The assessment and treatment of breast disease regularly requires the interaction of medical professionals from many disciplines. Otago is fortunate to have excellent resources, with comprehensive breast radiology, pathology and treatment providers, for assessing and managing breast problems.
Breast Care Otago provides an integrated and multi-disciplinary approach for patients. Clinical assessment can be offered at the Marinoto Clinic in Dunedin as well as at medical centres in Central Otago. Surgical procedures are usually performed at Mercy Hospital in Dunedin.
Urgent Assessment - To minimise the period of uncertainty, symptoms raising the possibility of a breast malignancy can be urgently investigated coordinating clinical, radiological and biopsy assessment.
Breast Cancer - Women diagnosed with breast cancer can be offered comprehensive care including:
Benign Disease - Since most breast symptoms are benign in nature, the focus for work-up is to find an explanation for symptoms and make an accurate diagnosis that offers re-assurance when no surgical treatment is required. Breast pain and menopausal symptoms can significantly impair quality of life and advice and help may benefit many women.
Cosmetic - Personalised advice and surgical treatment are available to adjust breast asymmetry or help with breast reduction or augmentation.
Male Breast Issues - Male breast cancer is uncommon, however symptoms in males require assessment and sometimes treatment. Personalised advice and treatment (excision or liposuction) for gynaecomastia and asymmetry are also offered.
Breast Care Otago - Marinoto Clinic
72 Newington Ave
Telephone: (03) 466 7010
Free phone: 0800 080 085
Fax: (03) 471 0892
Regular clinics are also held in Central Otago. Please contact the above numbers for further information or to schedule an appointment.