Surgical Oncology: Breast


Breast Oncology Multi-disciplinary Approach

Stanford's breast cancer surgeons and researchers have been instrumental in developing new approaches for the treatment breast cancer today. From less invasive techniques for tagging biopsied lymph nodes to broadly offering nipple-sparing mastectomies and breast-conserving techniques. All surgical decisions are made in a multidisciplinary fashion with colleagues in radiology, medical oncology, plastic surgery and radiation oncology. The aim is to maximally personalize the medical decisions and recommendations.

We are poised to care for the wide spectrum of breast diseases in women and men; encompassing benign complaints, high risk surveillance and cancer. Our breast surgeons are involved in implementing cutting-edge and novel approaches for treating malignant problems extending from ductal carcinoma in-situ to locally advanced breast cancer, and availing patients of opportunities to participate in clinical trials.

“How you execute the treatment depends on numerous factors,” says Breast Surgery Section Acting Chief Dr. Irene Wapnir. “It’s a very dynamic process involving a team of doctors from multiple divisions and departments. The best care is when it’s multidisciplinary and integrated.”

Breast Oncology Patient-Care Team

Associate Professor of Surgery (General Surgery) at the Stanford University Medical Center
Clinical Associate Professor, Surgery - General Surgery

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Dr. Mardi R. Karin is a board certified surgeon with over 20 years of experience and the clinical director of breast cancer care at Stanford Cancer Center South Bay. Dr. Karin specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of breast diseases and cancer. Her focus and leadership in breast cancer care includes improving coordinated care for breast cancer treatment, developing optimal survivorship plans, and extensive experience in building strong relationships with community physicians. Dr. Karin has extensive experience in a wide variety of general surgery procedures and all types of breast surgery, including breast conservation treatment. In addition, Dr. Karin is well experienced in complex breast cancer skin and nipple sparing procedures in coordination with the plastic surgeon for immediate breast reconstruction and optimal appearance with excellent outcomes.
Clinical Associate Professor, Surgery - General Surgery

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Dr. Ly is board-certified in general surgery and specialized in breast and cutaneous surgical oncology. Her clinical practice includes surgical treatments for all benign and malignant breast conditions, cancer high risk screening/reduction, and melanoma/cutaneous cancer. Dr. Ly completed her Breast and Melanoma Surgical Oncology Fellowship at UCSF where she received extensive training in all aspects of breast and cutaneous cancer care as well as complex breast surgical techniques including nipple sparing mastectomy, oncoplastic surgery, wireless partial mastectomy, sentinel lymph node surgery, lymph node dissection, and melanoma/cutaneous cancer wide local excision. Dr. Ly believes in patient-centered and individualized care using up-to-date clinical evidence and a multi-disciplinary team approach. In addition to her fellowship training, she came to Stanford with her extensive experience directing the Comprehensive Breast Service at the Palo Alto VA and her expertise in Cancer Genetics. Her practice is located at SHC-ValleyCare in Pleasanton where she will work closely with the multidisciplinary Breast Cancer Care team to expand the Breast Cancer Care Program to encompass delivery high quality, individualized, breast cancer care with great cosmetic surgical outcome as well as cancer high risk screening and reduction to the East Bay/Tri-Valley community.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Surgery - General Surgery

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Kimberly Stone, MD is a board certified General Surgeon who specializes in breast surgical oncology and melanoma surgery. She treats all conditions related to breast health including: breast cancer, high risk prevention and screening, benign breast disease, and conditions related to lactation. Dr. Stone completed a breast surgical oncology fellowship at UCSF, where she trained in all aspects of breast surgical oncology, and melanoma surgery. Dr Stone performs all types of breast surgery including total skin and nipple sparing mastectomy, wireless lumpectomy, benign breast disease excisions and axillary surgery. She works closely with plastic and reconstructive surgeons to offer women the best possible cosmetic options and results following treatment. Dr Stone performs melanoma surgery including wide local excision, sentinel lymph node biopsy, and lymph node dissections for melanoma. Dr. Stone strives to deliver compassionate, patient-centered surgical care that is expert and evidence-based while at the same time customized to the unique needs of each patient. She believes that patient empowerment and education are at the heart of an excellent care team.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Surgery - General Surgery

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Dr Jacqueline Tsai is a board certified general surgeon who completed a breast surgical oncology fellowship at Stanford and specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of all breast diseases and cancer. She joined the group after practicing in New York City at Weill Cornell Medical College and New York Presbyterian Hospital in Queens in the field of breast surgery. She has experience and interest in all types of breast surgery, including breast conservation, oncoplastic surgery and nipple sparing procedures to provide optimal cosmetic outcomes for all patients.
Professor of Surgery (General Surgery) at the Stanford University Medical Center

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Dr. Wapnir has extensive experience in breast conserving surgery and innovative techniques related to nipple-sparing mastectomies, making these available to all women. Clinical decision making incorporates access to novel clinical trials that aim to improve diagnostic and therapeutic interventions.

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