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What’s a Breast Specialist?
A breast specialist is a doctor with advanced training to prevent, diagnose and treat breast conditions in women and men. Your primary care doctor may refer you to a specialist for a breast health consultation:
Expect your breast specialist to work closely with other members of your care team, including your primary care physician and other specialists.
Breast Conditions & Symptoms
Find care for:
- Breast abscess, a painful buildup of pus from an infection
- Breast cancer
- Breast shape or skin changes, such as puckering, redness or thickening
- Cysts, lumps in the breast that may feel tender
- Discharge not caused by breastfeeding
- Benign (noncancerous) breast diseases, such as fibrocystic breasts, fibroadenosis and other breast changes
- Gynecomastia, abnormal breast growth in men
- Mastitis, infection of the breast
- Nipple changes
- Pain or swelling that’s severe or doesn’t go away
Breast Care & Treatments
Depending on your condition and symptoms, your doctor may recommend:
- Breast biopsy, which takes a small sample of breast tissue for testing
- Breast cyst aspiration, which uses a needle to drain a cyst
- Clinical breast exam
- Drainage of an abscess with a needle or incision
- Diagnostic imaging tests, such as mammograms, breast ultrasounds or breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans
Rely on our surgeons for surgical care that meets high standards for quality and safety. We offer procedures such as:
- Cosmetic breast surgeries, such as breast lift (mastopexy) and breast reduction
- Reconstructive surgery with breast implants or tissue from another part of the body (autologous reconstruction)
- Surgery to treat breast cancer, including sentinel lymph node procedures, which check if cancer has spread to the lymph nodes
Advanced Breast & Nipple Sparing Techniques
Whenever possible, your surgeon will use special techniques to avoid affecting healthy tissue. Talk to your doctor about breast-conserving options.