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Breast Cancer Surgery in Brooklyn

 

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The idea of having surgery to remove breast cancer can feel intimidating. But breast surgeons at Maimonides Breast Center discuss your options with you and help you feel comfortable with your treatment. Our team puts your health and concerns first.

We partner with you to find the right option to protect your health. Our surgeons are dedicated to preserving and restoring your breasts, when possible. After surgery, our patient support services team ensures a smooth recovery.

 

Breast Cancer Surgery at Maimonides: Why Choose Us?

Our board-certified breast surgeons focus exclusively on treating breast disease. One of our breast surgeons also has a background in gynecology, sexual health and gynecologic surgery, bringing even greater expertise to meeting your complete health needs. We offer:

  • Breast-conserving procedures: We want you to keep as much of your natural breast as is safely possible. We try to preserve breast skin and nipples during mastectomy. We also offer treatments before surgery to shrink tumors, often making them small enough to remove with a lumpectomy instead of mastectomy. Sometimes these preoperative therapies allow surgeons to remove fewer lymph nodes, decreasing the risk of lymphedema.

  • Reconstructive breast surgery: Our breast surgeons partner with Maimonides plastic surgeons for reconstructive breast surgery. These experts work together to minimize scarring and give your breasts a natural look and feel.

  • Opioid-sparing surgical care: The Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) pain management protocols developed at Maimonides minimize the need for addictive pain medicines such as opioids. We manage pain with long-acting local anesthesia and alternative pain relievers. We’re nationally recognized for using opioid-minimizing therapies and responsible prescribing to lower the risk of opioid addiction.

  • Team approach: Our breast surgeons participate in multidisciplinary tumor boards. During these sessions, your surgeon discusses your diagnosis and treatment with medical oncologists, radiologists and other experts. Your doctor then discusses the team’s recommendations with you. This collaboration ensures you receive the best possible care.

  • Leading breast cancer care: The American College of Surgeons places Maimonides Breast Center among the nation’s top 5 percent for breast care. We offer expert diagnosis and a range of cancer treatments, including clinical trials. Our patient navigators guide you through the treatment process.

  • Rehabilitation services: Physical therapists in our physical rehabilitation medicine program help you regain mobility and flexibility after breast cancer surgery.

  • Palliative care: Our palliative care specialists develop personalized plans to help you manage post-surgical pain, as well as side effects such as nausea, fatigue and depression.

  • Outpatient services: We also offer post-surgical care at Maimonides Doctors Brighton Beach, to ensure proper wound healing.

Types of Breast Cancer Surgeries

Our breast surgeons treat hundreds of people every year. We offer:

  • Lumpectomy: Removal of the cancerous tumor and some surrounding tissue

  • Mastectomy: Removal of all breast tissue from one breast or both breasts

  • Sentinel lymph node biopsy: Removal of cancerous or potentially cancerous sentinel lymph nodes, the first stop for fluid that filters away from your breasts

  • Axillary lymph node dissectionRemoval of multiple lymph nodes from the armpit area (axilla) near the affected breast