Breast cancer surgeons at Cleveland Clinic offer patients state-of-the-art surgical options combined with a team approach by working with reconstructive and plastic surgeons.

Breast conservation surgery involves removing the cancerous portion of the breast and an area of normal tissue surrounding the cancer, while striving to preserve the normal appearance of the breast. The goal of surgery is to remove localized cancer (cancer that hasn’t spread to other parts of the body) by removing the tumor itself.

Since various surgical techniques differ in the amount of breast tissue that is removed with the tumor, expert breast surgeons will advise and recommend that best plan of care.