The Utility of Oncoplastic Surgery

Melvin J. Silverstein, MD, FACS, director, Breast Program Hoag Memorial Hospital, professor of surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, discusses the utility of oncoplastic surgery.

Clinical Pearls

Melvin J. Silverstein, MD, FACS, director, Breast Program Hoag Memorial Hospital, professor of surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, discusses the utility of oncoplastic surgery.

  • Oncoplastic surgery is a combination of oncologic (cancer-removing) surgery and plastic surgery.
  • Surgeons now use plastic surgical techniques to get the tumor out at an adequate margin and make the breast look good.
  • A surgeon is able to do an oncoplastic reduction excision and achieve an adequate result.