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Canberra Lumpectomy – Lumpectomy in Canberra
Lumpectomy is surgery to remove a breast cancer lump and surrounding tissue. It’s an alternative to having the entire breast removed and is usually followed by radiotherapy. Lumpectomy surgery is less invasive option which tries to preserve aesthetic appearance of the breasts. The procedure may include removal of lymph nodes and this will affect the Lumpectomy risks involved. Having your lymph nodes removed may also affect the Lumpectomy recovery process.
Canberra Lumpectomy Surgeons
Dr Christopher Lee Lumpectomy Surgeon
70 Kent Street
Deakin ACT 2600
The Caps Clinic Lee Lumpectomy Surgeon
173 Strickland Crescent
Deakin, Canberra 2600
Dr Tony Tonks Lee Lumpectomy Surgeon
Suite 6, 9 Sydney Avenue
Barton, ACT 2600
Canberra Lumpectomy Cost
The cost for performing Lumpectomy in Canberra is approximately $8,700 to $9,900. This includes the surgeon fee, anaesthetist fee and anaesthetic, hospital, accommodation and theatre fees and any follow up visits. Ask your surgeon which costs are included in their quote. The surgeon fees alone are around $3,500-4,500.
The above prices are a general guide only and vary based on the incision, whether lymph nodes are being removed, the quantity and type of tissue being removed and whether one or two breasts need operating. You may be able to claim some of the costs from private health insurance and Medicare. Ask your surgeon for information about any rebates.
Canberra Lumpectomy Surgery Advice
Lumpectomy in Canberra can only be performed by a qualified surgeon. A Canberra Lumpectomy Surgeon can help remove breast cancer. Whenever choosing a Lumpectomy Surgeon in Canberra, make sure you research their qualifications and expertise. Ensure that the surgeon is qualified and experienced in the operation you wish to undertake. Ask your doctor how many such procedures he/she has performed and obtain lots of before and after photos to assess their abilities in this area.