New Technology for the Breast Surgeon

Surg Clin North Am. 2023 Feb;103(1):107-119. doi: 10.1016/j.suc.2022.08.013.


New innovations aid the breast surgeon with better ability to localize tumors using wireless techniques, reduce re-excision rates by intraoperative margin evaluation and perform aesthetically; pleasing, and safe surgeries. In addition to improving oncological outcomes, we can continue to improve the quality of life for our patients through evolving surgeries including nerve-sparing mastectomies, robotic mastectomies, and lymphovascular surgeries (LYMPHA). Our article reviews current and evolving techniques and technology that all breast surgeons should add to his or her armamentarium to provide optimal surgical care.

Keywords: LYMPHA; Localization; Mastopexy; Nerve-sparing; Oncoplasty; Robotic mastectomy.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mammaplasty* / methods
  • Margins of Excision
  • Mastectomy / methods
  • Quality of Life
  • Surgeons*