Breast Surgery

From lymph node dissections and biopsies to lumpectomies and mastectomies (simple, modified or skin-sparing), our surgeons perform techniques that give a woman the greatest chance of staying cancer free all while preserving as much of the breast as possible. Procedures performed by our breast surgeons include:

  • Breast biopsies
  • Lumpectomies
  • Lymph node dissections
  • Mastectomy
  • Nipple and skin sparing mastectomy

Breast Reconstruction

At Albany Med, we offer a wide range of breast reconstruction capabilities unlike anywhere else in the region. Breast reconstruction may involve many different decisions, so understanding your options, recovery and follow-up care is an important step to making this decision. Women can rest assured, at Albany Med, our reconstructive plastic surgeons will explain all the options available and help them make the right decision that is best for them

Types of procedures available include:

  • Breast reconstruction with implants
  • Free flap reconstruction (where skin, fat, muscle, nerves and blood supply are transferred from one part of the body to the reconstruction site)
  • Nipple areola reconstruction and tattooing