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Your Breast Specialist in Atlanta, GA

Breast Surgery

Finding a breast lump can be a frightening experience. Breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer for women in the United States, but with expert treatment and quality care, you can feel confident in your health and well-being.

Dr. Deborah Martin is dedicated to providing women with the best in breast care. As one of the first female surgeons in the Atlanta area, she is highly experienced and knowledgeable in surgical breast cancer treatment, including breast lumpectomy, mastectomy, and more.

Whether you're navigating a breast cancer diagnosis or seeking expert advice on a benign breast mass, and looking for a mastectomy or lumpectomy, Dr. Martin is here to guide and support you every step of the way. Schedule your appointment today to get the care you need from a compassionate and experienced breast surgeon near you.


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Breast Ultrasound Screening & Breast Surgery Near You

Treatment Options for Breast Tumors and Benign Masses

Breast surgery focuses on the surgical treatment of various breast conditions, including both cancerous tumors and benign masses. Treatment approaches vary depending on several factors, including the type and size of the mass, the patient's overall health, and personal preferences. Some common breast surgery procedures include:

  • Lumpectomy: The removal of a cancerous tumor or benign mass along with a small margin of surrounding healthy tissue. This procedure aims to preserve as much of the breast tissue as possible while effectively removing the growth.
  • Mastectomy: The removal of the entire breast, which may be necessary in cases of large or aggressive tumors, or if the patient has a high risk of developing breast cancer in the future. There are different types of mastectomy procedures, such as simple, modified radical, and radical mastectomy, depending on the extent of tissue removal required.
  • Biopsy: In some cases, a surgical biopsy may be performed to remove a small sample of the suspicious tissue for further examination and testing. This can help determine if the mass is benign or malignant and guide the most appropriate treatment plan.

Dr. Martin is an experienced breast surgeon and is dedicated to providing quality care and treatment for her patients. She'll meet with you to discuss your treatment options and the best approach for your individual needs. To learn more, request an appointment today.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if I need a biopsy?

A biopsy may be recommended if the results of imaging tests, such as an ultrasound or mammogram, indicate that a mass may be cancerous. You should also talk to your doctor if you start experiencing symptoms like:

  • A new lump or mass in the breast
  • Changes in the size or shape of the breast
  • Unexplained swelling or redness of the breast
  • Skin irritation, dimpling, or puckering
  • Nipple pain, inversion, or discharge
  • Persistent breast pain or discomfort

Does your office perform breast cancer screenings?

While our office does not perform routine screenings, we do offer breast ultrasound exams. During an ultrasound exam, sound waves are used to create a detailed image of the breast tissue that can help identify abnormalities or tumors that may not be visible on a mammogram. Ultrasound scans are also useful for determining if a mass is fluid-filled like a cyst, or solid, which may indicate cancer.

How long does it take to recover from breast surgery?

How long it will take to recover depends on what procedure was performed. Generally, for a lumpectomy or biopsy, recovery may take up to three weeks. For a mastectomy, recovery can take up to 4-6 weeks. After the procedure, you should follow Dr. Martin's instructions for a safe and successful recovery. These instructions may include taking medication, getting plenty of rest, and avoiding strenuous activities that could cause strain or discomfort in the surgical area.

Is there a breast surgeon near me who can help?

Yes! Dr. Deborah Martin is a qualified and board-certified breast surgeon in the Atlanta area. With offices in Suwanee and Cumming, GA, she is centrally located for patients throughout the region. To get quality care and support from an experienced breast cancer doctor, request an appointment with Dr. Martin today.

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