Breast Cancer Surgery
Surgeons from UPMC Hamot and Saint Vincent Hospital who have expertise in breast cancer compliment the multidisciplinary team. Advanced surgical techniques, such as oncoplasty, are used as appropriate.
Time is spent with each patient to tailor a surgical plan that meets each patient’s needs and desires. Surgical procedures are performed at the hospitals. In particular cases surgeons collaborate with radiation oncologists by preparing the surgical site for partial breast irradiation to target delivery of radiation to the tissue directly surrounding the original tumor site —the area of the breast where cancer is most likely to recur.