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What is a breast surgeon?

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Dr. Rafael Lugo
Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Operate in breast.

A surgeon that specializes in surgery of the breast.
Usually cancer. www.drlugo.com.

In brief: Operate in breast.

A surgeon that specializes in surgery of the breast.
Usually cancer. www.drlugo.com.
Dr. Rafael Lugo
Dr. Rafael Lugo
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Dr. Timothy Wu
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Timothy Wu
Dr. Timothy Wu
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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