Breast Surgery Profile UMSC
Breast surgeons in UMSC provide screening, diagnostic and treatments for breast diseases. Screening include risk assessment and tailored screening for individuals at high risk of breast cancer. Genetic testing is available.
We provide diagnostic services in close collaboration with our breast radiologists. The radiology department has dedicated team of breast radiologists with advanced imaging eg. breasttomosynthesis (3-D mammogram) and shear wave ultrasound.
We are the only centre in Malaysia that provide vacuum assisted biopsy of breast lesions and provide minimally invasive excision of breast lesions. Other diagnostic operative procedures include image guided localisation of breast lesions, microdochectomy and excision biopsies.
Our centre provide multimodal therapies for breast cancer. Cancer treatments are done in close collaboration with our oncologist. We provide neoadjuvant and adjuvant hormonal, chemotherapy and targeted therapies.
Surgical procedures for cancer include breast conservation therapy, mastectomy, endoscopic breast surgery and vacuum assisted biopsy.
We are one of the few centres in Malaysia providing intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT), a new procedure that provide radiation at the time of surgery after breast conservation. This may be done on it’s own or in combination with external beam radiotherapy. This procedure provides reduced number of visits to hospital for breast radiotherapy, it provides geographical accuracy in radiating the tumour bed and reduced radiation to surrounding vital organs eg. lung and heart.
We are one of the few centres in Malaysia that provide sentinel node biopsy which is a procedure to stage the cancer. This minimally invasive procedure reduces risk of lymphoedema or arm swelling of the affected side.
Immediate breast reconstruction surgery after a mastectomy is also provided by breast oncoplastic surgeons or in collaboration with our plastic surgeon.
Our hospital also provides advanced physiotherapy care for lymphoedema, dietetic care and psycho-oncology services.