Just got back from the 4 hour drive to meet with "my surgeon". No one closer does many reconstructions - removes them extremely well I understand, but not much experience with putting them back. Surgeon was kind, confident and caring and we like him a lot. However, he doesn't really agree with my idea of a double mastectomy when only 1 breast is affected. No family history,no lymph node involvement so far but I am having genetic testing done now. I have DCIS, but it is widespread and I'm fairly small chested so a lumpectomy would be almost the whole thing anyway. He said it was my decision, but that it may be considered elective surgery by my insurance if I go ahead with both. I don't think I'd obsess with worry if I just do the right, but the main thing is, I don't ever want to go through this again, so I'd just as soon say bye to both of them at the same time. Any one with experience on insurance in a case like this? I thought about just calling ins. company, but of course it's the weekend and it seems like ya'll have had just about every experience in the book so I'm just asking you. I'd like to try to sleep some tonight but this is bugging me.