Breast Surgical Services

Breast Surgery at Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Center brings together the experts and treatments you need after a diagnosis of breast cancer. We draw on a team of healthcare specialists and services to provide:

Our screening, diagnostic and other services include:

      Just like people, no two breast cancers are the same. This means every treatment plan requires an individually tailored approach. Breast cancer treatment plans at Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Center are developed by experts, including physicians and other healthcare professionals. Our goal is to determine the best possible treatment for you and your specific breast cancer diagnosis.

      Your breast surgeon will discuss the type of cancer you have and the best treatment plan for you.

       

      Typically, the day of surgery, a woman undergoing a lumpectomy will have a wire placed in the breast before surgery to help identify the cancer during the surgery. YRMC has a device that performs the same function, but without the wires. This device can be placed at any time before the surgery, in a procedure similar to a breast biopsy. Wireless localization is more precise than traditional wire placement. It’s also more convenient for patients and make surgery day a little less stressful.

       

      YRMC understands a breast cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming. Our nurse navigator is specially trained to help patients navigate the course of their breast cancer. 

      The nurse navigator becomes involved when a woman has an abnormal mammogram requiring a biopsy. She offers education and answers questions about the process of undergoing a biopsy. After the biopsy results are ready, the nurse navigator again offers education and clarifies the next steps. 

      If the biopsy uncovers cancer, our nurse navigator becomes an important contact and guide in coordinating appointments, educating and serving as the point person if questions or issues develop. 

      Our nurse navigator is an excellent resource for every breast cancer patient. She can direct patients to resources that provide emotional, financial or physical support.