"Dr Susan Kolb"By Susan E. Kolb, M.D., F.A.C.S, A.B.I.H.M.

Many of the holistic physicians in the United States have become proficient in developing effective detoxification programs that greatly aide the health of their patients with functional disorders due to impaired detoxification pathways and toxic overload secondary to environmental exposures. When a patient fails to respond as predicted, there may be a reason other than compliance.

I am a board certified plastic surgeon and a founding diplomat of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine. Like many of my holistic colleagues, I became ill with a serious and unknown disease that required me to learn about holistic and functional medicine in order to regain my health. Then, like many of the holistic doctors I have met, I then was able to help large numbers of patients with the same illness. This is the path of the wounded healer and may be one of the best ways for a doctor to explore a new disease that has yet to be characterized by medical science. In my case, the political reaction against this disease was remarkable, and still to this day is vehemently denied by the majority of plastic surgeons despite a great deal of scientific information that would support my theory of this illness.

In 1985, I was spiritually guided in meditation to get Dow Corning breast implants. This was easy to do as I was a major in the Air Force and my friend and mentor at a neighboring Air Force base was happy to perform this for me for free. I had no problems for about 8 years and then began to have immune problems, endocrine disruption, and neurological issues. Only my left breast implant was leaking silicone gel, so it was easy to know that the problems were coming from the implants, as the symptoms were primarily on the left side. Also, I had a waiting room full of women with the same illness. I had to delay my explantation (removal of breast implants and scar capsule) until early 1997 as there was a deadline for rupture proof which required surgery in one of the breast implant settlements (3M). When I was explanted by my plastic surgeons (I had two for good measure), they did not completely remove the scar capsule around the implant; this led to an exacerbation of the illness for many months after, as the chemicals from the leaking implants went into my system faster than they could be removed by detoxification.

For a complete description of the silicone, chemical, and bio-toxicity that silicone breast implant patients may experience, and the bio-toxicity, sick building syndrome inside the patient’s chest wall, please see the information at www.thenakedtruthaboutbreastimplants.com . There is also a paper describing what a holistic doctor can do for these patients (besides surgery which is always needed) called “The Silicone Treatment Protocol” which is available on the internet as well. Detoxification and immune and endocrine support is needed as well and is outlined in “The Silicone Immune Treatment Protocol” also available at www.plastikos.com under protocols. Other papers such as “Silicone and Saline Implants: Frequently Asked Questions”, “The Silicone Breast Implant Controversy”, and “Doctor, Are You Listening: The Silicone Catastrophe” are there as well.

About the Author: Susan Kolb, M.D., FACS, is the Founder of Millennium Healthcare and Avatar Cancer Center in Atlanta, Georgia. She is a recognized authority on energy healing and spiritual medicine as well as one of Atlanta’s leading plastic surgeons. Dr. Kolb incorporates holistic, spiritual, Traditional Chinese Medicine and the teachings of ancient healers into her modern surgery practice. For more information, visit www.templeofhealth.ws

Dr. Kolb is also the author of The Naked Truth About Breast Implants: From Harm to Healing. Visit www.TheNakedTruthAboutBreastImplants.com to learn more.