Brief hypnosis intervention to control side effects associated with mastectomy with autologous breast reconstruction: A randomized clinical trial

ID Number 15-1066

Principal Investigator(s)
Peter Taub

Department(s) or Division(s)
Hematology and Medical Oncology


The purpose of this study is to examine how to help women undergoing a particular type of breast reconstruction after mastectomy (known as autologous breast reconstruction, or "flap surgery") manage any side-effects they might experience after surgery (e.g., pain, nausea, fatigue).  Previous research has suggested that hypnosis techniques might help manage any discomfort or distress associated with flap surgery.  Hypnosis is like focused concentration with relaxing words to help you manage post-surgical side effects like pain, nausea, and fatigue.  This study is the first to look at whether hypnosis can be helpful after flap surgery.

Contact Information
Dr. Peter Taub
(212) 824-7309

Recruiting Patients: Yes