Lumpectomy

Breast after lumpectomy

Breast-conserving surgery (lumpectomy) is the surgical removal of a breast lump and some of the tissue around it. It may also be called "excisional biopsy" or "wide excision."

ByHealthwise Staff

Primary Medical Reviewer Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine

Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine

Specialist Medical Reviewer Laura S. Dominici, MD - General Surgery,

Current as ofMay 3, 2017

Current as of: May 3, 2017

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Laura S. Dominici, MD - General Surgery,