We understand how important it is for breast cancer patients to have a team of expert clinicians focused on their cancer types. That is why we created the Breast Center at CTCA at Eastern Regional Medical Center (Eastern) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Building on the Patient Empowered Care® model, the Breast Center in Philadelphia brings together a multidisciplinary team of clinicians, including breast surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and plastic surgeons with specific training and experience in treating breast cancer patients.
Dr. Rod Flynn, Dr. Russell Mark Reisner and Dr. Steven Standiford lead the breast surgery team at our Pennsylvania hospital. Surgical oncology is important in the treatment of breast cancer patients, and the entire team of doctors and supporting medical staff are dedicated to providing patients with personalized care.
Surgical oncologists at our Philadelphia hospital provide access to recent advances in cancer research, including new treatment and diagnostic techniques, such as genomic testing. Our physician specialists recommend individual treatment plans that may be modified as needed to fit patients’ specific needs, with a quick turnaround time.
The breast surgeons at CTCA® are skilled in providing lumpectomies and mastectomies, common surgical procedures used in the treatment of breast cancer. Surgical procedures, including breast-conserving partial and nipple-sparing mastectomies, are also provided by our team of experienced physicians. Sophisticated breast reconstruction techniques like tissue transfers, anatomical implants and microsurgical flap procedures are also regularly performed by our team of oncoplastic breast surgeons in Philadelphia.
Using recent advances in technology and equipment, our breast surgeons are trained to combat every type and stage of breast cancer. CTCA physicians are committed to a personalized approach to care that includes thorough evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. Our doctors are committed to making patients as comfortable as possible while aiming for positive results.
Full-service care is provided for all our breast cancer patients at Eastern. An integrated team of specialists is in constant collaboration and use advanced treatment techniques. Patients recovering from breast surgery can choose from a broad range of services available as part of our integrative care model. These services are designed to support healing and quality of life, and to reduce potential side effects after surgery. This whole-person philosophy of care is central to the CTCA Mother Standard® of care.