Our Published Work

  1. Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy and Ptosis: Perforator Flap Breast Reconstruction Allows Full Secondary Mastopexy with Complete Nipple Areolar Repositioning
    DellaCroce FJ, Blum CA, Sullivan SK, Stolier AJ, Trahan C, Whitten WM, Duracher D. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: July 2015; Volume 136(1); pp 1-9.
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  2. “Technical Considerations in Nipple Sparing Mastectomy”
    Stolier AJ, Sullivan SK, DellaCroce FJ. Annals of Surgical Oncology: May 2008; Vol 15(5); pp 1341-1347.
  3. Composite Superior Gluteal Artery Perforator Flaps for Unilateral Breast Reconstruction: A Case Report
    Blum CA, DellaCroce FJ, Sullivan SK, Trahan C, Whitten WM. Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery: 2015.
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  4. Perforator Flap Breast Reconstruction
    DellaCroce FJ. WebMD Medscape Online Chapter.
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  5. Body Lift Perforator Flap Breast Reconstruction: A Review of 100 Flaps in 25 Cases
    DellaCroce FJ, Sullivan SK, Trahan C, Jenkins CE. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: March 2012; Volume 129(3); pp 551 – 561.
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  6. Stacked Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator Flap Breast Reconstruction: A Review of 110 Flaps in 55 Cases over 3 Years
    DellaCroce FJ, Sullivan SK, Trahan C; Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: March 2011; Volume 127(3); pp 1093 – 1099.
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  7. Application and Refinement of the Superior Gluteal Artery Perforator Free Flap for Bilateral Simultaneous Breast Reconstruction
    DellaCroce FJ, Sullivan SK. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: July 2005; Volume 116(1); pp 98-103.
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  8. Expert Commentary Fat Injection and Breast Reconstruction
    DellaCroce FJ. The Breast Reconstruction Guidebook. 2012.
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  9. “Alternative Method for Volume Improvement in Autologous Breast Reconstruction”
    DellaCroce, FJ. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery: December 2011; Vol 128; pp 778e-779e.
  10. “The Stacked DIEP Flap”
    DellaCroce FJ. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery: October 2011; Vol 128; pp 378e.
  11. “Expert Commentary Lumbar Perforator Flap”
    DellaCroce FJ. Reconstructive Surgery: Anatomy, Technique, and Clinical Applications. 2012; pp 686.
  12. “Breast Reconstruction”
    DellaCroce FJ, Wolfe E. Surgical Clinics of North America: April 2013; Vol 93; pp 445-454.
  13. “Chimeric Stacked DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction: A New Solution to an Old Problem”
    DellaCroce FJ, Sullivan SK. Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery: 2007; Vol 23; pp 418.
  14. “Aesthetic Considerations of In-Situ Flap Contouring and Donor Contouring of GAP Flap Breast Reconstruction”
    Sullivan SK, DellaCroce FJ. Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery: 2005; pp 21.
  15. “Management of Significant Venous Discrepancy with Microvascular Venous Coupler”
    Sullivan SK, DellaCroce FJ. Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery; Vol 19(6); pp 377-380.
  16. “Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator Flap Breast Reconstruction”
    DellaCroce FJ, Sullivan SK. Seminars in Plastic Surgery: February 2002; Vol 16; No 1; pp 7-17.
  17. Reducing the Risk of Nipple Necrosis: Technical Observations in 340 Nipple-sparing Mastectomies
    Stolier AJ, Levine EA. The Breast Journal: 2013; pp 1-7.
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  18. Terminal Duct Lobular Units are Scarce in the Nipple: Implications for Prophylactic Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy
    Stolier AJ, Wang J; Annals of Surgical Oncology: 2008; Vol 15(2); pp 438-442.
    View article here.
  19. Initial Experience with Surgical Treatment Planning in the Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer Patient at High Risk for BRCA-1 or BRCA-2 Mutation
    Stolier AJ, Fuhrman GM and others; The Breast Journal: 2004; Volume 19(6); pp 475-480.
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  20. Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer Patients Choose Bilateral Mastectomy Over Breast-Conserving Surgery When Testing Positive for a BRCA1/2 Mutation
    Stolier AJ, Corsetti RL; The American Surgeon: December 2004; Vol 71; pp 1031-1033.
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  21. Areola-Sparing Mastectomy: Defining the Risks
    Stolier AJ, Grube BJ; Journal of the American College of Surgeons: 2005; Volume 201(1); pp 118-124.
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  22. Breast Lymphatic Mapping Using Blue Dye and Radiocolloid
    Stolier AJ; Journal of the American College of Surgeons: 2002.
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  23. Stereotactic Breast Biopsy: A Surgical Series
    Stolier AJ; Journal of the American College of Surgeons: 1997; Volume 185; pp 224-228.
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  24. A Prospective Study of Seeding of the Skin after Core Biopsy of the Breast
    Stolier AJ, Skinner J, Levine EA; The American Journal of Surgery; Volume 180; August 2000; pp 104-107.
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  25. Postlumpectomy Insertion of the MammoSite Brachytherapy Device Using the Scar Entry Technique: Initial Experience and Technical Considerations
    Stolier AJ, Fuhrman GM, Scroggins TG, Boyer CI; The Breast Journal: 2005; Volume 11(3); pp 199-203.
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The Center for Restorative Breast Surgery, affiliated with the St. Charles Surgical Hospital—the only hospital in the world dedicated to breast reconstruction for women facing breast cancer—was established to serve as a dedicated center of excellence for women seeking the most advanced methods of breast reconstruction. Craig A. Blum, MD; Frank J. DellaCroce, MD, FACS; Scott K. Sullivan, MD, FACS; Chris Trahan, MD, FACS; and M. Whitten Wise, MD 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 our Breast Oncology team Surgical Breast Oncologist W. Karl Ordoyne, M.D., FACS and Clinical Breast Oncologist Alan Stolier, M.D., FACS, 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, the BODY LIFT Flap®, and the APEX 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. For more information please visit www.breastcenter.com or www.scsh.com.

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