Hidden Scar™ Breast Cancer Surgery
When your breast cancer care plan calls for surgery, Cape Cod Healthcare’s expert physicians are focused on treating the whole patient. We were the first in Massachusetts to offer Hidden Scar™ Breast Cancer Surgery. Breast surgeons Kathryn Dalton, DO, and Jill Oxley, MD, are certified and trained in the Hidden Scar technique.
In Hidden Scar surgery, a single incision is made along the natural folds of the skin to remove cancerous tissue, sparing the nipple, areola and surrounding breast tissue. This procedure minimizes scarring and helps to preserve the natural breast shape with the aim of maintaining a woman’s physical appearance and minimizing the emotional impact of breast surgery.
Drs. Dalton and Oxley are two of only three surgeons in Massachusetts certified in Hidden Scar Surgery. Cape Cod Healthcare is the only healthcare system in the state to be certified as a Hidden Scar™ Center of Excellence.
Hidden Scar Procedures
At Cape Cod Healthcare, we provide patients with Hidden Scar Lumpectomy and Hidden Scar Nipple Sparing Mastectomy procedures. Our surgeons have been extensively trained in these Hidden Scar procedures to ensure that you have the best surgical outcome.
Read an overview of high-risk assessment, breast cancer detection and treatment by Dr. Dalton. [PDF]
Questions to Ask your Surgeon [PDF]