The women’s health team at Tenet Florida Physician Services includes physicians who are specially trained in breast health and breast surgery. We offer regular screenings, diagnostic procedures and breast surgery using the latest technology and tissue-conserving techniques.
Our breast health experts address common breast changes and conditions that may require surgery such as:
The breast surgeons at Tenet Florida Physician Services provide the highest level of breast-conserving treatments and care for women who have breast health issues. They also treat breast cancer in men, which is rare but does occurs.
Women should conduct monthly breast self-exams and pay attention to changes in their breasts. Talk with your primary care physician or your OB/GYN about when you should start having an annual mammogram, a special X-ray of the breast that can show growths that are too small to feel with your fingers during self-exam
Contact your primary care physician or your OB/GYN if you detect changes such as:
Your primary care doctor or OB/GYN will refer you to a breast surgeon if a mammogram or other diagnostic test indicates you have a breast health issue. Surgery may range from a breast conserving procedure known as a lumpectomy to a mastectomy in which the entire breast is surgically removed. Your breast surgeon will review your surgical options as well as the possibilities for breast reconstruction, should you choose to undergo that procedure. Breast reconstruction is usually performed by a plastic surgeon who works with your breast surgeon.