Breast-Conserving Surgery: Lumpectomy

Before and after lumpectomy

Breast-conserving surgery (lumpectomy) is the surgical removal of a breast lump and some of the tissue around it. The lump is removed in one piece and sent to the lab for examination (pathology).

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Laura S. Dominici, MD - General Surgery,

Current as ofSeptember 22, 2016

Current as of: September 22, 2016

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Laura S. Dominici, MD - General Surgery,