In his commitment to provide advanced surgical techniques for his patients, Dr. Alfredo Santillan-Gomez is trained and certified in a technique that reduces scars from breast cancer surgery called Hidden Scar™ Breast Cancer Surgery.
While many women see their breast surgery scars as an empowering symbol of beating cancer, many do not. Breast surgery scars can have a large impact on a woman’s self-confidence, intimacy, and body image. This significantly affects her psychological and emotional recovery as well as quality of life after surgery.
He is one of only a few surgeons in the San Antonio area trained in the Hidden Scar technique.
The Hidden Scar Breast Cancer Surgery is an innovative surgical procedure by Invuity that minimizes incisions and hides scars when a mastectomy or lumpectomy is necessary. This results in more natural-looking breasts after healing.
Dr. Santillan can surgically remove breast cancer by mastectomy procedure (removing all of your breast tissue) or a lumpectomy procedure (remove only part of your breast tissue).
Patients who undergo the Hidden Scar approach do not have a higher risk of cancer recurrence than patients who undergo any other type of technique. You may qualify for Hidden Scar Breast Cancer Surgery based on the size and location of your tumor, your breast shape, and your breast size.
With the Hidden Scar approach, Dr. Alfredo Santillan will place the incision in a location that is hard to see, so that the scar is not visible for most patients after healing. He’s able to produce these remarkable results by using the advanced photonics created by Invuity. As a result, there is little to no visible reminder of the breast cancer surgery.