Residents looking for a mastectomy specialist near Delray Beach, Florida turn to John A. P. Rimmer M.D. and his compassionate staff who are dedicated to the optimistic and caring treatment of their patients. Since Dr. Rimmer's practice is focused on treating diseases of the breast, he understands how overwhelming the possibility of breast cancer or the diagnosis can be. The doctor uses all the best and latest diagnostic resources which include advanced imaging to evaluate breast cancer and together you'll determine a comprehensive solution for your breast cancer treatment. When it comes to mastectomy, if the cancer is caught early on, most women who have the procedure go on to live long, full lives.

About Mastectomy

Mastectomy is a surgical procedure that removes all of breast tissue to prevent or treat breast cancer. Newer mastectomy procedures can preserve breast skin, allowing for a more natural looking breast following the procedure. In addition, surgery (breast reconstruction) can be carried out to help restore the shape of the breast. Breast reconstruction can be performed at the time of the mastectomy or during a second operation if one is required at a later date.

In some cases, breast conserving surgery (lumpectomy), is another option and involves only removing the tumor from the breast. Deciding between a lumpectomy (plus radiation) and mastectomy can be difficult, however both procedures are effective, although a growing number of women are opting for mastectomy to ensure that the cancer doesn't return. In addition, lumpectomy isn't always an option; it depends on the specifics of the cancer; an example would be if a patient has widespread or malignant looking calcium deposits throughout the breast that have been established to be cancer following a breast biopsy. Another example would be if the patient had previously had radiation treatment to the region and breast cancer has come back.

Dr. Rimmer, the leading Mastectomy specialist near Delray Beach, Florida understands what his patients are going through as well as their families. In an effort to make the experience bearable, he has designed a comforting and supportive environment for his patients and his demeanor and many accolades will help you realize that you've chosen the right doctor. If you've found yourself in need of a breast health specialist, call (561) 748-1242 today set up a one on one consultation with Dr. Rimmer and find out for yourself why his office has been referred to as the breast care practice where "Breast Health Technology & Compassion Meet".