Breast Surgery

Summit Medical Group Arizona offers comprehensive support and care of benign breast health conditions and all stages of breast cancer.

In addition to expert breast exams, diagnosis, and treatment, we empower our patients with education so that they can partner with their physicians to make informed decisions. Our personalized treatment plans help ensure the best possible outcomes while we assist patients in adjusting to, coping with, and managing their disease.


Breast surgery includes all surgical procedures and surgical interventions to diagnose, treat, and remove benign (noncancerous) and malignant (cancerous) tumors of the breast, including:

  • Fine-needle aspiration
  • Core-needle biopsy
  • Open biopsy (surgical biopsy)
  • Sentinel lymph node mapping and biopsy
  • Lymph node surgery
  • Axillary lymph node dissection
  • Wire-localized excisions
  • Breast-conserving surgery
  • Lumpectomy
  • Simple mastectomy
  • Modified radical mastectomy

If you have surgery for cancer of the breast, the procedure can be used to remove all cancer. To stage the tumor, our breast surgeon performs breast surgical procedures (sentinel lymph node biopsy) to determine whether cancer has spread (or metastasized) to the lymph nodes under the arm(s).

We understand that managing breast cancer can be overwhelming. For this reason, we help ensure you get the coordinated and timely access to surgical breast care you need to protect your health.