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Hidden Scar Surgery at UPMC in Central Pa.

Hidden ScarTM Breast Cancer Surgery is an advanced approach to removing breast cancer.

Hidden Scar SurgeryA breast cancer diagnosis can threaten not only a woman’s life, but also her self-confidence. With new surgical techniques, surgeons are now able to achieve optimal cosmetic results and improved quality of life for breast cancer patients. By performing Hidden Scar Breast Cancer Surgery, our surgeons effectively treat cancer while preserving the natural shape of the breast, leaving no visible reminder behind.

UPMC in central Pa. is one of just two Centers of Excellence for Hidden Scar surgery in the state of Pennsylvania. All UPMC  breast surgeons hold certificates of training in Hidden Scar surgery, having performed dozens of Hidden Scar procedures at UPMC Harrisburg, UPMC Community Osteopathic, and UPMC West Shore hospitals.

Hidden Scar Surgery

Hidden Scar Breast Cancer Surgery is an advanced approach in which breast surgeons remove cancerous tissue through a single incision made in inconspicuous areas to minimize visible scarring. By utilizing this approach, surgeons are able to preserve a natural-looking breast by sparing the nipple, areola and surrounding tissue. The Hidden Scar approach may also ease the emotional impact of breast cancer surgery, in that patients have little to no visible reminder of the surgery, and experience a more natural looking breast reconstruction.

Patients who undergo this approach are also at no higher risk of recurrence than patients who undergo any other type of technique. Hidden Scar Breast Cancer Surgery may be appropriate for a wide range of breast cancer patients undergoing nipple sparing mastectomy or breast conserving (lumpectomy) procedures. Qualification depends on a patient’s tumor size and location, breast shape and size. Call today to see if you may be a candidate for this ground breaking surgical technique.


Additional Information


UPMC Hillman Cancer Center at the Rocco and Nancy Ortenzio Cancer Pavilion
Located at UPMC West Shore Campus
2035 Technology Parkway
Suite 200
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

Phone: 717-988-1450

PinnacleHealth Breast Care Center
Located at Medical Sciences Pavilion
4300 Londonderry Road
Suite 202
Harrisburg, PA 17109

Phone: 717-545-5000

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