July 10, 2019
Fort Worth – Breast cancer patients at Medical City Fort Worth have a new surgical option which hides scars after lumpectomy or mastectomy. Medical City Fort Worth is one of the only facilities in Tarrant County to perform this advanced approach to breast cancer surgery, enabling expanded options with a minimally invasive procedure that effectively treats the cancer while optimizing cosmetic results.
The approach to breast surgery allows surgeons at Medical City Fort Worth to remove the cancerous tissue through a single incision made in a hidden area, preserving the natural shape of the breast while reducing visible scarring. The surgical approach can be used for nipple sparing mastectomy or lumpectomy, based on the size and location of the tumor.
"This advanced approach to breast cancer surgery is a very effective option for breast cancer patients who are concerned about lasting marks associated with surgery," said Amelia Gunter, MD, a surgeon on the medical staff at Medical City Fort Worth. "For some women, hiding the scar help minimize the daily emotional reminder of a breast cancer diagnosis, which can be part of their overall recovery."
In addition to offering this surgical option for some breast cancer patients, Medical City Fort Worth has a full scope of services to support patients, including:
- Patient navigation
- Access to clinical trials
- Enhanced surgical recovery
- Multidisciplinary care team approach
- Dedicated cancer resource center and family room
- Pain management
- Palliative care