Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India

What is a breast clinic?

Surgery in this clinic deals with diseases of breast. Diseases of the breast occur from birth to old age. The changes in the breast can range with normal, from mild to severe e.g. development of cancer.

What kind of patients should come to Breast Clinic?
  1. All those patients referred by any physician or surgeon
  2. All patients suffering from ailment presenting with
    • Breast Pain
    • Breast Cysts
    • Nipple discharge or nipple retraction
    • Breast Lump
    • Most common type of breast diseases – cancer, fat necrosis, fibroadenomas, galactorrhea, intraductal papailloma, mammary duct ectasia, mastitis

SOMES Q’s YOU SHOULD ANSWER

Have your ever been examined by a doctor?
  • Yes
  • No
Are you aware of your family history of breast cancer?
  • Yes
  • No
Have you ever got a Mammography done after age 40?
  • Yes
  • No

If no, then its high time to visit your doctor or The Breast Clinic

KNOW YOUR BREAST STRUCTURE

Each breast has 15 to 20 sections, called lobes, each with many smaller lobules. The lobules end in dozens of tiny bulbs that can produce milk. Lobes, lobules and bulbs are all linked by thin tubes called ducts. These ducts lead to the nipple, which is centered in a dark area of breast skin called the areola. The areola also has oil-producing glands that secrete a lubricant to make breastfeeding easier. The spaces between the lobules and ducts are filled with fat. There are no muscles in the breast, but muscles lie under each breast and cover the ribs. These normal features can sometimes make the breasts feel lumpy. The texture of a woman's breasts also change each month, with her menstrual cycle. The texture also changes as a woman gets older.

Common breast changes fall into several broad categories. These include generalized breast changes, solitary lumps, nipple discharge, and infection and/or inflammation.

Breast self-exams contribute greatly to breast awareness. Your breasts vary in sensitivity and texture at different times during your menstrual cycle and different stages of life.

When you know the normal feel of your breasts, it's easier to notice subtle but potentially serious changes. These changes may become apparent quickly, over the course of just a few months.

What are the commonly done surgeries in Breast Clinic?

Excision biopsy of breast lump, Breast lump incision biopsy, Wide local excision of breast lump, Wide local excision of breast lump + axillary clearance, Subcutaneous mastectomy, Modified Radical mastectomy, Simple mastectomy, Microdochectomy, Drainage of breast abscess

Faculty

  • Dr. Vijay Arora
  • Days and Timings
  • GOPD
  • Mon & Thursday, Room no F31 (10:30 am – 11:30 am)
  • Pvt OPD
  • Room no F31 (12noon – 2 pm) (Mon to Sat)
  • Room no F41 (4 pm - 6 pm) (Mon to Sat)
  • Mon & Thursday, Room no F31 (10:30 am – 11:30 am)