What Is Breast Cancer Surgery?
When a patient has been diagnosed with breast cancer, surgery to remove cancerous growths will likely be a part of treatment. At Sierra Pacific Surgical, our experienced general surgeons specialize in lumpectomy, partial mastectomy, mastectomy, and nipple-sparing mastectomy procedures. A lumpectomy involves removing the cancerous or abnormal growth while conserving as much breast tissue as possible. A mastectomy involves removing all of the tissue in one or both breasts. A nipple-sparing mastectomy removes the breast tissue while leaving the breast skin and nipple intact. Contact our Roseville or Folsom, CA office today to schedule a consultation, and learn more about life-saving breast cancer treatment.
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What Can I Expect With Breast Cancer Surgery?
Before breast cancer surgery, all patients will do a pre-op consultation at Sierra Pacific Surgical. Our highly trained general surgeons maintain hospital privileges and perform breast cancer surgery at several accredited surgical centers throughout Greater Sacramento, CA. Breast cancer surgeries may be conducted on an inpatient or outpatient basis, depending on individualized surgical and health needs. Directly following surgery, it is normal to experience some swelling, bruising, and numbness at the incision site. The recovery timeframe varies according to the type of breast cancer procedure performed. All patients are monitored closely post-surgery for signs of infection and wound healing complications.
Breast Cancer Surgery FAQ
How long will the breast cancer surgery take the day of?
While every surgery is different based on circumstance, you can expect breast cancer surgery to last up to two hours or less. Talk with our surgeons to learn more about how long your surgery will take.
How long is the recovery period after surgery?
Recovery time after breast cancer treatment will vary based on the type of surgery performed. In general, recovery can take up to 4 – 6 weeks. Be sure to talk to your surgeon to discuss your specific surgery, whether it is for a double mastectomy, bilateral mastectomy, or lumpectomy — so that you can have the most up-to-date information.
What are the side effects of breast cancer surgery?
Your surgeon will go over what type of side effects you might have. However, it is common to experience swelling in the area. You may also notice bruising as your body heals and have numbness at the incision site. These side effects can last up to a few months or longer.
When will I get results after the surgery?
The pathology report will usually be available 3 – 7 days after surgery. One of our board-certified general surgeons will go over the results and what your next steps are in your treatment. To learn more about what to expect, be sure to bring questions to any pre-surgery appointment.
Life-saving Surgical Treatment
Choosing the best surgeon for breast cancer surgery in Sacramento is vital to a patient's cancer treatment plan. The skilled physicians at Sierra Pacific Surgical are committed to providing the latest in life-saving surgical technology while keeping our patients well-informed and educated throughout the surgical process. To learn more about breast cancer surgery options, schedule a consultation at one of our centers in Roseville or Folsom, CA, and take a step toward restoring health.