Our Breast Surgeons

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
Erik Dunki-Jacobs MD

Erik M. Dunki-Jacobs MD 

Specialty: Surgical Oncology
Interests/Expertise:Breast cancer; Melanoma; Sarcoma; Esophageal cancer; Stomach cancer; Liver cancer; Pancreas cancer; Bile duct cancer

Practice Locations:
Anderson | 7777 Beechmont Ave. | Cincinnati, OH 45255
Good Samaritan Hospital | 375 Dixmyth Avenue | 4th Floor | Clifton, OH 45220
Kenwood | 8240 Northcreek Drive | Suite 1100 | Cincinnati, OH 45236

Dr. Ching Ho MDChing Ho MD

Specialty: General Surgery
Interests/Expertise: Breast surgery

Practice Locations:
Bethesda Butler Hospital | 3035 Hamilton-Mason Road | Suite 204 | Hamilton, OH 45011
Bethesda North Hospital | 10506 Montgomery Road | Suite 106 | Cincinnati, OH 45242
Good Samaritan Hospital | 375 Dixmyth Avenue | 4th Floor | Clifton, OH 45220
Kentucky | 1 Medical Village Dr. | Edgewood, KY 41017
Mary Jo Cropper Family Center for Breast Care | 10494 Montgomery Rd. | Cincinnati, OH 45242

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

David Lee MDDavid Lee MD

Specialties: Surgical Oncology
Interest/Expertise: Breast Cancer, Colon and Rectal Cancers, Esophageal and Stomach Cancers, Liver Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer

Practice Locations:
Bethesda North Hospital | 10506 Montgomery Road | Suite 101 | Cincinnati, OH 45242
Butler | 3145 Hamilton-Mason Road | Suite 200B | Hamilton, OH 45011
Good Samaritan | 375 Dixmyth Ave. | Clifton, OH 45220
Kenwood | 8240 Northcreek Drive | Suite 1100 | Cincinnati, OH 45236
Mary Jo Cropper Family Center for Breast Care | 10494 Montgomery Road | Montgomery, 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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