Breast Cancer Surgery: Reoperations Less Frequent in High Volume Centers

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:

Dr. Art Sedrakyan MD PhD ScD Professor of Healthcare Policy and Research in Cardiothoracic Surgery Department of Public Health Weill Cornell Medical College

Dr. Art Sedrakyan

Dr. Art Sedrakyan MD PhD ScD
Professor of Healthcare Policy and Research in Cardiothoracic Surgery
Department of Public Health
Weill Cornell Medical College 

Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings?

Dr. Sedrakyan: In the most recent years available to us for research(2011-2013) one in four women underwent repeat surgery within 90 days after breast conserving approach to cancer removal. Patients operated by higher volume physicians had lower chance of undergoing repeat surgery.Uniform guidelines and increased surgical training are needed to standardize the breast conserving surgery to reduce the high rate of repeat surgery.

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