Breast Surgery Expertise
One out of eight women will face breast cancer in her lifetime, which means one out of eight wives, sisters, aunts, daughters and mothers will be stricken. When breast cancer strikes one of us, whole families suffer. This is why Comprehensive Cancer Centers added the field’s leading surgeons to its continuum of care. Our highly skilled team conducts both non-cancer and cancer-related surgeries as part of their mission to provide the most current and effective treatment options to our breast care and breast cancer patients.
While our patient philosophy is to provide excellence in breast surgical care using the highest standards, newest technologies available and access to the latest clinical research, we believe that some of the most important treatments are preventative. Through breast health advocacy, early detection and regular prevention screenings, our goal is to stop cancer before it strikes. But in cases where cancer treatment is necessary, the breast surgery division pursues a multidisciplinary approach, creating individualized treatment plans where the patient’s personal needs come first.
To stay at the forefront of treatment, the breast surgery division also participates in monthly tumor board meetings where surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists and other health care professionals come together in a collaborative environment to discuss some of the more challenging breast tumor cases and the best possible treatment options.
BREAST SURGERY PHYSICIANS
Our team includes the following physicians:
The breast surgery division at Comprehensive Cancer offers multiple treatment options including, but not limited to, the following services:
Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation: Localized treatment (brachytherapy) that involves the insertion of a catheter to deliver a highly effective dose of radiation while greatly reducing treatment time.
Clinical Research Studies: Allows for access to cutting edge treatment and therapies before they become available to the general public.
Genetic Risk Screening and Analysis: Individuals at risk for familial and genetic breast cancer have options for surveillance and preventative intervention.
Breast Biopsy: A procedure to determine the pathology of a mass, this includes in-office needle biopsies or surgical biopsies.
Breast Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures: Ultrasound guided cyst aspirations and needle breast biopsies.
Breast Exam and Breast Care Education: Breast examination by a physician with many years of experience as a specialist, and expert instruction in breast care techniques.
Breast Ultrasound: A noninvasive test to produce internal images of the breast for diagnosis and treatment.
Lumpectomy: A surgical procedure to remove a benign or malignant tumor and surrounding normal breast tissue.
Mammogram Review: An expert image review and consultation.
Management of Benign Breast Disease: Cysts, fibroadenomas, fibrocystic breast disease and breast pain all require expert management.
Mastectomy: The complete removal of the breast.
Nipple Sparing Mastectomy: A mastectomy procedure that removes the breast tissue sparing the nipple, if pathology allows.
Oncoplastic Breast Surgery: The latest surgical method that combines cosmetic surgery techniques with breast surgical oncology for the most natural outcome.
Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy: A surgical procedure of the underarm lymph nodes to determine if cancer has spread from its original site.