About Our Center

Surgical experts in the full complement of breast reconstruction procedures and restoration techniques to enhance and contour the breast.

The Breast Reconstruction and Restoration Center at Mercy offers women of Maryland one of the top Centers for breast reconstruction following breast cancer surgery. Mercy Medical Center breast reconstruction surgeons, Dr. Bernard Chang, Dr. Brendan Collins and Dr. Lauren Nigro are recognized experts in the full complement of breast reconstruction procedures as well as breast restoration techniques to enhance and contour the breast.

Finding the Best Breast Reconstruction Surgeons Brings Assurance

The Very Best. That’s what women want when they are facing breast reconstruction and breast restoration surgery. Women who have received a breast cancer diagnosis already know they may face involved treatment and surgery to restore their breasts. For some women this also means restoring their self-esteem, sense of femininity and self-confidence. Mercy's surgeons understand breast reconstruction is more than a treatment plan. It is first about medical excellence. But it also is about giving a woman optimism, inspiration and hope.

Dr. Bernie Chang is a recognized pioneer in the field of reconstructive breast surgery. Dr. Collins and Dr. Nigro also have been specially trained in microsurgical breast reconstruction techniques and offer hands-on experience. For decades, our Mercy doctors have cared, treated and performed these delicate surgeries; perfecting their skills, enhancing the outcomes for their patients.

Restoring Shape After Lumpectomy

In addition to offering a full complement of breast reconstruction procedures, our surgeons work closely with Mercy colleague Dr. Craig Vander Kolk, who provides specialized expertise in lumpectomy correction. Dr. Vander Kolk uses fat-grafting techniques to restore shape and symmetry following lumpectomy.

Advanced Breast Reconstruction - DIEP Flap, SGAP Flap

Breast reconstruction surgery is very personal. Whether your decision is to choose DIEP flap reconstruction immediately following your breast cancer surgery or you prefer to choose another breast reconstructive surgery option, our doctors and their staff will be there to answer questions, support you and your family as you go through the recovery process. 

Our surgeons offer many advanced microsurgical breast reconstruction options, some of which are not widely available:

All You Need at One Location

The Breast Reconstruction and Restoration Center at Mercy, part of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Mercy, is one of the longest established reconstructive surgery centers in the Baltimore Metropolitan area. Created with the goal of providing one of the most comprehensive centers in the Mid-Atlantic region, our doctors continue to pursue excellence at all levels.

Expert Breast Cancer Surgeons

Our Breast Reconstruction and Restoration Center is part of the renowned Weinberg Center for Women’s Health and Medicine at Mercy. Our reconstructive surgeons offer women the added benefit of working hand-in-hand with the highly skilled and widely recognized breast cancer surgeons of The Hoffberger Breast Center. Our team of breast surgeons give women a full and complete array of treatment options for breast reconstruction following a breast cancer diagnosis.

On-Site Breast Imaging Technology

Patients also have convenient access to our Center for Women’s Imaging – featuring state-of-the-art technology and a team of radiologists specializing in breast imaging, breast biopsies and needle localization.

Advanced ORs and Beautiful All-Private Patient Rooms

Mercy Medical Center is proud of its award-winning hospital, The Mary Catherine Bunting Center. It was designed to give our patients a gracious setting of comfort, warmth, hope and compassion. Our all-private patient rooms enjoy breathtaking views of the Baltimore skyline. They are spacious enough to allow patients, their family and visitors the comforts of a sleep sofa, recliner chair and private baths.

Mercy also is proud our hospital offers the latest state-of-the-art operating rooms and equipment so our surgeons can perform the highest level surgeries. We have extensive bedside technology to minimize interruptions to patients during their stay. Mercy also is proud our medical center was designated a Magnet Status hospital, a national recognition in nursing care that very few hospitals in the United States have earned.

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