Touro Physician Practices 

Our goal is to provide comprehensive quality care in a friendly and comfortable environment.

Breast Surgical Oncology in New Orleans

Oncologists at Touro

Our breast surgical oncologist, Alfred John Colfry, III, MD, specializes in treating breast cancer with the most advanced surgical options available. He works closely with plastic and reconstructive surgeons to give patients the best cosmetic results and options. Our breast surgical oncologist is also experienced with oncoplastic surgery, an approach to breast cancer surgery that combines plastic surgery techniques with lumpectomy. Oncoplastic surgery has prevented many women from needing a mastectomy.

Radioactive seed localized breast surgery

Dr. Colfry is the only physician in the area to perform radioactive seed localized breast surgery. This groundbreaking treatment allows physicians to more accurately target lesions, which decreases time of operation and removes less tissue than most lumpectomies. Touro is proud to be the first hospital in New Orleans and the Gulf South to offer radioactive seed localized breast surgery.

Breast imaging technology has evolved to allow many breast abnormalities and cancers to be detected before they can be felt with a physical exam. While this refinement allows doctors to identify problems earlier than ever, it also creates a challenge to precisely locate the affected tissue. The program allows a radiologist and surgeon to accurately target lesions in the breast. Dr. Colfry and Daniel Rupley, MD, radiologist, completed training at MD Anderson Cancer Center and are excited to bring RSL to patients in Louisiana.

Hidden Scar breast cancer surgery

Hidden scar breast cancer surgery is an approach in which surgeons remove cancerous breast tissue through a single, unnoticeable incision that reduces scarring. The breast surgical oncologist at Touro Physician Practices has performed this surgery on many patients over the years, helping countless women battle cancer while preserving a natural-looking breast and reducing emotional impact.

Patients who undergo hidden scar surgery are at no higher risk of cancer recurrence than patients who undergo a different kind of surgery. Talk to an oncologist at Touro Physician Practices to learn more about the process and discuss whether it may be appropriate for you.

Locations

3434 Prytania St.
Suite 410
New Orleans, LA 70115
504.325.2900
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METAIRIE:

2121 Ridgelake Drive
3rd Floor
Metairie, LA 70001
504.325.2700
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Crescent City Physicians, Inc., dba Touro Physician Practices, is a for-profit subsidiary of Touro Infirmary.