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  1. Sanjay P. Bagaria, M.D.

    Sanjay P. Bagaria, M.D.

    1. General Surgeon
    1. Jacksonville, Florida
    Areas of focus:

    Intraperitoneal chemotherapy, Sentinel node biopsy, Breast cancer, Colon cancer, Gastrointestinal stromal tumors, Melanoma, Peritoneal cancer, Sarcoma more

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  2. Judy C. Boughey, M.D.

    Judy C. Boughey, M.D.

    1. General Surgeon
    1. Rochester, Minnesota
    Areas of focus:

    Breast surgery, Chemotherapy for breast cancer, General anesthesia administration, Mastectomy, Sentinel node biopsy, Breast cancer more

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  3. William J. Casey, III, M.D.

    William J. Casey, III, M.D.

    1. Plastic Surgeon
    1. Phoenix, Arizona
    Areas of focus:

    Blepharoplasty, Botox injection, Breast augmentation, Breast reconstruction with breast implants, Breast reconstruction with flap surgery, Breast surgery, Face lift, Laser resurfacing, Liposuction, Mohs surgery, Rhinoplasty, Facial filler injections, Obesity, Weight more

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  4. Richard J. Gray, M.D.

    Richard J. Gray, M.D.

    1. General Surgeon
    1. Phoenix, Arizona
    Areas of focus:

    Cancer treatment, Intraoperative radiation therapy, Radiation therapy, Sentinel node biopsy, Breast cancer, Melanoma, Sarcoma, Stomach cancer more

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  5. Tina J. Hieken, M.D.

    Tina J. Hieken, M.D.

    1. General Surgeon
    1. Rochester, Minnesota
    Areas of focus:

    Breast surgery, Lymphadenectomy, Mastectomy, Minimally invasive surgery, Sentinel node biopsy, Breast cancer, Melanoma more

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  6. Raman Mahabir, M.D.

    Raman Mahabir, M.D.

    1. Plastic Surgeon
    1. Phoenix, Arizona
    Areas of focus:

    Breast reconstruction, Breast reconstruction with breast implants, Breast reconstruction with flap surgery, Breast surgery, Face lift, Facial reanimation surgery, Liposuction, Neck lift, Pain management, Reconstructive surgery, Skin cancer excision, Tummy tuck, Basal cell carcinoma, Breast cancer, Melanoma, Skin cancer, Squamous cell carcinoma more

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  7. Barbara A. Pockaj, M.D.

    Barbara A. Pockaj, M.D.

    1. General Surgeon
    1. Phoenix, Arizona
    Areas of focus:

    Breast reconstruction, Mastectomy, Angiosarcoma, Breast cancer, Fibrocystic breast disease, Melanoma, Merkel cell carcinoma, Sarcoma, Stomach cancer more

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  8. Jennifer M. Racz, M.D.

    Jennifer M. Racz, M.D.

    1. Rochester, Minnesota
    Areas of focus:

    Breast reconstruction, Breast surgery, Sentinel node biopsy, Breast cancer, Melanoma more

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  9. Alanna M. Rebecca, M.D.

    Alanna M. Rebecca, M.D.

    1. Plastic Surgeon
    1. Phoenix, Arizona
    Areas of focus:

    Blepharoplasty, Botox injection, Breast reconstruction, Breast reconstruction with breast implants, Breast reconstruction with flap surgery, Face lift, Injection, Laser resurfacing, Liposuction, Mohs surgery, Rhinoplasty, Tummy tuck, Weight more

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  10. Constance (Connie) I. Williams, M.D.

    Constance (Connie) I. Williams, M.D.

    1. Rochester, Minnesota
    Areas of focus:

    Cancer treatment, Mastectomy, Breast cancer, Breast pain more

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Research

Surgeons in an operating room

Mayo Clinic surgeons are actively involved in breast cancer research

Mayo Clinic breast cancer surgeons regularly participate in research activities designed to improve patient care.

