Immense benefits for border patients

  • February 23, 2021
  • Dr. Queenie Chan

Last updated on March 25, 2024

Immense benefits for border patients

The breast reconstruction was performed by plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr Queenie Chan.

Since Mrs Lions’ surgery, Dr Chan has performed an immediate reconstruction — done at the same time as a mastectomy for another mum living near the NSW-Victorian border.

The new equipment has also been used on a motorbike accident victim and has the potential to extend to head and neck cancers in the future.

Speaking at the trust’s annual general meeting Dr Chan said the equipment including a surgical microscope and skin grafting machine brought “immense” benefits to Albury Wodonga Health and its patients.

“For many of our patients, it has eliminated the need for them to travel unnecessarily to Melbourne,” she said.

“A lot of it has taken away the stress to the patients and their families, having that support close by during their surgery and in their immediate recovery, and of course for their follow up visits.

“This is what is going to provide us with the united and comprehensive service that we so desperately need and ties in with our oncology medical and surgical services, diagnostics and our reconstructive service as a whole.”

Dr. Queenie Chan

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Dr. Queenie Chan

Dr. Chan brings over a decade of extensive training and experience in Plastic Surgery, including prestigious fellowships in facial reanimation and breast reconstruction. Committed to serving her community, she has worked in disadvantaged regions across the Philippines and Cambodia, bringing essential healthcare to those in need. Now residing in rural Victoria, she continues her dedication to both her patients and personal pursuits, embodying a holistic approach to life and care.

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