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Joy's Story

Prepectoral Breast Reconstruction

joy's story

Dr. Justin Sacks, the Director of Reconstructive Oncology for Johns Hopkins Hospital, has dedicated his life to not just making women feel whole again, but making them strong, giving them options to thrive.

“This is not a death sentence for your breasts,” he said. “This is not a death sentence for you as a person, as a woman. This is the beginning of a different journey.”

He’s who FOX45 Reporter Joy Lambert turned to when it was time for her preventative double mastectomy. Dr. Sacks says for the right patient, it’s an option to change their destiny. Watch Joy's story

Treatment Team

Learn more about Joy's treatment team.

Photo of Dr. Justin Michael Sacks, M.D.

Sacks, Justin Michael, M.D.

Associate Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Vice Chair of Clinical Operations
Director, Oncological Reconstruction
Appointment Phone: 443-997-9466


The Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery brings together a team of board certified plastic surgeons who specialize in complex breast reconstruction procedures, and devoted to providing attentive patient care. Learn more about our plastic and reconstructive breast surgery team.

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Condition Information

Women considering breast reconstruction have the option for reconstruction at the time of their mastectomy or reconstruction over time, in a series of stages. Learn more about breast cancer and breast reconstruction.

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