The Department of Breast Surgery at Zhongshan Hospital affiliated with Xiamen University, was established in 2010 and is one of the emerging surgical departments at Zhongshan Hospital. The Department is committed to maintain a leading role in the city of Xiamen across surgical disciplines through professional and technical echelon, professional title, and advanced equipment configuration, etc. The Department of Breast Surgery has a medical team, with great area of expertise, including threechief physicians, three attending physicians, and threeresident physiciansin which one possesses two doctoral degree and seven possess a master’s degree with majors in Oncology or Breast Surgery from elite universities in China. Our wards offer first-class facilities and equipment. The rooms are spacious, comfortable, clean, and well-decorated, making our patients feel at home while at the hospital. With the philosophy of“patient first, service first”, every medical staff offer family-style services to every patient. The three division co-managementof the Chronic Breast Disease Prevention and Control Center was established in the Department of Breast Surgery at the end of 2016, with approval from the Xiamen Health and Family Planning Commission. It has beenplaying an important role in improving standardized management of breast surgery procedures in Xiamen.
Characteristics of Diagnosis and Treatment
Our department has a Color Doppler Ultrasound, STORX Endoscope equipment, German SchoellyFiberopticDuctoscopy, EnCorEnspire® Vacuum-Assisted Breast Biopsy Systems, Bard® Disposable Core Biopsy Instrument and various intensive care equipment, etc. In addition, the Department is in the process of acquiring a three-dimensional breast biopsy system. Currently, the various breast surgery procedures can all be completed in our department, including: 1. Diagnosis and treatment of nipple discharge by Breast Fiberoptic Duct Endoscopy; 2. Ultrasound-guided vacuum-assisted breast biopsy system for minimally invasive surgery; 3. Diagnosis and comprehensive treatment of breast cancer including surgical treatment, chemotherapy, endocrine therapy, biological therapy; 4. Diagnosis and treatment of benign breast disease: new comprehensive treatment system of benign breast disease can be applied to targeted breast catheter infusion therapy, especially for patients with breast pain, breast lumps, or nipple discharge. For early-staged mastitis patients, this treatment system can promptly clear clogged breast ducts to make milk secretion smooth as well as avoid inflammation progression; 5. Biopsy of clinically-impalpable breast lesions under X-ray or Ultrasound
Minimally-invasive technology is one of the characteristics of breast surgery and we have acquired the EnCorEnspire® Vacuum-Assisted Breast Biopsy System, a leading technology from the United States. It has been applied in many fields such as <3 cm diameter single or multiple breast lumps and impalpable breast lesions which can only be detected by ultrasound imaging. This type of surgery has numerous advantages such as less trauma and pain, rapid postoperative recovery, small and unobtrusive surgical incisions which prevent or reduce the formation of scars and alleviates the concerns of patients for their appearance. On this basis, we closely follow domestic and international advanced medical technology and aim to improve breast cancer treatment. In addition, wecontinually introduce advanced technologies and mastoscopic equipment to perform new endoscopic therapy for breast cancer. For breast cancer patients, primary and secondary breast reconstruction procedures can be used to restore the symmetry and appearance of breasts by undergoing immediate or delayed breast reconstruction with expandable implants after breast cancer surgery. Furthermore, for patients with breast-conserving surgery, we can help to restore breast volume and shape to improve the postoperative quality of life. Additionally, for patients with congenital nipple retraction, minimally-invasive surgery will neither damage tissue nor affect lactation.
The Breast Health Club, founded by the Department of Breast Surgery, organizes various activities routinely on the third Sunday of every third month, which not only extends medical service, but also provides a favorable platform for doctor-patient interaction, patient-patient mutual communication and encouragement. The Breast Health Club has drawn more and more patientsand got highly appreciation.