At Cayman Islands Surgery Center, we take breast health seriously. From screening for breast cancer to treating fibrocystic breast disease and offering guidance to women struggling with breastfeeding, we understand how big of a role breast health plays in a woman’s life. We also perform reconstructive breast surgeries for patients treated in our clinic and elsewhere.
Our surgeon, Dr. Tanja Ebanks, is a leading expert in breast procedures, including clinical checks, breast cancer screening, breast cancer biopsies, lumpectomy and more. She has gained extensive knowledge and experience helping women in the Cayman Islands, as well as internationally, get prompt diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of breast conditions.
We can perform all necessary diagnostic procedures and treatments at our clinic, allowing our patients to get everything from diagnosis to follow-up care on the Islands. If we are unable to provide the treatment you need for any reason, we have a wide referral network to connect you to. Treatments offered in our clinic thanks to our experienced multidisciplinary team and state-of-the-art tools include:
Annual Clinic Checks
Annual clinic checks are the first step in breast cancer screening. If you are concerned about any new breast changes or are worried about breast cancer, Dr. Tanja Ebanks can perform a clinical breast exam or refer you to a screening mammogram to look for any suspicious changes in your breasts.
Breast Cancer Management
If you were diagnosed with breast cancer abroad but wish to get treatment on the Islands or if you have already received treatment elsewhere but need to continue your treatment here, Dr. Ebanks can perform surgical procedures and refer you to specialists on the Islands so you can get prompt treatment.
Breast Cancer Treatment
At Cayman Islands Surgery Center, we provide the full scope of diagnostic tools and procedures to our Cayman Islands patients diagnosed with breast cancer. Dr. Ebanks regularly performs biopsies and surgery to diagnose and treat breast cancer. She works closely with a team of specialists who can provide radiation therapy, chemotherapy and other essentials of breast cancer care.
After a mastectomy or double mastectomy, you may wish to rebuild the look of your breasts. Breast reconstruction can help restore the look of your breasts with the help of implants or tissue flaps. Dr. Ebanks is a leader in breast surgery in the Cayman Islands, and she specializes in reconstructive breast surgery.
Breast Pain & Fibrocystic Breasts
While fibrocystic breasts are no longer considered a disease, this condition can still affect a woman’s quality of life. If you have a particularly painful case of fibrocystic breast disease, Dr. Ebanks can offer fine-needle aspiration or a biopsy to treat the condition or provide an accurate diagnosis.
Breastfeeding issues are fairly common and often lead to the cessation of breastfeeding, which is unfortunate for both mother and baby. If caught early, breastfeeding issues are easy to treat. This is why we recommend contacting us as soon as you notice problems like cracked nipples, breast pain or latching difficulties.
When you have early breast cancer showing as a small lump, there is usually no need to remove the entire breast. Instead, we may perform a lumpectomy. Also known as a partial mastectomy, a lumpectomy is regularly performed at Cayman Islands Surgery Center with high success rates.
Open Breast Biopsy
If doctors found a suspicious mass during your last breast cancer screening but standard tests failed to prove or rule out cancer, Dr. Ebanks can perform an open breast biopsy. While rarely needed, an open biopsy is necessary for some patients at risk for breast cancer.
An ultrasound-guided procedure that helps doctors diagnose breast cancer, this type of biopsy is minimally invasive, quick, comes with no downtime and is highly accurate. There’s no need to use radiation during an ultrasound-guided biopsy, and scarring is minimal.