Tam T. Mai, MD, FACS, FSSO

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Doctor Category: Surgical OncologyDoctor Tags: Physician Profiles 2024

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    Looking and feeling better after breast cancer surgery and beyond.

    Breast Surgical Oncologist Dr. Tam Mai is brightening the outlook for breast cancer patients with her cutting-edge oncoplastic surgical treatment. Her approach utilizes plastic surgery techniques to reshape and lift the breast immediately following breast-conserving surgery for breast cancer. The procedure preserves the aesthetics of the breasts, leading to greater patient satisfaction.

    Oncoplasty enables surgeons to remove more tissue surrounding the target cancer, thereby increasing the chance of complete tumor removal. Since reshaping of the breasts occurs at the same time as tumor removal, this approach reduces trips to the operating room and decreases the need for mastectomy if the tumor is large and/or multiple tumors are found within the breast.

    “Most breast cancers are curable with modern treatment modalities. However, the cure should not leave survivors with a constant reminder of the battle they have to endure,” shares Dr. Mai.

    Dr. Mai joined Magnolia Breast Center last year with more than 10 years of experience in the surgical treatment of breast diseases. Her experience is unique, having completed her oncoplastic breast surgery training at the University of Southern California’s Hoag Breast Fellowship Program under the world-renowned Dr. Melvin Silverstein, a pioneer in the field.

    Before her move to Southwest Florida, Dr. Mai served as medical director of the Springfield Clinic Breast Health Center, an NAPBC accredited multidisciplinary breast health center in central Illinois. During this time, she also participated in training the next generation of surgical residents in the general surgery and plastics residency programs at Southern Illinois University.

    She and Magnolia Breast Center Medical Director Sharla Gayle Patterson, MD, MBA, FACS, are proud to elevate the level of breast care available as the only team of board-certified and fellowship trained breast surgical oncologists in the area.

    The center’s mission is to provide truly comprehensive care. A breast diagnosis could require several different tests and consultations with several different healthcare providers. At Magnolia, patients are guided throughout their journey to breast health by a team actively coordinating their care. There is also an equal focus on prevention and survivorship initiatives. Some innovative recommendations to improve the quality of life for patients include nutrition and exercise medicine programs.

    3530 Kraft Road, Suite 202
    Naples, FL 34105
    239-758-7465 (PINK) | MAGNOLIABC.COM

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