What is Breast & Endocrine?
The Breast & Endocrine Surgery service at Sunway Medical Centre Velocity is a multidisciplinary centre that offers a complete solution for patients with breast, thyroid, and parathyroid disorders. Our Breast & Endocrine Surgeon provides exceptional care for both non-cancerous (benign) and cancerous (malignant) conditions, with the support of expertly trained Radiologists, Oncologists, Pathologists, and other healthcare professionals.
Who and when should seek help?
  • Breast screening & Genetic screening for patients without symptoms.
  • For patients with breast symptoms such as:
    • Breast swelling or lump
    • Skin dimpling
    • Breast or nipple pain
    • Nipple retraction (turning inward)
    • Nipple or breast skin that is red, dry, flaking or thickened
    • Nipple discharge
    • Lump or pain at the armpit
  • Thyroid/neck  pain or swelling
  • Parathyroid diseases (eg: patients with problems related to renal failure or hypercalcaemia)
What are the treatments offered? 

Breast:

  • Triple assessment: (Assessments are done within a day)
    • Clinical breast examination,
    • 3D mammography with ultrasound breast and
    • Imaging-guided Tissue biopsy 
  • Surgery +/- oncoplastic reconstruction 
  • Adjuvant/Neo-adjuvant  treatment (chemotherapy, radiotherapy, endocrine or targeted therapy)
  • Physiotherapist
  • Nutritionist
  • Breast Care Specialist (post operation care, post mastectomy prosthesis and garments)
  • Clinical Psychologist

Thyroid:

  • Diagnostic assessment (Assessments are done within a day)
    • Clinical thyroid examination including blood investigations
    • Ultrasound examination, CT scan +/- MRI scan
    • Image guided aspiration cytology
  • Surgery for thyroid & parathyroid diseases
  • Adjuvant treatment (chemotherapy, radiotherapy, radio-iodine Ablation)
  • Endocrinologist consultation
  • Post operative specialized care Surgical Procedures
Surgical Procedures

Breast Surgery

  • Breast conserving Surgery (Lumpectomy, Wide excision)
  • Hookwire localized surgery
  • Mastectomy
  • Axillary surgeries: Sentinel lymph node biopsies, Axillary clearance
  • Oncoplastic Breast Surgery - Immediate or Delayed reconstruction (in collaboration with plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon)
  • Microdochectomy & surgeries of nipple-areolar complex
  • Subcutaneous mastectomy for gynaecomstia
  • Prophylactic mastectomy.
  • Ultrasound/Stereotactic guided biopsies
  • Breast abscess drainage or Ultrasound guided breast abscess aspirations

Thyroid:

  • Hemithyroidectomy
  • Total thyroidectomy
  • Modified radical neck dissection
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Surgeries with intra-operative nerve monitoring

 

Dr. Suziah Mokhtar

Dr. Suziah Mokhtar

Breast & Endocrine Surgery, General Surgery