Removal of breast tissue to examine it for signs of breast cancer or other disorders. There are several types of breast biopsies, including stereotactic (uses mammography to help pinpoint abnormal area), ultrasound-guided (ultrasound used to guide needle to abnormal area), MRI-guided (MRI used to guide needle to abnormal area), and excisional breast biopsy (entire abnormal area removed).
Surgery to remove a lump that may be breast cancer as well as the surrounding tissue. If the lump cannot be felt upon exam, a wire localization procedure (mammogram or ultrasound used to place needlewire(s) in or near abnormal area) may be done before the surgery.
Surgery to remove a breast or part of a breast, usually done to treat breast cancer. A total (simple) mastectomy is the removal of breast tissue and nipple. A modified radical mastectomy is removal of the breast, most of the lymph nodes under the arm, and often the lining over the chest muscles. Which surgery you have depends on the stage of cancer, size of the tumor, size of the breast, and whether the lymph nodes are involved. Many women have breast reconstruction to rebuild the breast after a mastectomy.
Palouse Surgeons is comprised of board-certified physicians who provide evaluation and treatment for a full range of general surgery conditions. Services are available for patient convenience, at Gritman Medical Center, Pullman Regional Hospital, Whitman Hospital & Medical Center and The Palouse Surgery Center.
We serve a population of around 80,000 people, 30,000 of whom are students at Washington State University in Pullman and the University of Idaho in Moscow. Our Board Certified Surgeons are proficient in laparoscopic surgery, as well as other minimally invasive surgical techniques. We provide special expertise in Abdominal, Colon and Rectal, Hernia, Breast, Gall Bladder, Gerd , and treatment of varicose veins.