Hidden Scar Breast Cancer Surgery
Hidden Scar breast cancer surgery allows surgeons to remove the cancerous tissue through a single incision made in a hidden area, preserving the natural shape of the breast while reducing visible scarring. UK Markey Cancer Center is recognized as a Hidden Scar System of Excellence for Hidden Scar breast cancer surgery, the first and only hospital system in Kentucky to be certified.
Patients who undergo this approach experience optimal clinical and cosmetic outcomes and are at no higher risk of breast cancer recurrence than patients who undergo other surgical techniques. This surgical option provides women with a procedure option that effectively treats breast cancer while optimizing cosmetic results.
Performing breast cancer surgery through a smaller incision requires consistent illumination throughout the surgical cavity, so surgeons can clearly see and effectively remove the tumor. Hidden Scar-certified surgeons use Stryker’s Intelligent Photonics technology to improve visibility during procedures such as lumpectomy and nipple-sparing mastectomy.
To learn more about alternative options for treating breast cancer, visit our Surgery page. For more information on being treated at Markey, contact the Comprehensive Breast Care Center at 859-323-2222
Hidden Scar Lumpectomy
A lumpectomy is a procedure treating breast cancer that removes the tumor and a small portion of healthy tissue while saving the majority of the breast. While a lumpectomy is considered a non-invasive surgery, the procedure may still leave some permanent scarring.
Learn more about the hidden scar approach to lumpectomy, which minimizes the visible scarring left by the treatment.
Hidden Scar Mastectomy
A mastectomy is a procedure treating breast cancer that removes all of the breast tissue, with three distinct variations called total mastectomy, skin sparing mastectomy, and nipple sparing mastectomy. the tumor and a small portion of healthy tissue while saving the majority of the breast. While a lumpectomy is considered a non-invasive surgery, the procedure may still leave some permanent scarring.
Learn more about the hidden scar approach to mastectomy, which also minimizes the visible scarring left by these treatment variations.
For more information on diagnosis, treatment and more of breast cancer, visit our breast cancer information pages below.