Breast Surgery by Dr. Iraniha
Breast disease especially benign or malignant neoplasm of the breast is a common problem among women. Proper management of the breast neoplasm in an anxious, terrified woman is an art and requires multifaceted expertise. Not only an expert surgeon needs to have special expertise in the breast surgery but also needs to have special talent of creating a compassionate, kind and caring relationship with the patient and establish a trusting , calm and assuring atmosphere for her care.
As part of the surgical management of a patient with breast mass, if her biopsy is positive for breast cancer, the surgical options would be lumpectomy (removing the breast mass) and axillary lymph node dissection (removing the lymphatic glands of the arm pit) with post-operative radiation therapy vs. modified radical mastectomy (removing the entire breast and lymph nodes with no radiation).
After Breast Surgery
After the breast surgery patient may need chemotherapy or hormone therapy depending on the stage of her disease. In the cases of some pre-cancerous breast lesions or early breast cancer, sentinel lymph node biopsy will be performed to avoid complete removal of the axillary lymphatic glands. The sentinel lymph node is the first lymph node that accept the lymphatic drainage from the nipple areola complex and if this lymph node is negative for cancer it will eliminate the requirement for complete removal of all of the axillary lymph nodes. In some cases, after the lumpectomy the margin of the specimen is positive (patient has cancer cell in the margin of her specimen). Therefore, the patient will require second breast surgery to excise more breast tissue for negative margin or undergone total mastectomy.
At Surgical Oasis institute, a discussion with Dr. Iraniha who has expertise performing breast related procedures and is familiar with all methods and techniques of breast surgery would give the patient the best possible options and alternatives to reach the desired goals.