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If you have breast cancer, you may qualify for Hidden Scar Breast Cancer Surgery based on the size and location of your tumor, your breast shape, and your breast size. Talk to your doctor to see if this procedure is right for you.
Hidden Scar Breast Cancer Surgery is an innovative approach to removing breast cancer, where the surgeon places your incision in a location that is hard to see, so that the scar is not visible when your incision heals. As a result, you have little to no visible reminder of the surgery or your cancer.
As medical technology evolves and improves, an increasing number of historically "open" surgical procedures are being performed using advanced minimally invasive techniques. That is, surgeries that once required large incisions can now be done with small ones. Many of these minimally invasive procedures are made possible by the introduction of robotic surgery tools, such as the da Vinci system, in which the surgeon uses a computer to precisely control tiny instruments that can bend and rotate. With the help of a laparoscope, a thin tube with a camera and light at the end, the surgeon has a magnified 3D high-definition view inside the patient's body. Compared to other surgical procedures, the potential benefits of minimally invasive surgery include:
With general surgeons located throughout Greater Sacramento, Mercy Medical Group ensures patients receive access to seamless, coordinated care-working alongside your primary care physician.