Pacific Breast Care has an expert team of breast surgeons, radiologists and technologists ready to help you battle cancer through breast cancer surgery. Here are some common questions asked by our Orange County breast surgery patients and answered by our experienced doctors.
How soon after diagnosis will I have breast surgery?
Our rule of thumb is that the patient is offered surgery within one month of diagnosis but we are often able to accomodate them within the first one to two weeks.
Where is the surgery performed?
Our Orange County breast surgeries are done either at Hoag Hospital or at a private surgery center called Newport Beach Surgery Center, which is conveniently located acroos the street from Hoag Hospital.
Will I be under anesthesia during the breast surgery?
A light general anesthetic is used during breast cancer surgery. Our anesthesiologists are world class, so most patients do not have any significant nausea, vomiting or other side affects.
Will I also need chemotherapy after surgery
Chemotherapy is necessary about 1/3 of the time depending on the size of the tumor, the cell type and whether or not lymph nodes are involved. We work with a group of progressive, excellent medical oncolgists and will schedule your appointments for you. If necessary, chemotherapy is almost always started about 2 or 3 weeks after surgery.
If you have breast cancer or just a breast concern, just call us to set up an appointment. We are happy to take you at any point during the process of making a diagnosis or afterwards. We will help you gather your films and records and take over all of the scheduling of any tests you will need. We have protocols for every situation and you do not have to figure it out alone!
For more information on our Orange County breast cancer surgery options, call 949-515-3544.