John A. P. Rimmer M.D. P.A. a highly ranked Lumpectomy specialist near Boca Raton, Florida and his staff of highly trained professionals are committed to providing encouraging, compassionate care to all of their patients. It is their mission to provide you with the highest level of care and together, come up with a thorough, innovative treatment and follow up plan. Through a results driven combination of freedom of choice, communication and education, Dr. Rimmer and his team empower their patients and will always be their breast care advocate.

About the Lumpectomy Procedure

A Lumpectomy, also referred to as a partial mastectomy and a form of breast preservation therapy, is a surgical procedure that just removes the tumor and some of the tissue surrounding it. After the lumpectomy, any tissue removed is analyzed to find out if any cancer cells are present in the normal tissue that bordered the tumor. If cancer cells are diagnosed in the edges that extend out to the outer edges of the breast tissue that the general surgeon removed, additional surgery will be required (re-excision), to remove any remaining cancer.

Following the surgery, Dr. Rimmer, lumpectomy specialist near Boca Raton, Florida, will stay in touch and the hospital staff will continue to monitor your body temperature, blood pressure and heart rate. In the majority of cases an overnight hospital stay isn't necessary unless lymph nodes are also being removed.

In most cases, Lumpectomy patients receive 5 to 7 weeks of radiation therapy to wipe out any cancer cells that may still be present in the remaining breast tissue. If chemotherapy is also required, the radiation therapy will be performed after the chemotherapy.

Dr. Rimmer has earned his standing as the leading lumpectomy specialist near Boca Raton, Florida, for many reasons, including the way he treats and communicates with his patients, his years of experience and expert skills when it comes to breast health care, and the warm and compassionate care of his team. Call (561) 748-1242 today to set up a complimentary consultation and find out why Dr. Rimmer's practice is known as the place "Breast Health Technology & Compassion Meet".