Comprehensive Breast Health Program

Comprehensive Breast Care Center in New Orleans

Comprehensive, compassionate care. Right here at home.

When it comes to your breast health, University Medical Center is here for you.

Our Comprehensive Breast Health Program has a dedicated, multidisciplinary team of doctors and other health care specialists (nurses, physician assistants, social workers, geneticists, and nurse navigators) focused on managing all types of breast conditions.

Through our strong partnership with LSU Health New Orleans, we are very excited to offer a complete approach to patients with a range of breast issues including:

  • Benign breast conditions, including fibroadenomas, cysts, nipple discharge
  • High risk breast conditions (LCIS, atypias)
  • High risk evaluation and indivdual recommendations including genetics where applicable
  • Breast cancer (DCIS, triple negative, HER 2 positive, hormone receptor positive inflammatory breast cancer)
  • Rare breast tumors
  • Advanced and metastatic breast cancer
  • Male breast cancer
  • Breast cancer during pregnancy
  • Second opinion evaluation
  • Surgical and surveillance options for genetic carriers

If you are diagnosed with a new breast cancer, our evaluation includes:

  • Initial consultation with a fellowship-trained breast surgeon within 7 days of the initial diagnosis
  • Coordinated care and visits
  • Personalized treatment planning
  • Care based on the latest treatment guidelines
  • Access to nationally available clinical trials
  • Genetic evaluation when indicated

Our Center offers

  • State of the art breast imaging (3D tomography, breast MRI) for early detection of breast cancer
  • Minimally invasive biopsy techniques bydedicated, specialized Breast Radiologists
  • Oncoplastic surgical procedures to facilitate cosmetic removal of tissue by a fellowship trained breast surgeon
  • Nationally recognized experts in breast reconstruction providing multiple options including implants, tissue flaps and free flaps
  • Personalized options for radiation treatment

Louisiana Breast and Cervical Health Program (LBCHP)

We have a strong partnership with the LBCHP which is funded through several resources (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and several other local and national organizations). We have a formal collaboration with LSU Health New Orleans in order to provide these vital services to the needy and underserved, usually at no cost to those women that are uninsured, under-insured or of lower income. Our partnership strengthens our ability to provide such care for those that need it the most, specifically focused upon reaching women who rarely, or never, receive such early detection and screening services.

These services include:

  • Clinical breast exam and consultation by a physician and/or specialty-trained physician assistant
  • Screening and diagnostic mammogram
  • Pelvic examination and PAP smears by a gynecologist
  • Diagnostic tests when necessary, such as diagnostic mammograms, breast ultrasound and breast biopsies of suspicious areas of the breast

Defining Quality

  • Joint Commission National Quality Approval Award
    The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.
  • American College of Surgeons: Verified Trauma Center
    The Norman E. McSwain, Jr, MD, Spirit of Charity Trauma Center only verified Level 1 Trauma Center in South Louisiana.
  • City Business - Best Places to Work
    The Comprehensive Pulmonary Hypertension Center (CPHC) at University Medical Center New Orleans was awarded top-tier accreditation from the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA).
  • PHA Center of Comprehensive Care Award
    University Medical Center New Orleans is an Advanced Primary Stroke Center with a full stroke team on call 24/7 to immediately care for patients with stroke symptoms.
  • American Heart Association and American Stroke Association Primary Stroke Center
  • Commission on Cancer Accedited Program logo
    The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.
  • Commission on Cancer Accedited Program logo
    University Medical Center has been designated an Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (ISDA).