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Surgical Procedures

Virtua, Voorhees

All surgical procedure carries an inherent risk of bleeding and Infections. We take preventive measures by achieving hemostasis (stopping bleeding) by means of injecting medication, using cautery and other hemostatic materials. The risk of infection is decreased by using antiseptic technique, ensuring sterility of the instruments and by giving preop antibiotics (such as clindamycin or Ancef).

All surgical procedures are done in the operating room under general or twilight anesthesia.


Lumpectomy, Palpation Guided


Lumpectomy, After Wire Localization


Central Duct Excision


Partial Mastectomy, Palpation Guided


Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy


Axillary Lymph Node Dissection


Mastectomy - Removal of All Visible Breast Tissue

There are different types of mastectomy described below.

Mastectomy is recommended if breast conserving surgery cannot be safely performed due to the extent of the disease or if the breast has been radiated in the past. However, there are instances where Breast conserving surgery is recommended by the surgeon, but the patient prefers a mastectomy. These considerations need to be acknowledged by all patients that opt for mastectomy:


Mastectomy, skin sparing- With immediate reconstruction by Plastic surgeon


Mastectomy, Nipple Sparing- With Immediate Rconstruction by Plastic Surgeon


Mastectomy, Simple - With No Reconstruction


Mastectomy, Modified Radical - With No Reconstruction


Prophylactic mastectomy


Oncoplastic closure of lumpectomy sites


Wound revision


Explanation of breast implants