Routine Breast Care and Diagnosis
- Breast exams, diagnostic mammography, and breast sonography are provided in a single office and generally in a single session.
- Results of a woman’s breast exam, mammography, and sonography are integrated in a manner that cannot be done in most radiology centers or breast surgeons’ offices without radiological equipment.
- If needed, in office procedures (core biopsies, aspirations) or surgical intervention are immediately arranged.
- A disciplined recall system is in play to insure timely evaluations.
- Studies are stored in the office along with all past notes and evaluations. Patients’ breast health narrative remains centered in the office.
Breast Cancer Treatment
- Integrative and individualized treatment is provided for the breast cancer patient. High quality pathologists, radiologists, radiotherapists, chemotherapists, plastic surgeons, and geneticists are routinely utilized.
- In long and thorough discussions with the breast cancer patient, a collaborative approach between the breast surgeon, consultants, and the patient is in play to insure the judicious use of cutting edge, twenty first century treatments and technologies.
- Breast cancer treatment utilizes a multi modality approach, personalized and individualized, based on new molecular and genetic factors. The office is firmly committed to this approach.
Benign Breast Conditions
- In the course of looking for breast cancer, benign breasts problems are generally encountered.
- A large variety of benign breast conditions are, thus, diagnosed and managed in this setting.
- Some of these conditions need to be watched closely as the border between a benign and a malignant condition can be unclear.
Who Should Come to this Office?
- Any woman who seeks to have a specialized breast doctor in the same manner that she has a gynecologic specialist. This practice is built on the foundation that every woman should have a specialized breast doctor as she has a gynecologist.
- Any woman who has been recently diagnosed with breast cancer elsewhere and is seeking specialized treatment or who wants a second opinion.
- Already diagnosed and treated breast cancer patients seeking disciplined follow up.
- Any woman who has been placed in a high risk category and needs specialized care.
- Patients who are curious as to their risk for breast cancer and want to access genetic testing or other means of assessing risk.
- Any woman who is concerned about something she or someone else feels on breast exam.
- Any patient with an abnormal radiological study that needs to be further worked up with minimally invasive office techniques or surgery.
- Any patient who wants another “pair of hands or eyes” to evaluate her by exam or to review radiologic findings.
- Any woman seeking routine care–exams, mammograms, sonograms.
- Any patient who is already a part of this practice who seeks routine care or further diagnostic work or who has developed a new problem.
- So, almost every woman is appropriate to seek initial evaluation, follow up or treatment in this office.