Dr. Jonathan Bank, a plastic surgeon at NYBRA Plastic Surgery, has launched BreastRelief.com as a multidisciplinary solution to Post-Mastectomy Pain Syndrome.
Online PR News – 23-February-2021 – Great Neck, New York – Dr. Jonathan Bank, board-certified plastic surgeon with specialty training in microsurgery at NYBRA Plastic Surgery has launched a new website, BreastRelief.com, as a multidisciplinary solution to Post-Mastectomy Pain Syndrome.
Post-Mastectomy Pain Syndrome (PMPS) is a chronic pain that occurs and persists in the breast, chest, and underarm areas after mastectomy or other breast surgeries. This can affect a significant percentage of women after mastectomy. Since one in eight have a risk of developing breast cancer, a large number of women suffer from this condition, and may not be properly diagnosed or treated.
“We believe that surgery can affect the sensory nerves in this area and is the driving force behind this condition. These nerves are often disturbed as part of standard mastectomy techniques,” Dr. Bank explains.
Breast ReliefSM was developed as a unique, multidisciplinary, clinical and research initiative to diagnose, treat and prevent PMPS focusing on four keys areas: physical therapy, pain management, regional anesthesia and reparative surgery. A tailored treatment plan, based on the individual’s needs, is created with elements of these modals.
“We are proud to offer this service to our patients. Our surgeons are experienced in resensation procedures, which can help mitigate neurological issues after mastectomy,” Dr. Bank added. “We have been able to help patients who have had years of chronic breast pain go on to lead pain free lives.”
One of these patients, Lori, had undergone a breast reduction procedure and experienced PMPS shortly after the initial surgery before she became a patient of Dr. Bank.
“I cried on and off for 18 months. Everything was so excruciating. It felt like I had a 20-lb weight in my breast,” she explained. Three days after undergoing nerve reconstruction techniques as part of the Breast ReliefSM approach, Lori revealed her chronic pain was gone. Her response, “I just say, ‘Thank you, God!’”
“Every patient’s situation is different, but there is growing evidence that this approach can help relieve this problem,” Dr. Bank said. “Our experience has taught us that appropriate nerve handling during the mastectomy, or any breast surgery, may avoid the problem completely.”
Breast ReliefSM is a service of NYBRA Plastic Surgery. For more information, visit BreastRelief.com.
Jonathan Bank, M.D. is a board-certified plastic surgeon with specialty training in microsurgery. His areas of expertise include breast and body contouring with a three-dimensional methodology, breast reconstruction, and reversal of lymphedema. A particular area of interest is sensory restoration of the reconstructed breast, in which Dr. Bank has one of the longest standing experiences in America. He performs all aspects of facial, breast, and body cosmetic surgery in the New York area. Dr. Bank has authored dozens of peer-reviewed articles, and multiple book chapters in internationally regarded surgical publications. He has served on the review and editorial boards of a number of reconstructive and aesthetic plastic surgery journals. His research has been presented at regional, national, and international conferences in the fields of microsurgical reconstruction and aesthetic surgery.
NYBRA Plastic Surgery is a leading plastic surgery practice focused on surgical excellence in breast reconstruction, aesthetic surgery, and patient care. Located in Great Neck, New York, NYBRA has satellite facilities in Commack and Manhattan. Drs. Randall Feingold, Ron Israeli, Peter Korn, David Light and Jonathan Bank have decades of experience in microsurgery with a range of specialties and focuses. Our commitment is to the physical and emotional well-being of our patients through their journey and we are with them every step of the way. Visit NYBRA.COM for information about our services and a complete guide to our practice, and patient community.