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Which type of doctor should I see for a mastectomy?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
13 doctors agree

In brief: General Surgeons

Mastectomies are performed by general surgeons such as myself.
This is most commonly done to treat breast cancer but it is an option to prevent breast cancer in high-risk women. Many women opt for simultaneous reconstruction; this is performed by a plastic surgeon.

In brief: General Surgeons

Mastectomies are performed by general surgeons such as myself.
This is most commonly done to treat breast cancer but it is an option to prevent breast cancer in high-risk women. Many women opt for simultaneous reconstruction; this is performed by a plastic surgeon.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics
7 doctors agree

In brief: General or breast

Surgeon usually perform mastectomies , a plastic surgeon would perform the reconstruction

In brief: General or breast

Surgeon usually perform mastectomies , a plastic surgeon would perform the reconstruction
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Dr. Andres Sarraga
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7 doctors agree

In brief: General surgeon

Mastectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the breast.
You should see your family doctor who would refer you to the proper surgeon. I am not sure by what you mean "its for a test" though. Best not to look up your medical care on google and best to seek the actual advice from your treating doctor.

In brief: General surgeon

Mastectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the breast.
You should see your family doctor who would refer you to the proper surgeon. I am not sure by what you mean "its for a test" though. Best not to look up your medical care on google and best to seek the actual advice from your treating doctor.
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Dr. Joseph Sucher
Surgery - Trauma
7 doctors agree

In brief: A general surgeon

Most mastectomies are performed by general surgeons.
However, as with most procedures, a move towards having this performed by a specialist is increasingly seen in the U.S.. Your family physician or primary care physician should be able to guide you to a reputable surgeon in your area.

In brief: A general surgeon

Most mastectomies are performed by general surgeons.
However, as with most procedures, a move towards having this performed by a specialist is increasingly seen in the U.S.. Your family physician or primary care physician should be able to guide you to a reputable surgeon in your area.
Dr. Joseph Sucher
Dr. Joseph Sucher
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Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics
5 doctors agree

In brief: Breast surgeon

Look for a reccommended general surgeon or breast surgeon.
Plastic surgeons usually work with them to plan the reconstruction along with the mastectomy, typically during he same surgery.

In brief: Breast surgeon

Look for a reccommended general surgeon or breast surgeon.
Plastic surgeons usually work with them to plan the reconstruction along with the mastectomy, typically during he same surgery.
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Dr. Andres Sarraga
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5 doctors agree

In brief: A surgeon

Who specializes in breast diseases preferably.
Go see your primary doctor for a referral.

In brief: A surgeon

Who specializes in breast diseases preferably.
Go see your primary doctor for a referral.
Dr. Michelle Gordon
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Dr. Darrell Herrington
General surgeons all perform lumpectomies and mastectomies. Some plastic surgeons specialize in breast reconstruction.
Dr. Pam Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Referral request

These questions are best answered by the doctor who made the diagnosis or is providing care to a patient.

In brief: Referral request

These questions are best answered by the doctor who made the diagnosis or is providing care to a patient.
Dr. Pam Yoder
Dr. Pam Yoder
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Dr. Robert Whitfield
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Breast cancer

If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer you should be referred to a general should performs breast cancer surgery as part of their practice.
Depending on that consultation you would be referred to a plastic surgeon for immediate reconstruction if you are having a mastectomy. All of these visits and surgeries are covered through private insurance by the 1998 women's health rights act!

In brief: Breast cancer

If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer you should be referred to a general should performs breast cancer surgery as part of their practice.
Depending on that consultation you would be referred to a plastic surgeon for immediate reconstruction if you are having a mastectomy. All of these visits and surgeries are covered through private insurance by the 1998 women's health rights act!
Dr. Robert Whitfield
Dr. Robert Whitfield
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Dr. Kenneth Lee
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Also see a..

Also see a board certified plastic surgeon .
See one early and he/she can help discuss your post mastectomy reconstruction options, help design your incisions- your plastic surgeon will be with you for many years as reconstruction is staged.

In brief: Also see a..

Also see a board certified plastic surgeon .
See one early and he/she can help discuss your post mastectomy reconstruction options, help design your incisions- your plastic surgeon will be with you for many years as reconstruction is staged.
Dr. Kenneth Lee
Dr. Kenneth Lee
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Dr. Daryl Wier
Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: General Surgeon

Board certified General Surgeon

In brief: General Surgeon

Board certified General Surgeon
Dr. Daryl Wier
Dr. Daryl Wier
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Dr. Mark Pack
Surgery

In brief: General Surgeon

You should see a general surgeon to address this issue.

In brief: General Surgeon

You should see a general surgeon to address this issue.
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack
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