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Lumpectomy in Asia

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in Asia performing Lumpectomy (breast-conserving surgery).

Assuta Hospital

The new Assuta Hospital was opened in 2009, and claims to be the most modern hospital in the middle east.

12 listed general surgeons:

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Dr. Amir Szold

General Surgery

Dr. Lotan Gad

General Surgery

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Lumpectomy

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Bangkok Hospital Pattaya

This multi-specialty tertiary hospital offers various medical services as well as dental procedures to local and overseas patients. It serves over 100,000 international patients every year.

10 listed general surgeons:

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Dr. Paiboon Benjarattanaporn

Laparoscopic Surgery

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Lumpectomy

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Mahkota Medical Centre

A comprehensive tertiary healthcare centre servicing local patients and foreign patients from neighboring countries.

6 listed general surgeons:

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Dr. Ding Choo Chang

General Surgery

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Lumpectomy

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Hadassah University Medical Center

Hadassah medical institution includes two university hospitals in Jerusalem – on Mt. Scopus and in Ein Kerem. Both provide advanced tetriary healthcare services in all medical specialties.

14 listed general surgeons:

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Lumpectomy

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Gleneagles Medical Centre Penang

An acute care general hospital in Penang with advanced facilities and healthcare professionals specializing in a wide range of medical areas.

5 listed general surgeons:

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Dr. Vimal K. Vasudeavan

Consultant General Surgeon

Mr. Heah Sieu Ghnee

Consultant General Surgeon

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Lumpectomy

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Gleneagles Intan Medical Centre

A tertiary care hospital servicing local and international patients with modern facilities and over 110 consultants that cover a wide array of specialties.

6 listed general surgeons:

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Dr. Chang Keng Wee

General Surgery

Dr. Mahadaven

General Surgery

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Lumpectomy

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Bumrungrad Hospital

Bumrungrad International is an internationally accredited, multi-specialty hospital located in the heart of Bangkok, Thailand.

44 listed general surgeons:

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Dr. Vichit Teparat

General Surgery

Dr. Visist Dhitavat

General Surgery

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Lumpectomy

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Fortis Mohali Hospital

A JCI accredited hospital, and one of the region’s leading multi-speciality hospitals, with a super-speciality in Heart.

6 listed general surgeons:

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Dr. S.M Bose

Sr. Consultant, General Surgery

Dr. N.M Gupta

Director, General Surgery

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Lumpectomy

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Herzliya Medical Center

A private hospital located on the shorelines of Herzliya, just off Tel Aviv, offering healthcare services to both local and foreign patients. The hospital is affiliated with over 500 Israeli physicians, many of whom hold high level positions at public hospitals.

88 listed general surgeons:

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Dr. Guttman Live

General Surgery, Oncological Surgery

Dr. David R. Neufeld

General Surgery, Proctology

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Lumpectomy

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Mount Elizabeth Hospital

One of the largest private medical centers in Asia, with the highest number of private specialists including cardiac surgeons, cardiologists and neurologists, neurosurgeons and general surgeons.

57 listed general surgeons:

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Dr. Preetha Madhukumar

General Surgery, Surgical Oncology

Dr. Yong Wei Sean

Surgical Oncology

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Lumpectomy

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About Lumpectomy

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

What is a lumpectomy?
Lumpectomy is a surgery performed to remove a lump in the breast, along with the tissue surrounding it. During lumpectomy, lymph nodes may also be removed by making a second incision near the underarm. Lumpectomy intends to preserve a normal appearance of the breast after the surgery.

Patients who undergo lumpectomy are often women whose breast cancer is at an early stage. However, patients who have cancer that has spread to different areas in a single breast, and who have already received radiation therapy are not usually suitable for a lumpectomy. Pregnant women are also not eligible for a lumpectomy.

After a lumpectomy, radiation therapy that goes on for 5 to 8 weeks is also used to cure the remaining breast tissue.

How to prepare for a lumpectomy?

  • Before a lumpectomy, the doctor examines the patient and performs some tests. These include:
    • Physical examination
    • Mammogram
    • X-ray
    • Blood test
    • Urine test
    • Fine-needle biopsy
    • Wire-localization procedure for impalpable tumors
  • The patient should inform the doctor about
    • Health and medical conditions such as pregnancy or heart disease
    • Any medication the patient may be taking
  • The doctor will inform the patient about the surgical procedure and what to expect from it.
  • The doctor will decide which type of anesthesia should be given to the patient after determining the extensiveness of the surgery.

How is a lumpectomy performed?
Firstly, the patient’s breast, chest and upper arm are cleaned. Then an incision over the tumor in the breast is made. If the tumor cannot be accessed, the incision is made around the areola. The tumor is then cut along with the surrounding layer of tissue. This surgery aims to remove the tumor with minimal damage to the breast. However, a testable size of tissue needs to be removed to be sent for tests that will determine if it is a limited cancer or if it has spread.

A second incision may be made near the underarm to remove axillary lymph nodes. These will also be tested for cancer. The test results will determine if the cancer has spread to other areas in the body.
After removing the tissues and the lymph nodes, a drainage tube may be placed which can be later removed. The bleeding is stopped and the wound is closed with stitches that will dissolve in due course. The site is then bandaged.

Duration of procedure/surgery : 1 to 3 hours.

Days admitted : Lumpectomy is usually done on an outpatient basis. However, in some cases patients may need to be admitted for a day or two in the hospital.

Anesthesia : General or local anesthesia depending on the extensiveness of the surgery.

Recovery : - If the results show that the patient has cancer, follow-up treatments with the doctor will be scheduled. - There is not much pain after the surgery. However, if there is pain, the doctor will prescribe some pain medication. - Most patients can resume normal activities in a week. - The surgery area will heal in approximately one month.

Risks : The risks involved in a lumpectomy are as follows: - Bleeding - Adverse reaction to medication - Infection - Change of appearance of the breast. E.g. scar, dimpling, or shape difference between the two breasts. - Microscopic sized lumps may not be removed by the surgery. Another surgery may be required if this happens. - The breast area may become numb.

After care : - The incision region should be dressed and changed according to the doctor’s orders. - A fluid drain may be kept for 1 to 2 weeks, which may need to be drained from time to time. - The patient should avoid strenuous activities such as jogging or lifting heavy objects for 1 to 2 weeks. - The patient may be asked to do some special exercises to keep the arm flexible. - There will be scarring in the surgery area. Clothing and bra choices may be discussed with the patient. The doctor should be informed if there are any signs of: - Infection, redness, swelling, and tenderness - Growing pain - Bleeding and over discharge of fluid - Breathing difficulty - Chest pain - Nausea and vomiting - Infection and pus formation in the underarm

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