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Is there extra training to be a breast surgeon?

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Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Regina Hampton
Dr. Regina Hampton
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Dr. Tom Pousti
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not Necessarily.

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.

In brief: Not Necessarily.

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.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Dr. Tom Pousti
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Dr. Sean Canale
Breast Surgery

In brief: Interest & expertise

Breast surgeons have all gone through general surgery training followed by specialized additional training in breast disease (i.
e. Courses, breast fellowship, etc.) to obtain additional expertise to accompany an increased interest and focus in the area of breast health. Most breast surgeons will have dedicated a majority or all of their practice to breast health issues.

In brief: Interest & expertise

Breast surgeons have all gone through general surgery training followed by specialized additional training in breast disease (i.
e. Courses, breast fellowship, etc.) to obtain additional expertise to accompany an increased interest and focus in the area of breast health. Most breast surgeons will have dedicated a majority or all of their practice to breast health issues.
Dr. Sean Canale
Dr. Sean Canale
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