Central Ohio General Surgeons
Formerly Lancaster Surgical Associates
Central Ohio General Surgeons perform surgery while cancer is still in the breast. Common breast surgeries preformed below:
• Lumpectomy (Breast-Conserving Surgery)
• Partial Mastectomy
• Total Mastectomy
• Sentinel Lymph Node Biospy
Lumpectomy (Breast-Conserving Surgery)
A lumpectomy, or a wide local excision, is also referred to as breast-conserving surgery. The surgeon removes the cancerous area and a surrounding margin of normal tissue. A second incision may be made in order to remove the lymph nodes. This treatment aims to maintain a normal breast appearance when the surgery is over.
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Partial or Segmental Mastectomy or Quadrantectomy
The surgeon removes more breast tissue than with a lumpectomy. The cancerous area and a surrounding margin of normal tissue are removed, and radiation therapy is usually given after surgery for six to eight weeks.
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Simple or Total Mastectomy
The entire breast is removed, but no lymph nodes are removed in this procedure. Simple mastectomy is most frequently used for further cancer prevention or when the cancer does not go to the lymph nodes.
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Sentinel Lymph Node Biospy
In breast cancer, a sentinel node biopsy is a relatively new way of pinpointing the first few lymph nodes into which a tumor drains (called the "sentinel" node). This helps doctors remove only those nodes of the lymphatic system most likely to contain cancer cells. The sentinel nodes are the first place that cancer is likely to spread.
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Stereotactic Biopsy
Stereotactic biopsy involves centering the area to be tested in the window of a specially designed instrument. Mammogram films called SCOUT films are taken so the radiologist can examine the breast tissue. Using a local anesthetic, the radiologist makes a small opening in the skin. A sterile biopsy needle is placed into the breast tissue area to be biopsied. Computerized pictures help confirm the exact needle placement. Tissue samples are taken through the needle. It is common to take multiple tissue samples (about three to five).
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Office-Based Ultrasound
Breast ultrasound is a procedure that may be used to determine whether a lump is a cyst (sac containing fluid) or a solid mass which might be cancer. If the lump is found to be a cyst, fluid is typically withdrawn from it using a needle and syringe (a process called aspiration). If clear fluid is removed and the mass completely disappears, no further treatment or evaluation is needed.
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Vacuum-Assisted Biopsy (ATEC)
This is done with a probe that uses a gentle vacuum to remove a small sample of breast tissue. The single small cut doesn't require stitches and leaves a very small scar.
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Modified Radical Mastectomy
When doctors treat breast cancer, their goal is to remove all of the cancer -- or as much of it as possible. Surgery is one of the mainstays of treatment, and today a procedure called modified radical mastectomy (MRM) has become a standard surgical treatment for early-stage breast cancers.
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• Stereotactic Biopsy
• Office-Based Ultrasound
• Vacuum-Assisted Biopsy (ATEC)
• Modified Radical Mastectomy
Central Ohio General Surgeons
Main Office Location:
Riverview Medical Center
2405 North Columbus Street, Suite 250
Lancaster, Ohio 43130
P: 740-654-6213
T: 800-819-3100
F: 740-654-3346