CSN Login
Members Online: 15

Mastectomy

cfmaugapele
Posts: 1
Joined: Sep 2013

I am looking into getting a Mastectomy done, but I have Kaiser for my Insurance. Is this a good hospital to have this procedure done?

tufi000's picture
tufi000
Posts: 439
Joined: Jun 2005

it depends which one you are going to, but they do these things a lot .Depending on your type of cancer, you might want to consider UCSF in the future if your situation has you scared.  It is also my understanding that kaiser docs can make the recommendation to send you to UCSF in certain critical situations.  But so far you are probably fine.

VickiSam's picture
VickiSam
Posts: 8255
Joined: Aug 2009

Excellent suggestion ---  !!!  Interesting to know ... that doctors within Kaiser can make that recommendation ..

 

Vicki Sam

VickiSam's picture
VickiSam
Posts: 8255
Joined: Aug 2009

Any updates????

Chinda's picture
Chinda
Posts: 15
Joined: Sep 2013

I had both of my breasts mastectomy and reconstruction done at Kaiser in Hayward on Sep.11th. I am doing better each day and happy with the result.

hope4thebest's picture
hope4thebest
Posts: 108
Joined: Aug 2012

Hi,

 

I had work done through Kaiser and am very happy.  They performed a bilateral mastectomy w reconstruction.  I am in the Hawaii region and out here, they were very good.  I think it may also depends on your type of plan, maybe you could inquire and get an estimate?  Or try to find another patient who has been there?

I think if you like your Dr that helps alot.  They are very good these days.  

Chinda's picture
Chinda
Posts: 15
Joined: Sep 2013

Before I had my both breasts mastectomy and reconstruction done by Dr. at Kaiser, my Boss found me an other Dr. for second opinion. The other Dr. said that Kaiser is known to be number 1 in surgerie for the last 2 decade. Kaiser allowed me to stay in the hospital for 2 night. I am doing better each day. This is my second week after my surgeries. I am still taking my pain medication so I don't drive yet. I will stay home to take great care of myself for 4 more weeks. Then I will go back to work on Oct. 28th.

Subscribe with RSS
About Cancer Society

The content on this site is for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Do not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without consulting with a qualified healthcare provider. Please consult your healthcare provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your condition. Use of this online service is subject to the disclaimer and the terms and conditions.

Copyright 2000-2014 © Cancer Survivors Network