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.

Types of in office procedures and surgeries offered….
Accelerated appointments for abnormal mammogram and newly diagnosed cancer
Appointments coordinated with breast surgeons, medical oncologist, and radiation oncologist
Comprehensive management of breast cancer  (Diagnosis, treatment, and beyond)
Coordination of reconstruction with plastic surgeons
Diagnosis and management of benign breast disease
Intraoperative specimen radiography
Intraoperative tumor localization
Management of patients with strong family history of cancer with genetic counseling
Mastectomy with or without reconstruction
Multidisciplinary treatment planning and consultation
Oncoplastic Breast Surgery
Placement of accelerated partial breast radiation devices into the breast to help facilitate a shortened course of radiation therapy when appropriate
Prophylactic bilateral nipple sparing mastectomy
Sentinel lymph node biopsy
Small in office excisional or punch biopsies of skin for diagnosis
Ultrasound guided biopsies for diagnosis of lesions in the breast
Ultrasound guided cyst aspirations for painful cysts

 

Gynecological Oncology

When cancer is suspected or diagnosed in the reproductive organs of a woman, a gynecological oncologist in Arizona is critical in helping guide treatment.  A gynecologic oncologist is a physician in a highly specialized field of medicine dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancers of the female reproductive system.  They have completed fellowship training in gynecologic oncology after completing a residency in obstetrics and gynecology. They are the only surgical oncologists who are trained to give chemotherapy.

Office procedures and surgeries offered for the following….
Cancer of the Endometrium/Uterus
Cancer of Ovaries/Fallopian Tubes/Peritoneum
Cancer of the Cervix
Gestational Trophoblastic Tumor
Cancer of the Vagina
Cancer of the Vulva