breast_center_excellenceA breast cancer diagnosis can be emotional and overwhelming. At Grand View Health, our comprehensive breast care team will support you through a collaborative journey toward healing and opportunity.

Leading this journey will be Breast Surgical Oncologist, Monique A. Gary, DO, FACS. Fellowship-trained in a variety of breast surgical oncoplastic techniques and a Certified Hidden Scar™ Breast Cancer Surgeon, Dr. Gary takes a breast conservation approach to surgery whenever possible. She also specializes in nipple-sparing mastectomies, which provide better cosmetic outcomes for patients.

Not only is your journey led by an experienced surgeon, but
continues on with a compassionate breast care navigator. The navigator is your on-site advocate who will facilitate your care, while guiding you through the diagnostic and treatment processes along the way.

Breast Surgical Treatments

  • Partial Mastectomy/Lumpectomy: Removes the tumor rather than the entire breast. The surgeon removes all of the cancer, plus a margin of normal tissue around the tumor. Often, lymph nodes under the arm are removed to see if they contain cancer cells.
  • Mastectomy: Removes the entire breast containing the cancer, as well as some lymph nodes from under the arm.
    • Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy: Preserves the skin envelope and nipple areola. Only the underlying breast tissue is removed.
  • Breast Reconstructive Surgery: Creates breast mounds closely matching one’s natural breast in form and appearance.

In the News

Monique A. Gary, DO, FACS and the Grand View breast care team were featured in The Intelligencer for their efforts in treating breast cancer in the community. Read more here.