At Long Island Surgery, we specialize in non-cosmetic breast procedures, including biopsy, lumpectomy and mastectomy.
A biopsy is generally the next step after a lump or a mass in the breast is discovered. Your surgeon will work with you and your referring physician to determine the best type of biopsy based on a variety of factors, including mass size and location.
During the biopsy, the surgeon will collect a sample of the mass for a pathologist to analyze and determine if it is a malignant (cancerous) or benign (non-cancerous). Your physicians will review your diagnosis with you and determine if additional treatment or testing is necessary.
If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer, your surgeon will work with you and your referring physicians to determine the best surgical treatment option for you based on many different factors.
Also called “breast-saving” or “breast conserving” surgery, during a lumpectomy your surgeon will remove the lump or mass along with surrounding tissue. The amount of tissue taken will vary based on size and location of the mass, as well as other factors. Following a lumpectomy, your oncologist will determine your continued treatment.
During a mastectomy, the entire breast is removed. There are several different types of mastectomies, and there are many factors which determine the best type for each individual patient. Following a mastectomy, your oncologist will determine your continued treatment.