In the realm of breast health, swift and precise treatment is paramount. Dr. Lindsay Keith is a renowned breast surgeon committed to providing state-of-the-art surgical solutions for various breast conditions. One such procedure is the Duct Excision.
Duct Excision is a surgical procedure that involves removing part or all of a milk duct from the breast. This operation is often recommended for patients experiencing abnormal nipple discharge, recurrent breast infections, or when a potentially cancerous growth is detected within the duct.
Duct Excision is usually used to diagnose or treat specific conditions that affect the breast ducts. This could be nipple discharge that’s persistent, bloody, or associated with a lump. The procedure is also used when intraductal papillomas or ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) are suspected.
The procedure begins with the administration of anesthesia. Dr. Keith then makes a small incision near the nipple and removes the problematic duct. The removed duct is often sent to a lab for further examination.
Dr. Lindsay Keith is an accomplished surgeon with a track record of successfully performing Duct Excisions. Her approach combines high technical proficiency with compassionate, personalized care, ensuring her patients feel supported throughout their treatment journey.
At every step of your surgical journey, Dr. Keith and her team are committed to providing the highest level of care. From diagnosis through to recovery, the focus is always on your health, comfort, and peace of mind.
If you’re experiencing persistent nipple discharge or suspect a problem with your breast ducts, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Dr. Lindsay Keith is here to discuss your situation, evaluate your options, and provide expert medical guidance.
1. How long does it take to recover from a Duct Excision?
The recovery period for a Duct Excision varies, but most patients can return to their regular activities within a week. Dr. Keith will provide you with detailed post-operative instructions and a personalized recovery plan.
2. Will a Duct Excision affect my ability to breastfeed?
The ability to breastfeed can be affected if multiple or all ducts are removed. However, in most cases, breastfeeding is still possible after the procedure.
3. Is Duct Excision a preventative measure against breast cancer?
While Duct Excision can be used to remove potentially cancerous growths and can help prevent the progression of certain types of breast cancer, it is not a blanket prevention method. Regular screenings and consultations with your doctor are still necessary.