Dr. Lindsay Keith

Board Certified Surgical Breast Oncologist

Meet Dr. Lindsay Keith

My Mission

Passionate about educating and empowering patients concerning their disease, and guiding them through treatment with confidence.

What Patients Are Saying…

Dr. Keith is by far one of the best doctors I have ever seen. I had been in severe pain for a few weeks and decided to go see her (based on her reviews). She was very sweet, smart and caring. She made me feel very comfortable. I took my mother with me to my appointment thinking I wouldn't understand anything she was explaining. She sat down and spoke to me directly, made sure I understood, and took every measure to avoid imaging. Not to mention her beside manner was amazing! She spent 30 minutes with my mother and I in the room, this is unheard of with doctors nowadays. Went back for my follow up and she was just as amazing. I would HIGHLY recommend her to any one!read more
Shea Kramer
Shea Kramer
15:52 16 Oct 19
Hands down the best surgeon in town! From chemo to radiation every nurse ask, "Who was your surgeon?" Their response is always, "She did an amazing job!" Bedside manner is off the charts! I LOVE Her!!read more
Kita Moses
Kita Moses
14:05 23 Sep 19
She is the best young smart Doctor 👩‍⚕️ thank you!
obie Mek
obie Mek
15:31 19 Feb 19
Dr. Keith is such a great physician. She is caring and pleasant. Our family would highly recommend her to anyone!
Carl R Sweet
Carl R Sweet
02:30 05 Jan 19
Dr. Lindsay is just THE BEST, when you are in this situation, even im from CHILE and i was for vacation in Tn, but health says: Hospital NOW, she take my case, make an AWESOME surgery, and even make me a big hug! So, what can i ask for?. Excelent doctor, excelent criteria, confidence and totally empatic! I wish more Lindsay Keith in this world!read more
Gaby Aponte Z
Gaby Aponte Z
17:31 22 Dec 18
Dr. Keith is a very knowledgeable and capable doctor. Her caring and compassionate demeanor instill confidence in her patients. During recovery from my recent surgery I experienced no pain and did not need even so much as a Tylenol! This is due to the skill and commitment to excellence practiced by Dr. Keith and her staff.read more
Sharon Campbell
Sharon Campbell
19:45 08 Aug 18

How I Can Help You…

Step 1 is Prevention!

There is no proven way to prevent breast cancer. However, obesity is associated with excessive body fat composition and elevated hormone levels. Since some breast cancers are hormonally driven and hormones can be stored within fat cells, it is important to keep your body fat composition low. In fact, there is a 33% increase in breast cancer specific and overall mortality in obese individuals with a BMI >30. Furthermore, obesity at diagnosis of breast cancer is linked to a higher risk of the cancer coming back after treatment. This is true for pre- and post-menopausal women. In summary, the best thing you can do to prevent breast cancer and cancer in general, is maintain a healthy body weight with your diet and regular exercise.

Step 2 is Screening & Detection

The goal of screening for breast cancer is early detection of disease in a patient without symptoms, such as a new lump in the breast or skin changes, etc., where the benefit of the test will outweigh the cost of the procedure. In patients with a standard risk of breast cancer, screening is done with a mammogram. In women who have dense breast tissue that may obscure small masses or calcifications, a tomosynthesis or “3-D mammogram” may be preferred. Patients with an elevated risk of breast cancer of 20-25% or greater over their lifetime may be screened with a combination of mammograms and MRI alternating every 6 months. To discuss which type of screening is right for you, talk to your primary care physician or please feel free to schedule a consult with our office.

Step 3 is Diagnosis

If your screening mammogram has any suspicious findings or you have a new lump in your breast, your physician may request “diagnostic imaging”, which consists of a mammogram that looks specifically at the area of concern and may include an ultrasound as well. These imaging studies will look at the mass or calcifications and further clarify if a biopsy (taking a small sample of the tissue) is required. It is very important to understand that just because you get called back for more imaging DOES NOT necessarily mean you have breast cancer! If a biopsy is required, this can be done by the radiologist or possibly a breast surgeon. Once this is done, the tissue will be sent to a pathologist who looks at the tissue under a microscope, where a diagnosis can be made. You will receive a phone call from the office where the biopsy was performed, and if any further treatment is required, you will be sent to your breast surgeon where options will be discussed.

Step 4 is Treatment

Breast cancer is treated with a team of physicians, including your breast surgeon, a medical oncologist, radiation oncologist and possibly a plastic surgeon, genetic counselor and many nurses along the way. Every person’s breast cancer is unique and a personalized treatment plan will be made for you if you are diagnosed with breast cancer. Your surgeon and other physicians will discuss this together at a multidisciplinary conference and with you at each visit.

Step 5 is Recovery & Follow Up

Recovery from your breast surgery could range from a few days to several weeks depending on which procedure you have. Your breast surgeon and/or plastic surgeon will give you detailed information about post-operative instructions and follow-up care. You will see your surgeon(s) often in the first few months after surgery. Once your treatment is finished, you will continue to follow-up with your breast surgeon every six months for at least 2 years and often up to five years, depending on the type of cancer you had. This is the time where most recurrences will happen, if they are going to occur at all. It is important to follow up with your breast surgeon during this time, who will order follow up mammograms if indicated and/or perform an exam to look for local recurrences in the breast or chest wall.

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