Breast Care Center-Surgery

All of our highly-skilled breast surgeons are board-certified by the American Board of Surgery and are members of the American Society of Breast Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons.


Surgical treatment options include:

  • Lumpectomy - breast-sparing surgery where the surgeon removes the cancer and margin of normal tissue surrounding the cancer.
  • Mastectomy - complete removal of the breast tissue, including the nipple but not the muscle of the chest wall.
  • Nipple-sparing mastectomy - complete removal of the breast tissue, excluding the nipple and the muscle of the chest wall.
  • Sentinel lymph node biopsy - lymph nodes most likely containing cancer are removed.
  • Axillary node dissection - the fat containing lymph nodes is removed to determine if the lymph nodes contain cancer.
  • Breast biopsies - procedure to remove a small sample of breast tissue for laboratory testing. Breast biopsy is considered the best way to evaluate a suspicious area in your breast to determine if it is breast cancer.
  • Treatment of benign breast problems/issues such as fibrocystic condition
  • Prophylactic mastectomy - surgery to remove one or both breasts to reduce the risk of developing breast cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, prophylactic mastectomy in high-risk women may be able to reduce the risk of developing breast cancer by 90 percent.

Consultations with plastic surgeons to perform breast reconstruction are available as well as a Post-Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Program at the Lovelace Women's Hospital Outpatient Rehabilitation Clinic.

News and Events

Nina Simon Joins Lovelace Medical Group

Nina Simon, CNM has joined the Lovelace Medical Group as a certified nurse midwife.