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A Multidisciplinary Approach to
Breast Surgery & Treatment

At Advanced Surgical Care, our breast surgery specialists have diagnosed and treated thousands of benign and malignant breast conditions, the most serious being breast cancer. We understand that a breast cancer diagnosis is a life-changing event. At Advanced Surgical Care, our caring experts help patients navigate from diagnosis through treatment and into survivorship.

Ours is a multidisciplinary approach with close communication and coordination with colleagues in the other treating specialties — medical and radiation oncology, plastic surgery, physical therapy and radiology — to create an individualized treatment plan. Multiple advanced surgical techniques are offered including oncoplasty, nipple-sparing mastectomy, hidden scar surgery, and intra-operative radiation therapy.

Our team of specialists also treats many non-cancerous breast conditions. These include breast pain, breast cysts, infections, and fibrocystic breast conditions. We offer patients the most advanced techniques available and a high-touch, patient-centric approach to breast care. The team at Advanced Surgical Care provides all of the following:

  • Breast ultrasound
  • Minimally invasive breast core biopsy
  • Lumpectomy
  • Sentinel lymph node biopsy
  • Nipple sparing mastectomy
  • Hidden scar surgery
  • Breast biopsy
  • Fibroadenoma excision
  • Wireless localization
Radar For Precise Tumor Removal
Wire-free radar technology makes breast cancer surgery more effective and easier for our patients.

How it works: Our breast surgeons insert a reflector smaller than a grain of rice into the target tissue. Then, using radar localization, they’re able to more precisely target and remove the cancerous tissue.

Benefits of radar localization:

  • Locates tumors more precisely
  • Increases likelihood of completely removing the cancerous tissue
  • Avoids patient discomfort because no wire is inserted into the breast
  • Reduces need for follow-up surgeries Improves cosmetic outcomes with more strategic planning of incision

BioZorb for Lumpectomies
BioZorb is a small device inserted into the breast during lumpectomies that guides radiation.

Benefits of BioZorb:

  • Providing a scaffold so breast doesn’t crumple after a lumpectomy
  • Incision and changes in breast are hardly visible
  • Acting as a marker for imaging and future procedures
  • Being completely resorbable

Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (IORT)
Intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) delivers targeted radiation to a tumor site immediately after a lumpectomy. It can destroy remaining cancer cells after the procedure while sparing healthy breast tissue.

Benefits of IORT:

  • Single session that lasts about 20 to 30 minutes
  • Fewer skin and breast tissue reactions such as irritation
  • Reducing treatment duration if used as a supplement to whole breast radiation
  • Being a good alternative to whole breast radiation for women diagnosed with earlier-stage breast cancer.

Oncoplasty
Oncoplasty or oncoplastic surgery, refers to the combining of cancer surgery (oncological surgery) and plastic surgery in a single operation. Ocoloplasty may involve a breast surgeon working together with a plastic surgeon, or a breast surgeon working independently. Over the years, oncoplastic surgeons have adopted many of the techniques used by plastic surgeons in the area of breast reduction and breast reconstruction.

During the surgical procedure, the goal of the oncoplastic surgeon is to remove the portion of the breast which contains the cancer, and then reshape the patient’s remaining breast tissue into a normal-appearing breast.