Robotic Surgery Certification:
7/2014 – Intuitive Surgical da Vinci® Surgical System
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. While Dr. Chagares has been performing mastectomies throughout his career, he has incorporated robotic surgery into his skillset since the inception of the technology.
By performing the same long-held mastectomy procedure with robotic assistance, Dr. Chagares is able to operate using a significantly smaller hidden incision created on the side of the chest wall (comparatively pictured above) in an RNSM compared to the traditional technique.
Following the procedure, patients can sagely 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.
Who Can Perform This Procedure?
Surgeons must complete specialized robotic surgical training 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.
Dr. Chagares has over 20 years of experience providing comprehensive breast care. He is experienced in robotic surgery and has trained at The European Institute of Oncology in Milan under Dr. Antonio Toesca who pioneered the RNSM technique. Dr. Chagares is currently the only breast surgeon in the United States who is certified to perform a robotic nipple sparing mastectomy for his patients.
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Robotic Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy, Publications
- Robotic Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy and Immediate Breast Reconstruction with Gel Implant: Technique, Preliminary Results and Patient-Reported Cosmetic Outcome
- Robotic Prophylactic Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy with Immediate Prosthetic Breast Reconstruction: A Prospective Study
- Robotic Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy for the Treatment of Breast Cancer: Feasibility and Safety Study