Hidden Scar Surgery
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.
Griffin Health combines state-of-the-art technology, a team of highly trained physicians and staff, and a Planetree healing environment to offer our patients a comprehensive range of personalized breast care and wellness services.
Griffin Health’s surgical team is well versed in the latest techniques in breast care, from minimally invasive biopsies to oncolplastic surgeries for breast cancer.
Hidden Scar Surgery
Griffin Health can offer you Hidden Scar breast surgery, which minimizes incisions and hides scars without compromising clinical results.
The Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital is home to the renowned physicians of Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Center, New England’s largest medical oncology group.
Griffin offers the most advanced technologies available in medicine today, including Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) and Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT), together with the medical expertise of Yale Therapeutic Radiology, one of the largest and most well respected groups of radiation oncologists in the region.
Genetic Counseling & Testing
In genetic counseling, specially-trained professionals help people learn about genetic conditions, find out their chances of being affected by or having a child or other family member with a genetic condition, and make informed decisions about testing and treatment.