Mastectomy and Breast Reconstruction Testimonial


Tavia was diagnosed with breast cancer in early 2021. When weighing her options for mastectomy and breast reconstruction, she chose Dr. Lerman because of his knowledge and professionalism. She says she was immediately happy with her results and how they helped her reclaim her sense of femininity.

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00:00:00.880 --> 00:00:09.740 I was diagnosed with breast cancer on February 23rd, 2021. 00:00:09.770 --> 00:00:14.800 I worked extensively with the Northwell Health Team, and I was given the option of 00:00:14.800 --> 00:00:17.040 three different doctors, and I saw the work of Dr. 00:00:17.060 --> 00:00:21.600 Oren Lerman's, and I wanted to explore if he could do the same type of work for me. 00:00:21.600 --> 00:00:22.080 I met Dr. 00:00:22.100 --> 00:00:26.500 Lerman a couple of days later and knew immediately that it was a good fit. 00:00:26.530 --> 00:00:32.120 His professionalism and knowledge of the type of breast cancer that I had 00:00:32.140 --> 00:00:36.140 helped make my decision, as well as just knowing that I was in good hands. 00:00:36.170 --> 00:00:38.440 Being diagnosed with breast cancer under 00:00:38.460 --> 00:00:42.700 40 and no family history can be a really devastating experience. 00:00:42.730 --> 00:00:48.060 You go through the emotions of, "How could this happen to me to, I need the treatment 00:00:48.090 --> 00:00:54.060 immediately, and, I want to feel still like myself." 00:00:54.090 --> 00:00:57.000 I was in a 14-hour surgery with my double 00:00:57.030 --> 00:01:02.100 mastectomy plus my reconstruction, and I was immediately happy with the results. 00:01:02.130 --> 00:01:08.240 I felt as if I had some of my, I don't know, femininity, humanity back. 00:01:08.270 --> 00:01:11.400 It felt like as much as cancer took from 00:01:11.430 --> 00:01:17.560 me, having a surgeon who was able I was able to reconstruct me in a way that made 00:01:17.590 --> 00:01:21.080 me look and feel better than ever was something that I really needed.

Dr. Oren Lerman

Oren Z. Lerman, MD

Dr. Oren Lerman performs a variety of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures with a specialty in reconstructive breast surgery. In fact, he is the director of breast reconstruction at Lenox Hill Hospital's Institute for Comprehensive Breast Care as well as the Microvascular and Cosmetic Breast Fellowship. In addition to the hospital, Dr. Lerman is affiliated with:

  • The New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons (Past President)
  • The American Board of Plastic Surgery (Diplomate)
  • The American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
  • The American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • The American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery

You can schedule a consultation with Dr. Lerman by filling out our online form or calling (212) 434-6980.

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