The hidden breast cancer treatment
You are so much more than your breast cancer. After surgery, we want you to look in the mirror and see:
… not your scars.
But now … you have a choice.
The Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness at Griffin Hospital is the first facility in Fairfield County to be certified in Hidden Scar Surgery -- a cutting-edge technology that allows your surgeon to perform a nipple-sparing mastectomy or a lumpectomy procedure in a less invasive way than in traditional cancer surgery.
With this innovative option, an incision is made in the inframammary fold (the natural crease beneath the breast), and a small tool is inserted into the body cavity. The tool utilizes a bright light, which increases visibility and allows the surgeon to focus in on the problem area. This more precise access allows the surgeon to remove only the cancer and leave the healthy tissue surrounding it in place. Invuity, the developer of Hidden Scar Surgery, has proven that the location of the incision and the direct access “minimizes incisions and hides scars without compromising clinical results.” The procedure is covered by health insurance at no additional cost.
You are in control of your treatment.
Choose confidence. Choose Hidden Scar Surgery.
Because the only reminder you need … is your survival.