Streamlining Surgeon-Performed Intraoperative Localization: A Step-by-Step Guide for IOL


Intraoperative localization is a practice-changing, patient centric simple technique that can be readily incorporated into a breast surgeon’s practice.  Most breast lesions are ultrasound visible or can have an ultrasound visible biopsy marker placed at time of diagnosis. Most surgery centers are equipped with ultrasound machines that can be easily accessible for use at time of lumpectomy. 

Refining Lumpectomy for Breast Cancer: Surgeon-Performed Intraoperative Localization and its Patient-Centric Impact


Breast cancer screening through mammography plays a key role in identifying early-stage breast cancer, with over 2/3 of women opting for lumpectomy as their surgical treatment. However, the traditional two-stage process involving preoperative tumor localization by radiology adds complexity and discomfort to patients. Surgeon-performed intraoperative ultrasound-guided localization, or IOL, is a transformative,

Nutrition for Life

Everyday, without fail, I am asked by my patients what they need to do to make sure they don’t get cancer or how to make sure they don’t get cancer again. This is a very natural question. An obvious question. Amazingly, in the 12 years I spent getting a medical education, including 4 years of medical school,

Breast Lump

Breast lumps can be very common and occur in a majority of women in their lifetime. Most lumps will not be a breast cancer, but checking with a physician is important to be sure. Figuring out what a lump is depends on your age and symptoms. For example, a young woman who is nursing and has developed a painful lump often has a build-up of milk (a lactating adenoma) or if redness is also present,

Dense Breasts

What does it mean to have “Dense Breasts”

Breast density is defined by the appearance of breast tissue on mammography, not how breasts feel on exam or how big they are. Dense breasts have more glandular elements and connective tissue, while less-dense breasts have more fatty tissue. On a mammogram, fatty tissue appears black,