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Surgical Options for Breast Cancer

University Hospitals Surgical Oncology Specialists Provide the Latest Breast Cancer Treatments

Surgical oncology specialists at University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center are board-certified in breast cancer surgery. These highly trained cancer specialists use minimally invasive biopsy techniques, have a high rate of breast conservation, and are skilled in using various other techniques that can help achieve favorable outcomes and prevent potential complications.


UH Seidman Cancer Center takes a multidisciplinary team approach to breast cancer surgery. Our surgical oncology specialists work together to develop an individualized treatment plan for each patient. This includes coordinating with breast radiologists and using minimally invasive biopsy techniques for diagnosis and staging, planning with plastic surgery for optimal cosmetic results, and consulting with medical oncology for possible chemotherapy prior to surgery for advanced breast cancers and to improve the possibility of breast conservation.

Our board-certified surgeons have expertise in all types of breast cancer surgery, including:

  • Lumpectomy
  • Sentinel node biopsy
  • Skin and nipple-sparing mastectomy
  • Oncoplastic surgery techniques

Breast Reconstruction Options for Cancer Patients

When removing cancerous breast tissue, our surgical oncology specialists work together with expert plastic surgeons to rebuild the shape of the breast. University Hospitals breast reconstruction surgery rate with American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) Stage 0, 1 or 2 breast cancer is 81 percent. The plastic surgeons at UH are experienced in all methods of restoring breasts to their near-normal appearance, including:

  • Implant and tissue reconstruction
  • Deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flaps