Breast Health Program
St. Joseph Hospital has an outstanding state-of-the-art Breast Cancer, Breast Imaging and Breast Surgery Program. We offer Digital Mammography, Digital, Color Doppler Breast Ultrasound and Breast MRI. These advanced breast imaging studies are reviewed by our board certified radiologists and reports are available the same day.
Our Breast Surgeons work very closely with our Radiologists and a multidisciplinary team of physicians including Pathologists, Medical and Radiation Oncologists, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Anesthesiologists, Gynecologists, Physical and Mental Health Therapists and others.
These Board Certified, specially trained Breast Surgeons can provide you with the same high level of care here at St. Joseph Hospital that one might find at the regions largest hospitals. In fact, they have been successfully caring for the women of our community for more than 24 years. For example, our Breast Surgeons have performed thousands of out patient minimally invasive Stereotactic, Ultrasound and MRI guided Breast biopsies. These biopsy procedures help avoid more invasive, more painful, more costly procedures. In addition, we have vast experience with and offer all of the advanced surgical and non surgical treatments for women who are diagnosed with a wide variety or Breast Diseases both benign or non cancerous and malignant or cancerous. Some of these include; out-patient Surgery under local Anesthesia, Lumpectomy and Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Skin and Nipple Sparing Mastectomy, Oncoplastic Reconstruction and much more.
Remember, early detection is the best way to save lives and all women over the age of 40 need to have a mammogram once a year. Many women also need to have a Clinical Breast Exam yearly.
To schedule an appointment for a screening mammogram or other Breast Imaging Test, please call the Radiology Department at 516-520-2600. For a referral to one of our Breast Surgeons, please call Halina Howlett at 516-520-2301.