Breast Cancer Surgery

For most women with breast cancer, surgery is part of the treatment process. LMG’s breast oncology surgeon focuses on an interdisciplinary approach to treatment, serving as the point person to evaluate and treat patients with all types of breast disease. If patients are diagnosed with cancer, she oversees the surgical portion of disease management and coordinates additional treatment and testing, which may include, chemotherapy, radiation, genetic testing and/or imaging, in any combination.

Mastectomies and lumpectomies are performed with a focus on the oncoplastic technique, a method of removing breast cancer while retaining the breast’s normal shape and appearance. Plastic surgeons operate in conjunction with the breast oncology surgeon so reconstruction is immediate, when possible.

Conditions treated include:

  • Benign and malignant breast disease
  • Breast abscesses
  • Breast cysts
  • Breast hamartomas
  • Breast pain
  • Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS)
  • Invasive cancers
  • Nipple adenoma
  • Nipple discharge
  • Lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS)
  • Recurrent cancers

Procedures performed include:

  • Axillary lymph node dissections
  • Breast conservation surgeries
  • Excisional biopsies (ultrasound-guided and wire localized)
  • Sentinel lymph node biopsies
  • Skin- and nipple-sparing mastectomies
  • Traditional mastectomies

Additional services include:

  • Abscess and cyst drainage
  • BRCA testing/risk assessment
  • Evaluation and treatment for breast pain
  • Fine needle aspiration of lymph nodes
  • Injections for breast pain caused by neuromas
  • Referrals for interdisciplinary care


Meet the Breast Cancer Surgeon

Lutheran Medical Group physicians are accepting new patients unless otherwise noted.
Physician video
Rachael Hayes
MD

Meet the Breast Cancer Surgery NPs/PAs & others

Lutheran Medical Group NPs and PAs are accepting new patients unless otherwise noted.
Christel Hayes
FNP
 
Breast Cancer Surgeon

Breast Cancer Surgery NPs/PAs & others

Services

LUTHERAN HEALTH NETWORK
BLUFFTON REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER | DUKES MEMORIAL HOSPITAL | DUPONT HOSPITAL* | KOSCIUSKO COMMUNITY HOSPITAL*
LUTHERAN HEALTH PHYSICIANS | LUTHERAN HOSPITAL* | THE ORTHOPEDIC HOSPITAL* | REDIMED | REHABILITATION HOSPITAL*
ST. JOSEPH HOSPITAL*

*A physician owned hospital.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911.
Patient results may vary. Consult your physician about the benefits and risks of any surgical procedure or treatment.