“I’ve only been utilizing MarginProbe for a few weeks, and it identified a positive margin that would have been missed, in my first surgery,” stated Dr. Naik. “This enabled me to shave some additional tissue right in the OR, preventing this patient from a second surgery and the anxiety that goes along with that. “It was an awesome feeling. You really cannot ask for more from the very first case.”
“I always knew I wanted to be a surgeon because of the satisfaction that comes with helping others, and the immediate gratification of seeing the problem go away,” Dr. Kerry-Ann McDonald explained. “I specifically chose breast cancer surgery because it’s a field where there’s strong continuity of care.”
Dr. Elizabeth Revesz has a unique background as an artist and sculptor. She was able to translate her precision, and her ability to see things in three dimensions, into a highly successful career in medicine.
Dr. Rabia Z. Bhatti with the AMITA Resurrection Medical Center has always had a strong interest in the art of surgery. “I actually love the way that patients recover,” she explained. “There’s a gratification behind treating patients and watching them get better. And after practicing general surgery for 15 years, I realized I could provide even better care to my patients by focusing, and staying ahead, on one specialty. That’s when I made the switch to breast surgery.”
“From now on, I’m going to use MarginProbe on all of my lumpectomy cases,” the Coordinated Health surgeon shared. “Somehow we have been losing control of how to use new technology to better the lives of patients and their care. That has been our battle and I think it is becoming more pronounced.”
With 30 years in practice, Dr. Daniel Howard, a General Surgeon at Mercy Health — Lourdes Hospital, can still define exactly what attracted him to surgery. Dr. Howard’s practice at Mercy Health is the only facility in the state of Kentucky to take advantage of MarginProbe, and it’s leading the state, and the nation, in many other areas of breast cancer treatment.
As part of their whole-person care strategy, Dr. Wilson’s practice uses a new tool, known as MarginProbe, to ensure that a safe margin of tissue is removed around a cancerous tumor as that tumor is removed during surgery.
“I think for breast cancer, every few months there’s something new and exciting,” the physician shared. “I think there’s always some new technology, new drugs, or new study that comes out that changes our outlook.”
“I realized breast surgery put me in the operating room, which I love to do, but it also allowed me to take care of my patients hands-on and I could follow my patients practically forever,” explained Dr. Karen Karsif.
There has been much recent discussion around breast cancer in areas of breast density in relation to detection, and the latest observations in the field of genetics. A veteran breast surgeon, Dr. Erica Giblin, took some time to share her thoughts on the impact of both.