Did you know that 1 in 8 women in the United States (about 12%) will develop an invasive form of breast cancer at some point in their lifetime?
After a breast cancer diagnosis, choosing the right treatment center can make an enormous difference. At Arkansas Surgical Hospital, we are committed to providing the highest quality patient care and the best available options for breast cancer surgery in Arkansas. Our compassionate staff offers personalized attention combined with cutting edge diagnosis and treatment options.
The Right Surgeon
Dr. Dana C. Abraham is a surgical oncologist and a leading breast cancer surgeon in Arkansas. As a Little Rock native, Dr. Abraham attended medical school at the University of Arkansas before receiving specialized training in breast cancer care during her five-year General Surgery residency and subsequent fellowship in Breast Surgical Oncology at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. She has dedicated her career to understanding and treating conditions of the breast.
Dr. Abraham believes in educating patients about all aspects of breast health, including:
Assessment of Genetic Risk
State-of-the-Art Breast Cancer Treatment
She offers minimally invasive and breast conservation approaches whenever possible and medically appropriate. Our patients appreciate Dr. Abraham’s caring, compassionate, and informed approach to breast cancer care.
The Right Treatments
As a breast cancer surgeon, Dr. Abraham is an expert in assessing cancer risk and recommending treatment options. Several of the most common breast oncology treatments performed at Arkansas Surgical Hospital include:
Breast Biopsies to determine whether a growth is cancerous.
Lumpectomies to remove the tumor as well as a small margin of healthy surrounding tissue. A lumpectomy is considered a breast sparing surgery, in which the tissue and appearance of the breast are conserved as much as possible.
Mastectomies involve partial or complete removal of one or both breasts. Following a complete mastectomy, many patients decide to undergo breast reconstruction surgery to restore the appearance of their breasts. A nipple-sparing mastectomy may also be an option for some of our patients.
Axillary Node Dissections to detect the presence of cancer-forming cells in your lymph nodes, which suggest that the cancer may be spreading from the breast to other parts of your body.
Sentinel Node Biopsies to identify the presence of cancer-causing cells in your sentinel nodes, which are lymph nodes most likely to be impacted by cancer spreading from the breast. During this sophisticated procedure, a special dye is injected to identify sentinel lymph nodes, which are then removed and tested in the laboratory.
The Right Hospital
At Arkansas Surgical Hospital, you are more than just another patient. Each person who enters our hospital receives the personalized care needed to navigate her unique needs and challenges. Our staff is here to help you help you through difficult surgeries, supporting you from the moment you walk in our doors.
Choosing the right cancer treatment can alter your entire life, and we would like to be there to help. Contact Arkansas Surgical Hospital today to meet Dr. Abraham and learn more about the surgical options that are right for you.