Advances in breast surgery have led to more women benefiting from minimally invasive approaches and better cosmetic outcomes. The breast surgeons of NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Westchester offer the latest approaches to breast surgery, including:
- Oncoplastic lumpectomy, a breast tumor removal technique where the breast is left intact to achieve better cosmetic outcomes.
- Skin-sparing mastectomy, which removes internal breast tissue and inserts an implant, but leaves the patient’s skin intact.
- Nipple-preserving mastectomy, (an option for women whose breast cancer has not invaded nipple tissue) which removes internal breast tissue and inserts an implant, but preserves the breast skin and nipple.
- Sentinel node biopsy and axillary lymph node removal, an approach that examines lymph nodes surrounding the tumor site to see if cancer has spread past the breast.
- Surgery for recurrent breast disease
Patients can undergo these procedures at NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital.
Our breast surgeons may also refer patients to a genetic counselor if they have a family and/or personal history of breast cancer. The genetic counselor can assess a patient’s future risk of developing cancer with genetic testing and by using a customized breast screening program.