Bruce Weiner, MD, FACS, Named Certified Surgeon for Hidden Scar™ Breast Cancer Surgery
Phoenixville, PA, January 2020, Phoenixville Hospital announces its breast surgeon, Bruce Weiner, MD, FACS, has been recognized as a Hidden Scar™ Trained Surgeon for Hidden Scar™ Breast Cancer Surgery.
Dr. Weiner is among the first in the area to perform this advanced approach to breast cancer surgery that hides scars, minimizing the daily emotional reminder of a breast cancer diagnosis. “Adding Hidden Scar Certification to my surgical training was an essential step for my patients and the Phoenixville community,” stated Dr. Weiner. “This minimally invasive approach is one more tool in our comprehensive, accredited Breast Health Center at Phoenixville Hospital.”
Dr. Weiner and Phoenixville Hospital are expanding options for women in Chester County with a procedure that effectively treats the cancer while optimizing cosmetic results. Each year, approximately 405,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer that requires surgery. In Chester County, 832 women will be impacted, with many unaware of all the surgical options available, including minimally invasive approaches that can help restore their self-image and allow them to begin the emotional healing process. Hidden Scar Breast Cancer Surgery allows Dr. Weiner at Phoenixville Hospital to remove the cancerous tissue through a single incision made in an inconspicuous area, preserving the natural shape of the breast while reducing visible scarring. Patients who undergo this approach experience optimal clinical and cosmetic outcomes and are at no higher risk of recurrence than patients who undergo any other surgical technique.
Performing breast cancer surgery through a smaller incision requires consistent illumination throughout the surgical cavity, so surgeons can clearly see and effectively remove the tumor. The Breast Health Center at Phoenixville Hospital and Dr. Weiner are using Invuity’s Intelligent Photonics™ technology to improve their visibility during procedures such as lumpectomy and nipple sparing mastectomy – enabling them to perform complex, in‐demand surgeries with greater confidence, and give more women access to transformative options.
Dr. Weiner is the Medical Director at the Breast Health Center at Phoenixville Hospital and was one of the first surgeons in the Philadelphia region to perform stereotactic breast biopsy, sentinel node axillary biopsy, utilize Savi Scout to help locate and guide lesion removal and insert BioZorb surgical markers. He is one of only a handful of surgeons certified by the American Society of Breast Surgeons to perform stereotactic breast biopsy. His office offers ultrasound guided biopsy, stereotactic breast biopsy and a dedicated breast care navigator.
For more information on the Breast Health Center at Phoenixville Hospital, visit phoenixville.towerhealth.org or call 610-983-1980.
For more information on Hidden Scar, visit www.myhiddenscar.com.
About Phoenixville Hospital
Located in Phoenixville, Pa., and a member of Tower Health, Phoenixville Hospital is a 137-bed facility that provides comprehensive medical services through emergency room visits, inpatient admissions, outpatient procedures and community outreach programs. Phoenixville Hospital’s services include an award-winning cardiovascular program, a fully accredited cancer center, NAPBC-accredited breast health center, an acute inpatient rehabilitation center, and a large robotic surgery center. Phoenixville Hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission and has been recognized for its quality outcomes and clinical expertise across services lines that include joint replacement surgery, advanced heart failure care, and the designation as a Primary Stroke Center. For more information, visit www.phoenixville.towerhealth.org.