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Breast Surgery

Dedicated to the management of breast health issues — from early diagnosis to surgical intervention and long-term planning.

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Why Choose Us?

We know the worry and stress that comes after an abnormal mammogram or the identification of an issue with your breast that raises a concern. That’s why we’re dedicated to offering coordinated care, prompt appointments and swift intervention. 

  • Breast cancer
  • Breast mass/lumps
  • Breast pain
  • Cysts
  • Abnormal mammogram
  • Discharge from the nipple
  • Fibrocystic breast changes
  • Duct ectasia/Fibroadenoma
  • Dense breasts
  • New nipple changes such as retraction, dimpling, rash, bloody or clear nipple discharge

A diagnosis is the start of a journey and we’re here every step of the way for our patients to provide the medical and surgical care they need with the care and compassion that they deserve.

Services We Offer:

WakeMed Breast Services offers a comprehensive array of breast surgery options. 

  • Axillary surgery: sentinel lymph node biopsy, axillary lymph node dissection, axillary reverse mapping and targeted axillary dissection 
  • Benign conditions: excisional biopsy, duct excision, nipple fistula excision
  • Lumpectomy with breast lift
  • Lumpectomy with breast reduction
  • Mastectomy: simple mastectomy, skin sparing mastectomy with or without breast reconstruction, nipple sparing mastectomy with or without reconstruction
  • Minimally invasive breast biopsy
  • Second opinions for breast disease treatment and involved breast conditions
  • Sentinel lymph-node mapping and biopsy

Multidisciplinary Approach:

The providers at WakeMed Breast Services rely on our multidisciplinary partners in Radiology, Oncology, and Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery to offer comprehensive breast treatment options for our patients. From diagnosis to treatment, we are able to offer comprehensive care to each of our patients.  

WakeMed Imaging Services in partnership with Raleigh Radiology is dedicated to providing the finest quality imaging services, using the most advanced technology and a skillful, compassionate approach to care. 3D breast imaging with Tomosynthesis is offered at most of our locations and we have dedicated, board-certified radiologists with specialized training in breast imaging to ensure the highest degree of accuracy in diagnosing our patients.

WakeMed Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery offers post-surgical reconstructive care for women including breast lifts, breast reductions, general reconstruction for oncologic defects and breast reconstruction.

WakeMed Cancer Care – Hematology & Medical Oncology is committed to walking the journey alongside our patients to render the most compassionate care. The team treats breast cancer with a treatment plan developed just for you. Alongside a managing physician, nurse navigators and advanced practice providers will walk with you during your care at WakeMed.

Our Provider

Our Breast Services Program is led by Dr. Lori Lilley, a board-certified surgeon with more than 20 years of experience. 

There are many types of breast surgery and Dr. Lilley uses her advanced skills and experience to help patients decide what is best for them. She is an advocate for her patients and believes strongly in decisions and medical planning that considers both their individual needs and feelings. 

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