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Lumpectomy in Latin America

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

Clínica Anglo Americana

Clínica Anglo Americana is a JCI accredited medical facility established in 1921 and works with many international insurers. The innovative hospital with its bilingual staff keeps up to date with advanced technologies, and provides treatment in many fields.

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Hospital Universitario Austral

A tertiary university hospital with over 750 physicians, providing medical services in most medical specialties. Services to foreign patients include interpreters, insurance coordination, and transportation arrangements. Both hospital and doctors have liability insuranc

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Hospital La Catolica

Hospital Hotel La Catolica provides comprehensive private healthcare services to local and international patients, mainly from the USA.

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Dr. Alvarado Dávila Pablo

General Surgery and Laparoscopy

Dr. Araya Orosco Max

General Surgery and Laparoscopy

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Salutaris Medical Center

A short-stay surgical clinic and outpatient facility specializing in cosmetic, general and orthopedic surgery. The clinic is accustomed to treating patients from the United States, Latin America and Europe.

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CIMA Hospital

A modern, JCI accredited hospital which provides a full range of diagnostic, emergency, medical and surgical services.

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Dr. Jorge Flikier, MD

General Surgery, Proctology

Dr. German Fainzilber

General Surgery

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Hospital Angeles

A complete medical facility specializing in many disciplines that was built especially to cater medical tourists.

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International Bio Care Hospital

A unique hospital that uses integrative medical approach for treating cancer patients, Autoimmune Degenerative Diseases, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and other so called "Chronic diseases". Treatment methods are individually tailored for each patient.

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Hospital CIMA Monterrey

Hospital CIMA Monterrey is an acute-care hospital that was originally a women's specialty hospital (formerly known as Hospital Santa Engracia) when it opened in 1996. It is located in San Pedro, Garza Garcia, a suburb of Monterrey, in Mexico.

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Hospital San Jose Tec De Monterrey

A JCI accredited hospital, located 150 miles from the border with Texas, United States. The hospital is a full range tertiary care hospital, with five areas of excellence: Cardiology, Oncology, Neuroscience, Organ Transplant and Liver Disease.

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Galenia Hospital

Hospital Galenia holds the Certificate of Medical Attention Establishments granted by Joint Commission International (JCI), Accreditation Canada International (ACI) and is certified by the Mexican General Health Council (CSG).

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Dr. Pedro L. Puebla

Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery

Dr. Alejandro Gomez Aguirre

Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery

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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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