Breast Cancer Surgery

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Most women who are diagnosed with breast cancer will have some type of surgery. Breast cancer surgery aims to remove the tumor and some of the surrounding healthy tissue. 

Different surgeries remove different amounts of breast tissue:

  • Lumpectomy removes only the part of the breast containing the cancer, as well as some surrounding normal tissue. This surgery is usually followed by radiation therapy.
  • Partial mastectomy removes more tissue than with a lumpectomy. This surgery is usually followed by radiation therapy.
  • Mastectomy removes the breast entirely. The breast can be reconstructed at the same time as surgery or during a later procedure.

If you have early-stage cancer, you will likely be able to choose your procedure, with the help of your doctor. 

Catholic Health Locations

Mercy Hospital of Buffalo
565 Abbott Road
Buffalo, NY 14220
Phone & Hours

Mount St. Mary's Hospital
5300 Military Road
Lewiston, NY 14092
Phone & Hours

Sisters of Charity Hospital
2157 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone & Hours

Physicians & Providers Affiliated with Catholic Health

Robert S. Armstrong, MD
Robert S. Armstrong, MD
Breast Surgery, Colon / Rectal Surgery, Surgery
Male
Currently accepting new patients
Ronald L. Bauer, MD
Ronald L. Bauer, MD
Breast Surgery
Male
Currently accepting new patients
Rurik C. Johnson, MD
Rurik C. Johnson, MD
Breast Surgery, Colon / Rectal Surgery, Surgery
Male
Currently accepting new patients
Vivian L. Lindfield, MD
Vivian L. Lindfield, MD
Breast Surgery
Female
Currently accepting new patients
Toan T. Nguyen, MD
Toan T. Nguyen, MD
Breast Surgery, Surgery
Male
Currently accepting new patients
Katherine A. O'Donnell, MD
Katherine A. O'Donnell, MD
Breast Surgery, Surgery
Female
Currently accepting new patients
Michael B. Peyser, MD
Michael B. Peyser, MD
Breast Surgery
Male
Currently accepting new patients

Pre-Admission Form for Breast Surgery Patients

If you will be having your breast surgery at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo or Sisters of Charity Hospital, please download and complete the pre-admission form.

Send your completed form by mail for fax to:

Mercy Hospital of Buffalo
ATTN: Admissions Department
565 Abbott Rd.
Buffalo, NY 14220

Fax: ATTN: Sue Shepherd at (716) 828-2596

Sisters of Charity Hospital
ATTN: Admissions Department
2157 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14214

Fax: ATTN: Sue LoBrutto at (716) 862-1511

Please do not send your completed form by email, as email is not a secure form of communication.

Post-operative Instructions

Following your breast surgery, please follow the post-operative instructions provided by your doctor. Below are general guidelines.