Breast-Preserving Breast Cancer Treatment: Oncoplastic Surgery in Williamsport, PA
UPMC 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.
Surgeons at UPMC help women of all ages preserve their dignity through a range of breast cancer treatments, including oncoplastic surgery in Williamsport, PA. If you would like to schedule a consultation to learn more, Find a Provider.
Why Oncoplastic Surgery Is Performed
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 oncoplastic surgery, 3D 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 her figure and have an improved self-image.
Oncoplasty, while a preferred method of breast cancer treatment by many, may not be an option for every woman. For more information about oncoplastic surgery in Williamsport, or to talk with one of our specialists, please call our breast health physician line at 570-326-8200.
UPMC provides a wide array of treatments for breast cancer, including oncoplastic surgery in Williamsport, PA, and the surrounding areas.