The breast is a very delicate organ that requires precision treatment involving many medical professionals, one of which is a breast surgeon. A breast surgeon is an upgraded general surgeon who has special knowledge of the diseases of the breast, its anatomical architecture and the complex non-surgical treatment options.

The breast surgeon should also have a vast knowledge of the different surgical procedures, from removal of part of the breast (called a lumpectomy) or the full breast mastectomy.  There are many variables which will lead to the decision on the type of breast surgery including breast shape, size, texture, skin quality, tumour position, size of tumour, and many more, but not least the patient’s preference.

There is also the possibility of a one-step reconstruction in the case of a mastectomy.

For more details about the Breast Centre at Mediclinic Airport Road Hospital, click here.