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Thursday, May 21st, 2020

Safety Protocols During COVID-19

Our practice has adopted a number of safety protocols during this period of COVID-19 for the safety of our patients and staff. In the video below, Geysha Sotero, Medical Assistant at Elisabeth Potter, MD,  discusses a few of our office safety protocols to keep patients, staff, and the community safe.   Dr. Elisabeth Potter provides […]

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Monday, April 6th, 2020

Breast Surgery and Reconstruction During COVID-19

  Dr. Elisabeth Potter, board certified plastic surgeon, and Dr. Julie Sprunt, board certified breast surgeon, discuss new surgical guidelines in response to the COVID-19 pandemic on a Breastcancer.org Podcast. Many women are confused and concerned about what breast procedures are elective and what procedures should be delayed.  In this podcast, Drs. Potter and Sprunt […]

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Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

A Message from Dr. Potter on COVID-19

I have been thinking about all of our patients and wanted to touch base with you.  If you’ve been our patient, you’ve heard our philosophy – we don’t always control what happens to us, but we control our response.  We are proud to be part of your response to breast cancer, and we want you […]

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Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

Thoughts on Today Show about BIA-ALCL

Recently, the FDA issued a statement concerning the agency’s efforts “to protect women’s health and enhance safety information available to patients considering breast implants.” As an advocate for women’s health and empowerment, I urge women to engage in conversations with their physicians concerning implant safety, so I’m particularly pleased that the FDA recommends that breast […]

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Sunday, April 7th, 2019

A Note from Dr. Potter on BIA-ALCL

Textured Breast Implants and BIA-ALCL A number of reports have recently hit the news circuit regarding the safety of breast implants and an increasing number of breast  implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) cases. With an initial 64 incidences, the FDA first identified the connection between breast implants and BIA-ALCL in 2011. The FDA has […]

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Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

Breast Cancer Diagnosis, Treatment and Surgery.  What Now?

If you’re familiar with breast cancer, you know firsthand about the host of surgeries and procedures involved in a diagnosis – all of which can, and sometimes do, leave a lasting physical impact. From biopsies to lymph node removal, lumpectomies, mastectomies and reconstruction, breast cancer surgery side effects can be problematic post-surgery for many patients. […]

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Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Juvederm Vollure: There’s a Brand New Filler in Town

A visit to the plastic surgeon taboo?  Not anymore.  Millions of Americans are now seeking non-surgical cosmetic procedures, and that doesn’t appear to be changing anytime soon.  In fact, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, more than 6.6 million injections were performed in 2015 alone!  Up 40% from just 5 years ago, […]

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Saturday, February 4th, 2017

What’s the hype about Juvederm, Botox and Kybella?

If you’ve ever wondered about the hype surrounding non-surgical cosmetic procedures, but have never taken the time to research them, read on.  Here’s a quick rundown of what popular fillers and injectables (such as Juvederm, Botox and Kybella) can do for you. Juvederm The #1 selling filler in the US, Juvederm lifts, smoothes and/or plumps […]

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Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

Post-Breast Reconstruction Surgery: 6 Tips to Consider

Immediately following your breast reconstruction surgery, your doctors and nurses will provide you with critical care. However, it doesn’t end there. Your self-care after being discharged from the hospital is just as important, and should not be brushed off or taken lightly! Recovery from Perforator Flap Reconstruction can take from 6 to 8 weeks, so […]

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Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction: The Power of Online Community

  One of the most important aspects of undergoing any type of surgery is piece of mind.  This can come in many shapes and forms. Of course, any surgery under consideration should be well researched, and the doctor you choose should be carefully selected.  In particular, some of the more complex surgeries, such as DIEP […]

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