We’re proud to introduce plastic surgeon Valerie Lemaine, MD, MPH who is working with our general surgeons to provide breast reconstruction at Northfield Hospital. It’s part of NH+C’s complete breast cancer care.
For women who choose this option, mastectomy and the first stage of reconstruction are done in a single operation performed by two surgeons. About two months later, Dr. Lemaine completes the reconstruction with a second surgery at Abbott Northwestern, where her practice is based.
Dr. Lemaine is a Mayo-trained surgeon specializing in oncologic reconstruction. She is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada. She is a graduate of the University of Montreal Medical School and completed her residency in surgery and plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Montreal, with a fellowship in reconstructive microsurgery and clinical research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. She is a partner of Plastic Surgery Consultants in Edina.
Our general surgeons Jose Fulco, MD; Chris Nielsen, MD; and Katya Ericson, MD all work with Dr. Lemaine. Breast Care navigator Patty Kark, RN can help coordinate your care.
Reach the Breast Care Center at 507-646-1143.