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NYU Langone hires breast reconstruction surgeon

October 20, 2017 By Paula Katinas Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Dr. Alyssa Golas has been appointed to NYU Langone Hospital – Brooklyn to provide advanced reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery. Photo courtesy of NYU Langone

Women who have undergone mastectomies and are in need of breast reconstruction surgery will have more options at NYU Langone Hospital – Brooklyn, according to hospital officials, who announced the appointment of a surgical expert to join their staff.

Dr. Alyssa Golas will provide advanced reconstructive surgery as well as cosmetic plastic surgery services as part of an expansion of the department, officials said. 

Golas, a clinical assistant professor in the Hansjӧrg Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery at NYU Langone Health, will see patients primarily at NYU Langone Hospital – Brooklyn at 150 55th St. in Sunset Park

She will offer post-mastectomy breast reconstruction options that previously were only available through NYU Langone at Tisch Hospital in Manhattan, according to hospital officials.

Golas works in close consultation with Dr. Janet Yeh, a Brooklyn-based breast surgical oncologist with NYU Langone’s Perlmutter Cancer Center. 

“We are thrilled to have Dr. Golas join our rapidly expanding medical and surgical staff,” said Dr. Bret J. Rudy, executive hospital director and senior vice president of NYU Langone Hospital – Brooklyn. “Her recruitment brings yet another level of NYU Langone’s world-renowned clinical excellence to Brooklyn. Most importantly, it provides more of our patients the opportunity to stay closer to home when they need these advanced surgical procedures.”

The expanded breast reconstruction service at the hospital will feature more tailored, personalized care for post-surgical breast cancer patients, according to hospital officials, who said the state-of-the-art options will include utilizing implants or one’s own tissue to recreate a natural breast, as well as nipple-sparing techniques. 

Patients can also be considered for one-stage “direct-to-implant” reconstruction following mastectomy, often referred to as “Breast in a Day.” 

Golas’ expertise includes performing “free flaps,” procedures in which tissue, including blood vessels, are taken from one part of the body (typically the abdomen) to reconstruct the breast. Fat grafting can also be performed using liposuction to augment reconstruction.

Golas also specializes in cosmetic surgery, wound healing, hand surgery, and face and extremity reconstruction. She consults on complex cases with reconstructive specialists from NYU Langone’s other facilities.

A graduate of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Golas completed a surgical residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital Weill-Cornell Medical Center and a plastic surgery residency at NYU Langone Health.