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Our experienced team specializes in the evaluation and treatment of all types of breast conditions, cancers and concerns, including:

  • Benign and malignant breast tumors
  • Breast pain
  • Nipple discharge
  • Suspicious and abnormal mammograms
  • Second opinion consultations (medical oncology, radiation oncology, surgical oncology)
  • Patients with a previous breast cancer or positive biopsy
  • Patients at high risk for breast cancer with and without BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations

Our comprehensive Breast Care Services include:

Imaging

  • All-digital Mammography
  • 3D Mammography (tomosynthesis), which helps doctors spot small cancers and make more accurate diagnoses
  • Breast MRI with state-of-the-art 1.5T and 3T magnets
  • Contrast-enhanced Mammography as an alternative for patients who cannot have an MRI
  • Minimally Invasive Biopsy techniques

Surgical Oncology

  • Breast Conservation Surgery, including lumpectomy
  • Oncoplastic Surgery – Allows larger tumors to be removed through lumpectomy while preserving the shape of the breast
  • Nipple-sparing and Skin-sparing Mastectomy – Involves removing the breast tissue while leaving the skin and nipple intact
  • Reverse Lymphatic Mapping – Allows the surgeon to avoid removing lymph nodes that drain into the arm, thereby reducing lymphedema risk
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy – Involves the removal of select lymph nodes that drain the breast to assess for cancer spread

Medical Oncology

  • Chemotherapy prescribed by board-certified, breast cancer-specialized medical oncologists and administered by oncology certified nurses in a state-of-the-art infusion center
  • Endocrine therapy, sometimes used with other targeted non-chemotherapy drugs, to treat estrogen-positive cancers
  • Targeted therapy for HER2 positive breast cancer, including anticancer drugs given by IV or mouth in combination with chemotherapy or endocrine therapy
  • Genomic testing of tumor tissue and blood samples to reveal the treatment thought to best target the cancer

Radiation Oncology

  • Partial Breast Radiation with SAVI (Strut Assisted Volume Implant) – Targets only the area where the tumor was removed and involves 10 treatments over just one week. For some patients, it can be an alternative to a lengthier treatment course of external radiation to the whole breast.
  • Align RT/Vision RT
  • Proton Therapy
  • Thermal Therapy (Hyperthermia)

Reconstructive Surgery

  • DIEP Flap (Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator Flap) Surgery – Offered mainly in high volume academic medical centers like the University of Maryland Medical Center, DIEP flap surgery uses tissues from a woman's own body to create a breast
  • Latissimus Dorsi Flap – Uses muscle and skin from the upper back
  • Implant-based Reconstruction – Uses a silicone or saline implant or a temporary tissue expander to reconstruct a breast mound