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Reviews for Breast Reconstruction Procedures Near Sarasota, FL

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: Healthgrades  |  Mar 03, 2020

My oncologist saved my life and Dr Derby GAVE ME MY LIFE BACK. In the summer of 2017 I was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer. I went through all of the recommended treatments as I wanted my best shot at living-for a long time. I have a brilliant oncologist who I owe my life to. Meantime, I am the poster child for “all the bad stories you heard about chemo and especially the radiation effects-I got it!” That was a long and winding road. I felt very hopeless for the 2 years post radiation as I had Severe swelling and pain in my right breast and rib cage that most people said I would have to live with forever. Enter Dr Derby. He gave me hope when I felt hopeless. I have never looked or felt better than I do now and I’m 2 months post op and feel beyond happy again! Not only is he the most skilled and amazing surgeon I’ve ever known but he is a damn nice guy who truly cares about his patients. He is the BEST and I am totally grateful To him. He changed my life. More

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Review from L.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Mar 02, 2020

My Oncologist Saved my Life. Dr Derby Gave Me my Life Back. - ?Hi. My name is Lisa Jodat. I am the wife of a very busy local businessman not to mention most loving and supportive husband on the planet. I am the mother of 2 wonderful and incredibly active 7 and 9 year old boys and I have 2 beautiful older stepchildren who I love. In the summer of 2017 I was diagnosed with a very aggressive form of breast cancer. I went through all of the recommended treatments as I wanted my best shot at living-for a long time. I have a brilliant oncologist who I owe my life to. Meantime, I am the poster child for “all the bad stories you heard about chemo and radiation effects—-I got it!” In addition I had the opportunity to endure some side effects that few Drs were reallyFamiliar with. Wow. That was a long and winding road including lymphedema therapy twice weekly for months, pain management for broken rib post radiation, and then onto IV antibiotics daily for cellulitis of the breast post radiation (went on for months). For anyone reading this I WOULD CHOOSE THE SAME PATH over and over again as I know it was my best odds of long term survival. But I digress, for anyone who knows me, it’s Murphy’s Law hence I am the poster child for all of the things that can go wrong.Alas, enter Dr Derby! He gave meHope when I was starting to feel hopeless about ever feeling better and having some relief from the pain in my breast. So myRight breast was as hard as a rock and quite deformed from my surgery/mass removal and then the radiation to my right breast really destroyed it. I couldn’t fit into any bras properly as I had large amounts of swelling in my breast, back and ribcage. I was constantly uncomfortable for about 2 years. So I was happy to have my hair back but at this point I’m thinking what would it hurt to see if I could have have my breast back to feeling and looking good again Believe me, I am so grateful to be alive and anyone who thinks this its a vanity thing, it is not. It’s about feeling good and ‘normal again’. For 2 years my husband and my little boys and family saw me at my worst physically. I tried to stay positive for them and almost became a class clown at times trying to keep things “up” because as a mom and human I think that is what we do. We want to make people feel comfortable and happy with a bull shit situation like cancer. Also we Ourselves want to believe it willBe okay so we put on a mask of sorts and get through day to day. After I exhausted every possibility of feeling better (and yes at thisPoint the cancer is “gone”) from the effectsOf treatment I took my oncologists advice and called a plastic surgeon and he recommended Dr Derby. I cannot thank Dr Derby enough. Not only did he and his amazing staffWork hard to get me in right away but they were incredibly caring, compassionate and reassuring that he could help me. From the moment I met him I knew I was in the right place. You CANNOT find another Dr that hasthe most charismatic and CARING bedsideManner and who also possess the most amazing talents as surgeon that I have ever seen. Please note that I have had many surgeries and Dr Derby’s work, skill and technique is beyond compare. He is also a kind man and truly cares about his patients. So, 2 months post op I have to say I amFeeling and looking better than IHave since I cannot remember when. Thank you Dr Derby for being the amazing surgeon and person who you are and mostly for giving me my confidence, happiness and lifeBack.With a grateful heart,Lisa Jodat and Family More

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Review from V.  |  Source: Healthgrades  |  Jun 07, 2019

I met Dr. Derby when I was going through a very emotional time having learned I had breast cancer. After my mastectomy, Dr. Derby's soothing manner leading up to reconstruction surgery helped me get through my procedures. I especially liked that he explained everything he was going to do and always made time for my questions as well as my husband's. I love his personality as well as his professional skills. I look and feel so much better now that my surgeries are over. I was very lucky to have found Dr. Derby and highly recommend him! More

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Review from M.S.  |  Source: Healthgrades  |  Dec 19, 2018

I highly recommend Dr. Brian Derby! He is an expert Plastic Surgeon. In addition, Dr. Derby is one of few that performs breast reconstruction. Plus he is professional, mindful and kind. More

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Review from C.  |  Source: Healthgrades  |  Mar 04, 2018

I am a bilateral breast cancer survivor having had a mastectomy on each side, 16 yrs apart. The right was a tram flap reconstruction & the left a failed implant reconstruction leaving me with a large ugly scar. Dr. Derby assured me that he would create a left breast and he would also make the reconstructed breast match, The transformation is so amazing, the experience remarkably positive & I am extremely happy. Dr. Derby builds trust, is respectful & provides continual, amazing personal care. More

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Review from K.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Nov 06, 2017

Top of the line plastic surgeon ! - Dr Derby and his staff at Sarasota plastic surgery center were exceptional. My surgery was something I had hoped to have after my first breast augmentation completely failed. I was left with “double bubble” on both breasts and it really hurt my self confidence. Over a year it gradually got worse and I finally decided to have reconstructive surgery. I researched a number of practices and vis... More

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Review from L.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  May 31, 2017

Top Notch Surgeon - After a mammogram revealed that my implants of 30 plus years were starting to leak, it took me almost 3 years to have the surgery I needed. Once I met Dr. Derby there was no doubt that I wanted him to do the surgery. He explained thoroughly what options I had and answered all my questions to help me make the decision that would be right for me. My implants were surrounded by a mass of scar... More

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Review from K.L  |  Source: Office Visit  |  Dec 19, 2016

I came to SPSC for recommendations on breast reconstruction. I knew from the very beginning he [Dr. Derby] was a good man and shortly after knew he was also a great doctor. Dr. Derby was respectful to us, called us by our first name, never used nicknames or "hun" it was always first name basis. The preoperative experience was very thorough. All information was provided and accurate. Dr. Derby is always reassuring, some pain involved post-surgical as expected, since subsided. Very pleased with my result. The staff is always pleasant and helpful. I feel I’ve been in good hands having Dr. Derby as my doctor. I trust and like Dr. Derby very much. I would recommend my friends and family to him. More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: Vitals  |  Dec 18, 2010

Dr. Engel is a terrific doctor to go to if you need reconstructive surgery after breast cancer. The doctor and his staff are so caring and compassionate. More

The board-certified plastic surgeons of Sarasota Plastic Surgery Center, Dr. Braun Graham, Dr. David Mobley, Dr. Scott Engel, and Dr. Brian Derby, offer a comprehensive range of cosmetic plastic surgery procedures. All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results may vary. Individual results are not guaranteed.