Many people immediately associate breast surgery with plastic surgery, but there are a number of surgical procedures used to treat breast conditions such as cancerous or non-cancerous lumps and nipple discharge. Dr. Koeplin performs all types of non-cosmetic breast surgery aimed at diagnosing or treating breast conditions. Educate yourself on the various breast conditions and surgeries by reading below. If you have any questions about your particular condition, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Koeplin’s office at 651.224.1347.
There are a number of conditions that are treated effectively by a general surgeon. Here are a few of the various breast conditions that can benefit from surgical treatment:
- Breast Cancer, sentinel lymph node biopsy
- Breast Cysts
- Nipple Discharge
These are just a handful of the many breast conditions that may require surgery. Be sure to check yourself for the signs and symptoms of breast cancer regularly, and if you notice anything irregular, make an appointment with your doctor right away to diagnose and treat the issue.
Breast Cancer Surgery
Surgical removal of a newly diagnosed breast cancer is often the first step. There are many options including lumpectomy, mastectomy or bilateral mastectomy. Often times a sentinel lymph node biopsy is recommended. There are also questions of chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy. Dr Koeplin can help guide you through this very difficult and stressful time.
Diagnostic Breast Surgery
Specific breast surgery procedures vary widely and can be diagnostic in nature or aimed at treating an already diagnosed condition. A breast biopsy consists of extracting a portion of tissue for lab testing to determine or exclude a cancer diagnosis. Other operations include removal of cysts in the breast, and intraductal papilloma (small growths near the nipple which can lead to discharge issues).
Minnesota Breast Cancer Surgeon
If you are experiencing nipple discharge, or are in need of a biopsy to determine a breast cancer diagnosis, contact Dr. Koeplin today to discuss your options. Dr. Koeplin has decades of experience under his belt performing these types of breast procedures. He will take the time to understand your situation and provide you with the attentive care you deserve. Make an appointment by filling out our online contact form or by calling at 651.224.1347.