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Breast Care at IU Health Saxony Hospital to Open on August 6

An IU Health Saxony Hospital Release

Fishers, Ind. – IU Health Saxony Hospital is proud to announce the opening of its Breast Care program on Tuesday, Aug. 6. With the addition of two breast surgery specialists to the existing Women’s Imaging services at IU Health Saxony Hospital, women in Fishers and the surrounding communities will have convenient access to expert breast care. This is the first step in what will become a completely comprehensive breast program in the future, offering all the breast health services and specialists a patient would need in one location.

Patricia Rae Kennedy, MD, FACS, and Linda K. Han, MD, FACS, two breast surgical oncology specialists each with more than two decades of experience, will lead the breast care program. Dr. Kennedy is a fellowship trained breast surgeon who serves as the Medical Director of the multi-disciplinary Breast Care program at IU Health North Hospital in Carmel, Ind., and is an assistant professor of clinical surgery at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Han is the Director of Breast Surgical Oncology at the IU Health Melvin & Bren Simon Cancer Center and is a professor of clinical surgery at the IU School of Medicine. Both surgeons specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of people with breast cancer and other breast problems.

“Dr. Han and I are looking forward to offering specialized breast care to the women of Fishers,” explained Dr. Kennedy. “Proper breast surveillance and care is important for women of all ages, and we’re committed to making quality breast care as accessible as possible within this community.”

With the addition of the breast surgery specialists, the following Breast Care services are now available to IU Health Saxony Hospital patients:

  • Breast Specialty Surgeons
    • Breast conservation surgery
    • Lumpectomy
    • Sentinel lymph node biopsy
    • Partial breast radiation
    • Cryoablation of fibroadenoma
    • Oncoplastic breast surgery
    • Nipple sparing mastectomy
    • Genetic testing
  • Breast Imaging
    • Digital screening & diagnostic mammograms
    • 3D Breast Tomosynthesis
    • Breast MRI
    • Breast ultrasound
    • Cyst aspiration
    • Ductograms
    • Image-guided needle breast biopsy
  • Dedicated nurse navigators (guide patients through treatment process)
  • Rehabilitation services
  • Research protocols & clinical trials
  • Survivorship care
  • Spiritual care
  • Financial counseling
  • Social work support

Scheduling an Appointment at IU Health Saxony Hospital
Patients interested in scheduling an appointment with one of the breast specialists should call 317.678.4155. Patients interested in scheduling a mammogram should call 317.962.3580.

Media Interviews
To interview one of the breast specialists, please contact Melissa Brown at 317.688.2910 or mbrown24@iuhealth.org.

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