Telfair Breast Surgery at St. Joseph’s/Candler
One out of every eight women will face breast cancer at some point in their lives. Finding it early and treating it quickly can make a huge difference for survival. Telfair Breast Surgery has a dedicated team of Board Certified breast surgeons that can quickly and accurately evaluate and schedule women for surgery after a suspicious mammogram.
If there is a suspicious finding, you will receive the full support of the experienced staff with Telfair Breast Surgery, guiding you step-by-step through each phase of diagnostic testing to a definitive diagnosis.
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The mission is to provide dedicated breast health care services by offering expert multidisciplinary care, superior diagnostic strategies and coordinated care in an environment that fosters confidence, compassion and dignity for each individual. It is the goal of Telfair Breast Surgery to provide a prompt and accurate evaluation of any breast problem and delivery of an evidence-based treatment plan that supports patient-centered care.
Telfair Breast Surgery provides patients with a more immediate response to any breast problem. Not only is the process faster, it also is more comprehensive – factors that can help reduce anxiety for patients as they begin treatment.
Accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Cancers (NAPBC) from the American College of Surgeons, the facility also carries the seal of the American College of Radiologists as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence (BICOE). Telfair Breast Surgery is part of the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, which maintains a multidisciplinary team approach to patient care with a full range of medical services that promotes continuity of care for women with disease of the breast. Patient services include:
- Dedicated breast surgeons
- Individualized medical and surgical treatment options for breast cancer
- Comprehensive evaluation of patients at high risk due to family history or prior cancer
- Surveillance for recurrent disease
- Access to clinical trials
- Genetics counseling
- Timely diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant breast disease
- Second opinions
- Prospective interdisciplinary case presentation in a weekly tumor board conference
- Nurse navigation
- Oncology dietitian
- Survivorship care plans
The Telfair Breast Surgery Team
The Telfair Breast Surgery Team includes the following physicians:
- Yana Puckett, M.D.
- Catherine A. Ronaghan, M.D.
- Charles H. Usher, M.D.
Telfair Breast Surgery is located next to the Telfair Pavilion – where thousands of mammograms are performed each year – in the Mary Telfair Women’s Hospital located at the Candler Hospital campus.