For mammograms, breast biopsies and more, the Comprehensive Breast Center at DeKalb Medical at Hillandale offers increased comfort and convenience to the women of Southwest DeKalb, Rockdale and Newton Counties and beyond. Designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology and accredited by the national Accreditation Program for Breast Centers and the Food and Drug Administration, our program was designed by women for women to encourage candor and understanding about the issues related to breast disease.
The Breast Center combines the best of high-tech innovation and compassion. The warm, welcoming environment of the Breast Center extends beyond the spacious waiting area to the very heart of its staff, doctors and volunteers. Caring for and about patients is their mission. Listen in to this podcast as physician Yara Robertson, M.D. shares more details about the Hillandale Comprehensive Breast Care Center.
Everything about the Breast Center at Hillandale has been designed to create a comfortable experience during an annual mammogram. The Breast Center's state-of-the-art Siemens MAMMOMAT digital mammography equipment, for example, offers calming, mood altering color and soothing music to make a woman's mammogram a peaceful experience. Plus, the heightened accuracy of digital mammography, versus film, means women have to schedule fewer call-back appointments to obtain additional images.
The warmth, caring and concern of the Breast Center's staff is exemplified in the on-site Nurse Navigator. From every step of the process once diagnosis, treatment and recovery, Nurse Navigators are on hand to gently guide and support. The Nurse Navigator works directly with the referring physician.
If a screening mammogram shows something unusual, the Breast Center has the staff and technology to take a closer look. Diagnostic mammograms are available as are Mammatome® biopsies five days a week. Also, the Breast Center has its own exclusive radiology reading room, so results are back faster, allowing any necessary treatments to begin sooner.
If a diagnosis is positive, it's reassuring to know that DeKalb Medical at Hillandale has on staff nationally recognized breast surgeons to competently and completely address any issues identified.
Women will always want to look their best, and that’s why the Breast Center's patient robes have been selected to not only be comfortable, but stylish.
In most cases, women get their mammogram and continue on doing so each year. However, should the need arise, DeKalb Medical offers individualized treatment plans led by a team of physicians who are experts in cancer care. In addition, an array of support services ranging from family support groups to the Look Good…Feel Better program are available at no charge to patients receiving care at DeKalb Medical. Nurse Navigators meet with any woman who is diagnosed through the Breast Center to assist her with accessing corresponding medical care and support through DeKalb Medical’s cancer program.