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what is a breast surgeon?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
BreastCancer Surgeon: Breast surgeons are usually general surgeons who specialize in the screening, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of breast cancer. Stated another way, we are the doctors who primary care physicians or gynecologists send their patients to who have breast lumps, abnormal mammograms, breast pain, etc. While there are post-residency fellowships available, there is no formal board certification.
Dr. Rafael Lugo
General Surgery 28 years experience
Operate in breast. : A surgeon that specializes in surgery of the breast. Usually cancer. www.drlugo.com.
Dr. Timothy Wu
Vascular Surgery 18 years experience
Breast Surgery: A breast surgeon is a general surgeon who has decided to 1) pursue fellowship training in breast surgery (1 year) or 2) limited his practice to treating only the breast or 3) has a particular interest in breast diseases, but practices the full array of general surgery. There is no board certification process for breast surgery outside of general surgery by the american board of surgery.

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A 29-year-old member asked:

What are the requirements to be a breast surgeon?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
Surgery Residency: Breast cancer surgery is typically performed by general surgeons following completion of a 5-yr residency. Fellowships are currently available in breast surgery follwing these 5 yrs. Aesthetic breast surgery is performed by plastic surgeons who have completed fellowships in this specialty.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What is a breast surgeon salary?

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Dr. Michael Korona
Interventional Radiology 33 years experience
Google: Look up.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Breast surgeon tomorrow?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
Please clarify.: I am a breast surgeon and poised and ready to answer a question about my specialty. Do you have a specific question?
A 48-year-old member asked:

Is there extra training to be a breast surgeon?

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Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
Well......: All breast surgeons are trained general surgeons who have completed additional training in breast diseases. Many general surgeons perform good breast surgery and keep up with the new breast surgery techniques. They are usually active members of the american society of breast surgeons. Many breast surgeons do a 1-2 year fellowship training in breast surgery, but this is not a requirement.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What is the salary for a breast surgeon?

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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgical Oncology 44 years experience
Varies: Usually about the same as a general surgeon but may be less if the doc is exclusively a breast surgeon (but those folks do not usually do emergencies, work nights, weekends.. So it may be a fair trade-off.) a lot less than neurosurgeons, orthopedists and cardiologists.

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