Commonly asked questions for a Breast Cancer specialist, Dr. Swapna Ghanta.
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Swapna Ghanta, M.D., is a general surgeon and specializing in breast surgery. She attended the New Jersey Medical School at Rutgers University. She completed her general surgery residency at the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine and a research fellowship at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York studying lymphatic biology and lymphedema during which time she presented her research at several national meetings and published in peer-reviewed journals. She also has completed a clinical fellowship in breast surgical oncology at the University of Miami in Florida where she became proficient in advanced breast techniques including partial breast reconstruction, oncoplastic lumpectomies and S-LYMPHA, an innovative procedure which drastically reduces post axillary dissection lymphedema. Dr. Ghanta’s clinical interests are axillary management, lymphedema, high risk patients and the management of locally advanced breast cancer.
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So OncoPlastic techniques are new techniques that have been developed in the past decade or so to help patients that have breast cancer that might have in the past needed a mastectomy be able to save their breasts and, at the same time of the breast cancer treatment, get a breast reduction or breast lift. This helps treat the cancer by removing the cancer completely, and also leaves the patient with a good cosmetic outcome. So that way, they feel more whole and happier after the breast cancer treatment.