Breast Surgery Specialist

Andrew Bower, MD, FACS -  - General Surgeon

Northeast Oregon Surgical Clinic

Andrew Bower, MD, FACS

General Surgeon & Laproscopic Surgeon located in Pendleton, OR

If you have benign or malignant breast disease, you can count on Andrew Bower, MD, FACS, to deliver expert breast surgery procedures at Northeast Oregon Surgical Clinic in Pendleton, Oregon. He is an expert surgeon who can remove and test your diseased tissue, preserving as much natural breast tissue as possible. If you are concerned about breast disease, schedule an appointment online today to talk to Dr. Bower about treatment options.

Breast Surgery Q & A

What is breast disease?

While breast cancer is the most well-known breast disease, there are several benign breast diseases that are either easily treated or they go away on their own. Common breast problems include:

  • Benign lumps or masses
  • Pain
  • Discharge
  • Skin changes
  • Mastitis

If you notice any lumps, nipple discharge, or other changes in your breasts, make an appointment for further diagnosis.

How do you diagnose breast disease?

You should check your breasts for lumps or changes once a month at home. It’s best to feel for lumps right after your period has ended. You should also have an annual breast exam with your primary doctor or gynecologist during your annual physical.

If you or your doctor identify any lumps or changes that require further testing, your doctor schedules a mammogram, MRI, or ultrasound to gather additional information. Dr. Bower can perform biopsy procedures to collect small samples of your breast cells for diagnostic purposes.

When would I need to have breast surgery?

In many cases, benign breast diseases are treated medically, or the condition goes away on its own. But if you have large cysts or growths that are painful and are distorting the size and shape of your breasts, you may need to have the growths surgically removed.

What should I expect during breast surgery?

Dr. Bower performs breast surgery using general anesthesia, so you are unconscious throughout your procedure. He uses state-of-the-art surgical tools and imaging services so he can remove your growth without causing damage to your healthy breast tissue.

What should I expect after breast surgery?

Dr. Bower will give you specific instructions for your recovery. In most cases, you need a day or two at home to rest but should be back to most of your normal activities within a couple of weeks. You schedule a follow-up appointment with Dr. Bower to check that your surgical site is healing well so that you can get back to your normal activities.

Call or schedule a consultation online today to learn more about your treatment options.

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