Month: September 2011

Drs. Joan Lipa and Laura Snell – Surgeons Team Up for Better Results

Drs. Joan Lipa and Laura Snell were featured in the Toronto Star with regards to Sunnybrook’s Odette Cancer Centre and breast cancer care.

When Lori Vajda woke up in the recovery room of Sunnybrook hospital after a double mastectomy seven months ago, the first thing she did was to look at where her breasts had been.

What she saw were her new breasts.

“Better than they were before,” says the 42-year old registered nurse who lives and works in Barrie. “They looked big again, very full.”

The 14-hour surgery, performed by an oncologic surgeon and a plastic surgeon working in tandem, was a significant medical, esthetic and logistical achievement.

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