The Department of Senology, or Breast Surgery, headed by Dr. Corrado Tinterri, offers personalized treatments based on biological characteristics of breast cancer in each individual woman. The team performs over 1300 surgeries and sees over 6,000 patients annually.
The team is able to perform conservative surgeries, saving the breast and axillary lymph nodes, while removing the tumor. Moreover, thanks to a close collaboration with the Humanitas Department of Plastic Surgery, the team awards particular attention to the women’s aesthetic aspects.
From benign pathologies, to micro-calcifications found in radiological images, to locally advanced tumors, the Department deals with all types of breast cancer conditions. The department uses most innovative surgical techniques, such as radio-guided surgery. In particular, the team relies on the sentinel lymph node technique and radioguided occult lesion localization (ROLL) method that allows the identification of non-palpable breast lesions.
The team also offers a variety of outpatient services, which include breast examinations for asymptomatic women, instrumental diagnostics, medical diagnostics for symptomatic patients with breast lumps, nipple discharge or breast pain, as well as follow-up appointments for operated patients. What is more, the team offers special screening for women with high familial and hereditary risk for developing breast cancer.
The Department is demonstrating significant results in terms of prevention and reduction of breast cancer incidence, as well as in its rapid transfer of the latest scientific findings into daily clinical practice. Its key element of success is the multidisciplinary approach to each woman’s health based on her clinical history and the tumor’s biological characteristics.
The team believes that communication is a key aspect in the philosophy of clinical care and subsequent follow-up, which is why it provides special counseling to its patients.