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In 2018, we welcomed several internationally renowned physicians to the Department of Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center. These men and women are leaders in their respective fields. They have a track record of innovation and their collaborative multidisciplinary team approach allows them to provide the very highest level of patient care. While these surgeons spearhead the newest treatments and techniques, they are also very compassionate communicators.
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Breast fibroadenomas (BFA) are benign (non-cancerous) breast tumors that are comprised of glandular and fibrous breast tissue. These lumps can occur alone, in groups, or as a complex of lumps together. Sometimes women feel these in the breast when doing regular self-breast exams, or they may be found during a routine mammogram. Some are small (less than an inch in size), and others are quite large (the size of a lemon or larger).
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Roshni Rao, MD, FACS has been appointed Chief of the Breast Surgery program at NYP/Columbia University Medical Center and Associate Professor of Surgery.
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NYP/Columbia is a national leader in surgical techniques and innovative treatments for all forms of breast cancer offering the most comprehensive multidisciplinary care available for this disease. As of October 2017 Dr. Roshni Rao will direct the Clinical Breast Surgery program. Dr. Lisa Wiechmann recently joined our surgical team working with Drs. Margaret Chen and Bret Taback at the Columbia campus in uptown and midtown Manhattan while Dr. Michelle Azu brings our expertise to NYP/Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville, New York.
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If you have a breast fibroadenoma, there may be a new solution for you. The Columbia Clinical Breast Program now offers echotherapy, a new non-invasive treatment.
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Jeffrey A. Ascherman, MD, site chief of the division of Plastic Surgery at NYP/Columbia, is now offering breast cancer patients a new device that allows them to do part of their breast reconstruction at home, and with faster results.
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Watch our experts discuss the latest breakthroughs and more, from ABC TV’s primetime Breast Cancer Special.
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Dr. Margaret Chen is conducting the MammaPrint study looking at genetic biomarkers among Chinese women with early stage breast cancer in the US and Hong Kong.
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