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what is the definition or description of: breast surgeon?

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Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
Surgeon: A breast surgeon is a general surgeon who specializes in breast surgery and breast disease. They may have completed a 1-2 year fellowship training program or have many years experience. They keep current on the latest techniques and procedures. They often are affiliated with a breast center of excellence or cancer center.
Dr. Dariush Vaziri
Breast Surgery 47 years experience
Many: A breast sugeon can be any of the following: a general surgeon who has limited his/her practice to breast surgery. An oncologic surgeon with more emphasis on breast sugery. A general or oncologic surgeon who has gone thru a breast surgery fellowship training program. There is no specific specialty board for breast surgery. However any of the above mentioned surgeons may become board certified in surgery. Plastic surgeons are usually not referred to as breast surgeons even though they do breast surgery. They would be considered reconstructive or cosmetic breast surgeons.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Breast Surgeon?: Generally speaking, a breast surgeon is usually a general surgeon who concentrates his/her practice performing breast surgery. He/she may have additional fellowship training and/or specialized training in oncologic surgery.

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Looking to find a good breast surgeon for a lift. Can anyone help?

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Location: Uou need to be more specific as of too location.
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What are the requirements to be a breast surgeon?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
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Not the right place: If you want to find the right breast surgeon, for your family member's care, you have to make some personal enquireies about any surgeon like the following. 1) some one you know treated by that surgeon, is the best reference. 2) your family physician whom you trust, will advise you. 3) qualifications like board certified , had teaching experence etc 4) finally should consult , and decide
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Please clarify.: I am a breast surgeon and poised and ready to answer a question about my specialty. Do you have a specific question?
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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.

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