Breast Surgery

New Jersey Breast Health Services from Screening to Diagnosis & Treatment

At RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group, we are your partners for a healthy future. We offer state-of-the-art, comprehensive breast care services so you can get world-class breast cancer treatment in your city. We provide access to advanced treatment options such as lumpectomies, quadrantectomies, and mastectomies to remove suspicious or confirmed cancerous tumors. The goal is to remove the tumor, so it won’t recur and metastasize, which means it would happen again after going into remission and then spreading throughout the body.

Breast surgeons work closely with oncologists to make comprehensive surgical and recovery plans for our patients tailored to their specific needs. This may include breast and nipple reconstruction and plastic surgery after a mastectomy, including breast tissue expansion for breast implants. Our approach is multidisciplinary, meaning we collaborate with various specialists to guide patients through the process of evaluating, diagnosing, and treating breast cancer. Together, we can help you through this time.

Personalized Care in a Supportive Environment

Even if your condition is rare or complex, our customized treatment solutions aim to eradicate cancer in its early stages and extend life for breast cancer patients whose cancer has spread uncontrollably. Your treatment team will include breast health specialists, as well as internal medicine physicians, diagnosticians, geneticists, oncologists, and breast surgeons. The care team may include a oncologic nurse, social worker, rehabilitation specialists, physical therapists, nutrition counselors, a psychologist, a lymphedema expert, and smoking cessation experts when needed.

Not all breast tumors are malignant, as some are noncancerous/benign tumors that can be removed surgically, and sometimes that is all the treatment needed. However, your breast surgeon and medical team will assess your condition and run all the pathology reports to determine whether cancer cells are pregnant. Surgical procedures aim at conservation whenever possible, although mastectomies may involve more extensive tissue removal, although many are nipple-sparing. For patients who do have cancer, especially in its earlier stages when it is more easily treated, our goal is to eliminate cancer in the body, so it doesn’t come back. Regardless of your prognosis, care is always available to inpatients and outpatients we see.

Do I Need a Breast Surgeon?

You may have a suspicious lump in your breast that cannot be felt but seen only on a mammogram. Our fellowship-trained, board-certified breast surgeons combine their surgical skill with disease-specific expertise and can treat rare, complex breast cancers in both sexes. Our breast surgeons will advise the type of surgery you need and will work as a team with medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, plastic surgeons, oncologic nurses, breast cancer nurse navigators, and other oncology care experts as part of a team. Our physicians treat many types of breast cancers, emphasize attention to detail, and consider all treatment options for resorting to more complicated surgery that might entail a more length recovery.

Your breast surgeon will use state-of-the-art, modern treatment options, including those which aren’t available at all hospitals, like clinical trials and immunotherapy, and advanced radiation techniques. We demonstrate our commitment in all steps of care and treatment and hold ourselves to the highest standards of care for every patient we see.

We provide second and confirmatory opinions regarding breast cancer screenings and diagnosis. We can walk you through all steps of your journey, from diagnosis through survivorship.