Also part of the UPMC family:
Also part of the UPMC family:

Surgical Services for Breast Cancer

UPMC Content 3

The Magee-Womens Breast Care Program in Pittsburgh is a nationally ranked program offering advanced surgical procedures for diagnosing and treating people with breast cancer.

Our experienced breast surgeons offer a number of minimally invasive surgical techniques to test for and remove cancerous (malignant) and noncancerous (benign) breast tumors, including:

  • Needle localization: Also known as fine wire localization, this breast biopsy technique is for masses too small to be felt by touch.
  • Radioactive seed localization: A procedure that combines advanced imaging with precise tumor localization to remove breast tumors, while helping to spare healthy tissue.
  • Sentinel lymph node biopsy: A minimally invasive procedure to remove the main (sentinel) lymph nodes in the underarm (axilla) to test for cancer.
  • Axillary lymph node dissection: Surgery to remove all or a group of lymph nodes in the underarm (axilla), if your sentinel lymph node biopsy is positive for cancer.

Highly specialized technologies and cutting-edge research, coupled with individualized treatments, provide you the highest level of breast cancer care. 

Find a Doctor

Browse UPMC doctors and medical professionals to find the care that's right for you. Customize your search by specialty, zip code, last name, and more.

Visit the UPMC Find a Doctor website.
Make an Appointment

Find important information on scheduling your appointment or finding a doctor or service that meets your needs.

Request an appointment now.
Find a Location

Browse addresses and contact information for our network of hospitals, specialty care practices, and community health locations.

Find a UPMC location near you.
Pay Your Bill

Learn more about how to pay your UPMC bill. Find resources including payment methods and contact information for assistance.

Pay your bill now.
Find a Career

Advance your career with UPMC. Discover our latest job listings and learn about our values and career pathways.

Find your ideal career at UPMC.