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The Know Now Mammogram.

Breast cancer is one of the most common diseases that women face. Every woman is at risk. But you have the power to make your health a priority. The Know Now Mammogram at the St. Anthony Breast Center provides your results during your visit. Knowing your results of your mammogram before you leave your appointment means additional peace of mind and quicker treatment–should that be necessary.  Our focus is always on attention to your well-being. Our patients consistently rank us as one of the most recommended breast centers in the nation according to Press Ganey Associates, a leader in patient perception measurement.

Within the St. Anthony Breast Center Network, we have five convenient locations to serve you across the Oklahoma City metropolitan area:

Each of our locations use digital mammogram technology that takes an electronic image of the breast and stores it directly in the computer, allowing the recorded data to be enhanced, magnified, or manipulated further for evaluation.

At the Midtown Oklahoma City (Main) Campus, we are pleased to offer the latest in 3D digital mammography as well.  The 3D technology allows us to look at the breast, layer by layer in far greater detail than ever before.

Should treatment be necessary, a variety of the latest treatment options are available from surgery to chemotherapy.  Often additional diagnostic services or treatment may be scheduled that same day.

Comprehensive services available include:

  • bone density testing
  • ultrasound
  • stereotactic/ultrasound biopsies
  • ductography
  • breast MRI
  • nurse navigator
  • clinical breast exam
  • surgical consultation
  • genetic testing/risk management program

You may schedule your appointment online for a routine mammogram and choose the day and time that works best for you. Or you can call us at 405-272‑4226. If you prefer after hours appointments, we offer evening appointments at some of our locations.

Breast Cancer Treatment Options

We offer a variety of treatment options, from surgery to chemotherapy. Whatever you need, we’ll work together to find the best treatment for you. Our team of specialists oversees your medical care and develops a coordinated care treatment plan tailored specifically to your needs, which may include:

  • Surgery to remove the tumor. These may include:
    • Lumpectomy or
    • Mastectomy with sentinel lymph node biopsy
  • Medical oncology (chemotherapy) using the newest anticancer drugs to halt the growth of cancer cells or, if possible, to eliminate them completely.
  • Radiation oncology (radiation therapy)
  • Nutrition and lifestyle modifications.
  • Integrated medicine, which means combining complementary therapies with traditional medical approaches.
  • Clinical trials, provided that your conditions meet the study criteria.
  • Breast reconstruction surgery

Learn more about our breast surgeon by visiting her profile:

Breast Reconstruction Procedure
With many different techniques available for breast reconstruction, it can be hard to know to which one is best for you, your body, and your unique circumstances. Our team at the Breast Center at St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City understands that post-mastectomy breast reconstruction can be an emotionally difficult and personal experience. Our doctors and staff strive to educate, guide, and support you through the entire reconstruction process.

There are multiple options for breast reconstruction after cancer. These options include implant-based techniques and techniques using your own tissue. One advanced technique that uses your own tissue is the DIEP flap (Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator flap).

At St. Anthony Hospital, we are proud to offer this advanced form of breast reconstruction known as the DIEP flap. DIEP (Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator) refers to the name of the blood vessels that supply the flap; this procedure uses state-of-the-art technology to reconstruct and restore your breasts by taking the skin and fat from your lower abdomen – while still preserving your muscle — to reconstruct your breasts. By using your own tissue, the reconstructed breasts will look and feel more natural.

Following a mastectomy, we often must “borrow” from your abdominal muscle structure, typically causing some abdominal weakness afterward as may occur with the TRAM flap (Transvers Rectus Abdominis Myocutanous Flap). Unlike the TRAM flap, the DIEP flap procedure transplants the lower abdominal tissue to the chest and leaves your abdominal muscle behind so that you will have a lower risk of hernias and bulges.

Other benefits to a DIEP flap include less post-operative pain and a shorter recovery time. Recent studies have shown that women who undergo a DIEP flap may have lower narcotic usage during the post-operative period and a shorter recovery when compared with women who have undergone breast reconstruction with tissue expanders or the TRAM flap.

At St. Anthony, Dr. Anureet Bajaj and her father, Dr. P.S. Bajaj, began performing DIEP flap breast reconstruction and other microvascular flaps for breast reconstruction in Oklahoma City in 2007.  Since then, they have performed over 300 such procedures for a total of over 580 DIEP flaps with low complication rates and excellent outcomes.  Many publications have emphasized that with these technically challenging procedures, the more you do, the better your outcomes. With 60-80 flaps performed annually by our surgeons, St. Anthony Hospital is considered a high volume center with outcomes comparable to major national institutions.

Learn more about our DIEP flap surgeons by visiting their profile pages:

Nurse Navigator

When you or a family member receives a cancer diagnosis, it’s overwhelming. That’s exactly why St. Anthony developed a Nurse Navigator program. We provide you with your own personal Nurse Navigator. A certified oncology nurse, your Nurse Navigator will expedite all aspects of your care. Your Nurse Navigator schedules you for the tests that most appropriately support your diagnosis—and within days, not weeks. Once your diagnosis has been confirmed and your cancer has been staged, our team of specialists meets to develop a coordinated care plan for you. Throughout your treatment, your Nurse Navigator will smooth the way for you, working with you to schedule your appointments, helping make sure all your necessary paperwork is completed, and coordinating your care among your various specialists. And it’s not just for convenience; coordinating your care increases the chances you’ll find yourself cancer-free on the other side of your journey.

Don’t try to find your way alone. You’re not alone. Let our Nurse Navigator help you, so you can focus on the important things: Your health and your family.

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