Benefits of a Comprehensive Breast Cancer Team

by | Oct 24, 2023 | Breast Services, Breast Surgery, Cancer

Breast cancer requires a comprehensive approach to treatment that addresses the patient’s overall well-being, both physically and emotionally. The breast cancer team at Premier Surgical in Knoxville, TN specializes treating the whole person. In this article, we’ll dive deep into the many benefits of choosing breast cancer treatment from a comprehensive breast cancer team.

Comprehensive Breast Cancer Care in Knoxville, TN

The Team Approach at Premier Surgical

At Premier Surgical, we believe in the power of team collaboration. We offer a collective approach to breast cancer treatment that includes an array of breast cancer professionals all focused on the patient’s success. Our breast cancer surgeons General Surgeon Dr. William Gibson, Plastic Surgeon Dr. David Lo, Surgical Oncologist Dr. Ana Wilson, and General Surgeon Dr. Jessica Vinsant, work alongside specialty teams of other cancer experts at each medical center in Knoxville. With experts from different fields coming together to discuss individual cases, we develop unique, personalized treatment plans for each patient. This ensures that no stone is left unturned, and the patient receives the most comprehensive care possible.

Who Makes Up Our Comprehensive Breast Cancer Team? 

Our breast cancer team includes:

Breast Cancer Treatment and Reconstruction Surgeons: From breast cancer diagnosis and surgical treatment, to breast reconstruction, our Premier Surgical physicians have helped thousands breast patients in East Tennessee. 

Radiologists: We work with radiology professionals who interpret medical images, vital for detecting and monitoring cancers. 

Medical Oncologists: These specialists understand cancer’s nature and behavior and recommend medications and other treatments to combat or control the disease.

Radiation Therapists: When necessary, radiation therapists are tasked with administering radiation treatments to target and kill cancer cells.

Pathologists: These specialists examine tissue samples to confirm cancer diagnosis, its stage, and other crucial factors that determine the course of treatment.

Reconstructive Surgeons: For many patients, breast reconstruction after mastectomy is an essential part of their healing journey. These surgeons ensure that patients have the option to reconstruct their breasts post-surgery.

Genetic Counselors: They assist in understanding the genetic implications, if any, related to the cancer, guiding patients about potential risks and available tests.

The Power of Collaboration with Local Healthcare Centers

Besides our internal team’s expertise, our multidisciplinary method of care at Premier Surgical provides us with the privilege of partnering with esteemed health care centers. This collaboration extends our reach and resources, ensuring that our patients get the best of both worlds.

Our health care center partners include:

The Benefits of Choosing a Comprehensive Breast Cancer Team 

When faced with breast cancer, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. By choosing a comprehensive team, like the one at Premier Surgical, patients can rest assured that they are not alone in their fight. The collective expertise, experience, and resources of a multifaceted team mean that every aspect of the disease is considered and addressed. From the initial diagnosis to post-surgical care and reconstruction, every step is managed by experts in the field.

Moreover, this comprehensive approach ensures: 

Personalized Care: Every patient’s cancer journey is unique. A team approach allows for personalized treatment plans tailored to the individual’s needs. 

Continuity of Care: There’s a seamless flow of communication among team members, ensuring that patients receive consistent care without any gaps.

Emotional and Psychological Support: Beyond physical treatment, a comprehensive team also considers the emotional and psychological aspects of the patient’s journey, providing counseling and support as needed.

Breast cancer, though daunting, becomes a journey you don’t have to walk alone when you choose a Premier Surgical Breast Cancer surgeon. With our combined expertise, state-of-the-art technology, and compassionate approach, we stand with our patients every step of the way, ensuring they receive the best and most complete care possible.

For more information about the surgical treatment of breast cancer, visit our Breast Cancer Surgery page. To request a consultation with a Premier Breast Surgeon, click here.