Chair, Department of Surgery
Director, Maimonides Breast Cancer Center
Director, Breast Surgery
Director, Breast Imaging
Associate Director, Breast Surgery
Chief, Plastic Surgery
Clinically Advanced Treatment
Today’s breast cancer patients have more treatment options than ever before. Treatment for breast cancer can involve surgery, radiation therapy, hormonal therapy and systemic therapy such as chemotherapy—or any combination of these.
At the Maimonides Breast Cancer Program, we have unique expertise and the most advanced treatment approaches for all of these therapies. Our team of experts works closely together to develop the best plan and sequence of treatment for each individual patient.
Surgery and Breast Reconstruction
Most breast cancer patients undergo some form of surgery, whether it’s a lumpectomy, a partial mastectomy, or a mastectomy. Breast cancer surgery has evolved dramatically over the past two decades, making it possible to remove less of the normal breast tissue during surgery.
At the Maimonides Breast Cancer Program, we are dedicated to giving the patient both the best chance for survival and the best chance to spare the breast. Our surgical team has played a leading role in the development of technical advances that spare breast tissue, and we have some of the highest success rates of breast conservation therapy.
In our advanced surgical procedure suite, we offer a full range of the latest surgical techniques and procedures to treat patients with breast cancer. Our board certified surgeons also have extensive experience and high success rates in the latest innovative tissue-sparing procedures—from sentinal node biopsy, which involves the removal of fewer lymph nodes than standard lymph node surgery, to skin-sparing and nipple-sparing mastectomies, which optimize the results of breast reconstruction. Working closely in conjunction with plastic surgery, we also offer the full spectrum of innovative approaches for breast reconstruction after mastectomy.
Radiation therapy is a central component of the treatment of most breast cancers today. At the Maimonides Breast Cancer Program, our radiation oncology team is dedicated to providing every patient with state-of-the-art, evidence-based care with compassion and attention to individual needs.
Our radiation oncologists and dedicated medical physicists and therapists have extensive experience in the latest techniques that provide precise radiation treatments to patients. To ensure the highest chance of obtaining a cure, while minimizing the risks for radiation side effects, the Maimonides radiation oncology team utilizes the most sophisticated treatment planning equipment to pinpoint the tumors and spare the normal tissues any unnecessary toxicity.
Once a treatment plan is developed, our radiation oncology team uses the most advanced technology available for radiation delivery, including Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) and High Dose Rate Remote Afterloading. Dedicated to patient safety, our staff continually performs vigorous and sophisticated testing for quality assurance, and the Maimonides Cancer Center’s radiation therapy unit has received recognition as one of the safest and most accurate units in the country.
Breast medical oncology is one of the most rapidly evolving areas of subspecialty in the treatment of breast cancer. In this role, our breast medical oncology team is widely regarded as both technically masterful and highly compassionate, and our patients benefit from their specialized knowledge and expert treatment.
Our medical oncologists specialize in breast cancer and bring the highest level of skill to matching the disease with the best systemic therapies, which include chemotherapies, hormonal treatments, and the latest targeted biological agents.
In addition to providing the latest evidence-based treatments for breast cancer, the team also offers clinical research protocols for novel agents or dosing methods. Access to clinical trials through a variety of mechanisms ensures the patient that the treatments offered will be state-of-the-art.