As a cancer survivor, you have persevered through difficult times, from cancer surgery to chemotherapy and radiation. Restoring your body back to whole, and looking better than how you started, is the “silver lining” of breast cancer care and Dr. Rad’s focus towards that goal is you. Dr. Rad is expert in the full range of breast reconstructive surgeries, from implants to flap procedures including microvascular “perforator flap” techniques such as the DIEP flap, TUG flap SGAP “Love Handle” flap, and TDAP flap. As a member of the plastic surgery faculty at Johns Hopkins since 2009, Dr. Rad pioneere the most technically difficult operations such as the “Gluteal Artery Perforator” (GAP) flap, aka “Love Handle” flap for which he and his colleagues published the first clinical series.
When it comes to breast cancer reconstruction the most advanced surgical approaches are not the only aspect of world class care. Patients’ comfort before and after surgery are of equal importance and Dr. Rad’s approach to recovery follows the most advanced “Enhanced Recovery After Surgery” (ERAS) protocols developed by anesthesiologists. Combined with his state-of-the-art surgical techniques Dr. Rad’s patients are able to return to their lives feeling whole again.