The co-founder and board member of The Alliance in Reconstructive Surgery Foundation (AiRS), Rod J. Rohrich, M.D., F.A.C.S., recently gave a talk at one of the foundation's events in New York City, during which he tackled the great significance of breast reconstruction in a patient's recovery.
This not-for-profit foundation, founded in 2012, is committed to providing women worldwide access to reconstructive breast surgery post-mastectomy, up-to-date training for physicians, as well as necessary funding.
Studies have shown restorative breast surgery is essential to a breast cancer survivor's complete physical and emotional recovery, but as much as 70% of these brave women cannot afford it.
Dr. Rohrich is a Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of Plastic Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, for which he was the founding Chair. He has also served as the President of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the world's largest consortium of board certified plastic surgeons, and has been selected several times as one of the country's best doctors.