Breast Cancer Surgery

Professional and Compassionate Care

At Women & Infants Hospital, we pride ourselves on providing our patients with the most advanced surgical options in breast cancer surgery. Our surgeons are trained in advanced techniques, and together, our goal is to give you the best surgical treatment and experience. 

Contact Information

Breast Health Center
668 Eddy Street
Providence, RI 02903
P: (401) 274-1122, ext. 47300
F: (401) 453-7540

Please be advised that this location is a provider-based clinic and both a physician and facility fee will be assessed, which may result in a higher out-of-pocket expense.

Types of Breast Cancer Surgery

Breast Core Biopsy

Most core biopsies are performed when a mammogram or ultrasound shows an abnormality in the breast. 

Hidden Scar Surgery

Hidden Scar Breast Cancer Surgery is an advanced approach to removing breast cancer. 


Women & Infants Hospital is the first hospital in the region to use LOCalizer™.

Breast-Conserving Surgery

Surgeons at Women & Infants are trained in the most advanced oncoplastic surgery techniques for removing the cancerous tissue while also reforming the breast into a normal shape.

  • Total Mastectomy
  • Modified Mastectomy
  • Radical Mastectomy
Axillary Lymph Node Dissection

If a biopsy shows that the breast cancer has spread outside the milk duct, the surgeon will remove 10 to 40 lymph nodes from under the arm during a lumpectomy or mastectomy surgery to check if the cancer has spread. 

Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy

This procedure is often done to check the lymph nodes for cancer without removing as many of the lymph nodes. 

Breast Reconstruction Surgery

Breast reconstruction surgery is the rebuilding of the breast after a mastectomy or lumpectomy.