Breast Unit Services
A team of medical specialists is available for you in Clinica Ochoa, totally coordinated to treat both benign and malignant breast diseases, with speedy diagnosis and subsequent treatment of these conditions.
Service Breast Unit Services
As breast conditions are so important for women they should be monitored to provide early diagnosis of serious issues with follow up investigations and evaluations by our specialists.
Breast problems initially comprise benign tumours.
These can be breast cysts, fibroadenomas, fibrocystic breast disease and many other disorders, which have to be studied by ultrasounds, mammograms, with or without biopsies.
Following any investigations, the specialist will decide on whether they should be removed or monitored depending on size, any doubts about their nature or distress caused to the patient.
A much more important and unfortunately more common disorder is breast cancer.
Currently, it can be treated with breast-conserving surgery, not requiring the complete removal of the breast.
However, when the complete removal of the breast is necessary, due to tumour size, or when several cancerous sources are present in the same breast, or when the breast size is small, reconstruction in the same surgical procedure can be performed. The intervention is carried out by using expanders and a prosthesis (implant) insertion or by using muscle and skin graft (plasty ) from the patient herself.
In Spain over 20,000 cases of breast cancer are diagnosed annually, being the most common tumour affecting women in developed countries, as well as the one that can be diagnosed in its earliest stages.
Early detection of breast cancer is vital for early treatment of these tumours. Breast Unit Services:
- Periodic check-ups or breast screenings
- Early detection of breast cancer
- Imaging studies
- Minimally invasive surgery for breast cancer
- Radical surgery with immediate reconstruction
- Diagnosis during surgery
- ARPON (needle biopsy) for the location of hidden abnormalities
- Stereotactic and ultrasound-guided incisions