Procedures for Breast

Skin Sparing Mastectomy

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Immediate Reconstruction

In combination with Board Certified Plastic Surgeons

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Oncoplastic approaches

For better cometic outcomes

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Lumpectomy

A lumpectomy is the surgical removal of a breast lump. The lump is then tested for malignancy. It is an outpatient procedure with minimal scarring anticipated. There are multiple anesthetic options available. You and your physician will decide which option is best for you.

 



Breast Biopsy Open & Stereotactic

Breast biopsy is the removal of a portion of suspicious tissue for analysis. When you or your physician notice a change in breast tissue or discover a lump; a breast biopsy is performed. The surgeon either cuts out a small portion, does a stereotactic, or a needle biopsy. In stereotactic, a large bore needle is guided to the lump with a special computer that shows two plains of view. Stereotactic is used when the lump cannot be felt but is visible on mammogram or MRI. The tissue samples are examined under microscope to determine whether or not it’s cancerous. There are multiple sedation options available for both types of biopsy. You and your physician will decide which option is best for you. Both procedures are performed outpatient.



Simple Mastectomy

Simple mastectomy is the removal of the entire breast. It is normally done as treatment for breast cancer but can also be used a prophylactic measure for those predisposed to the disease. Risk factors for breast cancer include a family history of breast cancer, personal history of other types of cancer, carry the cancer gene, have no children and being over 50 years old. It is performed under general anesthesia and may result in an overnight hospital stay. Expect an incision that runs across the center of the breast. If you choose, you can have reconstructive breast surgery that day.



Modified Radical Mastectomy

Modified radical mastectomy is the removal of the entire breast and an axillary lymph node dissection. It is a more aggressive treatment for breast cancer. This method is used when there is a suspicion that the cancer has spread beyond the breast. Risk factors for breast cancer include a family history of breast cancer, personal history of other types of cancer, carrier of the cancer gene, never had children and being over 50 years old. It is performed under general anesthesia and often results in overnight hospital stay. Expect an incision that runs across the center of the breast and a small incision under your arm.



Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy

Sentinel node biopsy is used to see how far cancer has spread and is generally done with a lumpectomy for a known cancer. Lymph nodes are a body-wide system of pea-sized filters that blood and body fluid drains through. Foreign material collects in the lymph nodes. The lymph node closest to a tumor is tested for tumor cells, letting the physician see if cancer is spreading. It’s called a sentinel node biopsy because it is the node “standing guard” over the tumor. If tumor cells are identified within the sentinel node the physician will also need to do an axillary lymph node dissection. There are various levels of sedation available and it can be performed as an outpatient or inpatient procedure. You and your physician can decide which form of treatment is best for you.

 



Axillary Lymph Node Dissection

Axillary lymph node dissection is the surgical removal of axillary (under arm) lymph nodes to test for the presence of cancer cells. It is frequently used to determine the extent of the breast cancer due to their proximity to the breast. Lymph nodes are a body-wide system of pea-sized filters that blood and body fluid drains through. Foreign material collects in the lymph nodes. If cancer is spreading beyond the tumor, some of the cancer cells will be trapped in the lymph nodes. There are various levels of sedation available and it can be performed as an outpatient or inpatient procedure. You and your physician can decide which form of treatment is best for you.



 
Patient Forms & Information
To save you time, patient forms can be printed, completed, and brought to your initial visit.
 
 
 
Our Location
The Ozark Surgical Group is located at 901 Burnett Drive, behind The Baxter Regional Medical Center.