Susquehanna Health is the first in the region to offer oncoplasty, an innovative surgery combined with plastic surgery that provides an excellent cure rate for women with breast cancer, while preserving the natural contours of the breast and enhancing the patient's self-image.
Lumpectomies often leave the patient with a breast that is noticeably a different size from the patient's other breast. Also, there is a need to remove so much tissue that the woman may have a cavity or dimpling that continues to deepen.
With the advancement of oncoplasty, 3-D medical imaging allows the breast surgeon to precisely determine the amount of breast tissue that needs to be removed for breast cancer cure, while helping maintain normal appearance. This technique, combined with reconstructive techniques, allows the woman to maintain normal figure and have an improved self-image. Dr. Pagana, Dr. Branton, and Dr. Myers all specialize in performing oncoplasty.
Oncoplasty, while a preferred method of breast cancer treatment by many, may not be an option for every woman. For more information about oncoplasty or to talk with one of our specialists, please call our breast health physician line at (570) 326-8200.