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Can a breast tumor be removed in outpatient surgery center?

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Dr. Sean Canale
Breast Surgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Most breast conserving surgery can be done as an outpatient.
Most mastectomy patients with no reconstruction or an implant/expander reconstruction, stay overnight and can go home the next day. With a tissue reconstruction, there is usually a 2-3 day hospital stay.

In brief: Yes

Most breast conserving surgery can be done as an outpatient.
Most mastectomy patients with no reconstruction or an implant/expander reconstruction, stay overnight and can go home the next day. With a tissue reconstruction, there is usually a 2-3 day hospital stay.
Dr. Sean Canale
Dr. Sean Canale
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

It is imperative that the tissue removed at surgery be sent to an accredited laboratory for examination by a pathologist.

In brief: Yes

It is imperative that the tissue removed at surgery be sent to an accredited laboratory for examination by a pathologist.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Before going to surgery, a core needle biopsy should be performed so that a diagnosis can be made.
If the tumor is benign, it may not need to be removed. If it is a cancerous tumor, then additional planning is needed. Breast surgery can be performed in an outpatient surgery center adequately.

In brief: Yes

Before going to surgery, a core needle biopsy should be performed so that a diagnosis can be made.
If the tumor is benign, it may not need to be removed. If it is a cancerous tumor, then additional planning is needed. Breast surgery can be performed in an outpatient surgery center adequately.
Dr. Regina Hampton
Dr. Regina Hampton
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