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The Division of Breast and Oncologic Surgery is responsible for the care of patients with breast disease, both benign and malignant.

Our multidisciplinary breast surgery service is the first of its kind in Suffolk County, providing a full range of care from initial evaluation and prompt diagnosis to complex treatment regimens:

  • Early detection and diagnosis
  • Comprehensive management of breast cancer and benign breast disease
  • Access to national research programs
  • Reconstructive and plastic surgery
  • Surveillance care for high-risk women
  • Patient education

Our team approach to breast cancer treatment distinguishes the quality of care we provide at Stony Brook's Carol M. Baldwin Breast Care Center, which in 2012 was granted a full three-year accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), and in 2009 was the first in New York State to gain this quality-assurance designation.

Our weekly Treatment Planning Conference is a multidisciplinary forum where we review potential treatment options for patients with newly diagnosed cancer or patients with recurrent disease. At this conference, their individual cases are presented to a team of highly trained cancer specialists, including radiologists, breast surgeons, pathologists, reconstructive surgeons, radiation oncologists, and medical oncologists.

At the Breast Care Center, which is located in the Stony Brook Cancer Center, state-of-the-art magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), mammography, and ultrasound equipment are used for routine screening and for early detection of breast cancer.

The most modern techniques of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation oncology are available, as well as rehabilitative and support services, including support groups, designed to assist women who have had treatment for primary cancer of the breast.

See video interview with Dr. Brian J. O'Hea, chief of breast surgery and director of the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Care Center, talking about our service and the achievement of our NAPBC accreditation.

Visit our Patient Care section for more information about our breast surgery service.