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Breast Surgery

With expertise and compassion, SLUCare breast surgeons deliver 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 a world-class team of breast specialists — from radiologists who specialize in breast imaging to physicians who perform breast surgery and everyone in between.

SLUCare breast surgical oncologists, Dr. Theresa Schwartz and Dr. Kaitlin Farrell, are 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. Your doctor 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, our breast surgeons offer 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 team 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 breast surgeons work closely with a fellowship-trained team of SLUCare radiologists who specialize in breast imaging. 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 radiologists use 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 radiologists connect patients with our breast surgeons 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.


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SLUCare Breast Surgery Locations

SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - St. Louis, 1031 Building
1031 Bellevue Ave., Suite 200
St. Louis, MO 63117
314-577-6131
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SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital - West Pavilion
3655 Vista Ave., 1st Floor, Surgery Suite
St. Louis, MO 63110
314-577-6131
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SLUCare Breast Imaging Locations

SSM Health Breast Care at St. Mary's Hospital - St. Louis
1031 Bellevue Ave., Suite 100
St. Louis, MO 63117
314-768-8250
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SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital - West Pavilion 
3655 Vista Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110
314-577-8022
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SSM Health St. Clare Hospital - Fenton
1015 Bowles Avenue, St. Francis Building
Fenton, MO 63026
636-496-2650
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