Dr. Silverstein Discusses the Benefits of Oncoplastic Surgery for Patients With Breast Cancer

Melvin J. Silverstein, MD, FACS

Melvin J. Silverstein, MD, FACS, Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, discusses the benefits of oncoplastic surgery for patients with breast cancer.

For a woman who has had a single or double mastectomy, one or two, the breast will be insensate, and she will have to undergo several procedures, says Silverstein. The breast may not function as a real breast as well.

However, oncoplastic breast conservation allows the breast to regain full sensation and function normally. The operation is much easier, outpatient is possible, there are no drains, and there is a very low infection rate, adds Silverstein.

Melvin J. Silverstein, MD, FACS, medical director, Hoag Breast Center, Gross Family Foundation Endowed Chair in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery, Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, discusses the benefits of oncoplastic surgery for patients with breast cancer.