Fear to Confidence
Our Breast Cancer Care team at Sky Ridge is always striving to provide the best for our patients. As part of our commitment to compassionate, expert care, Dr. Joyce Moore and her team are using the most advanced techniques for breast cancer patients by performing Hidden Scar™ Breast Cancer Surgery.
Dr. Joyce Moore and her practice are the only group in Colorado performing this surgery. It effectively treats cancer while preserving the natural shape of the breast, leaving no visible reminders behind.
“Hidden scar surgery is the best option we can offer women right now. I can treat breast cancer, while knowing that I’m not damaging my patient’s body. This minimally invasive treatment helps to increase safety, precision and efficiency," says Dr. Joyce Moore, a breast surgeon with the Breast Center at Sky Ridge Medical Center. “This is one more tool in our comprehensive, accredited breast program at Sky Ridge.”
Breast Cancer is the second most common cancer among American women, and 70% of women who are newly diagnosed are unaware of all the surgical options available, including minimally invasive approaches that can help restore their self-image and allow them to begin the emotional healing process. Sky Ridge Medical Center wants to educate women on their options because we know a breast cancer diagnosis can threaten not only a woman’s life, but her self confidence.
What is Hidden Scar™ Breast Cancer Surgery?
Hidden Scar™ Breast Cancer Surgery is an advanced surgical approach where cancerous tissue is removed through a single incision made in an inconspicuous area, resulting in less visible scarring.
What are the benefits of Hidden Scar™ Breast Cancer Surgery?
Surgeons can perform breast cancer procedures with better safety, efficiency, and precision - while optimizing clinical and aesthetic outcomes for patients. This advanced surgical approach leaves no visible reminder behind, which can have a positive impact on the patient’s psychological and emotional recovery.
In which breast cancer surgeries can the Hidden Scar approach be used?
Hidden Scar™ Breast Cancer Surgery can be used in:
- Nipple sparing mastectomies, which remove all of the underlying breast tissue while keeping the breast skin and nipple area intact.
- Lumpectomies (breast conserving surgery), in which the tumor and a small area of surrounding healthy breast tissue are removed while saving the majority of the breast.
Who is a candidate for Hidden Scar™ Breast Cancer Surgery?
Qualification depends on a patient’s tumor size and location, breast shape and size, and the surgeon’s training. Hidden Scar™ Breast Cancer Surgery may be appropriate for a wide range of breast cancer patients undergoing nipple sparing mastectomy or lumpectomy (breast conserving surgery) procedures.