Breast Cancer Surgery

A diagnosis of breast cancer is life changing. Jupiter Medical Center has been meeting the needs of women and men diagnosed with breast cancer for more than 30 years. We are a destination medical center, offering a level of care for breast cancer patients that is second to none.

As a patient diagnosed with breast cancer, you have access to a caring, compassionate team of physicians who specialize in breast surgery and reconstruction. Our multidisciplinary team approach combines physician expertise, innovative procedures and quality care.

Most patients with breast cancer require some type of surgery. Your surgical options may include breast-conserving surgery, but reconstruction may be delayed because most patients will require additional treatment after surgery. Many patients prefer to have surgery with immediate reconstruction.

The latest evolution in mastectomy technique is a nipple-sparing mastectomy with immediate reconstruction. The procedure maximizes cosmetic outcomes by preserving the breast skin and nipple area while removing all or most of the underlying breast tissue. Performed through a tiny incision below the nipple, this technique allows a more natural-looking reconstruction.

This procedure offers women superior cosmetic results without compromising cancer treatment. It is also an option for patients who carry the BRCA1 and BRCA 2 gene, and is done a prophylactic measure to reduce the risk of developing cancer.

Our breast surgeons offer many techniques including:

  • Mastectomy (simple, total or modified radical)
  • Breast-conserving surgery (partial or segmental mastectomy, lumpectomy or quadrantectomy)
  • Excisional biopsy
  • Axillary node dissection
  • Sentinel lymph node biopsy
  • Reconstructive surgery (delayed or immediate)
  • Modified radical mastectomy

Getting a breast diagnosis of breast cancer can be a stressful experience. To help you during this difficult time, an oncology trained nurse will work with you and your family to guide you through every step of your medical care, providing information, knowledge, support and guidance to manage a cancer diagnosis.

Another innovative treatment for breast cancer, called e-IORT is available at Jupiter Medical Center. Electron Beam Intraoperative Radiation can deliver a single dose of radiation during breast cancer surgery, reducing treatment time, radiation exposure and a faster return to normal activities. To learn more about e-IORT, click here.

For more information about the Breast Surgery Program, or to schedule an appointment, please call our Global Medicine Program at +001 561-263-5050 or email global.medicine@jupitermed.com.