Our experienced team of surgical oncologists are equipped to do what it takes to get you healthy and set your mind at ease. Sometimes that could require a lumpectomy. A lumpectomy is a type of breast cancer surgery where only the tumor and a small amount of surrounding tissue is removed. This procedure is a form of breast-sparing surgery most commonly recommended for patients with early-stage cancer. Because this is a less invasive surgery than other procedures, such as a mastectomy, the recovery time tends to be shorter and easier after a lumpectomy.
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A lumpectomy can be highly effective at removing cancer from the breasts, and the cosmetic outcomes are often quite positive as well. However, even after a successful lumpectomy, patients may be prescribed a course of chemotherapy or radiation therapy to ensure that all of the cancerous cells have been removed. If, following a lumpectomy, cancerous cells are found in the “margins” (the regular breast tissue that was removed in addition to the tumor), a second operation may be scheduled to remove any remaining tumor cells.
At Florida Medical Clinic, we have an experienced team of surgical oncologists who will help you determine the best approach to breast cancer surgery. We take into consideration not only your specific diagnosis, but also how important it is to preserve the original breast tissue and whether removing the entire breast could reduce the likelihood of a recurrence.
To schedule a consultation with one of our experienced surgical breast oncologists, contact Florida Medical Clinic today.
For patients diagnosed with breast cancer, it’s important to determine how far the cancer has spread to provide effective treatment. Lymph node removal is used to find out if the cancer has spread beyond the breast.
In addition to lumpectomy procedures, we also offer single and double mastectomies. Our team will be able to determine which procedure is best suited for your condition.
Using a multidisciplinary approach to your treatment, our team of general surgeons will work with our cosmetic & plastic surgeons to provide post-surgical breast reconstruction.