At Grand View Health, a comprehensive breast care team will lead you through a collaborative journey toward healing. Your patient navigator will guide you along this journey, scheduling your appointments and procedures, and providing advice, encouragement, and personal support every step of the way.
Your surgical team is trained and experienced in the latest technologies and minimally-invasive procedures. It is led by 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.
To schedule an appointment with our surgical specialists, find their contact information here:
Monique A. Gary, DO, FACS – Breast Oncologic Surgery
This procedure 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 determine if they contain cancer cells.
Removes the entire breast affected by cancer, as well as some lymph nodes from under the arm.
Preserves the skin envelope and nipple areola. Only the underlying breast tissue is removed.
Creates breast mounds closely matching one’s natural breast in form and appearance.
Designed for use in both mastectomy and lumpectomy, this innovative technique allows surgical incisions to be placed in locations that are not readily seen, such as the fold below the breast or the armpit. When the incision heals, there is little to no evidence of the surgery or reminder of your cancer.
Grand View Health is recognized as a Hidden Scar Center of Excellence for Hidden Scar™ Breast Cancer Surgery.