Breast surgery is used for the surgical treatment of benign diseases and breast cancer. Depending on each case a more or less conservative surgery is used.
It is very important a preventive study for the earliest possible diagnosis of any injury. Our high resolution clinic is aimed at this purpose.
In women where a single small tumor tissue that contains cancer is found, it is removed together with some surrounding tissue in order to perform a conservative surgery or quadrantectomy. This surgery is complemented by the study of the sentinel lymph node or radiotherapy.
On the other hand, mastectomy is a more aggressive surgery where the entire breast is removed. This surgery is applicable when the tumor is large or in women who want to avoid follow-up and radiotherapy sessions. It is recommended that we always associate this surgery to a technique of reconstruction using prosthesis or the patient’s own tissue.
Among the most common techniques are:
- Breast augmentation
- Breast reduction
- Sentinel node biopsy
- Tumorectomy and mastectomy
- Breast reconstruction after or at the same time we are performing a mastectomy
Breast QuadrantectomyIt involves removing a quarter of the breast. It is performed in cases where the tumor is small.
Breast ReconstructionThis surgery is used to reconstruct the breast that has been operated.
Sentinel Node BiopsySurgical procedure in which the first node that receives lymphatic drainage is removed and examined.
General AnesthesiaIt consists of the administration of powerful intravenous drugs.