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Breast Surgery

With expertise and compassion, SLUCare delivers advanced care for breast cancer and benign breast disease

Breast cancer and non-cancerous breast abnormalities can happen to women and men of any age. SLUCare Physician Group offers expertise and advanced technologies for your breast health, from diagnosis to treatment to follow-up care.

SLUCare breast surgical oncologist Dr. Kaitlin Farrell is specially trained not only to perform breast cancer surgeries, such as lumpectomy or mastectomy, but to address all types of breast conditions that may be helped with surgical intervention. As your surgeon, Dr. Farrell will discuss your condition and treatment options with you, and together, you'll plan a path forward for care.

As part of an academic medical practice, SLUCare Breast Surgery offers the latest advances in treatment, such as Magseed technology — a new, less invasive approach to marking the breast lesion in preparation for surgery, improving patient comfort and convenience.

Learn about Magseed technology at SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital

Our breast surgeon treats:

  • Breast cancer
  • DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ)
  • Invasive ductal and lobular carcinoma
  • Breast pain
  • Fibrocystic breast disease

Whatever your diagnosis, you can be assured your SLUCare breast surgeon will approach your surgery with both the skills and the compassion to fully support you throughout your treatment process.

Partnering for better breast care

Our SLUCare breast surgeon works closely with our fellowship-trained breast radiologist. Unlike general radiologists, breast radiologists have particular expertise in identifying abnormalities of breast tissue, even in dense breasts where problems can be challenging to diagnose.

SLUCare Breast Radiology uses a variety of techniques — mammograms, ultrasound, breast MRI, image-guided biopsy, stereotactic biopsy and more — to accurately diagnose breast abnormalities in patients. When a cancer diagnosis is confirmed, our breast radiologist connects patients with our breast surgeon and other specialists to provide comprehensive care in accordance with the patient’s individual needs.

Our team of breast experts includes:

Early detection is key to beating breast cancer

If you are 40 or older, talk to your health care provider about beginning regular mammogram screenings.

If you have a family history of breast cancer, your doctor may recommend screenings beginning at an earlier age or consultation with a genetic counselor to determine your predisposition for the disease.

If you notice physical abnormalities, like a change in skin color, nipple discharge or a mass that wasn't there previously, schedule an exam with your personal physician right away and discuss your options for diagnosis via breast imaging.

SLUCare Breast Surgery Locations

SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - St. Louis, 1031 Building
1031 Bellevue Ave., Suite 200
St. Louis, MO 63117
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SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital - West Pavilion
3655 Vista Ave., 1st Floor, Surgery Suite
St. Louis, MO 63110
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SLUCare Breast Imaging Locations

SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital - West Pavilion 
3655 Vista Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110
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