• About Eric I. Chang, MD

    Eric I. Chang, MD is a surgical oncologist at Fox Chase Cancer Center specializing in plastic and reconstructive surgery. He treats patients with breast cancer, head and neck cancer, melanoma, non-melanoma and sarcoma. Dr. Chang has expertise in reconstructive microvascular surgery. To make an appointment with Dr. Chang, please call 888-FOX CHASE (888-369-2427).


    Can I have a DIEP flap to reconstruct my breast after a mastectomy?

    by  • December 31, 2013 • Breast Cancer Surgery, Breast Cancer Treatment, Reconstructive Surgery

    After a patient undergoes a mastectomy, breast reconstruction may be performed with breast implants or autologous tissue, meaning the patient’s own skin, fat, and muscle.  The vast majority of breast reconstruction performed across the country and the world relies on breast implants.  A much smaller percentage is done with autologous tissue which is rotated...

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    The Truth about Breast Implants: Saline vs. Silicone

    by  • December 6, 2013 • Breast Cancer Surgery, Breast Cancer Treatment, Women's Cancer Center

    Breast implants have undergone a large number of revisions since their first release in the 1970’s.  The two currently available implants are saline implants and silicone implants.  The implants used for breast reconstruction after a mastectomy are the same implants used for breast augmentation. There are various pluses and minuses for both the saline...

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    Options for women with BRCA gene mutations who are considering breast reconstruction surgery

    by  • May 23, 2013 • Breast Cancer Surgery, Breast Cancer Treatment, Cancer Screening, Reconstructive Surgery, Uncategorized

    With the recent news regarding Angelina Jolie’s courageous story, questions about breast cancer treatment as well as breast reconstruction have become common topics for discussion. Women who learned they have a mutation in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes have an approximately 5-fold increased risk of developing breast cancer.  Another way to describe this would...

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