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Stephen A. Chagares, MD FACS

General, Laparoscopic, Robotic and Breast Surgeon

Robotic Mastectomy Procedure

Dr. Chagares is not currently offering Robotic Nipple Sparing Mastectomy (RNSM) and any information included on our website about RNSM procedures are for educational purposes only.

The FDA’s safety recommendations for RNSM procedures can be found at: https://www.fda.gov/medicaldevices/safety/alertsandnotices/ucm632142.htm

Robotic Surgery Certification:
7/2014 – Intuitive Surgical da Vinci® Surgical System
Multi-port certified
Single site certified

Robotic Nipple Sparing Mastectomy

A robotic nipple sparing mastectomy (RNSM) is a surgical procedure performed to remove the breast tissue for breast cancer treatment or as a preventative measure for those at risk of developing breast cancer. By performing the same long-held mastectomy procedure with robotic assistance, RNSM is able to provide a significantly smaller hidden incision created on the side of the chest wall (pictured above) compared to the traditional technique.

Following the procedure, patients can choose to undergo immediate breast reconstruction to restore breast shape. Published research on the procedure continues to report high rates of satisfaction and minimal complications for patients. Long term data on oncologic equivalence is currently being monitored and calculated.

Who Can Perform This Procedure?
Surgeons must complete specialized robotic surgical training and complete all regulatory requirements before they are able to utilize this technology on patients. Surgeons who specialize in breast surgery can perform a number of surgical procedures for the treatment or prevention of breast cancer, including a nipple sparing mastectomy.

To stay updated with our progress, follow us on Instagram: @roboticmastectomy

Surgeons must complete specialized robotic surgical training and complete all regulatory requirements before they are able to utilize this technology on patients. Surgeons who specialize in breast surgery can perform a number of surgical procedures for the treatment or prevention of breast cancer, including a nipple sparing mastectomy.

To stay updated with our progress, follow us on Instagram: @roboticmastectomy


Robotic Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy, Publications

 

REFERENCES

  1. Houvenaeghel G, Bannier M, Rua S, et al. Breast cancer robotic nipple sparing mastectomy: evaluation of several surgical procedures and learning curve. World J Surg Oncol 2019;17(1):27.
  2. Toesca A, Peradze N, Galimberti V, et al. Robotic Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy and Immediate Breast Reconstruction with Implant: First Report of Surgical Technique. Ann Surg 2017;266(2):e28-e30.
  3. Toesca A, Manconi A, Peradze N, et al. 1931 Preliminary report of robotic nipple-sparing mastectomy and immediate breast reconstruction with implant. Eur J Cancer 2015;51(3):S309.
  4. Toesca A, Peradze N, Manconi A, et al. Robotic nipple-sparing mastectomy for the treatment of breast cancer: Feasibility and safety study. Breast 2017;31:51-56.
  5. Lai HW, Lin SL, Chen ST, et al. Robotic Nipple-sparing Mastectomy and Immediate Breast Reconstruction with Gel Implant. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 2018;6(6):e1828.
  6. Park HS, Kim JH, Lee DW, et al. Gasless Robot-Assisted Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy: A Case Report. J Breast Cancer 2018;21(3):334-338. doi: 10.4048/jbc.2018.21.e45.
  7. Rajappa SK, Kumar R, Garg S, Ram D. Robotic nipple-sparing mastectomy: The first experience from Indian subcontinent. [published online ahead of print September 21, 2018].Breast J.
  8. Lai HW. Robotic Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy and Immediate Breast Reconstruction with Gel Implant. Ann Surg Oncol. 2019;26(1):42-52.
  9. Lai HW, Lin SL, Chen ST, et al. Robotic nipple sparing mastectomy and immediate breast reconstruction with robotic latissimus dorsi flap harvest – Technique and preliminary results. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2018;71(10):e59-e61.
  10. Lai HW, Chen ST, Lin SL, et al. Robotic Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy and Immediate Breast Reconstruction with Gel Implant: Technique, Preliminary Results and Patient-Reported Cosmetic Outcome. Ann Surg Oncol 2019;26(1):42-52.
  11. Lai HW, Chen ST, Lin SL, et al. Technique for single axillary incision robotic assisted quadrantectomy and immediate partial breast reconstruction with robotic latissimus dorsi flap harvest for breast cancer: A case report. Medicine 2018;97(27):e11373.
  12. Sarfati B, Struk S, Leymarie N, et al. Robotic Prophylactic Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy with Immediate Prosthetic Breast Reconstruction: A Prospective Study. Ann Surg Oncol 2018;25(9):2579-2586.
  13. Sarfati B, Struk S, Leymarie N, et al. Robotic Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy with Immediate Prosthetic Breast Reconstruction: Surgical Technique. Plast Reconstr Surg 2018;142(3):624-627.
  14. Selber JC. Robotic Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy: The Next Step in the Evolution of Minimally Invasive Breast Surgery. Ann Surg Oncol 2019; 26(1):10-11.
Robotic Approach for Nipple Sparing Mastectomy

Robotic Approach for Nipple Sparing Mastectomy

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Robotic Nipple Sparing Mastectomy Scar

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Traditional Nipple Sparing Mastectomy Scars

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