BRAVE (Breast Restoration Advocacy & Education) Coalition Foundation is a national 501(c)3

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Breast cancer patients and survivors need all the tools and support they can get to help them on their journey to recovery.

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Battling breast cancer is hard enough, and making yet another big medical decision can feel impossible. That’s why we’ve compiled a tools and resources to help you through this part of your journey.
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Steven Sigalove, MD, Paradise Valley, AZ


Garrett Wirth, MD, Newport Beach, CA

Tenley K. Lawton, MD, Newport Beach, CA

Anne Peled, MD, San Francisco, CA

John Apostolides, MD, San Diego, CA

Susan Downey, MD, FACS, Burbank, CA


Jeremy Williams, MD, Lone Tree, CO

Richard Mouchantat, MD, Wheat Ridge, CO


Rafael Gottenger, MD, South Miami, FL

Mark A. Pinsky, MD, Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Silvia Rotemberg, MD, South Miami, FL

Devinder Singh, MD, Coral Gables, FL


Anuja Antony, MD, MSC, FACS, Chicago, IL

David Chang, MD, Chicago, IL


Bruce Van Natta, MD, Nora, IN


Robert Singer, MD, Overland Park, KS


Brian P. Thornton, MD, PHD, Louisville, KY


Andrea L. Pusic, MD, Boston, MA

Raymond Dunn, MD, Worcester, MA


Dennis Hammond, MD, Grand Rapids, MI


Patricia A. McGuire, MD, St. Louis, MO

Michael S. Curtis, MD, St. Louis, MO

North Carolina:

Garrett Harper, MD, Charlotte, NC

Nicholas Clavin, MD, Charlotte, NC

Robert Graper, MD, Charlotte, NC

Michael Zenn, MD, Raleigh, NC

New Jersey:

Caroline Glicksman, MD, Sea Girt, NJ

Richard A. D’Amico, MD, FACS, Englewood, NJ


Ronald Silverman, MD, Baltimore, MD

New York:

Peter Cordeiro, MD, FACS, New York, NY


Risal Djohan, MD, Cleveland, OH


Louis P. Bucky, MD, FACS, Philadelphia, PA

John E. Gross, MD, FACS, Mechanicsburg, PA

Rhode Island:

Patrick K. Sullivan, MD, FACS, Providence, RI


G. Patrick Maxwell, MD, Nashville, TN

Jack Fisher, MD, Nashville, TN


Robert Whitfield, MD, FACS, Austin, TX

Nicholas T. Haddock, MD, Dallas TX

Luis Rios, MD, Edinburg, TX

Aldona J. Spiegel, MD, Houston, TX

Regina Fearmonti, MD, San Antonio, TX

Mark Clemens, MD, FACS, Houston, TX

Minas Chrysopoulo, MD, San Antonio, TX

Gary Arishita, MD, San Antonio, TX

Chet Nastala, San Antonio, TX

Steven Pisano, MD, San Antonio, TX

Peter Ledoux, MD, San Antonio, TX

Sharon T. Wilks, MD, FACP, San Antonio, TX

Oscar Ochoa, MD, San Antonio, TX

Ramon Garza, MD, San Antonio, TX

Lisa Brostrom, MD, San Antonio, TX

Douglas Cromack, MD, San Antonio, TX

William Adams Jr., MD, University Park, TX

Washington, DC:

Kelly Bolden, MD, FACS, Washington, D.C.

Vikisha Fripp, MD, Washington, D.C.


Allen Gabriel, MD, Vancouver, WA

Toni Storm-Dickerson, MD, Vancouver, WA

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Discover Financial Resources

Women have access to, and coverage for, restoration following a lumpectomy or mastectomy, including reconstructive surgery, external protheses, and custom-fitted bras. But it’s complex. Research more about your legal rights here.

There are many sites to help you navigate the complexity of coverage and reimbursement. Here are a few that we recommend:

Note: Financing available for non-insured patients cannot be used for insurance deductibles.

Explore Other Resources

BRAVE has compiled a list of websites that we feel best serve you at this time in your breast reconstruction journey. Obviously, there is far more support available to you than what we can represent here.

  • American Cancer Society: Several types of breast reconstruction are possible for women who have had surgery to treat their breast cancer.
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons: Breast reconstruction utilizes several plastic surgery techniques to restore a breast to near normal shape and appearance following a mastectomy.
  • Helping you understand your options AND sort through the medical and personal issues around breast reconstruction.
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: Offering compassionate care from a team of experts offering the latest breast reconstruction techniques.
  • Breast Empowering patients at every stage of breast reconstruction with the tools and resources they need to make informed breast reconstruction choices.