St Charles Surgical Hospital (SCSH) is the first and only hospital in the world dedicated to breast reconstruction for women facing breast cancer. The hospital offers the full spectrum of breast reconstruction, including a groundbreaking nipple-sparing mastectomy, Bilateral Simultaneous Gap Reconstruction, and the “Stacked Flap” Reconstruction, which were pioneered at the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery. Women from every corner of the U.S. and abroad have sought care at SCSH.
The 60,000 square foot facility, located on historic St. Charles Avenue, adjacent to the world-renowned Center for Restorative Breast Surgery, provides total, state-of-the-art care from initial consultation through recovery. Cutting edge technology provides patients undergoing breast reconstruction the latest in pre-surgical imaging, microsurgical monitoring, and pain management. A full service inpatient pharmacy, radiology and anesthesiology departments provide comprehensive inpatient care. The design incorporates a spa-like environment through the use of soothing colors, textures and lighting. Artwork and utilization of natural elements throughout the facility impart a sense of calmness and well-being. In addition to the exceptional design details, patients are offered a wide range of services prior to and during the recovery period — from support groups and a resource center to spa-centric treatments — to aid in the emotional and psychological healing.
The Center for Restorative Breast Surgery was established to serve as a dedicated center of excellence for women seeking the most advanced methods of breast reconstruction. Scott Sullivan, M.D., FACS; Frank DellaCroce, M.D., FACS; Chris Trahan, M.D., FACS; M. Whitten Wise, M.D. and Craig Blum, M.D. are pioneers in the art of rebuilding breasts lost to cancer, preventive mastectomy, developmental defects, and deformities associated with previous surgery. Their sophisticated microsurgical techniques allow for recreation of the breast with natural tissue while preserving strength and restoring beauty. Together, with Board Certified Breast Surgical Oncologists Alan Stolier, M.D. and Laura Lazarus, M.D., they comprise a group of international leaders in breast cancer surgery options, pioneering groundbreaking procedures including nipple sparing mastectomy, the Stacked DIEP, the gluteal hip flap, and the revolutionary BODY LIFT Flap®. They have performed thousands of breast reconstruction procedures for women facing breast cancer, seeking BRCA risk reduction, or searching for solutions to existing breast deformities. Their Center is tailored and staffed to cater to the needs of clientele who travel from all over the world for their services.