Do all breast cancers require surgery?

Surgical experts answering your questions related to General Surgery, Breast Surgery, Bariatric Surgery and other related topics.


Your doctor will recommend the best plan of action based on your breast cancer features and your medical history. 

Many women with breast cancer have surgery as part of their treatment. Your doctor will recommend the best plan of action based on your breast cancer features and your medical history. 

The most common types of breast cancer surgery are lumpectomy and mastectomy. A lumpectomy is a breast-conserving surgery that involves a surgeon removing the breast tumor and a small rim of tissue around it, while a mastectomy removes the entire breast. 

At Surgical Group of North Texas, Dr. Ed Clifford and team take a tailored approach in working with each patient. Dr. Clifford believes in using a team approach to treatment, including meeting with your Medical Oncologist, Radiation Oncologist, and Plastic Surgeon (if needed) to create a treatment plan best suited for you. Learn more about breast cancer treatment at SGNT.

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Dr. Ed Clifford

Accolades: Immediate Past Chief of Staff at Baylor Scott &White (BSW)  Medical Center Irving; Medical Director Oncology Services Baylor Scot& White Medical Center Irving

Dr. Sina Matin

Accolades: Chief of Surgery Baylor Scott & White Medical Center Grapevine; Medical Director Surgical Services Baylor, Scott & White Medical Center Grapevine; Medical Director Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Baylor Scott &White Medical Center Grapevine

Dr. Nathan Emerson

Accolades: Chief of Surgery Baylor, Scott & White Medical Center Irving, Membership and Credentials Committee BSW Irving, Surgical Quality Committee BSW Irving, Physician Advisory Council BSW Medical Center Irving

Dr. Julio Rivera

Accolades: Hernia Committee Medical City Alliance

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