Many women with breast cancer are candidates for breast-conserving surgery, also called lumpectomy, partial mastectomy or quadrantectomy. In this type of operation, your surgeon selectively removes the tumor and leaves the remaining breast intact.
In some instances, there must be some reshaping of the breast to help prevent contour deformities that may develop in the future, particularly after radiation. This reshaping, done at the same time as removal of the tumor, is called oncoplastic surgery. Oncoplastic surgery not only removes the cancer, it also prevents undue scarring and deformation of the breast, helping to maintain an aesthetically pleasing breast after all of the treatment for cancer is complete.
This is part of our overall plan at NYC Surgical Associates to get you back to your life, safely, with minimal disruptions from your medical and surgical care.