The Weill Cornell Breast Center's team of experts has pioneered many of the latest advances in breast cancer treatment today. Caring for patients in all stages of breast cancer, we focus not only on treatment of the disease, but also on breast reconstruction approaches that preserve tissue and restore a woman's natural contour.
Our Breast Center's multidisciplinary medical team includes radiologists, pathologists, surgeons, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists. By working together, we provide our patients with comprehensive cancer treatment and state-of-the-art care. Our patient-centered philosophy creates a compassionate and supportive environment where patients are encouraged to take an active role in their treatment plan, while benefiting from our clinical and surgical expertise.
We are also committed to continually pursuing new treatment methods that are more effective and less invasive. While our first priority is treating a patient's cancer, we also believe it is vitally important to restore the highest quality of life. Whether that involves breast augmentation or breast reduction surgery, we provide advanced reconstructive services designed to repair the affected area and restore a sense of normality to a patient’s life.
Dr. Rache Simmons, chief of Breast Cancer Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine, discussed a less invasive treatment option for breast cancer on CBS This Morning.
What Our Patients Are Saying
"Dr. Swistel not only saved my life but he also saved my sister's life, three times from breast cancer. He's not only a genius surgeon but one of the most genuine, caring human beings I know. He is so kind and thorough! had Dr. Swistel not been persistent to the point of having his secretary call me for a follow-up, I would not be here today to tell my story. What other physicians couldn't figure out, Dr. Swistel was able to diagnose that the lump in my breast was not breast cancer but Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Maria Benvenuti & Telmiza Benvenuti"
"Exceptional Practitioner Dr. Varella has been treating my mother for breast cancer for the past six months. I work in the medical field, and I can say with utmost confidence that she is one of the most genuine, caring, and knowledgeable practitioners that I have ever met. She goes above and beyond to explain exactly what is happening and what the treatment plan is, which is really important when dealing with any kind of serious illness. She practices patient centered care, and she really listens. You or your loved one is in good hands with Dr. Varella!"
"I was lucky and grateful that Dr. E. Andreopoulou became my breast oncologist. She is warm, kind, and listens to my concerns. She saved my life a few years ago when I called her with worries of a breast cancer recurrence. At that time, after listening to the symptoms, she referred me to a hematologist that found out I had another disease. Her deep concern and love for my welfare must be commended."