Crozer-Keystone Welcomes Surgeons Specializing in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery - Crozer-Keystone Health System - PA

Published on July 18, 2017

Crozer-Keystone Welcomes Surgeons Specializing in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery

Crozer-Keystone Health SystemMedia Contact:
Mary Wascavage
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Oncologic surgeon Archit Naik, M.D., MBA, and plastic surgeon Hamid Abdollahi, M.D.

Oncologic surgeon Archit Naik, M.D. and plastic surgeon Hamid Abdollahi, M.D.

Crozer-Keystone Health System recently welcomed two experienced, fellowship-trained surgeons with expertise in oncoplastic breast surgery: oncologic surgeon Archit Naik, M.D., MBA, and plastic surgeon Hamid Abdollahi, M.D.

Oncoplastic surgery combines plastic surgery techniques with breast surgical oncology. When a lumpectomy or related surgery is required, that will leave the breast distorted; the remaining tissue is sculpted to realign the nipple and areola, restoring a natural appearance to the breast shape. Naik and Abdollahi work together in the operating room to remove the cancer and achieve the optimal cosmetic result at the same time.

Naik and Abdollahi are currently seeing patients at Crozer-Keystone’s comprehensive Crozer Brinton Lake outpatient facility within the Crozer-Keystone Regional Cancer Center at Brinton Lake, 500 Evergreen Drive, Suite G5. They are currently performing surgeries at the Crozer-Keystone Surgery Center at Brinton Lake and Crozer-Chester Medical Center. They also recently received privileges at Delaware County Memorial Hospital in Drexel Hill.

Naik is a fellowship-trained breast surgical oncologist who specializes in breast biopsy, oncoplastic breast surgery, lymph-node dissection and breast reconstruction. He earned his medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine and completed his surgical residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. He completed a breast surgical oncology fellowship at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.

Abdollahi, who is board-certified in both general surgery and plastic surgery, specializes in aesthetic procedures of the face and body. He completed his plastic and reconstructive surgery training at Temple University Hospital and did his internship and general surgery residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He also completed an aesthetic surgery fellowship at Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital in New York, one of the most prestigious aesthetic fellowship programs in the country.

“When oncoplastic techniques are used in breast surgery, it can have a dramatic positive effect on a patient’s psychological state and, in turn, may make the battle against cancer slightly more tolerable,” Naik says. “We use oncoplastic techniques in qualifying patients to perform lumpectomies, breast reductions (lifts), and contralateral symmetry procedures. We try to avoid performing a mastectomy whenever possible. If a mastectomy is needed, we offer numerous reconstruction options. We also perform surgery for patients with a genetic predisposition for breast cancer as well as many surgeries for benign breast conditions.”

Naik and Abdollahi perform all surgeries related to the treatment of benign and malignant breast disease, including ultrasound and stereotactic biopsy, lumpectomy, mastectomy, breast reconstruction including immediate implant to DIEP flap reconstruction, sentinel lymph node dissection, axillary dissection, revisions, insertion of ports for chemotherapy, benign mass excisions, terminal duct excisions, nipple eversions, excision of mammary duct fistula, and revision of old surgical breast scars.

The surgeons join the advanced and respected Crozer-Keystone Cancer Services team. Crozer-Keystone operates three cancer centers across the health system: Crozer-Keystone Regional Cancer Center at Brinton Lake, Crozer-Keystone Cancer Center at Broomall and Crozer Regional Cancer Center at Crozer-Chester Medical Center. The surgeons are accustomed to Crozer-Keystone’s team approach to cancer care and coordinate with medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, interventional radiologists, radiologists, pathologists, nurse navigator and others to find the best possible care plan for all patients.

Crozer-Keystone’s breast health services surgical team also includes surgeons Andrea Porpiglia, M.D., a Crozer-Keystone Health Network surgical oncologist who sees patients at Delaware County Memorial Hospital, Crozer-Keystone at Broomall and Crozer Brinton Lake; and Mary Lou Patton, M.D., Linwood Haith Jr., M.D., and Robert Guilday, M.D., of the Surgical Care Associates practice, which see patients at Crozer-Chester Medical Center and Crozer Brinton Lake.

Crozer-Keystone also offers 3D mammography at five locations, nurse navigators, support groups and breast panels that meet weekly to discuss new patient cases. The breast health programs at Delaware County Memorial Hospital and Crozer-Chester Medical Center are accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. The programs have also been named Centers of Excellence by the American College of Radiology and have been accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.

For more information about Crozer-Keystone cancer services, visit www.crozerkeystone.org/Cancer.

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