Dr. Shannon Colohan's is a surgeon who specializes in breast reconstruction. In this video, she discusses what motivates her and and what it's like to care for patients at SCCA.
Dr. Colohan was fairly ill as a child and had a lot of experience as a patient, which helped to create her interest in the medical field. She is artistic and likes to work with her hands, leading her to an interest in surgery and then plastic surgery. Dr. Colohan specifically chose breast cancer reconstruction because she loves helping patients at a difficult point in their lives, helping to change how they feel about themselves and bringing them to a happier place. SCCA takes a team approach to cancer care, collaborating with the nurses, physician assistants, medical assistants, and other surgeons. Dr. Colohan is part of a team of six plastic and reconstructive surgeons who are wholly dedicated to breast reconstructive surgery, whose expertise she believes leads to better outcomes for her patients.