When many of us think of breast disease, we think of breast cancer, but there are many other breast diseases and conditions of which women need to be aware.
Most women experience breast changes at some time during their lifetime. Age, hormone levels, and medicines we take may cause lumps and discharges.
The GITES faculty whose specialty is breast disease use a multi-disciplinary approach with other physicians at the Breast Center to determine the optimal treatment for each patient.
To make an appointment, call the Breast Center at 720-848-1030.
- Christina A. Finlayson, MD
- Nicole Kounalakis, MD
- Colleen Murphy, MD
Procedures We Perform:
- Mastectomy — An operation to remove one or both breasts.
- Partial Mastectomy — An operation to remove the cancer from the breast without removing the entire breast. This is also called a lumpectomy.
- Sentinel Node Biopsy and Axillary Dissection
— During a full or partial mastectomy, a doctor injects dye to identify
lymph nodes where the cancer is most likely to have spread. If the
cancer has spread, a sentinel node biopsy removes the lymph nodes most
likely to be involved. An axillary dissection removes most of the lymph
nodes under the arm. A lab then tests the tissue or node for cancer
- Reconstructive Surgery — An operation to
rebuild the shape of the breast after a mastectomy. It can be done at
the same time as a mastectomy or later, depending on the individual and
the doctor’s recommendation.
- DIEP Flap Reconstructive Surgery — The
DIEP flap (deep inferior epigastric perforator) is a tissue flap
procedure that uses fat and skin from a patient's own tummy to create a
new breast mound after a mastectomy.