Breast Surgery

Hope - breast cancer pink ribbon icon

North Suburban Surgical Consultants provides expertise in the diagnosis and management of breast cancer and other breast diseases. Caring for patients with breast disease, particularly breast cancer, requires a significant level of commitment in time, effort and experience to provide high-level compassionate care. We strive to meet our patients’ needs at every level. We treat the whole person, not just the disease, continuing with our belief that each person is an individual and their needs and treatment are unique.

Affiliated with the Caldwell Breast Center at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, we utilize state of the art diagnostic technology including 3-D mammography and MRI. Dedicated radiology breast specialists interpret these studies as well as those from outside institutions and actively participate in diagnostic recommendations. Ultrasound guided needle biopsy, mammographic guided stereotactic core biopsy and MRI guided needle biopsy are available to provide the most accurate and least invasive diagnostic modalities available.

Surgical treatment with breast conservation techniques are always considered when appropriate. Our first goal is to provide the best cancer treatment available without losing focus on the patient and her needs for the best cosmetic results possible. When mastectomy is necessary, we utilize the finest plastic surgeons in northern Illinois for reconstruction employing advanced techniques for the best results.

We offer accelerated partial breast radiation, APBR, or breast brachytherapy, for improved cosmesis and significant time savings to the patient over conventional whole breast radiation. This technique is only available at a few centers in our area and we are proud to offer it to our patients.

As members of the American Society of Breast Surgeons, we gladly provide second opinion services for patients seeking confirmation of treatment recommendations from other hospitals, centers or physicians. Our goal remains to offer the most advanced treatment to achieve the best results in the most comprehensive and compassionate methods available.