Breast surgery or mastectomy

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Breast surgery is one of the most practiced interventions in the world, with more than 1.8 million of procedures in 2013. (source ISAPS).

To maximise your chances, Concilio’s medical concierge personally assists you for all your medical needs.

Breast surgery: possible options

Breast surgery or mastectomy permits to extract a grand number of cancerous cells. This procedure can be carried out in two ways:

  • Partial mastectomy

Partial mastectomy or tumorectomy is a conservative procedure, and only concerns one section of the breast. This procedure allows preservation of the major part of the breast treated, and is used to remove exclusively the tumor, without touching neighboring tissue.

  • Total mastectomy

Total mastectomy or complete breast ablation is used to remove the entire breast affected by cancer. It is possible to resort to reconstructive surgery during or after the procedure, using plastic surgery.


These interventions is proceeded by two consultations:

  • The consultation with the surgeon

This consultation is done to inform the patient on the chosen technique, the objection of the operation, and the eventual complications. It is also a possibility that a tissue sample will be taken to be analysed or researched.

  • The consultation with the anaesthesiologist

The procedures listed above are done under general anaesthesia. The purpose of this visit with the anaesthesiologist is to determine the risk associated with the chosen anaesthetic. This risk is established using personal and medical antecedents including past surgeries, allergies, cardiac affections (i.e. chronic angina), and respiratory illnesses (i.e. chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – COPD). All conditions must be communicated to the anaesthesiologist to avoid any eventual complications.

Why is it important to obtain the best care when you are ill?

Concilio enables you to access the best healthcare available to you. Our medical team will personally assist you to help you deal with any health issue.

  • In 45% of cases, your diagnosis or treatment plan could be optimized. 9 out of 10 doctors have already prescribed unjustified medical acts, whether they be surgical, examinations, or poor practices.
  • All hospital or treatments centers are not created equal. Certain centers are more or less adapted to your pathology.
  • Doctors are becoming more specialized in their domains. It is not easy obtaining reliable information nor finding a good doctor adapted to treat your pathology.

For your health, and the health of your loved ones, maximize your chances with Concilio.

Fiche Breast surgery

  • Author : Florian Reinaud, MD
  • Date :

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