DR DOCRAT’S SURGICAL EXPERTISE
LUMPECTOMY FOR BENIGN DISORDERS
Benign breast conditions are unusual growths or other changes in the breast tissue that are non-cancerous. Fibroadenomas are one of the most common benign breast tumours, often feeling like a marble within the breast. They are most common in women in their 20s and 30s, but they can be found in women of any age. While lumps found in the breast can be alarming, when necessary you may be referred to Dr Docrat to have them removed.
WHY MIGHT I NEED SURGERY?
You may be referred to have a suspicious lump removed after some investigation. A lumpectomy may then be advised to remove the benign growth as a precaution. As a surgeon with a niche in breast and endocrine surgery, Dr Docrat is exceptionally skilled in surgeries of this sort.
WHAT DOES THIS SURGERY ENTAIL?
Before surgery your surgeon will make marks on your breast to plan the surgery. Under general anaesthesia, a lumpectomy may be done by removing the growth or abnormal tissue, as well as a small amount of surrounding tissue from the breast. The incisions are then closed neatly with stitches.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER SURGERY?
After waking up from anaesthesia, you may have some pain around the incision, and the skin over your breast may feel firm and tender, and be bruised. You will need to stay in hospital for a few days for observation. Pain medications will be prescribed for you. Your surgeon will inform you how best to care for your breast and the incisions. You will be instructed how to exercise your arm in order to aid recovery and healing. The tenderness should go away in about 2-3 days and the bruising within two weeks. Firmness and swelling in the breast may last for 3-6 months.