3101 Shippers Road, Suite 106, Vestal, NY 13850
Phone: 607-251-2110 Fax: 607-251-2005
Nipple Sparing Mastectomy means that the surgeon is saving the nipple, areola, and the skin of the woman’s breast. This procedure has been performed since 1989 in Europe. In the US, this procedure has been offered for more than 20 years in major centers. The data showing safety of this procedure has been published by several major academic centers, latest information has been published by Sloan Kettering in 2008 and in 2009.
The breast tissue is removed; the nipple, the areola, and the skin are preserved such that the contour of the breast and the shape of the breast are preserved. Reconstruction is done in an immediate manner with an implant or a tissue expander.
The first Nipple Sparing Mastectomy procedure in our region was performed by Dr. Niru Anne here at Lourdes. Lourdes Hospital was part of the Nipple Sparing Mastectomy Registry Program, a national registry, through the American Society of Breast Surgeons from 2012 - 2016. Lourdes was the first Institute in Upstate New York to be part of this national registry and Dr. Niru Anne was the first Surgeon to take part in the national registry in Upstate New York.
For more information, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Anne, call 607-251-2110.