Breast cancer surgery can be life-saving. More women are diagnosed with breast cancer than any other type of cancer in the US. According to the American Cancer Society, there were 60,290 in situ cases and 231,840 invasive cases in 2015. More than 3.1 million women in the country have a history of breast cancer.

The good news is that the breast cancer survival rate is increasing because of medical advancements. The five-year survival rate after a treatment for a localized cancer is 99 percent across all races. The survival is 85 percent for regional cancer. Innovative treatment options have made it possible for many patients to combat the condition effectively.

One of the most innovative treatment options is hidden scar breast cancer surgery. Hidden scar breast cancer surgery in West Palm Beach is one of the possibilities that patients can rely on. Not only is the treatment effective, it also helps to conceal scars resulting from the surgical intervention.

Doctor John Rimmer is one of the pioneers in the field. Using a special tool equipped with a light and power lens, the surgeon makes the incision under the crease of the breast. The incision is a lot smaller than the typically used bigger incision across the chest. Needless to say, the wound is easier to heal and the scar tissue formation is limited.

The procedure is suitable for both lumpectomies (the removal of abnormal breast tissue) and mastectomies (the removal of the entire breast). Patients confirm the fact that hidden scar breast cancer surgery in West Palm Beach does work and the visible signs of undergoing a surgery are minimal.

Doctor John Rimmer is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, International College of Surgeons and a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons and the Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons. You can find out more about his qualifications here.

Are you interested in the hidden scar breast cancer surgery in West Palm Beach? We’d love to give you more information about it. Give us a call today at 561-748-1242 to make an inquiry or schedule your first appointment.