Diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant diseases of the female and male breast
Breast cancer is not an emergency that needs to be operated on the very same day of its diagnosis.
In the last 20 years the chance for a permanent breast cancer cure has increased. However, a very early diagnosis, an accurate clarification of the findings and an appropriate risk evaluation are essential.
Most important for an early cancer diagnosis are the annual preventive medical check up and a regular breast examination by the patients themselves. During the annual check up I explain and show my patients in detail how to palpate the breast.
Most recent medical and scientific methods and techniques allow us a short-term confirmation of the diagnosis. Today we are able to perform minimal invasive operations and confirm a diagnosis within 24 hours supported by a highly specialised pathological institute.
These days, a breast cancer surgery does not mean an immediate mastectomy any more. We will always try to conserve the breast if possible. This, however, depends on the severity of the disease.
In case a loss cannot be avoided we establish the basis for a simultaneous or second step breast reconstruction right from the beginning. The reconstruction will be carried out with implants or skin- and muscle-flap plastic surgery.