NYC Plastic Surgeon Dr. Keegan on ‘GMA’ Breast Cancer Diagnosis


Amy Robach reveals breast cancer diagnosis on ‘Good Morning America,’ plans to undergo double mastectomy. You can read the entire article here.

New York City Plastic Surgeon Dr. Leo Keegan Comments:

Unfortunately, the only thing unusual about Amy Robach’s announcement that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer is that she is a prominent newsperson. As a plastic surgeon with extensive experience in post-mastectomy breast reconstruction, I see patients like this all the time. Ms. Robach is far from the only young, healthy, and busy woman who defers screening mammography. She is hardly the only one who is shocked by the abrupt way in which the biopsy results can turn her life upside down. Her decision to proceed with a bilateral mastectomy is certainly aided by the ability to offer her superb reconstructive options after mastectomy. What is unique about Ms. Robach is her media presence and this makes her a positive example for other women. Her story, though not unique, is prominent, and hopefully as a result of that prominence, other women will pursue appropriate screening mammography which will aid in earlier detection and treatment of breast cancer, leading to increasing the number of patients cured. I wish Ms. Robach all the best in her courageous battle.

Leo Keegan, MD


Plastic Surgery New York Leo Keegan, M.D., F.A.C.S. Plastic Surgeon Leo Keegan has a keen interest in giving back. Shortly after he finished his training, Dr. Keegan became the Co Medical Director for the Avon 3-Day Walk to benefit breast cancer research. He regularly volunteers on medical missions despite a full surgery schedule and two offices in New York City and Englewood, New Jersey. He traveled to Honduras with a group of Mt Sinai Medical School students, and to Haiti with a team of colleagues who are members of the New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons. In 2011, Dr. Keegan went to Vietnam with the Tran Tien Foundation ( a non-profit organization dedicated to providing medical care and supportive/social services to the underprivileged and underserved in Hue, Vietnam. He looks forward to returning to Vietnam again this spring to continue his work with this group. Along with Dr. Carlin Vickery, Dr. Keegan is part of New York’s longest-tenured microsurgical team, and he maintains an academic appointment as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City.

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