Breast Cancer Surgery in Brooklyn
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 Center, 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 immediate breast reconstruction after mastectomy.
- Lumpectomy, also known as breast-conserving surgery, is the removal of only the tumor and a small amount of surrounding tissue.
- Skin Sparing and Nipple Sparing Mastectomy is the removal of all of the breast tissue. Mastectomy is more refined and less intrusive than it used to be because in most cases, the muscles under the breast are no longer removed.
- Lymph node evaluation, or sentinel lymph node biopsy/axillary lymph node dissection, can take place during lumpectomy and mastectomy if the biopsy shows that breast cancer has spread outside the milk duct. Some people qualify for the less-invasive sentinel lymph node dissection.
- Breast reconstruction is the rebuilding of the breast after mastectomy and sometimes lumpectomy. Reconstruction can take place at the same time as cancer-removing surgery, or months to years later. Some women decide not to have reconstruction or opt for a prosthesis instead.
- Prophylactic mastectomy is preventive removal of the breast to lower the risk of breast cancer in high-risk people.
Find out more and speak with a specialist.
Call 718-765-2570 to make an appointment with a breast cancer specialist or request an appointment online today.