Breast Cancer Surgery

Depending on your breast cancer management plan, you may require surgery. Our surgical team offers a variety of breast cancer surgery options:

  • Lumpectomy: Surgery to remove a breast cancer tumor and a small amount of surrounding tissue
  • Mastectomy with or without reconstruction: Surgery to remove the entire breast, sometimes followed by reconstruction of the breast (using implants or tissue)
  • Nipple-sparing mastectomy: Surgery to remove breast tissue, leaving the nipple and areola in place
  • Sentinel lymph node biopsy: Surgery to remove a sentinel lymph node (a lymph node from which cancer cells are most likely to spread)
  • Axillary dissection: Surgery to remove lymph nodes from more than one level (or location in the pectoral muscle)
  • Accelerated partial breast irradiation: Radiation that’s given to just part of the breast
  • Intraoperative ultrasound: Using ultrasound during surgery to find and remove tumors