M. Latrobe 
Member since Nov 30, 2009


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Re: “St. Charles Surgical Hospital: Wholesome Treatment

In response to the "why no women" question asked by FESTGIR, the simple truth is that there are only a handful of fellowship trained microsurgeons in the U.S at all who can do these surgeries(microsurgeons, not surgeons).

And as with any highly specialized, highly decreed sub-speciality of an already elite profession, it takes a while for things to catch up. It's no different than we being not too many years out from law firms full of only male lawyers and female secretaries. And today, there are still hardly any female commercial airline captains in the cockpit.

Having said that, there is a female microsurgeon there now. She joined them a few months ago and she is fabulous. So if you prefer to only see female doctors for "female stuff," even surgeons for such a highly specialized and complicated surgery - that's okay, you now have that option and can schedule a consult if you wish.

I'm not affiliated with the center in any way except that I have chosen them for my mastectomy and reconstruction from my own tissue and Dr M (the female) will be my lead surgeon.

Best of luck to you

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Posted by M. Latrobe on 11/30/2009 at 11:05 PM

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