Columbia Breast Cancer Reconstructive Surgery Program

(In Partnership with Our Division of Plastic Surgery)

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The Columbia Breast Cancer Reconstructive Surgery Program is dedicated to empowering individuals who have undergone breast cancer surgery to help them reclaim their physical and emotional well-being. The program brings together cancer experts and reconstructive plastic surgeons to provide compassionate and personalized post-lumpectomy or post-mastectomy reconstruction. 

The Columbia Breast Cancer Reconstructive Surgery Program empowers breast cancer surgery patients to reclaim their physical and emotional well-being.

Connect with us to learn more about our personalized approach to breast reconstructive surgery. Call us at (212) 305-3103 or request an appointment online.

What is Reconstructive Surgery?

For any cancer surgery, the primary goal is always to effectively treat the cancer. But for breast cancer, surgery can have a lasting impact on your self-image and happiness. Treating breast cancer can require the partial (lumpectomy) or complete removal of one or both breasts (mastectomy). Even if only a portion of the breast is removed, it may look and feel dramatically different post-surgery. Having radiation before or after surgery can also have a significant effect on the breast, often making it feel firmer and smaller.

Reconstructive surgery focuses on reshaping or recreating the natural look and feel of the breasts to restore your appearance and help you feel more like yourself. By considering a strategy for reconstruction as part of your personalized treatment plan, you can choose options based on your priorities. Reconstruction can often be performed as part of your cancer surgery or can be done later, once you are further along in your recovery.

Treatments We Offer

  • Oncoplastic breast reduction after lumpectomy with or without a breast reconstruction on the non-cancer breast for symmetry
  • Breast implants
  • Autologous free flap reconstruction (using your own tissue, most commonly from your abdomen, to reconstruct your breasts)
  • Nipple reconstruction
  • Fat grafting and skin revision
  • Reconstruction for lumpectomy defects (oncoplastic breast reduction)

Highlights of Our Program

Surgery That Helps You Look and Feel Your Best

We offer breast cancer surgery that can effectively remove the cancer while still providing excellent cosmetic results, including the latest breast-sparing surgical techniques. Breast reconstruction can often be performed at the same time as the cancer surgery.

A Leading Center for Surgical Excellence

Columbia has pioneered many of the minimally invasive techniques in use today. Our reconstructive surgeons partner with our cancer specialists to provide the most effective cosmetic outcomes without compromising your treatment.

A Multidisciplinary Team

Our Breast Cancer Care Program brings together experts in cancer care and reconstructive surgery to develop and optimize a plan that focuses on your priorities.

Our Team

Reconstructive Surgery

Jeffrey Ascherman, MD

Jeffrey A. Ascherman, MD


Jarrod T. Bogue, MD

Jarrod T. Bogue, MD


Dr Catherine Ly

Catherine L. Ly, MD


Christine Rohde, MD

Christine H. Rohde, MD, MPH


Breast Surgery

Roshni Rao, MD

Roshni Rao, MD


Dr Arith Reyes

Arith Reyes, MD


Luona Sun, MD

Luona Sun, MD


Bret Taback, MD

Bret Taback, MD


Stacy K. Ugras, MD, FACS

Stacy K. Ugras, MD


Lisa Wiechmann, MD

Lisa S. Wiechmann, MD


Our Locations

CUIMC/Herbert Irving Pavilion
161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032

NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester
55 Palmer Avenue
Bronxville, NY 10708

1 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, NY 10708

Make an Appointment

To partner with us for your breast reconstructive surgery, you can call our team at (212) 305-3103 or request an appointment online. We accept a number of insurance plans and our team can help confirm your coverage.

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