Areas of research include:

  • Improving care for people with a high risk of breast cancer. Mayo Clinic researchers found nipple-sparing mastectomy to be safe for women with BRCA gene mutations undergoing prophylactic mastectomy.
  • Reducing the risk of mastectomy complications. Researchers are working to understand who faces a risk of lymphedema after surgery to remove the lymph nodes and devising ways to reduce this risk through innovative surgical techniques and neoadjuvant therapies.
  • Relieving pain after mastectomy. Pain control techniques before, during and after mastectomy are reducing the need for strong pain medications during recovery. These innovations make procedures that are more likely to cause postoperative pain, such as bilateral mastectomy and mastectomy with immediate reconstruction, more comfortable.
  • Understanding how breast cancer develops. Researchers are working to understand the conditions under which breast cancer begins to develop, including understanding the unique microorganisms present within the breast (breast microbiome). These investigations may yield data that can help prevent breast cancer or devise the most effective treatments.
  • Personalizing breast cancer treatments. Researchers are working on the latest treatments that take into account your genes and the particular genes of your cancer cells to offer personalized medicine for breast cancer. Examples include discovering new biomarkers for targeted drug therapy and engineering vaccines to prevent breast cancer recurrence.

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center is one of a handful of U.S. facilities that received a National Cancer Institute (NCI) Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPORE) grant for breast cancer research.

Publications

See a list of publications on breast cancer surgery by Mayo Clinic doctors on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.

Research Profiles

Breast cancer surgery care at Mayo Clinic

May 19, 2018
References
  1. AskMayoExpert. Breast cancer. Rochester, Minn.: Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research; 2017.
  2. AskMayoExpert. Breast reconstruction. Rochester, Minn.: Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research; 2017.
  3. Breast cancer. Fort Washington, Pa.: National Comprehensive Cancer Network. http://www.nccn.org/professionals/physician_gls/f_guidelines.asp. Accessed June 28, 2017.
  4. Townsend CM Jr, et al., eds. Diseases of the breast. Sabiston Textbook of Surgery: The Biological Basis of Modern Surgical Practice. 20th ed. Philadelphia, Pa.: Saunders Elsevier; 2017. https://www.clinicalkey.com. Accessed June 28, 2017.
  5. Kwong A, et al. Mastectomy: Indications, types and concurrent axillary lymph node management. https://www.uptodate.com/contents/search. Accessed July 6, 2017.
  6. Warner KJ. Allscripts EPSi. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. April 21, 2017.
  7. McDermott AM, et al. Surgeon and breast unit volume-outcome relationships in breast cancer surgery and treatment. Annals of Surgery. 2013;258:808.
  8. Choi M, et al. Breast in a day: Examining single-stage immediate, permanent implant reconstruction in nipple-sparing mastectomy. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2016;138:184e.
  9. Richardson G, et al. The Goldilocks mastectomy. International Journal of Surgery. 2012;10:522.
  10. Hieken TJ, et al. A novel treatment schedule for rapid completion of surgery and radiation in early-stage breast cancer. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2016;23:3297.
  11. Anderson BO, et al. Oncoplastic techniques in breast conserving therapy. https://www.uptodate.com/contents/search. Accessed July 6, 2017.
  12. Fahy AS, et al. Paravertebral blocks in patients undergoing mastectomy with or without immediate reconstruction provides improved pain control and decreased postoperative nausea and vomiting. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2014;21:3284.
  13. Abdelsattar JM, et al. Comparative study of liposomal bupivacaine versus paravertebral block for pain control following mastectomy with immediate tissue expander reconstruction. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2016;23:465.
  14. Drackley NL, et al. Effect of massage therapy for postsurgical mastectomy recipients. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing. 2012;16:121.
  15. Parks RM, et al. Axillary reverse mapping in N0 patients requiring sentinel lymph node biopsy — A systematic review of the literature and necessity of a randomized study. The Breast. 2017;33:57.
  16. Jakub J, et al. Oncologic safety of prophylactic nipple-sparing mastectomy in a population with BRCA mutations: A multi-institutional study. JAMA Surgery. In press. Accessed Sept. 18, 2017.
  17. Breast SPOREs. National Cancer Institute. https://trp.cancer.gov/spores/breast.htm. Accessed July 3, 2017.
  18. National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. American College of Surgeons. https://www.facs.org/quality-programs/napbc. Accessed Aug. 2, 2017.
  19. Effects of anesthesia. American Society of Anesthesiologists. https://www.asahq.org/whensecondscount/patients home/preparing for surgery/effects of anesthesia. Accessed Aug. 1, 2017.
  20. Jakub JW (expert opinion). Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. July 31, 2017.
  21. Hieken TJ (expert opinion). Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. Aug. 1, 2017.
  22. Searching for cancer centers. American College of Surgeons. https://www.facs.org/search/cancer-programs. Accessed Aug. 2, 2017.

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