Dr. Sandra Deniz is a fellowship trained breast surgeon. She is Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery. She practiced General Surgery for 6 years and decided to go back to training and finish a fellowship in Diseases of the Breast. She was fortunate to trained under V. Suzanne Klimberg at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).
The American Society of Breast Surgeons Statement on “What is a Breast Surgeon?”
“A breast surgeon has a strong commitment to the evaluation and care of patients with diseases of the breast and breast malignancy. Many surgeons have expertise in breast cancer care, both with and without fellowship training. Membership in the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS) implies that a physician has a special interest in breast care. Many of the pioneers in the field of breast surgery began practicing breast surgery prior to the time that breast fellowships were available. There are innumerable surgeons who have years of surgical experience and have made a great commitment to taking care of patients with breast disease and malignancy. These surgeons have made a commitment to providing the very highest quality of care.”
This statement was created by The American Society of Breast Surgeons Membership Committee and approved by the Society’s Board of Directors on September 25, 2013.
My surgical practice is limited to the care of patients with benign and malignant breast disease. Women are anxious when being referred to a breast surgeon, most do not even know why. A breast surgeon mostly deals with breast related problems that do not require surgery. As a breast surgeon I have completed a General Surgery residency. I also have finished a fellowship program. I focus entirely on breast conditions, these are but are not limited to:
- Benign Breast Conditions (lumps and bumps, breast pain and nipple discharge, breastfeeding and pregnancy, infection, etc.)
- Risk Assessment, prevention and genetics
- Minimally Invasive Breast Biopsy
- Malignant Breast Conditions (Breast Cancer)
I am a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons.