SRMC Plastic Surgery offers life-enhancing treatments to help you look and feel your best. Breast surgery is the most commonly performed cosmetic surgical procedure in the United States. Age, pregnancy, nursing, and weight gain or loss can all impact the size and shape of your breasts. Many women choose to have breast procedures performed to enhance the appearance of their breasts and improve their body image and self-confidence.
In addition, women facing the breast cancer journey often need some type of surgery performed as part of their treatment. Dr. Camp is leading SRMC’s breast cancer committee to ensure that area women will have local access to these advanced services, and she consults with cancer patients at the University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center at SRMC. There are different types of breast surgery that Dr. Camp performs for women facing breast cancer, including:
-Breast-conserving surgery or mastectomy to remove as much of the cancer as possible. The goal of this surgery is to remove the cancer, as well as some of the surrounding normal tissue, depending on where and how big the tumor is and other factors.
-To find out whether the cancer has spread to the lymph nodes under the arm. The two main types of surgery to remove lymph nodes are sentinel lymph node biopsy (removing only the lymph node(s) under the arm where the cancer may likely spread) or axillary lymph node dissection, in which more lymph nodes are removed (usually less than 20).
-Breast reconstruction to rebuild the breast’s shape after the cancer is removed
-To relieve symptoms of advanced cancer
Click on the links below to learn more about some of the most common breast procedures, how they are performed and what to expect.
To learn more about breast surgery or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Camp, call our office at 330-332-7383 or click here.