At Northside Breast Surgery – Atlanta, we offer exceptional breast care and comprehensive patient support services for both men and women through a compassionate and caring approach. We work with our patients to provide personalized patient treatment plans while coordinating care with your other specialists.
At Northside Breast Surgery – Atlanta, we offer a variety of minimally-invasive surgical procedures to diagnose and treat breast cancer in both men and women. Below is a list of some of the surgical procedures we offer.
Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
An axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) is a cancer treatment surgery used to remove lymph nodes in the armpit. All of the lymph nodes in the axilla (underarm) are removed during the procedure.
Your doctor may recommend a breast biopsy if they find an abnormal lump during a breast exam or mammogram. During the procedure, a sample of breast tissue is removed and examined under a microscope to determine whether there are any abnormalities, such as cancerous or precancerous cells.
A duct excision is a surgical procedure to remove a duct from your breast in order to evaluate it for malignancy or to relieve symptoms associated with the duct. It may be performed to remove an abnormal area in the breast duct system. The abnormal area may have been found on ultrasound or a ductogram after you noticed discharge from your nipple.
Women diagnosed with breast cancers that are small enough and can leave surrounding healthy tissue behind are candidates for lumpectomy options. A lumpectomy, also known as breast-conserving surgery or partial mastectomy, is a surgical procedure used in the treatment of breast cancer. During a lumpectomy, the surgeon removes the cancerous tumor from the breast while preserving as much of the surrounding healthy breast tissue as possible. The primary goal of a lumpectomy is to remove the cancerous growth, while also aiming to maintain the appearance and function of the breast.
Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
A sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) is a surgical procedure commonly performed in breast cancer patients to determine whether cancer cells have spread to nearby lymph nodes. Lymph nodes are small, bean-shaped structures that are part of the lymphatic system, which plays a crucial role in the body's immune system.
A mastectomy is a surgical procedure in which one or both of a patient’s breasts are removed. This procedure is most commonly performed as a treatment for breast cancer, although it can also be done for other medical reasons, such as to reduce the risk of developing breast cancer in individuals at high risk due to a strong family history or genetic mutations like BRCA1 or BRCA2.