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Breast Surgery

Surgery for Breast Cancer

Many factors are considered when choosing the best surgical treatment for your breast cancer.  Your  treatment  plan  is  individualized  to  you  and  your  specific cancer.  As a breast cancer patient you should discuss these factors with your physicians. Following is a brief overview of some of the types of breast cancer surgery we offer to our patients.

  • Multidisciplinary treatment planning and consultation
  • Appointments coordinated with breast surgeons, medical and radiation oncologist
  • Comprehensive management of breast cancer –Diagnosis through Treatment and Survivorship
  • Accelerated appointments for abnormal mammogram and newly diagnosed cancer
  • Management of high risk and BRCA patients, genetic counseling
  • Ultrasound guided biopsies
  • Breast Conservation: including lumpectomy, oncoplastic surgery (reconstruction of lumpectomy defect at the time of surgery)
  • Mastectomy with or without reconstruction
  • Prophylactic bilateral nipple sparing mastectomy
  • Coordination of reconstruction with plastic surgeons
  • Sentinel lymph node biopsy
  • Itraoperative tumor localization
  • Intraperative specimen radiography
  • Diognosis and management of benign breast disease

Oncoplastic Breast Surgery

Oncoplastic surgery of the breast is an innovative approach to the treatment of breast cancer.  It  combines  the  best  and  latest  techniques  in  plastic  surgery  with  the  best oncologic   breast   surgery   techniques   for   removal   of   breast   cancer.  The   goal   of oncoplastic breast surgery is to provide optimal surgical removal of the cancer along with the most  favorable  cosmetic  outcome.  At the  time  the  cancer  is  removed,  the defect is reconstructed from the remaining natural breast tissue.

This  surgical  technique  also  includes  the  correction  of  imbalance  relative  to  the natural unaffected breast. It is a welcome concept to women with breast cancer who not  only  have  to  deal  with  the  diagnosis  and  life  changing  implications  of  breast cancer, but also the defect of possible disfiguring surgery to their breast.

The principles of oncoplastic surgery of the breast are based on minimal scarring and producing optimal breast shape and size. It includes careful preoperative planning as part  of  a  multidisciplinary  team  and  a  surgical  plan  that  results  in  excellent  cancer management with the best possible aesthetic outcome.

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