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Breast Cancer Surgical Care

Your body is unique and so is your breast cancer. Our Avera Breast Center surgical experts will create a customized surgical plan that works for you. Our team includes board-certified plastic surgeons and breast surgeons who understand the dynamics of breast cancer removal and breast reconstruction.

Restorative Surgery

Our surgeons can correct the damage if you’re unhappy with a previous breast cancer surgery. Our techniques can fix a number of issues:

  • Scarring
  • Breast imbalance
  • Disfigurement

Surgical Options and Techniques

Surgical removal of your breast cancer tumor is an important part of treatment. After diagnosis you likely aren’t thinking about life after surgery, but our surgeons are focused on helping you feel confident and complete in survivorship. Your doctor will recommend a treatment plan based on your cancer type and size.

  • If you choose to remove your whole breast (mastectomy) our breast surgeons can do a complete reconstruction at the same time.
  • You may not need a complete mastectomy. We also offer tumor removal with breast reshaping and enhancement to preserve skin and breast tissue.
  • Our surgeons know that your surgery can be a painful reminder. Our surgical techniques hide the scars for less visible reminders in years to come.
  • You may also be eligible for radiation treatments during surgery. This technique (electron-based intraoperative radiation therapy) is effective in killing cancer cells with fewer radiation treatments necessary following surgery.

24/7 Cancer Support

Get support and find answers to your cancer-related questions or concerns. Call or email the Avera Cancer Institute Navigation Center.


Your Breast Cancer Surgery Team

Our board-certified breast and plastic surgeons work with your cancer care team to create a surgical plan that fits your cancer.

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