If you or a family member is diagnosed with a breast condition, our surgeons would be glad to meet with you and help develop a treatment plan for your breast health. We will care for and treat you like a family member.
Within our Clermont office, we have the ability to perform ultrasounds of the breast, minimally invasive biopsies and genetic testing.
We treat benign (non-cancerous) and malignant (cancerous) breast conditions. Benign conditions include cysts, fibroadenomas, papilloma.
Our surgeons have extensive experience in treating all types of breast cancer. We collaborate with other specialists (such as medical oncologists and radiation oncologists) in order to tailor the best treatment protocol for each patient's breast health.
Our surgeons use the most advanced technology for localization of breast lesions. These devices help with precise removal of the lesion during breast conserving surgery.
Most women would fall into an average risk category for the development of breast cancer within their lifetime. In the United States that means approximately 1 out of every 8 women will develop breast cancer by the age of 70.
In the United States a standard screening protocol for an average risk individual includes clinical breast exams every 3 years beginning between ages of 20 and 39. Beginning at the age of 40 a woman should have an annual mammogram as well as a clinical breast exam.
For women who have significant risk factors for the development of breast cancer, of which include a personal history of atypical breast disease/breast cancer, first degree relative of younger age with breast cancer, a first degree relative with a history of ovarian cancer, a family history suggestive of an inherited predisposition to breast cancer or a known inherited genetic mutation, should discuss the best screening options with their healthcare providers.
In the United States the incidence of breast cancer began decreasing around the year 2000 mostly due to the lower use of combined hormonal therapy in postmenopausal women. Although the incidence increased over time, the mortality rate has decreased mostly due to increased screening and improved treatment modalities.
Our surgeons, at Mid-Florida Surgical Associates, have over 60 years of experience helping guide women through screening as well as treatment of many breast diseases including breast cancer. In addition, all of our surgeons are members of The American Society of Breast Surgeons.
Because of our interest and dedication to patient care, we have within our Clermont office the ability to perform ultrasounds of the breast, minimally invasive biopsies and genetic testing.