Breast Health Program
Tampa General Hospital¡¯s Breast Health Program combines world-renowned physicians and highly trained staff with state-of-the-art equipment to diagnose and treat breast abnormalities, including breast cancer. Our team offers coordinated care from imaging services and minimally invasive biopsy services to surgical treatment, genetics and pain management.
TGH Breast Health Center Provides Personalized, Expert Cancer Care
The Tampa General Hospital Breast Health Center is a brand-new, state-of-the-art clinic providing world-class care for breast abnormalities and breast cancer in a personal, comfortable space.
As a premier center, we have a robust imaging department and patient-centered care model that allows expedited access, workup and intervention for each patient. Our nurse navigators interact closely with patients to assist them through the care process, answering questions, providing support and addressing any concerns along the way.
TGH¡¯s Breast Health Program offers the following services:
Computer aided detection (CAD)
Biopsies including: core needle, stereotactic, ultrasound-guided and MRI-guided biopsies
How We¡¯re Different
Whether you are worried that you may have breast cancer or you¡¯ve recently received an official breast cancer diagnosis, you want quick answers about your health. At TGH Breast Health Center, our goal is to ease the stress and anxiety you may be feeling and promptly get you the information you need so you can make informed decisions about your care.
Here¡¯s how we do that:
Same-Day Results and Treatments
When you come to TGH Breast Health Center, you won¡¯t wait weeks or months to see a doctor or get results. Everything we can do to test and treat you will be done immediately, all at once. We can complete diagnostic imaging, including mammograms and ultrasounds, evaluate results and, if needed, perform biopsies and excisions in just one day. This approach to care will not only save you time and money, it will give you the answers you deserve the same day.?
A few days later, we¡¯ll go over your results with the support of our pathology team and review your breast cancer treatment options. No matter what your results are, we¡¯ll have a clear plan in place. You and everyone on your treatment team will know what steps to take next.
Our State-of-the-Art Facility
Our focus on providing prompt and personalized patient care is possible thanks to our beautiful, new facility in North Tampa, which features:
Comfortable physician treatment rooms where procedures such as biopsies, excisions and even lumpectomies and mastectomies can be performed on an outpatient basis
- Medical gases for minimal pain during and after in-house treatment
- On-site genetic counseling for qualifying patients
- Computers in every treatment room to enhance patient education ?
- Real-time location systems to quickly and efficiently locate physicians, staff and patients throughout the entire facility
- Backup generators to ensure continuous facility operation, even during power outages
- Discrete and private entries and exits from the building and treatment rooms
World-Class Diagnostic Imaging Capabilities
The TGH Breast Health Center also features amazing diagnostic imaging options, including:
- Molecular breast imaging (MBI)
If you have a prescription to have any of the above services performed, please call 813-844-7585 to schedule an appointment.