Our Breast Surgeons

Institutes & Services > TriHealth Cancer Institute

Our renowned breast surgeons practice at three easy to reach Greater Cincinnati area locations. Our goal is breast preservation with the highest standard of care. Your nurse navigator is with you through this critical juncture as you make decisions. While there are many complicated names for surgery, this really is removal of a cancerous tumor and will be handled individually.

Your nurse navigator is there via in person, phone, text, email, real time, whenever you need her. The following is a brief description of surgical procedures.

  • Lumpectomy: Surgical removal of a breast lump (which may be cancerous) and surrounding healthy tissue. Early breast cancers may be excised by lumpectomy rather than mastectomy.
  • Axillary lymph node dissection: Taking out the lymph nodes under the arm to prevent the spread of cancer cells to other sites in the body.
  • Breast reconstruction: When large amounts of breast tissue are surgically removed, the breast can be rebuilt with either an implant or tissue from your own body.
  • Breast conservation: A surgeon removes the breast cancer, a little normal breast tissue around the lump and usually some lymph nodes under the arm.
  • Total mastectomy: Removal of breast tissue. A total mastectomy is needed when cancer is found in more than one area of your breast, if your breast is too small or shaped in such a way that removing the cancer will leave little breast tissue or deformed breast, or if you can’t have radiation therapy. Skin-sparing and nipple-sparing mastectomies may be offered, depending on the proximity of the tumor to those structures.
  • Modified radical mastectomy: Removal of as much breast tissue as possible, the nipple, some of the overlying skin and lymph nodes in the armpit.
TriHealth Breast Surgeons

Anne Kuritzky MDAnne Kuritzky MD

Specialty: General Surgery
Interests/Expertise: Breast cancer surgery; high-risk and hereditary breast cancer management and screening; nipple sparing mastectomy; breast conservation treatment

Practice Locations:
Bethesda Butler Hospital | 3035 Hamilton-Mason Road | Suite 204 | Hamilton, OH 45011
Mary Jo Cropper Family Center for Breast Care | 10494 Montgomery Rd. | Cincinnati, OH 45242

Kathleen Raque MDKathleen Raque MD

Specialties: General Surgery
Interest/Expertise: Breast Surgery

Practice Locations:
Good Samaritan | 375 Dixmyth Ave. | Clifton, OH 45220
Mary Jo Cropper Family Center for Breast Care | 10494 Montgomery Road | Montgomery, OH 45242

Barbara Wexelman MDBarbara Wexelman MD

Specialties: General Surgery
Interest/Expertise: Nipple-sparing mastectomy; Breast cancer in young women; Breast cancer in minority patient population

Practice Locations:
Bethesda North Hospital | 10506 Montgomery Road | Suite 101 | Cincinnati, OH 45242
Good Samaritan | 375 Dixmyth Ave. | Clifton, OH 45220
Mary Jo Cropper Family Center for Breast Care | 10494 Montgomery Road | Montgomery, OH 45242

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