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Breast Surgery

Compassionate Diagnostic Services and Comprehensive Care

Breast surgical oncology is a key component in the care of patients diagnosed with breast cancer. Surgical treatment together with medical and/or radiation oncology are the mainstays of breast cancer care. Depending on the type of cancer, surgery can be recommended either before or after chemotherapy.

The stage and location of the tumor and the overall health of the patient determine the type of surgery that will be most beneficial and effective. Our breast surgeons will discuss the type of surgery (lumpectomy/partial mastectomy or total mastectomy) that is appropriate for you. Our breast surgeons use oncoplastic techniques for breast conservation and work together with plastic surgeons when women choose mastectomy and reconstruction.

Our Breast Surgeons

Ridley-Tree Cancer Center’s breast surgeons collaborate with the multidisciplinary team that includes medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, researchers, patient navigators, genetic counselors, oncology nutritionists, physical therapists (lymphedema treatment) and other support staff to provide prompt, compassionate diagnostic services and comprehensive care, close to home. In addition to treating breast cancer, we also care for patients with benign breast disease, including complications of lactation.

The Breast Surgery Program is based at the Ridley-Tree Cancer Center for outpatient care and at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital for inpatient care.