Dr. John Kehoe is a Memorial Sloan Kettering trained breast cancer surgeon and surgical oncologist. Over two decades ago, he founded and developed a private, full service, free standing breast cancer diagnosis and treatment center.

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The “All Thumbs” Generation

Caveat Emptor: take your surgeon’s history of hobbies practiced in their youth before signing that operative consent! There is now speculation from a recent New York Times article (May 30, 2019) that surgeons with skills developed through manually oriented hobbies in their youth may be more technically adept and, thus, better surgeons who produce better outcomes. Gosh, how stupid was I in junior high not to sign up for that after school calligraphy course? This article claims that your surgeon may be…

Michele’s Story

I am Michele, Dr Kehoe’s Practice Director. For the better part of 13 years I have navigated patients and their families through their breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. However, today I am unfortunately navigating  myself through my own cancer.… I am now experiencing both sides of the cancer experience. Compassion is of the utmost importance.  Additionally, I have found that cancer treatment must be fast tracked. I took the same advice I give my patients and applied it to myself. Once…

Nelson Cheng–A Man in Pink on Wednesdays

Yesterday (Wednesday October 24) our office along with the staff at Gramercy Surgery Center honored Mr. Nelson Cheng. Nelson is the Director of Operations at Gramercy Surgery Center in Manhattan where I do the bulk of my surgeries for breast cancer patients. Unbeknownst to me, Nelson wears a pink shirt every Wednesday, which is the day that I operate on breast cancer patients. It is on this day every week of the year that he honors those facing breast cancer…

Andrea Esposito–Breast Navigator

As a kickoff to Breast Cancer Awareness month October 2018: I am pleased to announce that Andrea Esposito has completed a rigorous course to be certified as a Breast Navigator (CN-BA) by the National Consortium of Breast Centers (NCBC). Congratulations to her for her efforts. And the office is proud to add this certified service to all that we offer to patients in the office. In essence, she has operated as a Breast Navigator for many years. This certification confirms…

A Six Pack of Anesthesia

I received instruction in operating room behavior as a third year medical student. I knew how to scrub, glove, and gown, but hadn’t stood at the operating table, hadn’t seen my first operation until this moment. This was to be my maiden voyage into the unknown of the operating room, the OR. I scrubbed for five minutes as instructed and followed the attending surgeon and chief resident into the operating room. The head OR nurse took control of me, watched…

The C-word, Seafood Delicacies, and Constellations

The C-word (cancer) scares the hell out of us. A patent will plead, not wanting to utter this horrible word, “Please don’t tell me I have the C-word.” As a word, it is interesting. As a disease, cancer is frightening and formidable. Yet, it is highly interesting to study, to treat, and to hopefully conquer. A chief resident during my surgical training would refer to cancer as crab. On rounds he would refer to Mrs. So and So having a…

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