BREAST SURGERY

The Breast Surgery team takes a multidisciplinary approach to its practice, working collaboratively with other Clermont ASC staff, including medical oncologists, pathologists, breast radiologists, plastic surgeons, radiation oncologists, nurses, technicians and social workers.

The prospect of breast surgery can be anxiety producing, but in the hands of our breast surgical oncologists, patients are reassured. Fellowship-trained breast surgeons coordinate complex treatment planning with all team members, providing a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to benign and malignant diseases of the breast, and collaborating closely with other specialists at the Clermont ASC.

Our breast surgeons work closely with their patients to identify a surgical option that provides for the best outcome taking personal concerns and preferences into consideration. Some options include:

  • Oncoplastic surgical techniques for better outcomes
  • Skin sparing or nipple sparing mastectomy
  • Sentinel lymph node biopsy and selective axillary node dissection
  • Immediate reconstruction in coordination with plastic surgeons
  • Surgical treatment for High risk or BRCA mutation carriers

Reconstructive Surgery
Our fellowship-trained plastic surgeons offer many advanced breast reconstruction options, which can help minimize the trauma associated with breast cancer surgery and allow patients to feel whole and gain psychological closure. Reconstructive surgeons work closely with patients to decide which option suits them best:

  • Reconstuction with DIEP flaps (Using skin and fat from abdomen without muscles, one of the few centers in Arizona offering this technique)
  • Fat grafting for complete or partial breast reconstruction
  • Reconstruction with pedicled TRAM flaps (Using skin, fat and muscles from patients’ abdomen)
  • Reconstruction with latissimus dorsi flaps (Using muscle and skin from patients’ back)
  • Breast implants with or without acellular dermal matrices