Northwell Health recently announced the addition of Dr. Alice M. Police, MD, FACS, as the Director of Breast Surgery for the Westchester Region – serving Northern Westchester and Phelps hospitals. Dr. Police is widely recognized as a game-changer in breast cancer care and an early adopter of many innovative surgical technologies, including the MarginProbe.
From the article: “Dr. Police uses a combination of three surgical technologies to provide innovative treatment for patients needing breast cancer surgery. In most cases her approach results in faster recovery and has a higher likelihood of achieving clear margins in a single breast surgery. Clear margins means that there are no cancer cells at the outer edge of the breast tissue that was removed during surgery. They are an important indicator that all the cancer has been removed.
“A MarginProbe provides a real-time intraoperative margin assessment, which gives Dr. Police critical information while the patient is still in the operating room. If the margins are not clear, the problem can be addressed in real time rather than requiring the patient to return for a second surgery. By comparison, initial surgeries performed in the traditional way require a second surgery in up to 25 percent of patients.
“Daniel Blum, president and CEO of Phelps Hospital, said ‘We are excited to offer this state-of-the-art treatment for breast cancer. Now there is no need for women who live in the county to travel to Manhattan or elsewhere to receive the best possible diagnosis and care. Dr. Police is among the finest breast surgeons in the nation and we are fortunate to have her join our team here in Westchester.’”
You can read the article in full, here.
Congratulations to Dr. Police!
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