Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The Pink Lotus Breast Center

About the Pink Lotus Breast Center

The Pink Lotus Breast Center, fuses state-of-the art screening, diagnosis and treatment with preventive strategies and holistic, compassionate care. The country’s first female-owned, female-run and fully integrative breast center opened in March 2009. The center delivers unparalleled breast care through the following services:
  • Surgical Breast Specialists: Board-certified surgical breast oncologists perform expert breast exams, targeted ultrasound, same-day minimally invasive diagnostic biopsies, and cosmetically-conscious open breast biopsies, lumpectomies and mastectomies. Outpatient procedures take place in the adjoining, fully-accredited surgical center, with an unmatched team of female anesthesiologists and nurses.

  • Pink Lotus Imaging Center: The most sophisticated digital technology provides detailed mammograms with computer-assisted diagnosis. Patients receive same-day answers from a board-certified radiologist, leaving them confident about their screening. The Pink Lotus Breast Center is the only center in Los Angeles to offer Somo-V whole breast screening ultrasound – a painless, radiation-free examination of all breast tissue, which can find cancers that mammograms miss..

  • The Tao of Wellness at Pink Lotus: The Tao introduces 38 generations of Chinese herbology and medical wisdom to the Pink Lotus Breast Center, providing acupuncture, herbal therapy and nutrition as tools for breast cancer risk reduction, side-effect management from chemotherapy and menopause, stress relief and whole-body wellness.
  • Pink Lotus Genetics: Detailed family histories are taken with an analysis of all common disease and cancer genetics. Specific gene (such as BRCA) and general breast cancer risk testing (such as OncoVue®) are offered to all patients. The Pink Lotus Breast Center is the first center in Beverly Hills to use the HALO Breast Pap Test, an FDA-approved means of analyzing cells in breast fluid for precancerous change. Patients become empowered by their personalized genetic risk assessment, and leave the Pink Lotus Breast Center armed with a specific reduction strategy..

  • Psychology: A trusted relationship with an experienced psychologist helps patients tackle emotional barriers to health and recovery. Common issues include coping strategies, relationships with a significant other or child, sexuality, depression, anxiety, stress and eating disorders..

  • Nutrition: A registered dietician works with you to reduce breast cancer risk and recurrence by analyzing your daily diet and creating cancer-fighting menu plans, reducing body weight when necessary. .

  • Physical Therapy: Cancer patients see a physical therapist prior to and after surgery for range of motion exercises, and postoperative management. The Pink Lotus Breast Center is the only center in Los Angeles to offer L-DexTM, a non-invasive breakthrough technology that allows early detection and possible reversal of arm lymphedema (limb swelling from lymph node removal). .

  • Group Therapy: Breast cancer patients, and occasionally significant others, meet as a group to benefit from the power of expertly-guided group therapy..

  • Community Lectures: The Pink Lotus Breast Center encourages all patients to join in monthly evening seminars, with exciting and relevant topics presented by our own expert staff, as well as guest lecturers..

  • The Funk Buddies: A group of Pink Lotus breast cancer survivors who individually pair with newly diagnosed breast cancer patients for the purposes of friendship and emotional support. These women frequently find themselves deeply connected to each other, bound together in the sacred sisterhood of survivors. .

  • The Pink Lotus Petals Foundation: The center’s nonprofit organization provides free mammography and breast cancer care to underserved, low-income women in Los Angeles County. The art adorning the walls throughout the center can be purchased as a tax-deductible donation to the Pink Lotus Petals Foundation..

The Pink Lotus Breast Center - “Where Healthy Happens”: From the moment you enter the Pink Lotus Breast Center, you feel welcomed and comfortable. The waiting room provides immediate respite from the pressures of the day, as you relax into the comfy chairs, imagining a life inside the breathtaking world the wall art displays. Enjoy a complimentary tea and snack while you fill out information on a personal Tablet PC, which effortlessly transports all of your information to your doctor, as you write. Thanks to the proprietary electronic records at Pink Lotus Breast Center, by the time you leave, all of the physicians you specify will have received a faxed update on your visit to Pink Lotus, any prescriptions will have been sent to your personal pharmacy, any handouts or referral names will be printed for you to take home, future appointments with any services will have been scheduled, email or text or phone reminders (your choice) of upcoming appointments are in the system ready to go, and your insurance company (yes, Pink Lotus accepts insurance payments) will have already received your billing. What a relief! As you enter your car -- brought by the free valet --you think, “Finally! A breast care center that actually cares.”

About Dr. Kristi Funk

Dr. Kristi Funk, board-certified surgical breast specialist and founder of the Pink Lotus Breast Center in Beverly Hills, is an expert in minimally-invasive diagnostic and treatment methods for all types of breast diseases.

Former Director of Patient Education at Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Breast Center, Dr. Funk opened her own facility, the Pink Lotus Breast Center, as the country’s first female-owned, female-run and fully integrative breast center in March 2009. Pink Lotus Breast Center fuses state-of-the art screening, diagnosis and treatment with preventive strategies and holistic, compassionate care.

Dr. Funk graduated with distinction from Stanford University in 1991, and received her medical degree from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. After surgical residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, WA, she completed a surgical breast fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in 2002, where she then excelled as a surgeon and Director at the Cedars-Sinai Breast Center until 2009.

Dr. Funk’s published works have appeared in Advanced Therapy of Breast Disease, Surgical Clerkship Manual, Archives of Surgery, the Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery and the Journal of Clinical Microbiology. As a frequent presenter, she has addressed crowds at national and international Breast Cancer conferences, multiple Los Angeles-area hospitals, the Society of Nuclear Medicine, Southwestern Surgical Congress, Pacific Northwest Vascular Society, British Esophageal Group, Seattle Surgical Society, Virginia Mason Medical Center and the American Society for Microbiology, as well as numerous community audiences.

Dr. Funk’s media appearances include expert commentary on the CBS evening news, NBC’s Extra, co-hosting as a medical professional and interviewing celebrities as a medical correspondent , and appearing as a repeat guest surgeon on CBS’ The Doctors. She is Yoplait’s spokesperson for their “Save Lids to Save Lives” 2009 campaign, with appearances on The Today Show and The View.


Anonymous said...

Amazing doctor! Can't say enough good things about her. The center she is building is a blessing for all women in Los Angeles. It would be great to have a second center in the valley!!

Anonymous said...

I just saw Dr. Funk on The Doctors TV show this morning. How can I find out more about the Pink Lotus Petals nonprofit she started. I have a breast lump and don't have insurance. Please help

Francesca Capasso said...

Saw Dr. Funk on Gene Simmions Family Jewels.
I am a Breast Cancer Survivor who waited WAY too long for a mammogram because I had no insurance. I am so happy to know about the wonderful work that you are doing especially for women in need! Bless you!
Francesca Capasso

Beverley Hills Therapist said...

Wow Amazing work!!