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Carolina Breast & Oncologic Surgery is proud to be fully accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC).

 

About the NAPBC...

The NAPBC is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to the improvement of the quality of care and monitoring of outcomes of patients with breast diseases. This mission is pursued through standard-setting, scientific validation, and patient and professional education. The NAPBC board is comprised of professionals from 15 national organizations reflecting the full spectrum of breast care. Carolina Breast has voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of performance by the NAPBC. During the process, our center has demonstrated compliance with standards established by the NAPBC for treating women diagnosed with the

full spectrum of breast disease. The standards include proficiency in center leadership, clinical management, research, community outreach, professional education, and quality improvement. A breast center achieving NAPBC accreditation has demonstrated a firm commitment to offer its patients every significant advantage in their battle against breast disease, offering:

Comprehensive care, including a full range of state-of-the-art services
A multidisciplinary team approach to coordinate the best treatment options
Information about new treatment options

And, most importantly, Quality breast care close to home.

To learn more, please visit www.accreditedbreastcenters.org

Breast cancer is just as challenging emotionally for women as it is physically. Often times, women struggle with self-confidence, body image and emotional struggles after breast surgery. We don’t take this lightly at Carolina Breast & Oncologic Surgery. We want you to feel just as beautiful after surgery as you did before this journey began. For these reasons, we use Oncoplastic Surgical Techniques.

Oncoplastic Surgical Techniques are most often used with early stages of breast cancer where clean margins are achievable after a lumpectomy. This technique is a combination of oncology and plastic surgery. It is a philosophy that requires forethought and the ability to understand how every move made will affect the aesthetic appearance of the breast for potential reconstruction. The surgeon must take into account aesthetics, breast symmetry and breast function to be successful. Your emotional and physical health are a top priority for us.

Oncoplastic techniques provide more women with the option of lumpectomy with immediate reconstruction, rather than mastectomy. The surgeon must also take into account the volume and shape of the other breast and in some cases, alter the healthy breast as well to maintain a balanced appearance.


Things to remember about Oncoplastic Surgical Techniques


  • Not all patients will qualify for this type of surgery. It is all dependent on the stage and type of breast cancer you have.
  • If the surgeon is able to utilize these techniques and clean margins are achieved with lumpectomy, there is no change in reccurrence rate.


Please take the time to review all options when it comes to your surgery. Be sure to ask us any questions to help you fully understand what is available and provide you with accurate expectations. Oncoplastic Surgery is a great way to provide you with the best possible care throughout this often difficult journey. We will be with you every step of the way.

Oncoplastic Surgical Techniques