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Mercy Clinic Breast Surgery - Joplin specializes in the treatment of benign and malignant breast disease. We pride ourselves on providing a true multidisciplinary approach to breast disease.
When it comes to your health, it's vitally important to have direct access to high-quality care. Our goal is to provide state-of-the-art medicine in a manner emphasizing communication and cooperation between patient and physician. Whether we're treating or preventing illness, the wellness of our patients is at the heart of everything we do!.
Our multidisciplinary team includes:
The SCOUT is a reflector about the size of a grain of rice that is inserted into the targeted breast tissue. Since the device is nonradioactive and wire-free, the reflector can be placed at any time during the patient’s care and can even remain in the breast tissue with no harm. That means women can come in days or weeks before surgery for this short procedure, instead of having to do localization the same day.
On surgery day, the surgeon can use the SCOUT guide, a wand that locks onto the reflector’s position. Because this device provides 360-degree scanning around the reflector, it can limit the amount of breast tissue removed to help improve the cosmetic results post-surgery. Additionally, the accuracy of the reflector can help a surgeon better plan for cosmetic scarring.
As the first in the Four-State Area to have this device, Mercy is proud to help take more of the burden off our breast cancer patients. This goes hand in hand with Mercy striving to have one of the most comprehensive breast centers in the country. Our team is excited to add another piece of innovative technology that helps us lead out in breast care, augmenting our accreditation by the American College of Surgeons and certification by the American College of Radiology as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence.
Learn how the SAVI Scout system can help surgeons isolate and localize breast cancer or other benign lumps so that they can find it easier in surgery.