Breast Cancer Surgery

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Hidden Scar® 

We want you to know all of your breast cancer surgery options so you feel informed and empowered in your surgical decisions. We pride ourselves on providing our patients with the most advanced surgical options in breast cancer surgery and have surgeons specially trained in Hidden Scar techniques. Our goal is to provide the best surgical treatment and experience possible.

Hidden Scar® Breast Cancer Surgery is an advanced approach to removing breast cancer. Baptist Health System offers this technique for mastectomy and lumpectomy procedures and prevents the removal of the nipple. It also leaves a less visible scar after the incision heals.

Breast cancer can be surgically removed with a mastectomy procedure (your surgeon will remove all of your breast tissue) or a lumpectomy procedure (your surgeon will remove only part of your breast tissue). With a Hidden Scar procedure, your surgeon will place the incision in a location that is hard to see, so that the scar is not visible when your incision heals. As a result, you have little to no visible reminder of the surgery or your cancer.

You may qualify for Hidden Scar Breast Cancer Surgery based on the size and location of your tumor, your breast shape, and your breast size. For more information, ask your doctor about Hidden Scar surgery.


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2. Mitchell, Sunny. A step-by-step Oncoplastic breast conservation surgical atlas of reproducible dissection techniques and anatomically ideal incision placement. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2017.

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