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