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The St. John’s Riverside Hospital’s Breast Center provides the highest quality care to patients and offers a comprehensive range of breast care services.
St. John’s Riverside Hospital’s mammography suites are equipped with a 3D mammography unit, each in its own private, comfortably decorated room.
In addition to high-resolution ultrasound and digital mammography, we have a state-of-the-art MRI at our Dobbs Ferry Pavilion with a dedicated breast coil that provides enhanced imaging for our patients and allows us to perform MRI-guided biopsy procedures when needed.
For more information, please contact: (914) 964-4329.
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The Montefiore website above has more information regarding Maureen McEvoy, MD, Sheldon Feldman, MD, Laura Graafland, DNP, MS, AGPCNP-BC, CBCN and the Montefiore Breast Center.
Breast Cancer Surgery
As a courtesy to our oncology patients, St. John’s Riverside Hospital provides the services of a Patient Navigator. The navigator serves as a proactive guide to help you “navigate” all available necessary information from the professional and supportive staff as well as community resources that will make the journey to recovery more understandable and positive.
We care for patients with non-cancerous breast disease and breast cancer.
Our subspecialty surgeons work in a multidisciplinary fashion with medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, radiation oncologists, plastic and reconstructive surgeons, social workers, geneticists, pathologists, radiologists, patient navigators, psychologists and specialists in lymphedema.
Our surgical team offers a variety of surgical approaches to breast cancer patients, personalizing treatment for each individual patient.
In addition to surgery, breast cancer treatment can include radiation therapy and systemic therapy.
The ultimate goal for each patient is to come up with a personalized plan that considers both the optimal cancer care and the expectations and desires of each patient.
NON-CANCEROUS BREAST DISEASE
intraductal papilloma, fibroadenoma, lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS), atypical ductal hyperplasia, nipple discharge, breast cysts, breast pain
Staging is an important part of diagnosing breast cancer that involves figuring out how far cancer cells have spread beyond the breast—if at all. Your next steps in treatment are likely influenced by whether the cancer is only in your breast, or also detected in the lymph nodes under your arm—or has spread past these areas.
Lumpectomy (breast-conserving surgery): removing only the cancerous tissue with a surrounding rim of normal tissue.
This is a same-day outpatient procedure.
Mastectomy: the removal of all breast tissue
This is needed if the cancer takes up a large portion of the breast or is in multiple locations in the breast.
Mastectomy can be done with or without reconstruction.
We offer a plastic surgery consult for all mastectomy patients.
Simple mastectomy: removal of the entire breast including skin, nipple and areola.
Modified radical mastectomy: the removal of all breast tissue and the underarm lymph nodes that have been affected by cancer.
Skin-sparing mastectomy: the removal of all breast tissue with preservation of the skin of the breast, but not the nipple and areola.
Nipple-sparing mastectomy: the removal of all breast tissue preserving the skin of the breast, the nipple, and areola. This operation is offered in select cases.
Axillary Lymph Nodes
Sentinel lymph node biopsy: When performing lumpectomy or mastectomy for invasive cancer, a lymph node biopsy will be done to see if cancer has spread. Sentinel lymph nodes are the first nodes that the cancer cells would travel to if there were to leave the breast.
Axillary lymph node dissection: The removal of the axillary lymph nodes when cancer has spread to those lymph nodes.
Oncoplastic surgery: The objective of oncoplastic surgery is to combine complete tumor resection with optimal cosmetic outcome in the setting of breast conserving surgery (lumpectomy).
Oncoplastic surgery is considered an integral part of “personalized surgery” and underscores the need to tailor surgery to each individual patient and breast cancer.
Post-mastectomy breast reconstruction:
Autologous tissue reconstruction: This technique uses muscle and fat derived from the patients’ body (usually from the back or the stomach) to re-create the shape of the breast.
Implant based reconstruction.
Maureen McEvoy, MD, FACS
Director, Breast Surgery Fellowship
Montefiore Surgical Group
Boyce Thompson Center
1088 N Broadway, 1st Floor
Yonkers, NY 10701
Laura Graafland, DNP, MS, AGPCNP-BC, CBCN
Clinical Nurse Practitioner – Breast Surgery
Symphony Medical, PC
Montefiore Surgical Group at St. Johns Riverside Health
1088 N Broadway
Yonkers, NY 10701
Nidhi Sahgal, MD
1 Odell Plaza, Suite 277
Yonkers, NY 10701