Breast Surgery

These are only general guidelines and not meant to replace instructions from a physician. Please talk with your physician about your specific condition.

About Breast Surgery

Breast SurgeryIf you have a breast disease or need to have a biopsy to confirm or rule out breast cancer, your physician may schedule one of the following procedures: 

  • Needle aspiration. Cysts that can be drained by needle aspiration require no preparation or recovery time. They are usually done during an office visit.
  • Surgery. If your physician believes you need surgery for a biopsy to rule out cancer or for removal of a breast tumor, you will be scheduled for a follow-up same-day procedure.

If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer, your physician will schedule one of the following procedures:

  • Lumpectomy, also called breast conserving surgery, removes the tumor and some normal surrounding tissue, keeping the breast intact. The tissue that is removed will be sent to pathology during surgery to ensure that all cancer cells have been removed. Sometimes, a second surgery is needed to remove additional tissue. Radiation is usually recommended after lumpectomy except in select cases.
  • Mastectomy, also called a simple or total mastectomy, refers to removal of the entire breast. You may choose to have one or both breasts removed during this procedure, depending on your diagnosis, the size and location of the cancer cells and your risk of developing additional cancer. Removal of both breasts is called a bilateral or double mastectomy. When axillary lymph nodes under the arm are also removed, the procedure is called a modified radical mastectomy. Reconstruction surgery to rebuild the breast is done during the initial surgery and may require additional surgeries in the future. In some cases, your nipples can be preserved. Please talk to your surgeon about this option.

CONDITIONS DIAGNOSED OR TREATED BY THESE PROCEDURES:

Breast Disease

  • Cysts
  • Fibroadenomas
  • Hyperplasia
  • Intraductal papillomas
  • Sclerosing adenosis
  • Radial scars

Breast Cancer

  • Ductal carcinoma in situ
  • Lobular carcinoma in situ
  • Invasive ductal carcinoma

PROCEDURE LOCATIONS:

  • North Memorial Medical Center
  • Maple Grove Hospital
  • North Memorial Ambulatory Surgery Center Maple Grove
  • Minnetonka Ambulatory Surgery Center
  • Buffalo Hospital
  • CentraCare Health – Monticello

Free Resources

YOGA CLASSES FOR BREAST CANCER PATIENTS

On the third Wednesday of the month, classes are held at Gilda’s Club Twin Cities at 10560 Wayzata Blvd. in Minnetonka.

Email: program@gildasclubtwincities.org
Call: 612.227.2147

Surgeons Who Perform Breast Surgery

Adrianne L. Bowen, MD

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763.780.6699

Dr. Bowen sees patients at the following clinic locations:

Special Medical Interests:

  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Robotic procedures
  • Endoscopy
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Susan E. Hunt-Lattin, MD

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763.780.6699

Dr. Hunt-Lattin sees patients at the following clinic locations:

Special Medical Interests:

  • Breast Disease
  • Colon Disease
  • Hernia Repair
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Corinne E. Jordan, MD

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763.780.6699

Dr. Jordan sees patients at the following clinic locations:

Special Medical Interests:

  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Disease
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Kourtney L. Kemp, MD

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763.780.6699

Dr. Kemp sees patients at the following clinic locations:

Special Medical Interests:

  • Laparoscopic procedures
  • Endoscopic procedures
  • Endocrine
  • Esophageal
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Complex hernia surgery
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Matthew K. Kissner, MD

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763.780.6699

Dr. Kissner sees patients at the following clinic locations:

Special Medical Interests:

  • Minimally invasive surgery for hernia repair
  • Complex repair of ventral/incisional hernia
  • Robotic surgery, advanced laparoscopic surgery
  • Colon surgery
  • Thyroid surgery
  • Parathyroid surgery
  • Colonoscopy and upper endoscopy
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Sarah J. Lippert, MD

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763.780.6699

Dr. Lippert sees patients at the following locations:

Special Medical Interests:

  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Advanced esophageal procedures
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rachel tay, MD

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763.780.6699

Dr. Tay sees patients at the following clinic locations:

Special Medical Interests:

  • Breast Cancer, breast disease
  • Colon resections
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Hernias
  • Nissen fundoplications
  • Thyroid conditions
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Gregory J. Vitas, MD

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763.780.6699

Dr. Vitas sees patients at the following clinic locations:

Special Medical Interests:

  • Gastric and intestinal disorders
  • Laparoscopic biliary surgery
  • Thyroid and parathyroid disorders
  • Robotic, laparoscopic, and open management of ventral abdominal wall and inguinal hernias
  • Colon surgery
  • Venus ablation procedures (closure procedure) for varicose veins
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