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Breast Health Center

Winthrop-University Hospital’s Breast Health Center provides unparalleled, comprehensive breast care guided by a deep sense of compassion and respect for the dignity of every patient.

Certified by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)Our Center is the first Breast Health Center in Nassau County to be nationally accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC).  We have also been recognized as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR) and were named one of America’s Best Breast Centers by Women’s Choice Award.

Breast Cancer Prevention, Detection and Treatment 

Virginia E. Maurer, MD, Chief of Breast Surgery, Director of the Breast Health Program at Winthrop-University Hospital discusses prevention, detection and treatment of breast cancer.



Expertise and Experience

Patients at Winthrop’s Breast Health Center benefit from the most sophisti­cated diagnostic, treatment and support services – including all the advanced resources of a major teaching hospital – delivered in a caring and compassion­ate environment.

Seamlessly coordinated care is provided by an expert and experienced multidisciplinary team of Board Certified specialists, including:

  • Medical Oncologists
  • Radiation Oncologists
  • Radiologists
  • Pathologists
  • Surgeons with extensive training and skill in breast, plastic and reconstructive surgery

Working together, this expert team offers risk assessment, diagnosis, evaluation and management of a wide range of malignant and benign breast conditions. Additionally, the team keeps referring physicians updated about their patients’ conditions with timely consultations and electronic reports.

Learn More About Our Breast Health Team

Personalized Care

Patients have access to comprehensive support services provided by a licensed Breast Cancer Social Worker, who provides counseling, emotional support and referrals to resources, to individuals, caregivers and their families. Our Breast Cancer Social Worker will also help you navigate through insurance, financial and other logistical issues during your treatment.

Our Breast Cancer Nurse Navigators help patients and families move seamlessly through the often-complex diagnostic and treatment processes. Evaluat­ing treatment options and making the best decisions can often be overwhelming and a Breast Center Nurse Navigator guides each patient through the process and provides ongoing assistance post-treatment.

To reach our Breast Health Center Nurse Navigator, call 516-663-3887
To reach our Breast Health Center Social Worker, call 516-663- 2556

Consultations

Consultations and second opinions for newly diagnosed, recurrent breast cancer patients, and patients at high risk, are provided by specialists in medi­cal oncology, radiation oncology and surgical oncology. Surgical consultations are also provided for benign breast conditions.

Treatment Options

Surgical Oncology

  • Breast conservation: lumpectomy, sentinel lymph node mapping and biopsy and axillary dissection when necessary
  • Modified radical mastectomy
  • Reconstructive surgery, including the latest DIEP Flap microvascular procedures and oncoplastics

Oncoplastics Medical Oncology

  • Hormone therapy for the prevention of breast cancer
  • Chemotherapy and endocrine/hormonal therapy for early and advanced breast cancer

Radiation Oncology

  • External beam radiotherapy and intensity modulated radiation therapy (I)IMRT
  • IMRTConventional and actionated hypofractionated radiation protocols
  • CyberKnife®

For more information about the Breast Health Center, or to schedule an appointment, please call 516-663-3887

To schedule an appointment with our Imaging & Diagnostic Center, please call 516-663-2400