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Useful Links

Laws, Acts, and Legislation

  • Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act of 1998 (WHCRA)
    • This page from the Unites States Department of Labor is a great resource for learning more about the WHCRA of 1998 which federally mandates insurances to cover breast reconstruction for breast cancer patients
    • http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/publications/whcra.html
  • Lizzie B. Byrd Act (Ohio House Bill 147)
    • In Ohio, requires a surgeon performing a mastectomy in a hospital to guide the patient and provide referrals in a manner consistent with the standards of the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers
    • http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/bills.cfm?ID=130_HB_147
    • Read Dr. Tiwari’s* testimony to Ohio Senate Medicaid, Health and Human Services Committee here.

Organizations and Websites

  • BreastRecon.com
    • A website organized by Kathy Steligo, who has had breast cancer twice, bilateral mastectomy and reconstruction with both expander/implants and GAP flaps
    • The site contains an active blog, lots of useful content, and a list of surgeons who specialize in advanced breast reconstruction
  • Breastcancer.org
    • This site features active discussion boards on topics covering almost every aspect of breast cancer diagnosis, treatment, and reconstruction
  • DIEPSisters.com
    • An informative site about alternative breast reconstruction methods (such as the DIEP flap, SIEA flap, and GAP flap)
  • Diepcjourney.com
    • A breast cancer patient writes about her treatment and reconstruction. Loaded with helpful first-hand accounts of her journey and the information she gathered along the way.
  • PinkRibbonGirls.org
    • An organization committed to providing breast cancer patients in many parts of Ohio with useful services, such as meals, house cleaning, and rides to appointment
  •  DiepReconstruction.com
    • An informative site about Diep breast reconstruction.
  • Realself.com
    • A place for consumer reviews, stories, and discussions about cosmetic treatments and procedures for face, body, skin and smile. Where you can find a doctor you can trust.

Other Profiles

Dr. Ergun Kocak* is listed at DoctorsDig.com
Dr. Pankaj Tiwari is listed at DoctorsDig.com

Other Listings

Midwest Breast & Aesthetic Surgery – is listed at Thumbtack.com

Skin Products Directory

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*All doctors are certified by the ASPS, ABPS & ASRM.
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