Our doctors provide their patients, both women and men, with
a comprehensive course of care which includes:
• Mastectomy/Skin Sparing Mastectomy
• Sentinel Node Biopsy
• Risk reducing surgery for high risk
• patients - BRCA Positive
• Clinical Breast Exam
• Review of Imaging Studies such as Mammograms,
• Ultrasounds and MRIs
• Post-Surgical Follow Up
• Genetic Testing
• Fine Needle Aspiration
• Core Needle Biopsy
• Stereotactic and Sonogram Guided Breast Biopsy
with the radiologist
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We know that selecting a doctor to treat your breast cancer may
be one of the most
important decisions you will ever make. Your primary care physician
may refer you to
one or more specialists. These specialists include
surgeons, medical oncologists,
plastic surgeons and radiation oncologists.
For each breast cancer patient, Dr. Dultz and Dr. Crivello work in tandem with
patient’s Referring Doctor, Radiologist, Medical Oncologist,
Radiation Oncologist and
Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon to define
the best breast cancer treatment plan. This
collaborative effort ensures that all of you doctors are working
together to help
obtain the best possible outcome.
Dr. Dultz is a board-certified surgeon and completed a fellowship
in Breast Surgical
Oncology. She is a highly-trainned and experienced specialist in her field. “Specialists” are
doctors who have completed their residency training in a specific area of medicine. After finishing the education
and training needed for their specialty, they must pass an examination given by the specialty board. Doctors
who meet all of the requirements for their specialty and pass the national board exams are given
the status of "diplomate." They are now board-certified specialists in their fields. A specialist can become
a subspecialist as well. To do this, the doctor must take at least
one additional year of full-time education in a particular area
of a specialty, or be selected to complete a fellowship.
Dr. Dultz recognizes the value of this specialization which is why she selected Dr. Crivello to join her practice.
New York Times,
July 2, 2006:
for Answers When Choosing
in this article, Dr. Dultz’s annual volume
of surgery places her and the University Medical
Center at Princeton in the high volume category.
of a High Volume Surgeon
Recent studies confirm that patients of breast surgeons who do
a high volume of breast cancer surgeries have a higher rate of
survival than patients of lower-volume breast surgeons. Patients
should seek out a breast surgeon who performs a high volume of
breast cancer surgeries, and not just breast surgeries such as
biopsies, but lumpectomies and mastectomies as well.
help me “navigate” through all of these doctors
and my treatment?
Mary Kiensicki is
a registered nurse who is also certified as
a Breast Health Navigator. As a navigator,
Mary helps you understand all the different
steps, accurately present your entire history
and navigate through all the doctors, tests
and procedures. She helps make sure all of
the aspects of your treatment are covered and
that all of the doctors are working in sync.