Surgical Services
in Miami Florida

Surgical services offered to our patients at Breast Care Center Miami are conducted as per the highest standards, using the most up to date technologies and by our seasoned team of experts in the field. Educating our patients along the way and discussing all of their options are both crucial as we partner with them in this process.

Lumpectomy or breast conservation surgery, as opposed to full mastectomy, aims at preserving the breast. We use the latest oncoplastic techniques to limit the changes in the physical appearance of the breast.
This procedure aims to remove the malignant tumor from the breast as well as a rim of the healthy tissue surrounding it in order to prevent the cancer cells from spreading.
In some cases, lumpectomy might not be possible due to the stage and development of the condition. The greatest benefit of this procedure is the preservation of the breast, however in most cases patients will require radiation treatment.

Total mastectomy is removal of all of the breast tissue, including the nipple areolar complex and some skin. It may be used in the treatment of breast cancer, as well as in order to reduce the risk of developing breast cancer in the future for patients at high risk.

In this variation of a mastectomy a large portion of the skin is preserved, while the breast tissue and nipple areolar complex is removed. This type of mastectomy is used in conjunction with immediate reconstruction, where a plastic surgeon reconstructs the breast. This allows for the maintenance of the patient’s body image. This type of mastectomy can be used in the treatment of breast cancer and for risk reduction.

As the name suggest, nipple sparing mastectomy involves the preservation of the nipple areolar complex while removing all breast tissue. Similarly to a skin sparing mastectomy, nipple sparing mastectomy is used in conjunction with reconstructive surgery performed by plastic surgeons and can be used for risk reduction as well as for the treatment of breast cancer.

Patients undergoing mastectomy can opt for immediate reconstruction. Our breast surgeons work closely with plastic surgeons who perform breast reconstruction at the time of the mastectomy. Depending on the individual patient, this may be the only reconstructive procedure that is needed or additional procedures may be required in the future.
There are two types of breast reconstruction- implant based where a breast implant is placed and tissue based reconstruction where tissue from another part of the body is used to replace the breast. We partner with plastic surgeons who are adept in all forms of breast reconstruction.

The vital role of lymph nodes in our body is battling infections and tumors, which means that they are extremely reliable markers of potential presence of harmful developments. In that battle breast cancer cells may spread to the lymph nodes, most commonly to the axilla (arm pit). The sentinel nodes are the first lymph nodes that drain the breast. This is important because the tumor drains through them. If a sentinel lymph node is found to have cancer cells, it may change the way we approach your treatment plan.
A Sentinel node biopsy is a surgical procedure where a tracer material is injected into the breast (this may be done before the day of the procedure), the tracer is followed to the sentinel nodes and these nodes are removed surgically for analysis.

Some patients who are found to have tumor cells in the axillary lymph nodes may require an axillary dissection. This surgical procedure is performed using the incision to the arm pit to remove the axillary lymph nodes. Opting for this method helps to determine the current prognosis and better understanding of what the treatment options should be available.

A port is a device that is surgically implanted into the upper chest and is used for the delivery of chemotherapy. The port allows for easy access to the venous system without the need to start an IV.

An excisional breast biopsy is a surgical procedure used to diagnose abnormal tissue of the breast. An incision is made in the breast and the abnormal tissue is removed and sent for analysis. This type of biopsy may be indicated with some types of breast lesions and in the case when an image guided biopsy is not possible. This can be performed using a variety of localization techniques.

Mammary gland producing milk is composed of alveoli or hollow cavities which are padded with milk-secreting cells. Conjoint alveoli form lobules and each of these lobules has its duct which leads to the nipple.
Typically, nipple discharge that happens to occur in an affected patient might call for the mammary duct excision. In this procedure the affected milk ducts are removed for examination in the laboratory.

Male patients affected by gynecomastia or enlargement of breast gland tissue are not dealing with cancerous changes. Nevertheless, physical transformation is both aesthetically devastating and can be accompanied by feelings of tenderness and pain. Pseudo-gynecomastia or accumulation of fat in obese patients does not qualify for surgical treatment.

Subcutaneous mastectomy is the preferred surgical procedure for patients with gynecomastia. There are a few variations, and in all the principle is the same: making the smallest possible cut and extracting all of the breast tissue through an incision. With this method, the skin, the nipple, and areola are left intact.

Health Talk With Dr. Ahkeel Allen

Services We Offer


Breast Surgical Oncology

Specializing in the surgical treatment of benign and malignant breast disease, our surgical oncologists provide the highest level of care available with a personal approach that supports our patients throughout their treatment journey.


Comprehensive Evaluation

Our highly qualified team will provide a comprehensive breast evaluation and a customized treatment plan that is specific to your needs.

Genetic Counseling and High Risk Screening

Many factors affect your risk of developing breast cancer. At Breast Care Center Miami we use the most up to date risk assessment models to estimate your risk of developing breast cancer. We also provide genetic testing and genetic counseling before and after genetic testing.

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