The management of both benign and malignant breast problems is an ever-evolving field. We at Central Ohio Surgical Associates, both the Metropolitan Surgery and Mid-Ohio Surgical branches, are proud to be in the forefront of these advances in breast care. Not all of these techniques and technologies are available to all patients, so if any of these are potentially applicable to your care, your physician will discuss this with you thoroughly.
Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
Sentinel lymph node biopsy is considered the “standard of care” for evaluation of your lymph nodes for early stage breast cancer. This has replaced the complete axillary dissection that was done in years past, and greatly reduces the risk of lymphedema (swelling and pain) in a woman’s arm after breast cancer surgery. We have been performing sentinel lymph node biopsy for early stage breast cancers for over ten years at Central Ohio Surgical Associates. We also have experience in performing this technique after neoadjuvant chemotherapy and in the augmented breast.