Dr. Harness shares the positive and negative aspects of oncoplastic surgery.
Dr. Harness, M.D.:
Well, there are two kinds of oncoplastic surgery. One is the reshaping internally of the breast when we do lumpectomy, and the pros of that is you get a better cosmetic outcome. And we believe that the mammograms are better when you bring the internal tissue of the breast together so that the, down, down the road mammograms are easier to read by the radiologist.
So that’s one of the pros of oncoplastic reshaping of the breast. Frankly, I can’t think of a con. You know, there really aren’t any downsides to doing the procedure, other than the fact the surgeon may not know how to do it.
About Dr. Harness, M.D.:
Dr. Jay Harness, M.D., is the Director at St. Joseph Hospital Comprehensive Breast Center. Practicing medicine for 35 years, Dr. Harness specializes in general surgery and medical oncology. Graduating medical school from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, he conducting his internship and residency at the University of Michigan Medical Center. Recognized nationally and internationally for his work in breast and endocrine surgery, Dr. Harness is the immediate past-President of The American Society of Breast Surgeons and is President-elect of Breast Surgery International. Dr. Harness can assist patients in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.