Sumeet Teotia, M.D.
Sumeet S. Teotia, M.D., is a classically trained artist and a surgical expert in breast reconstruction, which is at the core of his practice as part of multidisciplinary cancer care at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He is Director of the Breast Reconstruction Program and is closely involved with the breast cancer team – surgical oncologists, medical and radiation oncologists, and geneticists – at Harold C. Simmons Cancer Center.
Breast reconstruction patients can look forward to more natural aesthetic results and options that continue to evolve, with them being at the center of that decision-making process.”
He combines his talents and a rare classical drawing background with science and surgery in a sincere attempt to achieve what he calls a beautiful harmony among all of these that is grounded in honest, achievable, visual reality. His goal is geared toward an aesthetic balance that is in concert with a harmonious and artistic result.
He performs soft tissue microvascular breast reconstruction flap procedures such as DIEP, SIEA, double flaps or stacked flaps, TRAM, TUG/PAP, SGAP, and other flap procedures of the breast. He also specializes in nipple-sparing mastectomy reconstruction as part of an implant-based reconstruction practice.
“In breast reconstruction, my practice is geared toward an aesthetic-based reconstruction,” Dr. Teotia says, “beginning from understanding how a patient appears pre-operatively, what is encountered during surgery, and what possibilities exist to reach a maximum beautiful result.”
Dr. Teotia believes in delivering compassionate and professional care, treating patients like relatives, and using their life perspective in decision making.
“My patients are an extension of my family, so I make sure they are at least happy and satisfied,” Dr. Teotia says. “My mission is to achieve a result that is real and that we are both pleased with. I’ll never be perfect, but I will give it my best.”
He believes his grounding in classical art supports a keener sense of observation. It helps him understand perspective, light, and shadows – elements of a natural form. It also allows him to see natural beauty in classical terms. Natural beauty has been defined for thousands of years, he says, and it’s not what one sees in contemporary images. This contributes significantly to the way he guides patients through kind and compassionate care.