Our doctors are currently seeing patients through in-person and video visits.
When you call to schedule an appointment with our doctors, please let the team know if you want an in-person or video visit. If you request a video visit, our team will walk you through the simple process of arranging one.
* This service is open to new and existing patients.
Why Choose Us?
The Nation’s Leading Breast Cancer Experts Close to Home
The NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital Breast Center provides patients with advanced approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer while fully supporting the whole person, not just the disease.
Our breast surgeons are members of the NewYork- Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center Breast Surgery program, which offers significantly better results than others, including higher survival rates, lower complication rates, and better reconstructive results than the national averages.
By bringing these experienced Columbia surgeons to our hospital, we are able to provide our patients with the nation’s best care right here in our own community.
- Minimally invasive biopsy procedures including sentinel lymph node biopsy
- Axillary lymph node dissection
- Mastectomy, including nipple-sparing mastectomy
- Excision of breast and axillary masses
- Advanced surgical techniques that help to minimize lymphedema
- Immediate reconstructive surgery following mastectomy to avoid another surgery
- Diagnosis and management of benign breast disorders
- A commitment to individualized, compassionate patient care and support every step of the way
- Seamless access to the full network of care available through the Comprehensive Breast Center of the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center.
Meet the Columbia Breast Surgery Team
Stacy K. Ugras MD, FACS is a board-certified and fellowship trained breast surgical oncologist whose practice is dedicated to the treatment of benign and malignant breast diseases. She performs all aspects of breast surgery, including breast conservation (lumpectomy), mastectomy, nipple-sparing mastectomy, and axillary lymph node procedures. She works closely with radiologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and plastic surgeons to deliver the highest-quality breast care.
Dr. Ugras received her undergraduate degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, medical degree from Weill Medical College of Cornell University, and completed her residency in general surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. During residency, she completed a research fellowship in surgical oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She then went on to finish a clinical fellowship in breast surgical oncology also at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center where she developed expertise in all aspects of breast surgery.
Dr. Roshni Rao, a renowned expert in breast care, is the chief of the Breast Surgery Program at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center and an associate professor of surgery at Columbia University Irving Medical Center.
A skilled surgeon who is passionate in her commitment to breast health and her patients, Dr. Rao has expertise in the treatment of breast cancer that has spread to the areas surrounding the breast, known as locally advanced breast cancer; in addition to breast cancer that has spread further to other parts of the body, metastatic breast cancer. Her groundbreaking research includes the positive effects of exercise for patients with breast cancer who are preparing for surgery, and the impact of ethnicity on the risk of developing triple-negative breast cancer (when the three receptors known to fuel most breast cancers; estrogen, progesterone, and the human epidermal growth factor receptor 2; are not present in the cancer tumor).
Dr. Rao oversees the breast cancer surgery program at the Comprehensive Breast Center of the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia, a multi-site, multi-disciplinary entity that incorporates the legacy of innovation and trust associated with the Columbia University Irving Medical Center. She treats patients both there and at both NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital’s Cancer Center.
Dr. Rao was repeatedly recognized with awards for her leadership at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, where she served as the director of the George N. Peters Center for Breast Surgery prior to joining NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia. She was elected by her peers to be a Best Doctors in Dallas; in breast surgery every year from 2009 to 2017.
Dr. Rao received her medical degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. She completed a general surgery residency at Baystate Medical Center/Tufts University School of Medicine, followed by a fellowship in breast surgical oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
She is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the Society of Surgical Oncology. She is currently the chair of the Patient Safety and Quality Committee for the American Society of Breast Surgeons. Dr. Rao serves as a reviewer for the Journal of the American Medical Association and the Annals of Surgical Oncology, and has served as a reviewer for Cancer and other journals. Her work has been published in these journals and many other surgical and oncology publications.