of Mastectomy maybe 81% to 85%
Is Mastectomy painful?
Every surgery comes with a certain level of pain and some discomfort. You won't be experiencing pain during this process because you will be under general anesthesia.
Is Mastectomy Permanent?
Mastectomy is a permanent surgery as it removes either one or both breasts.
What are the long-term results of Mastectomy?
Can Mastectomy be detected in future?
Mastectomy may be detected in the future due to the presence of scar or absences of either one or both breasts.
What are the options if Mastectomy fails?
If Mastectomy fails the doctor may recommend revision surgery.
What are the alternatives for Mastectomy?